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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Epic Games Secures $1B Investment to Build Its Unreal Engine-powered Metaverse

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Epic Games, the company known for its hit battle royale title Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine, has managed to attract a stunning $1 billion in its quest to establish a metaverse of linked games and services.

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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.

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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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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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Epic Games Raises $2B to Further Expand Its Metaverse Ambitions

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Now the company, which owns Unreal Engine and popular battle royale shooter Fornite , says it’s secured $2 billion to further build out its future metaverse platforms. Epic Games announced it’s doubled the amount of cash it raised last year to kick off its metaverse ambitions.

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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

Evil Dead 4 Starts Filming Next Month for HBO Max

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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.

The Matrix Awakens Is Pushing the Franchise Towards a Possible Reality, In a Good Way

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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. .

Fortnite Turns Its IP-Grabbing Eyes Towards the Universal Monsters

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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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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).

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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Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness May Rise Again Thanks to Streaming

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If director Guillermo del Toro has a single passion project—although he seems to have many—it’s his movie adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness.

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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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Speak On That Dead Jump Street/Men in Black Crossover

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Flashforward 6 years, and the film MIB 23 , which would’ve also effectively served as 23 Jump Street, has sadly not happened … Read more.

Quentin Tarantino Wants to Remind You He's Still Quitting The Business

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However, he has one more film to make before he considers his film career to be complete. As you know Quentin Tarantino has thrown around rumors of retirement for years, and he still wants to. Read more.

Matrix 4 Would Probably Have Happened Even Without Lana Wachowski

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In the week since the release of The Matrix Resurrections , the response to the film has been hugely polarizing. Some ( like us ) praised it for its fascinating ideas and smart continuation of the franchise.

Guillermo del Toro's New Movie, Nightmare Alley, Finally Has a Trailer

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Coming off Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director with The Shape of Water , Guillermo del Toro probably could have made anything. What he chose was Nightmare Alley , a noir thriller set at a carnival with the director’s most star-studded cast yet. Read more.

How accurate is 'The Northman' to Viking history? Well, it’s a Robert Eggers film.

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Although his films blur the line between reality and magic, Eggers has become known for his intense attention to historic detail with films like The Witch , set on a Puritan family farm in 1630s, and The Lighthouse , set in an isolated lighthouse in the 1890s — both in New England.

The Major Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anniversaries of Fall 2021

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All year we’ve been tracking which big sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films are celebrating milestone anniversaries over the course of 2021 and now we’ve come to the end of our journey.

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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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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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.

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 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

NewImages, Cannes, Tribeca Join Forces In Unprecedented Collab

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To learn more about the collaboration as well as each festival’s unique approach, I caught up with Michael Swierczynski, Director of NewImages Festival; Guillaume Esmiol, Deputy Director of Cannes’ Marché du Film; and Loren Hammonds, Vice President of Immersive Programming of the Tribeca Festival.

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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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ is Getting a Tie-in Game Experience But It isn’t in VR and That’s a Crime

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Later this week the film will get a tie-in game experienced based on Unreal Engine 5, but it won’t be available in VR and that’s a terrible shame. Want to see what’s possible when you combine the power of Unreal Engine 5 with the Xbox Series X/S?

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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

Matrix Resurrections: An io9 Roundtable Discussion

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That there’s actually a new Matrix movie out feels almost as unreal as The Matrix itself. It’s been almost 20 years since the last film and in that time, the Wachowskis have said again and again they’d never do it.

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.

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 already supports VR development across all major headsets, including PSVR.

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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.

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Create A Digital Human In Less Than An Hour With Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator

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Despite not yet being available, Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator is already making people talk. MetaHuman Creator features 30 different hairstyles to choose from, each of which leveraging Unreal Engine’s strand-based hair. .

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