Unreal Engine’s New Virtual Production Tool Is Reshaping Cinematography

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Unreal Engine is changing how filmmakers and advertisers are making movies and commercials with a new virtual production tool that allows them to add special effects in real-time. The new technology replaces conventional methods, such as using a greenscreen or adding special effects in post-production, with LED walls that can create immersive virtual environments on and active film set in real-time. News UE4 Unreal Engine VR Cinematography VR filmmaking VR Production Tool

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Adding Mixed Reality Capture Support to Unreal Games

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It’s a mind-blowing format that we’ve been pioneering at VRScout’s studio over the years to film everything from original art series , Super Bowl commercials , to even full-blown music videos. Now Unreal Engine developers can finally open up their projects to mixed reality capture with a new plugin created by HTC Vive developer Foo Hoang. Are you an Unreal developer who just added Mixed Reality Capture? News HTC Vive Mixed Reality Oculus Rift Unreal

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Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo on PS5 Shows Where Next-gen Graphics are Headed

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Epic Games today revealed a PS5 tech demo built with Unreal Engine 5, the next-gen version of the company’s game engine. With new features for advanced lighting and unprecedented geometric detail, Unreal Engine 5 hopes to enable a generational leap in real-time graphics. Unreal Engine is one of the two most popular game engines for creating VR content. The post Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo on PS5 Shows Where Next-gen Graphics are Headed appeared first on Road to VR.

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Felix & Paul’s Creepy VR Film ‘Gymnasia’ Set To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner and with it comes Tribeca Immersive Virtual Arcade , an entire exhibit dedicated to highlighting creators who explore how storytelling and technology can come together to deliver wondrous VR and AR experience. Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24 through May 4 in New York City. News Felix & Paul Studios GYMNASIA Tribeca Film Festival VR Film

Kite & Lightning’s ‘Bebylon Battle Royale’ Nabs Unreal Dev Grant

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Kite & Lightning, the studio behind some of VR’s earliest experiences, is one of 13 developers receiving a portion of over $200,000 in ‘Unreal Dev Grants’, a program set up by Epic Games to showcase and provide financial support to projects using Unreal Engine 4. The latest round of grants has been awarded to a diverse range of projects, including a number of non-VR indie games, a full-length animated film, and The Machines , a MOBA-inspired AR PVP game.

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GDC 2017: Epic Games Unreal Engine VR Editor Coming in April With New Features

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Epic Games is using the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to give an advanced preview of the latest additions to its Unreal Engine VR Editor, which allows creatives to build worlds in a virtual reality environment using the full capabilities of the editor toolset combined with interaction models designed specifically for VR world building. USD is a pretty big deal to the film industry and other non-gaming uses, but it has some special powers that make it equally awesome for games too.”.

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Infinity Film Festival Will Feature VR, AR

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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. Festival organizers also announced their opening keynote speaker, Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive in Charge at ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment division, and board member for the Infinity Film Festival.

Real-Time Motion Capture Brings David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Back To Life

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This weekend the second annual Infinity Festival opened its doors at the Goya Film Studios in the heart of Hollywood, offering guests the chance to attend a killer lineup of panels lead by Hollywood storytelling professionals and go hands-on with groundbreaking 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and immersive technology. . And long may that continue,” says John MacInnes, co-founder of MacInnes Scott, the company behind David Bowie Is Unreal.

Why The 360 Film Industry is in the Midst of a Reboot – Part 1

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The 360 film industry is still young and it’s maturing rapidly. With his name on more than 22 360 film projects to date, Armando Kirwin has had an inside view as to where things started, where they’re going, and why. There was a time in Hollywood when high-end film cameras were all proprietary and the cost of film stock per movie could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. a five minute film could cost $40,000 to $100,000 just to stitch).

Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

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That’s because experiences created with Unity are more often than not films, interactive movies, advertisements, or augmented reality and virtual reality content. Disney Television Animation said last week it is making the Baymax Dreams series, a trio of short films in the Big Hero 6 world, as an animated series using the Unity engine. You can see various films embedded in this post that were all built using Unity. It will also democratize film, Riva said.

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

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for Unreal Engine 4 enables developers to better tackle the creation of challenging fuzzy and fibrous characters, objects and surfaces such as furred creatures, carpets, blankets, mosses and other natural landscapes. We’re seeing it used in PC and mobile games across multiple game platforms as well as animation, VR and film,” said Carlos Montero, VP, Graphics Technology. “We for Unreal Engine 4 can be purchased for 20% off until October 6, 2016 by using code NEOFURPR20 at checkout

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Epic Games Technical Director: We Want ‘Robo Recall’ To Be The ‘Ultimate Tech Demo’ For Unreal Engine

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It makes me feel like a hero from one of The Terminator films. Robo Recall was easily one of the most exciting games we got our hands on at Oculus Connect 3 earlier this month. Epic Games turned their popular Bullet Train tech demo into a full game that’s not only coming to Oculus Rift with Touch next year after the controllers release this December, but it will also be available for free when it arrives.

