Obsidian Artist Recreated An Infamous ‘Star Wars’ Hub In Unreal 4


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Intriguing New VR Projects Unearthed In Final Unreal Dev Grant Round


Epic Games this week revealed its final round of Unreal Dev Grants. The program, which has been running for the past four years, offers funding to companies using Unreal Engine. 360 Video Art & Science Entertainment Experiences Gaming

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Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20


With the latest update to Unreal Engine exiting a preview period and releasing fully in version 4.20, VR developers updating their projects to the newest version of Unreal should be able to access similar capabilities. Epic’s Unreal Engine is what some of the world’s biggest game developers use to make their games and it is the same tool bringing Fortnite to devices ranging from iPhone to PS4. VR Industry News epic Unreal engine

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Unreal E3 Awards Return This Year In Partnership With Intel And NVIDIA


This year at E3 Epic Games will be bringing back the official Unreal E3 Awards. Unsurprisingly, your game must be made in the Unreal Engine in order to be nominated for an Unreal E3 Award. Nominees and winners will be selected by the “Unreal Engine marketing and community team” according to a company representative. Unreal Underdog: This award is given to the independent team that pushes the limits to achieve an amazing showing for their title at E3 2018.

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‘Everest VR’ Mixed Reality Trailer Brings You Even Closer to The World’s Tallest Mountain


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Shooter Veterans Form VR Game Studio Drifter Entertainment


Three veterans of first-person shooter games have formed Drifter Entertainment , a Seattle-based virtual reality game studio. Davis recently served as general manager for the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Image Credit: Drifter Entertainment. “We’re

Gunheart from Drifter Entertainment Moves out of Early Access - Available Today


However, the bug killing folks at Drifter Entertainment has moved their futuristic online bug killing co-op RPG Gunheart to version 1.0 said Ray Davis, co-founder and CEO of Drifter Entertainment. "From HTC Vive Oculus Rift Drifter Entertainment gunheart

‘EVEREST VR’ is a Breathtaking But Brief Ascent to the Peak of the World


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The acclaimed NeoFur 2.0 Unreal Plugin really brings it in the cuteness and adorable CATegories.

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Neoglyphic Entertainment, a storytelling company built for the digital age, has released a comprehensive feature updates to its award-winning, cross-platform, real-time fur and fiber technology, NeoFur.

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Epic Games to Award $100 Million to Devs with New ‘MegaGrants’

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Epic have been running developer-focused funding initiatives for many years now, with the original ‘Unreal Dev Grants’ fund announced back in 2015. Education: Students and educators can earn funding for Unreal Engine research, curriculum, student projects and university programs.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Epic Games’ Technical Director of VR & AR, Nick Whiting

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Whiting oversees the development of the award-winning Unreal Engine 4’s virtual reality efforts. For entertainment, we’re largely using the same techniques of framing and timing from film, but adapted a little bit to make it feel better in VR.

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Presence Episode 8 | An Interview With WorldViz’s Peter Schlueer About Warehouse-Scale VR


WorldViz Founder and President Peter Schlueer joins us to talk about bringing warehouse-level motion tracking to Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5 – the two most widely used game engines currently around for VR – and what that means for the future of big, BIG virtual reality simulations.

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Star Wars ‘Mos Eisley’ Realised in Staggering Detail on UE4, VR Version Coming

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An environmental artist with a passion for Star Wars has realised the iconic location of Star Wars’ Mos Eisley space port in jaw-dropping detail via Unreal Engine 4.

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‘Kingdom City Drowning’ Looks Like VR’s Very Own ‘Sin City’


This is a new cinematic VR series built in Unreal Engine 4 from phoenixmirror. entertainment Experiences cinematic VR episodic Kingdom City Drowning Unreal 4

BBC Takes You To Space In VR


The experience was built in 1:1 scale within Unreal Engine. “Using a powerful narrative alongside immersive technology, it entertains and delights audiences,” said Sol Rogers, CEO of REWIND. News BBC HTC Vive REWIND Space Unreal Engine

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Kygo’s ‘Carry Me’ Is A Music Experience Sony Plans To Sell On PS VR, Vive and Rift


Pricing is a problem for some developers as most of the people buying these first headsets are gamers looking for highly interactive experiences that resemble traditional games, with prices above $10 and entertainment value measuring in hours.

