Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download Epic Games’ free Animation Field Guide

Sony Pictures Imageworks used an Unreal Engine-based pipeline for Love, Death + Robots episode In Vaulted Halls Entombed: one of the case studies in the Animation Field Guide, Epic Games’ new free e-book.

Epic Games has released The Animation Field Guide, a free downloadable 120-page e-book on real-time production, including case studies on the work of Sony Pictures Imageworks and DNEG Animation.

An interesting series of interviews with animation studios using Unreal Engine-based pipelines
Following on from Epic Games’ recent free games art e-book, The Animation Field Guide explores the use of its technology in production: this time, in broadcast and feature animation.

Although it provides an overview of the differences between real-time production using Unreal Engine and a traditional offline rendering pipeline, the guts of the content is a series of interviews with Unreal users.

They range from individual animators to large studios like Sony Pictures Imageworks, which used an Unreal Engine-based pipeline on In Vaulted Halls Entombed, its recent episode of Love, Death + Robots.

Most of the case studies cover episodic animation, but there are also interviews with artists working on game cinematics and Pakistani animated feature Allahyar and the 100 Flowers of God.

Free to download, but you’ll need to enter your personal details
The Animation Field Guide is free, but you’ll need to enter your details on Epic Games’ website to get the download link.

Download Epic Games’ free e-book The Animation Field Guide