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Vray in Unreal Engine

V-Ray Plug in For Unreal Engine UE4 in BETA

Chaos Group has just launched V-Ray for Unreal, the new version of its V-Ray renderer for Unreal Engine. The product makes it possible both to import V-Ray scenes into Unreal Engine to use as the basis of immersive real-time experience and to generate ray traced renders within UE4. Import V-Ray scenes created in 3ds Max,…
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Maya live link to Unreal Engine
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Unity Real-time VFX – Ice Wall

File under cute, but oddly compelling.

GPU Render Performance

Boost Realtime VFX in Unreal Engine (UE4) with multiple GPUs using SLI

Scalable Link Interface (SLI) is a multi-GPU configuration that offers increased rendering performance by dividing the workload across multiple GPUs. Since UE4.15 Unreal Engine has been able to take advantage of machines and servers with multiple GPUs, so long as the GPU and system are compatible with SLI functionality. To take advantage of SLI, the…
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Real-Time Ray Tracing in Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games, in collaboration with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB, today gave the first public demonstration of real-time ray tracing in Unreal Engine. Real-time ray tracing is considered to be a holy grail for those creating high-end cinematic imagery, and one that signifies a leap forward in the convergence of film and games. During yesterday’s “State of…
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Google buys Lytro for next to nothing.

Insiders at Google and Lytro are saying that the sale price of Lytro could be as little as $25m. Google is in talks with Lytro over its assets which include some 59 patients in light field and optical technologies. To much too soon for this Light-field pioneer. Its a case of too much too soon,…
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Realtime VFX in Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial

Realtime VFX using Unreal Engine (UE4) is pushing the boundaries of on-set realtime production. Here at On-set Facilities we build realtime VFX machines, sets and realtime production solutions that are optimised for realtime VFX using Unreal Engine (UE4). Tutorial Video after the jump:

A short Essay on Volumetric Filmmaking

May I share how I believe directing and shooting in a digital volume (360, light depth, VR etc) will begin to change how we make films and content, and ultimately tell visual stories. I’d also like to invite other cinematographers, actors and directors to join me in embracing these new filmmaking techniques, today. For I…
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Open Source VR Engines 2018

Some open-source VR engine options: Apertus VR / OSVR / GoDot / Annwvyn / take a look at those to start with. Which one to go for? In our view, from looking at whats on offer GoDot looks good, but then take a look at Xenko. We soon came across Xenko, and due to their flashy graphics…
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the metaverse

Who owns the Virtual Metaverse and the ideals it’s being built on?

What are the common, open, standards of the VR Metaverse, and will creation in the Metaverse become a human right? The answer to this question presently is no. We are in a new time of technological revolution, one driven by mankind inherent drive to travel to new places and build new things, the Metaverse is now…
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