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Octane Render and Unreal Engine plugins

Octane Render Plugin for Unreal Engine News 2019

“It’s happening, just waiting on 2019.1 features in core for wider beta release” was the response of OTOY CEO Jules Urbach in a comment in the OctaneRender Facebook Group, when OSF pushed for release date news of the new OctaneRender UE4 plugin and integration.   Earlier this year OTOY and Epic Games announced that OctaneRender and Unreal Engine will be integrated in the first half…
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Virtual Production Spectrum

The arrival of Realtime Virtual Production comes thanks to the advances in realtime technologies, a shift to GPU enhanced hardware and software and the ever increasing convergence of digital technologies. To better understand the potential scope for the development of Realtime Virtual Production methods, OSF created the Virtual Production Spectrum. The Virtual Production Spectrum is a…
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Mixed Reality Tools Intel RealSense Depth Cameras

Deep compositing with no green screen requires a volumetric, depth view of the scene. The Intel Realsense range of cameras are a consumer level mass product that allows creators to combine VR sets with real world images based on depth, so that elements like background and foreground can be easily separated from the camera image,…
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Realtime Rendering in Unreal Engine 2018 Showreel
Virtual Production

Virtual Production in Unreal Engine

To round off our year, we set our team the challenge of producing a music video in just 12 hours using OSF Virtual Production Systems, from first shot to uploading to the OSF youtube channel. With no post-production. Created entirely using OSF virtual production systems in Unreal Engine, this test demonstrates high end mixed reality, with real-time…
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UK tax breaks for virtual production

UK TAX Breaks for Film Production

Here’s a quick introduction and round up of what’s on offer Tax Break or as what’s called ‘soft money’ to Producers who are looking to produce films and television in the UK. UK Film Tax Relief: Up to 25% cash rebate of qualifying expenditure. Must pass a cultural test or qualify as an official co-production (that is, made…
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Unreal Engine 4.21 Now Supports DeckLink

Virtual Production Technology News We’ve been using DeckLink I/O video cards in our virtual production server builds, now Epic Games and Black Magic just announced that the latest version of Unreal Engine 4.21 will natively support these Black Magic video in and out cards. DeckLink SDK binaries and source code from Epic will also now…
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What Does Virtual Production Mean For Filmmakers?

Virtual Production (VP) is changing the way we make films television and digital content. Unreal Engine has registered uevirtualproduction.com and redirected it to new portal that looks at how UE is being used to create real-time virtual production. Take a look at OSF work in virtual production Virtual production fits into two camps, first its…
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Unreal Engine Real Time Digital Character Animation

File under creating content for AI advertising platforms. To meet the demands of AI driven advertising platforms for monster.com and The Mill turned to real time production methods. [AI advertising platforms are using deep learning to optimise ad creative placement and they require a large amount of creative options to get going.] How to produce…
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Best Practice for Live 360 Video Production

Imeve CEO Devon Copley recently gave this keynote presentation on Best Practices for Live 360 Video, as part of the IVRPA 2018 conference in Japan. In this video, Devon shares hard-won, real-world tips on how to plan and run a successful live virtual reality production. He covers issues like camera choice, camera position, client management,…
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