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Category: Content Creation

Filming in the cloud

On-Set Facilities Joins SRT Alliance to re-invent film production

On-Set Facilities have joined the SRT Alliance to employ SRT, the open source low latency video transport protocol to power StormCloud the virtual production VPN. Using the StormCloud virtual production VPN production crews and talent all come together on virtual sets that are located in the cloud. By using the SRT protocol StormCloud is able…
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Multi-User Unreal Engine Screen Capture

Version Control for Multi-User Sessions in UE4.25

This is the second post on the subject of setting up remote Multi-User workflows within Unreal Engine using a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN). In our first post, we reviewed the setting up of the VPN itself, and we outlined how we soon came unstuck when it came to something called version control, I say…
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StormCloud VPN

Testing UE4 multi-user over VPN for remote collaboration

This week we’ve been testing Unreal Engines multi-user framework over VPN to enable remote collaboration between UE artists and developers. For these first tests we used UE4.24 and UE4.25 versions running on OSF computers over the StormCloud VPN service that runs on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure. From a network perspective StormCloud is designed to connect many thousands…
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Writing scripts for virtual production

How to write a script for virtual production

I wanted to write a post about something very close to my heart. Writing. As we all ramp up our on-set tech and some of you are now well and truly cracking open tins of UE4 woop-ass, I want us to think about how virtual production will be adopted by writers and change the art…
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iClone to Unreal for fast Photo-real characters

iClone to Unreal for fast Photo-real characters

Recently we’ve been testing the animation and creator creation applications, iClone and Character Creator 3D by Reallusion. These software’s are incredibly easy to pick up and start creating with. iClone 7 is integrated to work with Unreal Engine in real-time with their personal LiveLink Plugin. (Now free for Indie developers) Above is a small test…
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Xsens
Unreal Studio in 4.24

Epic merges Unreal Studio and Unreal Engine in 4.24

With the release of Unreal Engine 4.24 preview Epic Games confirm some of many changes to be coming to the new version of the engine. One of these changes is the merging of Unreal Studio and Unreal Engine, Unreal Studio will be retiring after the release of 4.24. Users will still be able to use…
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Quixel is now Free for Unreal Users

Quixel is now Free for Unreal Engine Users

Congratulations to our Partners at Quixel as Epic games welcomes them into the family. What is Quixel? Quixel is the leading company for photogrammetry assets and currently holds the largest library of 2D and 3D assets. Over the past decade Quixel has been dedicated to capturing the world and bringing it right to your finger…
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Tools for Creating Digital Humans

To create the a digital human you need to have every aspect of the character as real as possible and this requires several software’s to archive the best quality. Every part of the human should trick people into thinking its real that’s everything from the eyes to the clothes, and there’s a software for each.…
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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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