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VIRTUAL PRODUCTION:

The future of filmmaking is here


Unreal Engine has been at the forefront of virtual production since the first workflows began to emerge; today, virtual production can influence every aspect of the production pipeline.

Virtual production partners

Epic thanks these outstanding companies for their support and insights.

What is virtual production?

Want to understand what virtual production is and how it fits into a modern pipeline? Download your free copy of The Virtual Production Field Guide today, and get in-depth insights into how the technology is transforming the art and craft of filmmaking for everyone from directors and producers to stunt coordinators and grips. 

Behind the scenes with Unreal Engine’s next-gen virtual production tools

To test-drive the latest virtual production toolset in Unreal Engine, we partnered with Lux Machina, Magnopus, Profile Studios, Quixel, ARRI, and DP Matt Workman. In this video, we take an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the project.
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Onboarding resources for in-camera VFX

Capturing real-time visual effects during a live-action film shoot has the potential to revolutionize filmmaking, but the technique requires a number of pieces to be configured correctly to all work together. To help you get up to speed, we've created a content example project and comprehensive step-by-step documentation. 
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White paper: Choosing a real-time performance capture system

Performance capture is one of the fastest-growing technologies in virtual production, and advances in facial capture technology have made it accessible to all. Learn about two facial systems you can pair up with body mocap for a complete in-house performance capture system.

Virtual production in action

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HBO’s hit sci-fi series Westworld explores the technological landscape of the near future. In season 3, the production also turned to futuristic techniques behind the camera, with help from Unreal Engine.
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Epic Games, in collaboration with Jon Favreau and ILM, forged a new production path for The Mandalorian Season 1 by evolving real-time technology to meet complex demands for filming scenes and actors.
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