A Stunning Animated Short Shows Just How Far CGI Technology Has Come
Mar 26, 2015
Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools created for game developers by game developers. The tools are free and give the downloader everything necessary to start the building process. It also has the capability to grow with the developer, offering some of the most complex options that currently exist, so even the youngest of developers won't be likely to outgrow the suite.
"A Boy And His Kite," a recently released animated short film created by Epic Games, is a demonstration of what Unreal Engine 4 can create. The short film features a diverse and beautifully created 100-square-mile landscape where a young boy is chasing his kite. Filmed at 30 frames per second, it includes cinematic depth of field, motion blur, dynamic direct and indirect illumination and placed trees (as well as other greenery).