Unreal commissioned Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm, to research the demand for 3D graphics and real-time 3D skills in the US workforce.
In English-speaking countries across the world, real-time 3D skills are pulling ahead of 3D graphics skills in terms of growth in demand. In Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore, the market for real-time 3D skills has grown by over 450%, an impressive ten times faster than that for 3D graphics skills.
Now is the time to learn real time 3D skills, the future is real time 3D.
This is awesome! Unreal Engine have released a concept video of their latest update to their ever popular game engine and it showcases some phenomenal new features.
There are no longer restrictions on Polygon counts. The days are gone when game objects had to be optimised to have less than 100,000 polygons. Now there are no limits. The game engine is capable of rendering billions of polygons in real time!!!
Thanks to advances in hardware technology it is now capable of creating real time lights and real time raytracing, giving incredible photorealistic results.
The demo above is of course running on new Playstation 5 technology. This in itself is good news, as it shows that Playstation 5 is going to offer a huge upgrade to Playstation 4.
There’s no news yet of what spec computer you will need to use and develop games using Unreal Engine 5 on PC, mac or Linux. I should imagine you would need to have some seriously good hardware.
This literally is the future of games being unveiled right here. Lots of game developers have started producing reaction videos to this new demo and it is creating a major buzz in the gaming world.
Quixel, creator of the world’s largest photogrammetry 2D and 3D asset library, has joined the Epic Games family, and we’re making the entire Quixel Megascans library of more than 10,000 high-quality, production-ready assets free for all use with Unreal Engine!
This is great news for the Unreal Engine, that has now released version 4.24 available to download for free that comes with amazing free assets that will change the look of games in the near future. Not only does it support real time raytracing, but now photorealistic environments!
The movie “The Lion King” utilized the megascans library to bring the impressive 3D world to life. Now you can create your own worlds that look just as impressive
They can be imported directly into Unreal Engine using the bridge tool and it is then just a case of drag and drop to add to your world.
Is this the future of film making? Imagine a range of impossible or alien worlds that could be filmed in real time using the ever popular and ever powerful Unreal engine.
Film makers have the opportunity to interact with the virtual environment in real time and produce ultra realistic results, while filming live actors against the project images.
This is also good news for independent film makers. Unreal is free software! All you need is studio space and the ability to film against a digital screen, or projected screen, to achieve professional level results.