Industry News & Reviews

On-set Facilities

Octane and Unreal for Realtime and VR Architectural Visualisation

We took a look at realtime rendering for architectural visualisation, looking towards a future of archviz in VR. If your into architecture, 3D, and thinking about space, you’ll enjoy this walk into the future, along with the tools and methods that are emerging. First we take a quick look at what 3D architectural visualisation is:…
Read more

The battle for the Virtual Internet, Unity vs Unreal Engine

ASA BAILEY / DIRECTOR & VFX SUPERVISOR “The battle for the virtual internet has begun.” Asa Bailey, Founder On-set Facilities. Linkedin asa@onsetfacilities.com Are the game engines the new Internet? It’s like a digital primordial soup: the way that Unreal and Unity developers are busy building their own parts of the new virtual landscape, mostly as games. Some…
Read more

Microsoft Mixed Reality Studio Review

The Problem With Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio

You wont be seeing armies of volumetric Orcs or legions of stormtroopers coming out of a Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studio, not yet anyway. Microsoft are on a push with their Mixed Reality platform and along with their Mixed Reality Capture Studio solutions, but there’s a funky problem, call it a pain-point if you like. It’s…
Read more

Unreal Engine Plugin Market Opens Up

First posted on the Unreal Engine blog. Take a look at what’s possible, Theia Interactive built Optim as a plug-in for Datasmith thanks to how Epic Games Unreal Engine enables Python developers to get in, under the engines hood to make custom plugins possible for all kinds of functionality.  This is another example of how Epic Games…
Read more

AI VFX on-set

AI for VFX and whats it mean for you.

Artificial Intelligence is set to change the way VFX is approached and produced. There’s been discussions by some of the biggest names in the industry like Digital Domain concerning the applications and various forms of AI and VFX, with the question, “how they can be integrated together?”    Last year at SIGGRAPH there were a…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

intel realsense

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,…
Read more

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…
Read more