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Hellblade VR Developer Ninja Theory Is Working On Star Wars: Vader Immortal


A mention of the UK-based studio is dropped right at the end of the press release , simply stating that developer ILMxLAB is “proud to be working with Ninja Theory, an award-winning developer in the UK, and Epic Games, creators of Unreal Engine.”

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Lindero Edutainment: Equal Parts of Education and Entertainment Make Our Secret VR Recipe


For example, their latest work, a 3D VR 360-degree sci-fi thriller “AI Nightmare” was made by Maya; some of their frequent adoptions also include Unreal Engine 4, Adobe Premiere Pro CC…and the list goes on. Lindero Edutainment is 2-year-old VR production company based out of California.

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Nickelodeon In Development Of VR/AR Animated Series ‘Meet The Voxels’


Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab sets its sights on their first VR/AR animated sitcom using virtual cinema technology. News Meet the Voxels Nickelodeon Nickelodeon's Entertainment Lab SlimeZone Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience

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BBC Moves into VR With Spacewalk Experience


REWIND used Unreal Engine 4 to its full extend, and you will need a high-end computer in order to enjoy BBC Space in its fly glory. BBC is moving into the Virtual Reality in a big way.

Can Virtually Live Replace Pay Per View Television?


TH: Front end engine; we worked with both Unity and Unreal Engine on different experiences. For now, the experiences will continue to use either Unreal Engine or Unity… we’re both engine and platform agnostic, putting the experience on all the VR platforms as well.

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Winners


Narration is incredible and the talent behind it all elevates this to unreal heights. It’s a perfect blend of a good price, great format, tons of locations, and pure immersion that show the world VR is much more than just a gimmick and more than just at-home entertainment. First Contact Entertainment. Art & Science Education Entertainment Experiences Gaming Social VR awards Beat Saber Firewall: Zero Hour game of the year goty Oculus Go rec room tetrist effect

The Machines Is A Tabletop War Game Powered By Apple’s ARKit


The Machines is an upcoming concept from Directive Games that was made using Apple’s ARKit and Unreal Engine 4. AR Entertainment Experiences Gaming ARKit directive games the machines

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Fortnite Developer Epic Games Announces $1.25 Billion Investment


Fornite developer and Unreal Engine creator Epic Games today announced that it raised $1.25 In a press release, Epic noted that the move also created partnerships with “investment firms and individuals at the forefront of technology, entertainment, professional sports, esports, and live events.” ” Alongside Fortnite, Epic Games has been heavily involved with the VR and AR industries over the past few years, making Unreal Engine compatible with both.

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HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut


It leverages Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is built to run natively on HTC’s Vive headset system. News 360 video Entertainment HBO Spherica WestworldYou may never come back from this virtual ride.

Oculus Connect 4 Day 1 Roundup: Oculus Go, Rift Price Drop, New ‘Santa Cruz’ Prototype, and More

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update also brings a brand new Oculus Home space , with a more realistic visual design, with “state of the art lighting” and “dynamic soft shadows”, powered by Unreal Engine 4.

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Tribeca 2017: Lytro Wants To Capture The World With Volumetric Cameras In Latest Within Video, Hallelujah


You can either get immersive stuff by building on top of Unity or Unreal, but you’re stuck in a videogame world. But the tracking volume is still limited compared to other VR experiences made using graphic engines like Unity or Unreal.

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Disney Invests in VR Arcade The VOID, Epic Games in 2017 Accelerator

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The Walt Disney Company has announced participants in its 2017 incubator Disney Accelerator , a program intended for early and venture-backed tech startups working in media and entertainment.

