Unreal Engine 5.1 goes wild: what’s new from foliage to generated sound

In an epic year for Epic, November does it again. Unreal Fest 2022 brought a bunch of sessions on the latest from Unreal Engine, from sound to visuals. And it’s worth making sure that doesn’t fly under the radar of creative musicians, composers, and visualists, especially because there are some updates in their unique audio engine, too.

Smode, the all-in-one live show visual designer, gets a big update, Unreal grant – in videos

Smode is a powerful real-time compositing tool built for stage, projection mapping, and live use. That sounds out of reach, but designer licenses start at 60€ – and oh yeah, keep an eye out for Unreal Engine integration.

Peter Kirn - October 3, 2022

Houdini 19.5 pours on visual features, from liquids to light to fire

This summer is bringing a slew of motion graphics updates. Late last week, we got a first preview of the latest in visual effects powerhouse SideFX Houdini – another studio-grade tool now available for a song. Houdini 19.5 should get a full reveal this week, but here it is in all its liquid-y, firey goodness: […]

Peter Kirn - July 18, 2022

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