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John Legend Performs Live In VR To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

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This is the same motion capture solution used on blockbuster films like Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker , Avengers: Infinity War , and The Wolverine , as well as hit games such as Creed: Rise to Glory and Counter Strike. . The data can then be exported into all typical formats used to create visual effects such as FBX and BVH, and can be streamed directly into Unity, Unreal, and Autodesk, where you can then add custom visual details.

Fan Remake Of ‘Silent Hills P.T.’ Now Available In VR

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Meant to serve as an interactive teaser for an upcoming Silent Hills game directed by Hideo Kojima in collaboration with legendary film director Guillermo Del Toro, the playable demo featured an assortment of “looping” puzzles nestled within a genuinely unsettling atmosphere designed to shake the human psyche. Developed by independent developer @RadiusGordello , Unreal P.T. Unreal P.T. unreal-pt. Radius Gordello Silent Hills Unreal P.T.

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GDC 2017: Epic Games Teams With Chevrolet On New AR Car Project

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Ever since Epic Games opened its Unreal Engine 4 technology to the world, new use cases have been coming in fast and furious. At the time, the one challenge Baertsoen had was that the director filming the car was still seeing the Blackbird and the transformation into whatever car they wanted it to become occurred in post production. The Blackbird uses professional grade AR, filming a 360 video from the center of the vehicle using Red Epic cameras.

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Experiencing Detroit Through The Eyes Of Eminem

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VR film “Marshall From Detroit” gives Sundance attendees a closer look at the city responsible for one of hip hop’s greatest acts. It premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier program and provides an intimate look into the city that shaped Eminem as you traverse Detroit over a cold December night alongside the Grammy Award-winning artist.

BBC Takes You To Space In VR

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The experience was built in 1:1 scale within Unreal Engine. Since being originally developed by the BBC and REWIND in 2016, Home – A VR Spacewalk has won multiple awards, including a Cannes Lion, and has been shown at film festivals around the world. To mark the launch, a series of 360° films were produced using footage from the experience. News BBC HTC Vive REWIND Space Unreal EngineLaunch into space with this BBC spacewalk experience.

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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. In many ways, those grants have reflected Epic and Unreal Engine’s early and consistently prominent support of VR since the early days of VR’s latest resurgence. Education: Students and educators can earn funding for Unreal Engine research, curriculum, student projects and university programs.

Epic Games Distributes Grants To VR Devs Including Robo Recall Mod Team

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During a week where Unity gained a $400 million influx of investment capital, it’s chief rival Epic Games is working to spend $5 million of its own money to facilitate game development for the Unreal Engine. Like Unity, Unreal is a game creation platform that provides both aspiring creators and large, established teams with the tools they need to make digital films, games, assets etc. Unreal Engine VR Industry News Epic Games

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. You can see the same pattern in early film, which were largely imitations and recordings of stage plays or common events. Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 is one of the leading tools for VR game development.

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What does Unity’s IPO mean for Virtual Production and Filmmaking?

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With Unity achieving nearly the same valuation as it’s rival Game engine maker, Epic (13.6mil versus 17.3mil) what does it mean for Film-Game convergence and VirtualProduction ? There’s also the free version perfectly suited for VP and no royalties whatsoever for film output.

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

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This is a new cinematic VR series built in Unreal Engine 4 from phoenixmirror. Talking to UploadVR over email, Phillips revealed that the project was born from his love of the moody atmospheres in games and films like Alien , Silent Hill , and Shadow of the Colossus. entertainment Experiences cinematic VR episodic Kingdom City Drowning Unreal 4

Why the Closure of Oculus Story Studio is Good News for VR Filmmakers

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Oculus just officially announced that they’d be winding down Story Studio, the company’s internal VR film studio which produced first-party VR shorts like Lost , Henry , and Dear Angelica. Oculus announced the internal Story Studio at the start of 2015, saying that its mission would be to explore VR film and inspire the world to see VR as a medium for narrative and storytelling. SEE ALSO 'Alien', 'Blade Runner' Director Ridley Scott Launches VR Film Division.

