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Epic Games Demonstrates New Unreal Engine Real-Time Workflow Advancements at SIGGRAPH 2017Introduces New Datasmith Workflow Toolkit for Unreal Engine (August 02, 2017)
Datasmith, which will be available as a private beta in August (unrealengine.com/beta), is designed to help artists and designers simplify the process of importing data into Unreal Engine from over 20 CAD/DCC sources, including Autodesk 3ds Max. Datasmith provides a high-fidelity translation of numerous common scene assets like geometry, textures, materials, lights and cameras. This results in significant time savings as content creators don't need to replicate this work again in the engine. This technology was publicly previewed for the first time at the Unreal Engine User Group at SIGGRAPH on Monday July 31 at the Orpheum Theatre. Using data from Italian architects Lissoni and designers at Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Epic's Chris Murray showed how Datasmith's 3ds Max plugin and CAD importers enable users to import files that retain visual fidelity to the source ' saving hours in data transfer and preparation time ' taking the user most of the way to creating a fully interactive, photoreal, real-time visualization experience. The Alembic workflow enables the integration of quality animated mesh transformations with skeletal deformations in the engine, in real time. Developed for the Fortnite cinematic trailer "A Hard Day's Night," the tools are available in Unreal Engine v4.17, due early August. For more details on Epic's presence at SIGGRAPH, including the Computer Animation Festival, Real Time Live! and the VR Village, please visit: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/events/siggraph-2017 About Unreal Engine Developed by Epic Games, Unreal Engine is a high-performance software development suite that brings real-time, high-fidelity fully interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) platforms. Used by many of the world's leading entertainment software developers and publishers, Unreal Engine is also an integral part of many enterprise sectors. The Unreal Engine team supports and nurtures vertical markets such as automotive, architecture, film, science, aerospace, marketing and education that make use of real-time technology within their processes. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com. Follow @UnrealEngine for updates.
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