The Future of Animation starts now!

Welcome to The Future of Animation, a celebration packed with real-time techniques, insider stories, case studies, a brand-new Animation Field Guide, and highlights from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. There will be new content throughout the week, so please be sure to check back daily. 

Real-time animation pipelines are here

Greetings from the field! We've interviewed animation teams from all over the world and one thing’s for certain, the use of real-time workflows in animation is exploding! And it’s no surprise. Instant feedback can make the whole pipeline feel new, especially when different departments are constantly moving as one.

Animation Week | June 27 - July 1

For this year’s Animation Week, we’re celebrating the incredible works coming out of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Reel FX, Untold Studios, BRON Digital, and more—all using real-time rendering as an integral part of the process. Don’t miss it!
“In the Night Garden” - Stills courtesy of WildBrain Studios
Image courtesy of Engine House Films

Want to start today?

Then check out our animation hub. You can review feature sets, get inspired by recent projects, and access free resources like white papers and self-paced learning videos. You can also download Unreal Engine—it’s free to use for creating linear content! It’s a good scene.

Monday, June 27

Animation Field Guide

Want the lowdown on real-time workflows for animation? In this guide, you’ll get a tour of real-time pipelines in use today, and find out how they eliminate traditional pain points.

Spotlight: In Vaulted Halls Entombed

Find out how Sony Pictures Imageworks took a leap and changed a pipeline that’s been working for over 25 years to deliver real-time animation for the latest season of Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots.
Love, Death + Robots | Courtesy of Netflix