A NEW ERA OF STORYTELLING

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

From previs to final pixels, Unreal Engine is accelerating media production pipelines—opening new doors to virtual production, performance capture, animation, and immersive VR, AR, and MR experiences.
Video courtesy of The Mill, The Future Group, The Weather Channel, ILM, Epic Games, NVIDIA, Cubic Motion, Tencent, and RealTime UK
Film and TV studios are delivering more high-quality, engaging content in less time with Unreal Engine
  • Al Jazeera
  • Digital Domain
  • Fox_VFX
  • Framestore
  • Halon
  • ILM
  • Lucasfilm
  • Method
  • Mill
  • ThirdFloor
  • The Weather Channel
  • Weta
“Reflections” real-time ray tracing demo
Now available in Unreal Engine 4.22, our real-time ray tracing technology was first showcased in an experimental cinematic demo created in conjunction with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB, using Star Wars characters from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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The quest to craft the ultimate digital human
By combining Unreal Engine, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and virtual production techniques, Digital Domain is moving ever closer to replicating live actors’ facial behaviors in real time.
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“Troll” showcases real-time ray tracing and camera effects
During the State of Unreal GDC opening session, Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films revealed Troll, a cinematic-quality real-time technology demonstration using new ray tracing features and camera effects in Unreal Engine 4.22.
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Dolls come to life in “Welcome to Marwen”
In Welcome to Marwen, director Robert Zemeckis used Unreal Engine on the motion capture set to generate real-time previews within the dolls' virtual world, giving his crew unprecedented creative freedom with blocking, lighting, and camera angles on the fly.
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Childish Gambino mesmerizes fans with real-time animation
To give concert fans an immersive experience, hip-hop performer Childish Gambino teamed up with Weta Digital and 2n Design to create a real-time fantasy world inside the world’s largest inflatable dome.
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Shoot for the stars
Whether you’re using real-time technology for virtual production, performance capture, final-frame output for commercials or episodic TV, or mixed-reality broadcast content, Unreal Engine has what it takes to help you succeed.
Find the perfect version of your story
Experiment with the best way to tell your story before, during, and after on-set production, and make changes on the fly. Unreal Engine’s real-time performance and stand-out quality let you make decisions in context, handing back creative control when it matters most.  
Beat your deadlines, shrink your budget
With photorealistic real-time rendering at your fingertips, creating high-quality content doesn’t have to be slow. Unreal Engine delivers the performance you need with the visual quality you strive for, reducing your production costs and helping you beat deadlines.  
Make it your own
Unreal Engine’s open and extensible platform gives you the power to build the customized solution that’s perfect for your pipeline. With Python and Blueprint scripting, a robust C++ API, and free source code access, you're free to develop differentiated offerings that set you apart.

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