JPR’s annual Siggraph press luncheon features interesting discussion of yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s tech.
Re-creating reality models from photos is free and easy—just pick up your phone.
New MetaHuman version from Epic makes it easier to share creations and edit the unique characters’ DNA files.
The newest update to Epic’s Unreal Engine adds many new features, including some to the Lumen system and animation.
(Source: Epic) I have been trying to write about Epic’s new Unreal Engine 5 since they announced it in May. Every time I do, I am awestruck by the visuals, and mind-boggled trying to figure out how they did it. It is making a bazillion zillion quadrillion polygons fit in a 4k screen. The company said at the time … Read more
The latest update to the Cesium SaaS platform is a global layer of the world’s 3D buildings. In addition, Cesium collaborates with Epic to make geospatial data available within Unreal Engine. Cesium, as we have written, provides a platform for 3D GIS data which are organized as Global Base Layers and include worldwide data for terrain, aerial imagery, and … Read more
Shiny happy people: Twinmotion now has the ability to import characters. It also features a variety of vegetation options. (Source: Epic) Visualization is an important tool for architects, so important that it has traditionally been sent off to specialists, which can be an inconvenience for fast changes and quick updates. Twinmotion, by Epic, is being developed as an easy-to-use content … Read more
Epic Games announced e.d. films as their first MegaGrant award winner for an animation company. The company says they’ll use the money to continue production on three projects which include two shorts and a VR experience coming in 2020. The company has an innovative style that combines 2D and 3D and they’re using Epic’s realtime tools to efficiently produce their work. … Read more
Epic Games announced its MegaGrants program at GDC 2019. The company established a $100 million fund to support game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers who are “doing amazing things with Unreal Engine” or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. The Blender Foundation had their wish granted with a $1.2 million grant … Read more
Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.21, an update that ups the ante on Epic’s newfound religion around wireless and also adds considerable power for collaboration and non-gaming applications, especially CAD. For game development, Epic wants you to know the new release enables you to “work smarter, create faster, and produce world-class results with Unreal Engine.” Speed improvements include … Read more
The recent release of Unreal Engine focuses on multi-platform support, and promises improved character development, for more lifelike characters. The game creation engine, Unreal Engine 4.20, introduces Niagara particle engine for VFX, a new Depth of Field (DoF) system; and in addition to the improvements to character development, Epic has improved the environment editor, making it easier for developers to … Read more