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    Cutscenes - Movie and frame rendering

    Hello fellows,
    I'm really impressed by the capabilities of the engine, especially, since I saw the Kite Demo. :-)
    Now I am researching the options to use this software for CGI scenes of my upcoming science fiction feature film.

    From a first look at Matinee and the dumpmovie command, they are great, but for my tool chain a bit limited and complicated to integrate.
    I need to render arbitrary frame sequences (range from/to) and one-click rendering of different movies out of these stills.
    Output resolution should not depend on screen size.
    Frame output should support different formats, eg png or jpg for preview.
    I also need output of render stages, depth buffer only, normals, etc.
    Output parameters would be controlled by json script for an easy copy/paste of projects.

    Now my question to you.
    In the case, I'm successful to implement this as a plugin, is there any interest, to have this on the marketplace and what functions
    are you looking and longing for?

    I also would like to ask the unreal developers, if there is a plan to recode or replace Matinee.
    Is there a roadmap regarding the cutscene features?
    Last edited by rotwang; 03-29-2015, 09:06 AM.
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    Real Time Modular Audio Processing For Games
    A Lightweight Generator for Real-Time Sound Effects
    Controlling Real-Time Sound Synthesis from Game Physics

    #2
    Yes.This would be awesome and i would buy it... Epic is working on a substitute for matinee called sequencer, which is partially integrated on the UMG. I am not sure if they will implement all the features you want so you should give a go... the possibility of render with an alpha channel would be great.. maybe having a special material that renders as alpha?

    Yes give a go!

    Thanks

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      #3
      Thank you for the sequencer hint. I will look to find that code on git.
      For sure, I don't want to build upon obsolete code. :-)
      When using my inhouse engine, I'm rendering color coded material id's, so that might a useful render stage to implement for you ( and me).
      Get your GAME done - Productivity Plugins for Unreal Engine.

      My articles in Game Programming Gems:
      Real Time Modular Audio Processing For Games
      A Lightweight Generator for Real-Time Sound Effects
      Controlling Real-Time Sound Synthesis from Game Physics

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        #4
        I'm trying to implement a real cinematic experience in one game mode that can help give the player a better emotional attachment to the character he is playing. I would be interested as I have seen many forums of movie dump not working correctly and other issues as well, but I have not gotten to the point of diving into it to see.also not sure how soon sequencer is coming they mention it often on the streams but no time frame.

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          #5
          Thank you for the answers. It looks like not that much people are interested in video rendering or are happy with the current functionality.
          So a complex plugin currently makes no sense on the marketplace.
          Get your GAME done - Productivity Plugins for Unreal Engine.

          My articles in Game Programming Gems:
          Real Time Modular Audio Processing For Games
          A Lightweight Generator for Real-Time Sound Effects
          Controlling Real-Time Sound Synthesis from Game Physics

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            #6
            Well as a CGI person I'd definitely buy this. If you ever make this please update here, whether it's on the marketplace or somewhere else, I'd like to buy it.
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              #7
              Yes i would buy it too!

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                #8
                Thanks, yes, will place updates here and hope for growing interest.
                Get your GAME done - Productivity Plugins for Unreal Engine.

                My articles in Game Programming Gems:
                Real Time Modular Audio Processing For Games
                A Lightweight Generator for Real-Time Sound Effects
                Controlling Real-Time Sound Synthesis from Game Physics

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                  #9
                  hi i will be interest to buy it. my desire is to record in matinee a cutscene. it is possible but i need that the matinee play physic. (apex cloth). so if matinee refuse that i will be ok to record directly PIE

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                    #10
                    I definitely would buy it. I'm facing the same lack of features as you. As a CGI person, I really want to use Unreal on my workflow but the current render is very limited although I see great possibilities even with the current one.

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                      #11
                      Bumping+1 for this. Any progress?

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                        #12
                        Yep character animator/rigger/multimedia professional over here! Would be interested, too!!!

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