May 30, 2019
Unreal Engine at Annecy MIFA: real-time production
In-booth presentation schedule
5 PM Tuesday
The Boy: a virtual production sample
10 AM and 5 PM Wednesday and Thursday
10 AM Friday
Using the boy from real-time production A Boy and His Kite, David Hurtubise and Philippe Rebours of Epic Games will illustrate the steps to create an animated sequence from start to finish in Unreal Engine. They’ll demonstrate how to create a shot within Unreal Engine, with a focus on the Virtual Production Camera setup and Sequencer.
ILIAD1 PM and 4 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
11 AM and 3 PM Friday
For the first time, Fabrice Debarge and Elodie Moog from Praxinos will show ILIAD, a plugin with a powerful paint engine to make stunning drawings and textures in Unreal Engine 4, to be released in late summer 2019. The talk will include various topics such as "How to make nodal brushes" and "How to use your paintings as a material."
You’ll also get a sneak peek at Praxinos' most ambitious project to date: a 2D animation package within a real-time environment powered by Unreal Engine 4, slated for release in 2020.
Piranha Bar12 PM and 2 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Dublin-based Piranha Bar will showcase their unique pipeline for real-time performance capture of stylized characters with Unreal Engine. With this pipeline, Piranha Bar has been able to work with writers and production partners around the world to quickly prototype shows and productions by facilitating pre-production project setup and planning, real-time previs on set, rapid prototyping, in-engine post processing, lighting, cameras, and rendering. Join Nicky Gogan and Gavin Kelly from Piranha Bar for a fascinating look into this innovative virtual production pipeline, powered by Unreal Engine.
Blue Zoo Animation12 PM and 3 PM Tuesday
11 AM and 3 PM Wednesday
11 AM Thursday
Blue Zoo Animation co-founder Tom Box will demonstrate how the studio is embracing real-time technology to turbo-charge the creative process for animated storytelling with Unreal Engine. Far from just fast renders, the technology is birthing a revolution in collaborative workflows which will define the next decade of animation.
Demos in the boothWe’ll also be running a number of demos produced with Unreal Engine alongside the presentations.
Troll, a short film that takes place in a misty forest full of fairies, showcases real-time ray tracing and unprecedented levels of cinematic-quality lighting in a real-time short.
And we also have the cinematic trailer for the Epic game Fortnite, which was created entirely in UE4 with real-time character animation and special effects. Check out this in-house result of a virtual production pipeline utilizing real-time mocap, complex facial rigs, and custom fog sculpted in real time in VR.
Praxinos will give the MIFA audience a chance to get hands-on with ILIAD, the powerful paint engine plug-in that allows stunning drawings and textures to be created in Unreal Engine 4.
And after learning about how The Boy was created, you’ll be able to spend some time speaking with David and Philippe, and getting an inside look at all the techniques that were used to create this stunning demo.
So stop by and see us at MIFA in booth 6.001. We’re looking forward to saying hello!