News and Community Spotlight | January 12, 2023


January Marketplace Sale: over 1,500 products—now 50% off
The January Marketplace Sale is here–with over 1500 products now 50% off. The sale has systems, props, characters, environments, effects, sounds, music, Blueprints, and more— so start exploring today and remember to act quickly. The discounts end on January 15th at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Media & Entertainment: 2022 highlights
Last year, the media & entertainment industry saw sky-rocketing adoption of real-time technology, and we didn’t want you to miss a single beat!

Whether you’re interested in phenomenally empowering product releases and updates like Unreal Engine 5.1, RealityScan, Mesh to MetaHuman–and more, or want to dive into training, short films, and production pipelines of some of the biggest studios in the world, we’ve got you covered! See all the Media and Entertainment highlights and explore Unreal Connectors, Field Guides, and our Careers in Animation course!

Taking Big City Greens from 2D to 3D animation in Unreal Engine
A talented team of Disney animators inspired by stop-motion and illustrative styles has taken the well-known Greens IP into another dimension for Big City Greens holiday special ‘Virtually Christmas.’ Discover how they borrowed 2D art techniques for 3D animation in Unreal Engine to keep a look authentic to the original artwork in this Spotlight.


Environment Artist Enrico Labarile has created a beautiful scene, with the specific goals of diving deeper into stylized environments and associated workflows. Enrico built everything from scratch, technically and visually, from concept and blockout to modeling and texturing!

As a final desperate act, a long-forgotten god stirs one last time to empower a worthy warrior who must now take up arms and fight through the enveloping darkness to save themselves and their creator! Traverse through this perilous journey as the reanimated guardian in the action-adventure by Subsolar Entertainment.

Cyberpunk-Inspired Short Film
Award-Winning Real-time Filmmaker, Virtual Production, and Metaverse Content Creator @jsfilmz has taken deep inspiration from Cyberpunk along with a ton of their talent and dedication to direct, craft and brought to life their detective drama-themed thriller. Go behind the scenes for the making of and post-production thoughts!