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GDC 2018 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed


Magic Leap One Getting Unreal Engine 4 Support. Entertainment Events Experiences Featured Gaming GDCNow that GDC 2018 is winding down we thought it’d be helpful to combine all of the VR/AR news from this year’s conference into a single post, like we did from CES 2018 earlier in the year. During this past week Ian Hamilton and Tal Blevins joined me on the show floor as we waded through thousands of people to try out all of the latest VR and AR tech and software.

Infinity Film Festival Will Feature VR, AR


The Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills, presented by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, is set to take place this November 1 – 4, 2018. Epic will also host the IFF Tech Lab with Unreal Engine training for film and virtual production. Entertainment.;

Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

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They’re using Unreal Engine to simulate interactions with people in VR to train a robot how to play dominos. At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck.

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017


Utilizing Unreal Engine, the construction of the virtual island was actually based on real satellite data and travel journals catalogued by anonymous users on Reddit. News Art EntertainmentThe immersive NYC art exhibition featured some truly creative virtual reality installations.

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/09/16


Edmersiv even has a virtual coliseum for you to explore inside and out…are you not entertained? Fall down the Rabbit Hole and try to escape an atmospheric, dark dwelling built in Unreal 4. entertainment Experiences gaming game releases htc vive new steam

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Stories You Might’ve Missed: Star Wars Ray-Tracing Demo and Google’s Maps API at GDC


Image Credit: Unreal Engine’s YouTube channel. Unreal Engine shows off a stunning Star Wars real-time ray-tracing demo. In this Stories You Might’ve Missed segment, we’ll be covering the final week of March, from the 25th to 31st.

The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented


Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Roy Taylor , Corporate Vice President of Media & Entertainment at AMD Studios.

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Skybound Wants You To Make The Tough Decisions In Walking Dead VR


The partnership itself is very fresh and the game is still in a conceptual stage, so there’s not much to say about the finer workings of the game other than it will be running in Unreal. Tagged with: Skybound Entertainment , skydance interactive , The Walking Dead Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Experiences Gaming Skybound Entertainment skydance interactive The Walking DeadIn virtual reality and traditional gaming, zombie experiences are all the rage.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Host Live VR Show at Comic-Con


A combination of software was used to execute the endeavor, including Adobe Character Animator, Unreal Engine, and NewTeK NDI. Built entirely in-house at Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab, using a game engine allowed the ability to create real-time interactions and conversations.

How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality


The audience at home could also compete in the same challenges in a virtual way on iOS and Android, blending of primetime TV and mobile entertainment. We render real time graphics with the Unreal engine, using our technology on top, so that the players are in a virtual environment.

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CatsAndVR.com continues to grow with the addition of our sharp new Los Angeles correspondent, fellow Oculus Launchpad alumni Sherif Higazy. Check out his coverage of the Technicolor Experience Center.

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Partnering with outside companies such as Epic (The company that brought us Unreal) NVIDIA, NOKIA and IMAX while leveraging its own portfolio companies (THE MILL, MPC, MISTER X and more.) .

Nvidia Releases Mods, Five New Games for VR Funhouse


VR Funhouse was created using Unreal Engine 4, and features GameWorks, PhysX and VRWorks. Breaking Entertainment Gaming Graphics Nvidia Software Programs Virtual Reality (VR) VR World

Tim Sweeney On Apple AR: ‘There is Going to be an Incredible Rush of Developers’


Sweeney, whose company makes the Unreal Engine toolset used in creating some of the biggest budget 3D projects, outlined in a blog post this week why he saw this as a huge moment for immersive computing: Apple’s debut of VR support for Mac and AR support for iOS are true game-changers.

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Nickelodeon Premieres Multiplayer SlimeZone At IMAX VR Locations


The experience was built using Unreal and Nvidia’s Flex particle system to help simulate Nickelodeon’s iconic green slime — which you can of course launch at other people in VR.

GDC 2018 ‘Day 1’ Roundup – Vive Pro Pricing, Magic Leap SDK, Nvidia RTX, and More

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Magic Leap has launched the SDK for the device’s Lumin OS , with support for Unity and Unreal engines. Photo: Remedy Entertainment. Here’s a roundup of news from ‘day one’ of our GDC 2018 coverage.