Engine maker gives developers a peak at GPU particles, particle lights and other visual effects elements in UE4

Video: Epic gives devs a closer look at Unreal Engine 4’s VFX muscle

Epic Games has released a new video exploring the visual enhancements that are capable with Unreal Engine 4.

At GDC in March, the engine maker showed its Infiltrator demo, which demonstrated fluid character movements, high dynamic range lighting effects and photoreal landscapes. It was an arresting glimpse at what the next generation of games will look like with Unreal Technology.

In its latest Inside Unreal video, Epic’s senior FX artist Tim Elek explains how he created muzzle flashes, smoke and impact effects for the Infiltrator demo.

See the video below:

Epic said developers can use its tools inside the integrated Unreal Cascade FX editor to rapidly place thousands of elements into an effect, and then evaluate their behaviour and movement.

You can read more about Unreal Engine 4 and its feature set in Develop’s Unreal Diaries articles, or check out Epic’s Inside Unreal page for video shorts.

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