Epic Games Launches Animation Week, “The Animation Field Guide”
Epic Games has The Animation Field Guidea detailed manual on techniques for creating real-time animation using Unreal Engine.
- At over 100 pages, the guide provides a fundamental overview of real-time animation pipelines and includes over 30 interviews with artists, producers and workflow experts from companies including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Reel FX, Bron Digital and Spire Animation Studios. .
- epic games’ The Animation Field Guide can be downloaded here. An email address is required to download the guide.
- Although Unreal Engine was originally developed for video games, real-time workflows have become an increasingly important area of exploration in the animation industry. Epic has embraced this interest from the world of animation. He recently hosted Animation Week, an online event to showcase the latest tools, workflows, and free learning resources available to the animation community.
- Animation Week highlighted real-time animation work by artists of all skill levels and experience. Featured projects include Untold Studios Malanque, built entirely in the cloud; a Diablo Immortal promo from Impossible Objects; Mush-Mush and the Mushables French animation studio La Cabane; a trailer for the animated short of Preymaker Blue; and a behind-the-scenes look at how Metahuman and the Unreal Engine were used to create the Love, Death + Robots episode “In Vaulted Halls Entombed”, which can be viewed below.
Pictured above: “Mush-Mush and the Mushables”