Virtual production hub

The worlds of tomorrow are in good hands

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, expert advice and tips, inspirational stories, and more.

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Hot & Happening

Chapter 1 of the Virtual Production Visualization Guide is here!

Want to know how to set up and run a professional-level visualization shoot in Unreal Engine? This serialized step-by-step guide will provide a complete blueprint for previs, pitchvis, techvis, stuntvis, and postvis workflows. 

Unreal Engine 5.2 is now available!

New features include enhancements to the VCam system that offer filmmakers greater scope for creative decision-making during pre-production, and extended nDisplay support for SMPTE 2110. Plus! Stay tuned for a new iOS app for ICVFX stage operations, coming soon.

Virtual production reaches new levels across the entire M&E industry

Just a couple of years ago, virtual production was—for the most part—only for those intrepid filmmakers and creators living right on the bleeding edge. Today, it’s taking the industry by storm.


Virtual production explained

Want to understand what virtual production is and how it fits into a modern pipeline? The What is Virtual Production? Explainer will give you a high-level overview, while the Virtual Production Field Guide is for anyone looking for a deep dive. Plus, visit the VP Glossary to get your head around the jargon!
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Real-time explainer

What is Virtual Production?

What exactly is virtual production? Is it the same thing as OSVP or ICVFX? And what about previs, pitchvis, stuntvis, techvis, and finally postvis? It’s a lot to get your head around! In this Real-Time Explainer, we’ll aim to demystify all of these terms, as well as looking at the role Unreal Engine is playing in the evolving world of virtual production. 

Field guide

The Virtual Production Field Guide

The Virtual Production Field Guide is a free, two-volume resource that offers in-depth insights from experts in the field into how the technology is transforming the art and craft of filmmaking, together with practical advice for using the techniques in your own production. Download your copy today.

Unreal Fellowship: Worldbuilding 2023

See the unique worlds industry professionals created in only three weeks, as they explored the core principles of real-time production design and real-time worldbuilding. From dimly lit sci-fi labs to battle-torn ruins filled with dire warnings scrawled on walls, the variety of environments these artists created is impressive.

Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

Create a whole universe of playable experiences that extend the world of your story with UEFN. Develop content using Unreal Editor tools. Publish it to millions of Fortnite players.

LA Lab magazine

In one of many other initiatives focused on the media & entertainment sector, the Epic Games LA Innovation Lab in El Segundo has published a magazine to highlight some of the recent projects from the global community.


Sample projects

ICVFX Production Test

Used by cutting-edge filmmakers to test out the virtual production toolset first released in UE 4.27, the In-Camera VFX Production Test project is a real-world example that demonstrates the full suite of possibilities for live-action filmmaking with LED walls and Unreal Engine.

City Sample

The City Sample is a free downloadable sample project that reveals how the city scene from The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience was built. The project consists of a complete city with buildings, vehicles, and crowds of MetaHuman characters. 

Need a helping hand? 

Authorized Service Partners

If you’re looking to deliver a cutting-edge Unreal Engine project on time, on budget, and with the greatest visual fidelity possible, we have a global team of Authorized Service Partners that can help you achieve just that. 

Unreal Connectors

Learn how to leverage state-of-the-art real-time technology with Unreal Connectors, a series of new, field-tested, short-format courses offered exclusively through Unreal Authorized Training Partners.

Epic Developer Community

Join our vibrant, friendly community of creators to ask and answer questions on the forums; show off your work and get inspiration from others; and access hundreds of hours of free online learning content.