Videogame and software development studio Epic Games have announced that it will be attending the upcoming inter-disciplinary educational and technology event SIGGRAPH 2018. The event showcases the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques and is set to feature a number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products. Epic Games will be bringing their impressive Unreal Engine 4 to the event to give attendees a fresh taste of the latest cutting edge technology that powers countless experiences.
Attendees will be able to experience a number different Unreal Engine related talks and demonstrations including the Star Wars ‘Reflections’ demo in real-time on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. Here, from 6 pm until 7:45 pm, Epic Games, Nvidia, and ILMxLAB will present the stunning ‘Reflections’ virtual filmmaking demonstration during SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live! special event. This was first showcased back at the Games Developer Conference 2018 and uses the latest technology in Unreal Engine 4 along with leveraging VR to deliver a stunning visual experience.
Wednesday, August 15t, 2018 will see a full day of presentation that will feature information-packed talks on real-time production with the Fortnite animated trailer, live performance motion capture, real-time raytracking, virtual production and much more.
If that is not enough then attendees can come to Booth 1401 to experience a mix of both in-hour and customer speakers that will offer plenty more experiences and information from real users that leverage the power of Unreal Engine 4 everyday. Some of the special guests who will be at the event and talking about Unreal Engine 4 include The Future Group, The Mill, Third Floor, Atomic Fiction, Technicolor, Halon, Zaha Hadid, X Lab
Elsewhere at SIGGRAPH 2018, the event recently revealed its lineup for the Electronic Theater that will feature the next-generation of storytelling with a showcase of 25 short films and presentations, culled from over 400 submissions. Disney Animation Studios will also be debuting a VR short at SIGGRAPH 2018 titled Cycles, a short said to centers around the meaning of ‘home‘ and what it means to create one and the life that is lived within its walls.
SIGGRAPH 2018 is set to start on the 12th August and run until 16th August at the Vancouver Convention Centre, hosting a range of different programs within the conference and exhibition space. Further information and tickets can be found on the official SIGGRAPH website. For more news and coverage in the future, keep reading VRFocus.