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Venice VR: Players Are Joining Live Performances, Not Just Games

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Venice International Film Festival’s Venice VR Expanded is the first festival to feature multiple live immersive theatre productions in competition, with production teams joining remotely from around the world.

Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Blocker is an application that lets film creators augment film scenes by recording the world around them and place placing virtual objects to the scene. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines. News Apple ARKit Google ARCore IKEA Place Pokemon Go Tango Unity UnrealApple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far.

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Cannes NEXT Explores New VR Storytelling Trends

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” At NEXT they hinted they might be releasing a special toolset for Unreal programmers, so keep an eye out for announcements later this year. News Cannes NEXT Film Festival Penrose Studios Separate Silences Storytelling XimoanCannes NEXT, now in its second year, displayed a variety of cutting-edge immersive content. Last month, Cannes NEXT brought classic filmgoers and distributors into contact with the best in 360° and roomscale VR.

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

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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. But even further out, Rosenthal sees VR evolving beyond film. ” Tagged with: Lytro , Tribeca Film Festival , Within Facebook Twitter Reddit More. 360 Video Entertainment Experiences Lytro Tribeca Film Festival Within

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Creating Physical Experiences Online.

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Such as talks, fireside chats, film screening, quizzes?—?a unreal-engine vr theasy virtual-reality virtual-experiencesSource Designing Memorable Virtual Experiences. As companies and brands are seeking to translate physical experiences such as town halls, conferences and art shows into the virtual world, what opportunities does the digital space offer to touch, move and inspire?

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VR Mountain Bike Simulator Has You Riding Cliffside Across Death-Defying Trails

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Built using Unreal Engine, the experience uses headcam and drone footage taken directly from 2014’s The Ridge , Cut Media’s hit action sports film featuring MacAskill. A specially-designed cycling rig lets users “feel the terrain” as they ride.

Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

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Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it. Unreal Engine is the second most popular game engine for building VR content, and has powered PSVR games like Farpoint , Moss ,and Firewall: Zero Hour. Epic’s powerful technology in areas such as graphics places them at the forefront of game engine development with Unreal Engine and other innovations.

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2018 Highlights: Award-winning VR gloves, global customers, and a growing team

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Weeks later, we traveled to Park City, Utah to debut our HaptX Glove prototype at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Following the film’s release, The Wall Street Journal profiled HaptX, proclaiming immersive haptics is “closer than you think.” The same principle guided the software team to the first customer-facing SDK release, sporting plugins for Unreal Engine and Unity that instantly, intuitively, and effectively enhance customer projects with haptics.”. “We’ve

HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

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Thanks to the well-timed and successful film adaptation of “Ready Player One”, virtual reality has gained even more mainstream attention. Ironically, it has also set up somewhat unreal expectations of what VR is and can do. Fortunately, there are some that are rising up to the challenge to actually make fiction real. Like startup Kaaya Tech whose HoloSuit could herald … Continue reading. Archive Accessories crowdfunded project Gaming virtual reality vr

Epic Games Acquires Facial Animation Technology Maker Cubic Motion

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Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion , a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences such as virtual reality. Epic, flush with cash from the success of Fortnite and the Unreal Engine, did not disclose the purchase price.

Our First Look At Magic Leap’s Experimental Spatial Computing AR Experience

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Available for demo July 28th – August 1st at the Immersive Pavilion, Undersea harnesses the power of the Magic Leap One, as well as Unreal Engine 4 and Vulcan 3.1 Undersea turns your living room into a dynamically generated coral reef biome. Undersea , a new spatial computing AR experience developed for the Magic Leap One headset, is set to premiere next week at the 46th annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference in Los Angeles.

Danny MacAskill’s VR Ride Out Cycling Experience Launches In Amsterdam

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” The experience was built using Unreal Engine and uses “a combination of headcam and drone footage from Cut Media’s smash hit film The Ridge , which was scanned as photogrammetry to create initial geometry, resulting in a never-before-seen VR encounter.”

The Spaces Between Reality: Understanding Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality!

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The umbrella term that covers all of the various technologies that enhance our senses, whether they’re providing additional information about the actual world or creating totally unreal, virtually simulated worlds for us to experience.

ABE VR Sneak Peak into VR Horror

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Hammerhead VR has released ABE VR, a VR cinematic experience based on the multi-award winning short film, and Hollywood planned feature film, written and directed by Rob McLellan. ABE VR is created in Unreal Engine, and ABE is a virtual recreation of the original story about a misguided robot seeking the unconditional love of humans… at whatever cost. Since the dawn of VR, people have dreamed of having experiences not possible in the real world.

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