Unreal Engine is at the forefront of virtual production, leading the charge as it continues to change nearly every aspect of the production process. Join us as we catalog that journey with insider opinions, field guides, techniques tips, inspirational stories and more.
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What is virtual production?
Want to understand what virtual production is and how it fits into a modern pipeline? Download both free volumes 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, together with practical advice for using the techniques in your own production. Plus, visit the VP Glossary to get your head around the jargon!
Unreal Engine's latest in‑camera VFX toolset gets a test drive
Recently, Epic Games and Bullitt assembled a team to test out the latest virtual production features coming in Unreal Engine 4.27. The three-minute production test they created was shot on an LED stage over just four days.
In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing more information about these tools and releasing the project as a sample. Sign up to get updates.
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.
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 so they all work together. To help you get up to speed, we've created a content example project and comprehensive step-by-step documentation.
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.