Tag: Virtual Production

VR headset Virtual Production

Realtime Cinematics Motion Capture and Animation in Unreal Engine

With our partners at Mo-Sys Engineering, Xsens and Unreal Engine we wanted to produce something at the furthest end of the virtual production spectrum; a fully CGI realtime rendered virtual production featuring realtime motion capture, virtual cinematography, and Hollywood grade camera motion controls, with no post production allowed (except an edit in Premier). Leading the…
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Mo-sys Robotics in Unreal Engine

Controlling Robots from Inside Unreal Engine

A world first look at OSF director of virtual production Asa Bailey using the Mo-Sys Engineering team’s new code for controlling the Mo-Sys Lambda with Roll-Axis (Gravity, Life of Pie) from inside Unreal Engine 4.22. Usually in virtual production when we think about integrating technologies within UE4, we think about sending data from the real…
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The Director of Virtual Production (DVP) role explained

Over the past few years Asa Bailey has been working on-set as a Director of Virtual Production in Unreal Engine. In this article Asa explains more about the DVP role and his responsibilities working with Producers and Directors. For those who haven’t encountered the DVP role before it’s a technical / creative HOD role that…
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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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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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OSF Realtime Pipeline

Realtime Pipeline™ & HoloLens 2 Bring Virtual Production On Location

On-Set Facilities have announced alongside the launch of the Microsoft Hololens 2 headset, that their Realtime Pipeline™ 2.1 will fully support the eagerly awaited new AR peripheral from Microsoft. This will bring the benefits of mixed reality pre-visualisation and realtime virtual production to sets and stages worldwide. Realtime Pipeline™ the end-to-end realtime virtual production solution…
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A New Breed of Cinematographers

Rise of the Robot Cameraman

With the growth of game engines and their ever growing abilities, they’re bringing forth a totally new way of shooting content. The film industry is dominated by visual FX and more and more is being done in the engine, the environments, the effects, even the actors, it’s possible to do it all within the engine…
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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…
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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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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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