Want to use Epic’s tools to create film and TV content? Our latest Real-Time Explainer digs into our entire ecosystem, so you not only know where to start, but which tools are going to help you create your best work possible.
In the second chapter of this serialized step-by-step guide on how to set up and run a professional-level visualization shoot in Unreal Engine, we take the next step toward preparing for our first performance capture shoot.
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.
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World-building, animation, digital humans, live AR...See what some of our favorite productions have been doing so far this year in this latest sizzle reel. Hopefully you’ll leave the same way we did—inspired!
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!
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.
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.
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Chart-topping sensation Jackson Wang embraces virtual production for superpowered music video
From a cinematic post-apocalyptic cityscape to complex levitation effects and fire-breathing dance routines, virtual production and old-fashioned filmmaking techniques took the music video for Jackson Wang’s single Cruel to new heights.
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.
This collection of curated resources is for producers, supervisors, technicians, and artists who have a background in linear content creation, are new to Unreal Engine, and are transitioning to creating compelling visuals in a real-time pipeline.
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.
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.
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