Free Unreal Engine resources for Broadcast & Live Events 

The real-time road can take you as far as you want to go, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t love some help along the way. 

Whether you are designing an innovative studio like FOX Sports has, or jaw-dropping AR the way Coachella did, there are a ton of resources out there waiting to help you move faster, as you begin to realize your real-time ideas.
Courtesy of FOX Sports
We’ve collected some of the top resources below, so you can get more out of Unreal Engine right away. Let’s have a look!

First steps

But before we dive in, here are a few steps to help you get up to speed:   

Getting started

If you are starting at square one, we recommend these links. They’ll give you a good overview of how others are using Unreal Engine in the Broadcast & Live Events world. 

Sample content and supporting materials 

Unreal Engine samples take you under the hood of our flagship demos. Explore an esports virtual set tool and a DMX workflow for live event previs. 

The Broadcast Hype Chamber
If you’re considering building real-time animations into a sports show, this is a good starting point, as it’s already been used in a production environment (the Rocket League Championship Series). 

Explore the Hype Chamber today, and find out how to design, develop, and play out animated elements using a single Blueprint controller. 
Courtesy of Capacity Studios
DMX sample project
As live events become more complex, teams need ways to predict how key elements like lighting will play out. With this DMX-centric sample project, you’ll learn how to accurately previs DMX-controlled lighting and effects in Unreal Engine. And the best part is it was developed in conjunction with Moment Factory, a production powerhouse that knows a thing or two about blending real-time graphics with the needs of a live event.
Courtesy of Moment Factory

Additional learning resources


Training Centers

Looking for top-level expertise from an Unreal Authorized Training Center or Instructor? Check out our training page.

Academic Partners 

Sometimes the easiest way to become an Unreal Engine expert is to enroll in a dedicated university program. Save a step and explore our Unreal Academic Partner list today. Each school can give you the skills you need to make an impact on day one of your next dream job.

Service Partners

When you are starting to use Unreal Engine, you never have to walk alone. There are a lot of studios that are ready to help you take your real-time projects to the next level. Learn more about some of the agencies/studios that we trust to get the job done.  

Longer reads

  • The Technical Guide to Linear Content – Dive into a collection of practical resources that will help you get started with projects in Unreal Engine. 
  • The Animation Field Guide – Learn how animation teams are using real-time pipelines to unleash creativity and tell better stories.
  • The Virtual Production Field Guide, Volume 2 – Explore a variety of virtual production workflows—including remote collaboration, visualization, in-camera VFX, and animation—as you get insights from creators pushing the limits of the medium.

Explore more Epic Games ecosystem tools

Unreal Engine is a mighty tool, but it’s not the only one that’s available to you. In fact, Epic Games has an entire ecosystem of (predominantly free) products that can help you build real-time content and experiences fast—in the most realistic way possible. This includes:

Quixel Megascans – The world’s largest scanned asset library, which not only comes with a bundled toolset, but is free for use with Unreal Engine. 

Sketchfab – A platform designed to publish, share, discover, buy and sell 3D, VR, and AR content. Its viewer enables users to display 3D models on the web, be viewed on any mobile browser, desktop browser, or virtual reality headset.

RealityCapture – State-of-the-art photogrammetry software that can help create virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps, and much more from images and laser scans.

Unreal Marketplace – An extensive collection of free and fee-based content for Unreal Engine creators. We also highlight free and for-sale content every month on our blog and newsletter.

MetaHuman Creator – A complete framework that can create highly realistic digital humans in minutes. 

Twinmotion – A 3D visualization tool built for speed and ease, with streamlined workflows like one-click data syncing, and an intuitive UI.

ArtStation – A platform for creators to develop and share their portfolios and discover job opportunities, so they can make a living doing what they love.

Unreal Engine 5 

This year, Unreal Engine 5 introduced a collection of groundbreaking features that will help you render real-time worlds with incredible detail. Take a dive into these features (and much more) with the courses below. 

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