Category: Content Creation

Creative Lighting Virtual Production

On-set lighting and reflections for Virtual Production in Unreal Engine.

In this post Director of Virtual Production Asa Bailey gives his views and a comparison between various methods for creating realtime reflections on set and why he favours those methods that will still give him options in post.     Asa Bailey asa@onsetfacilities.com Director of Virtual production On-Set Facilities At this years NAB there was a…
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MDL 3D Texture

Quixel Partner with NVIDIA and what it means for Unreal Engine Developers

MDL may not be new, but now Quixel has partnered with NVIDIA to support MDL (Material Definition Language) and that means artists will now have access to more MDL ready assets to import into their games, or in our case our virtual sets that we design for realtime virtual production. Recreate real-world materials and ensure…
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Unreal Engine realtime animation

Realtime Animation Pipeline in Unreal Engine

Animal logic the animation studio which has been making animation since 1991 has moved from the old rendering methods to the new Unreal Engine animation pipeline for its Realtime abilities. Advances in Unreal Engines control rig function enable endless opportunities for animators to work with skeletal rigs and with 4.22 its now possible to combine…
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NAB Show 2019 Unreal Engine

Unreal Boosts 4K TV Industry

Reported in the top trends at NAB this year, Unreal Engine made huge inroads into the production workflows of all the usual suspects in broadcast virtual studio and graphic production. On looking at the exhibition halls, this trend looked more like a full on invasion of the engines, with every other booth demonstrating how they are…
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Who did What on Love Death + Robots

With the release of Love, Death + Robots Netflix has brought the abilities and talents of the 3D artists to the mass markets, showcasing just how far animation has come on in recent years. The hit series showcased a variety of of different styles of animation from the Neon photorealism of “Sonnie’s Edge” to the…
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Emmy Win

UE4 and Unity Emmy Win Boosts Development Community

Epic Games came home with a gift for everyone working in the field of realtime virtual production, with an Emmy win for Technology and Engineering. The win is well deserved recognition for all of the hard work Epic Games has put in to making their engine not just for games, with its latest release 4.22 having…
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Google Stadia Unreal Engine

How Stadia and Unreal Engine will kill Netflix

Opinion Asa Bailey Founder On-Set Facilities http://onsetfacilities.com Very soon Stadia and others who follow will become the goto entertainment platforms for the masses, delivering not just games but also a new wave of mixed reality entertainment.  Here’s the how and why of it all. First let’s take a look at this video. It was made…
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Unreal Engine with Quixel

Real or Unreal The UE4 Quixel Tests

With the release of ‘Rebirth’ at the GDC, Quixel and Unreal Engine really raised the bar for photorealism within the game engine. The short cinematic shows a futuristic alien land with a mix of vast landscapes and alien Architecture buildings all in a hyper real environment. But we had another take on this, it looked…
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Hollywood Quality in Unreal Engine

With the release of ‘Troll’ the cinematic tech demo from Goodbye Kansas and Deep Forest Films. It left the film and animation industries amazed with what exactly the Unreal engine can do. The short, directed and written by Deep Forest Films’ Björne Larson, shows a princess playing with fiery sprites before they’re scared away by…
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Interactive Window

Transparent Video Brings Windows To Life

This blipped up on our radar this morning, its a demo of a transparent film that is applied to windows to display video and it’s amazing. Alvyn Long of ATL Lighting Systems who posted the video on linked in said “P6.5 Adhesive video film applied to glass panel, brightness is about 2000nits here in this…
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