News and Community Spotlight | April 27, 2023


Watch the Unreal Fellowship: Worldbuilding sizzle reel
The latest Unreal Fellowship workshop is a wrap and the fellows’ projects are ready to make their debut, showcasing their exploration of real-time production design and worldbuilding. From dimly lit sci-fi labs to battle-torn ruins filled with dire warnings, the variety of environments these artists created is phenomenal. If you’d like to get a heads up for applications, subscribe to our newsletter and while you wait, watch the inspiring sizzle and get started yourself with loads of courses on the Epic Developer Community.

Unreal Fest Gold Coast registration now open!
Unreal Fest is heading down under for the first time ever! In the region? Join us on the Gold Coast from June 21-22 for two action-packed days of skills development, Epic dev support, networking…and an Unreal Fest Party. Get your ticket for Unreal Fest Gold Coast today!

Haute couture and sci-fi merge in new fashion short, Neon Rapture
Filmmaker Tim Richardson’s short, Neon Rapture, takes Iris van Herpen’s futuristic fashion line into a stunning virtual world, blurring the line between couture and cinema. By digitizing the experience, collections take on new meanings, making even casual viewers rethink how far a piece (or idea) can go. In our latest Spotlight, see how Tim Richardson and Iris van Herpen brought their collection beyond the catwalk.

Tutorial Spotlights

Ocean Simulation | DeathreyCG
Now to highlight a few top tutorials from this month. Take a swim with community hero @Deathrey’s ocean simulation tutorial, which is a step-by–step guide creating a beautiful ocean system entirely with Niagara.

Floor Plan using Path Tracing | SiLi
When you’re ready to step back inside, @SiLiUSD demonstrates the process of creating a floor plan in UE using Path Tracing—it’s easy to set up and the result looks lovely!. Plans like these can be a very useful addition for Archviz!

Camera Look at Tracking like a Pro | Gabriel Paiva
Authorized Unreal Engine Instructor @Gabriel_Paiva_H takes on the commonly misunderstood Camera Look At Tracking attribute, and will help you leverage its uses like a pro.

Community Spotlights

Button Pop | Reality Adrift Studios
Bouncing to this week’s community spotlights—Prepare for hordes of angry buttons in Scotland-based Reality Adrift Studio’s Button Pop. Defend yourself with a variety of turrets and generators, collecting riches along the way. Wishlist Button Pop on Steam!

Lights In The Forest (UE5) | Elia Luongo
Looking for a retreat in the woods? CG artist Elia Luongo built a home inspired by Robert Hutchison Architecture, featuring various lighting scenarios created in UE5. Check out Lights in the Forest, and more of their incredible work, on their ArtStation page.

Cinematic Demo Reel | Alireza Fattahi
And we’ll leave you with this gorgeous demo reel from animation director and artist Alireza Fattahi. Battle against raging monsters, race through fantastical futuristic cities, and beyond in their exciting showcase—watch now and show them your support in the community.


Thanks for featuring my demoreel!

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It’s our pleasure - your work is beautiful!

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Thank you so much for the feat. in the spotlight!

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