Category: Industry News

Glyndwr University

Wrexham university adds virtual production to degree courses

On-Set Facilities has entered a 6 year educational partnership with Glyndwr University Wrexham to add virtual production and spatial computing modules to a number of the university’s degree courses. This move to future proof new courses coincides with the university’s £60m investment in new facilities at the north wales campus. The Glyndwr University currently runs…
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Nreal AR glasses

The Affordable AR solution from Nreal

With the recent news of Unreal Engine providing early access support for HoloLens 2 it got us thinking at OSF why all the big name AR solutions cost £2,000+ and and what are the alternatives for individual or small teams looking to start developing in spatial application.  We found one that’s shipping soon – Nreal…
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Realtime Crew Rates

Unreal Engine On-set Crew Rates For Realtime Production

If you needed proof that realtime production is the future of 3D creation you need look no further than this report from Epic games. Realtime production is in high demand in many areas with a specific rise in the demand for skills in computer-assisted design, digital content creation, rendering, virtual and augmented reality, game engines,…
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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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Unreal Engine 4.22

Unreal Engine 4.22 does more than pre-visualisation

With the launch of Unreal Engine 4.22 Epic gifted us with a range of new tools and features to help the engine in every way from VR experiences to virtual production pipelines. Unreal even dedicated virtual production its own section in its covering article. Although it was nice to give virtual production the recognition, it…
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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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OSF Reviews Microsoft HoloLens 2

The new HoloLens 2 On the 24th of February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Microsoft announced the new HoloLens 2. Microsoft massively updated HoloLens 2. The field of view has been upgraded from a 30° to 52°, this wider field of view helps create a more immersive mixed Reality experience. The headset is…
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Optimizing V-Ray for Unreal Engine

Optimising V-Ray for Unreal Engine

First posted on Unreal Engines blog on February 15, 2019. V-Ray is one of the worlds biggest physically-based renderers which is used in a variety of markets from architectural firms to visual effects. The Chaos Group (which owns and develops the V-ray software) noticed Unreal Engines rapid growth within similar markets, but with the agenda of…
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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…
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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…
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