Epic Games and Unreal Engine recently presented a new development that will fundamentally transform the approach to filming.
Modern cinema has come a long way since its departure from theatrical productions with minor decorations. Today, movies feature both striking locations and digitally created backgrounds.
A new technology from Epic Games and Unreal Engine will make green screens a thing of the past. It’s a simple concept: LED panels are installed behind the actors, creating the right background in real time. This approach will enhance the ‘effect of presence’, which will make the actors’ performance more realistic. It will also save time and money required to make films.
The technology makes it possible to instantly change the background and alter certain details using a tablet or VR headset. The latter allows its user to see the final image under different angles. The video below shows a crew member editing the structure of a rock formation in a desert setting.
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