EPIC Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at this year’s GDC showcased a new way of rendering a movie, in real-time. In collaboration with The Mill’s proprietary toolkit, Cyclops, The Human Race is a short film that features real-time visual effects and live-action storytelling. Using The Mill’s specially designed car, the Blackbird, allowed the possibility of transforming it into any car, in this case, a futuristic Chevy concept car.
As demonstrated in the keynote presentation, Chevrolet’s marketing director, Sam Russell, was able to change the aspects of the car while the short film was playing in the background. This opens up new possibilities with interactive technologies like AR and VR.
EPIC is set to release a version of Unreal that will support this type of real-time rendering later this year.