Epic Games today announced the release of Unreal Engine 5.1, building on previously released version 5 software. 5.1 now includes automatic pipeline state object (PSO) caching for DX12, simplifying the process needed to prepare a game for release in DX12. As well as a programmable rasterizer that allows you to create animations and deformations based on materials using world position displacement, as well as opacity masks and much more.
According to Epic, Unreal Engine 5.1 brings with it significant performance and usability improvements to incamera VFX workflows that apply equally to the broadcast and live events space.
“Unreal Engine 5.0 was a groundbreaking release that provided users with a whole new set of tools. Version 5.1 builds on version 5.0, providing updates and enhancements that make it even easier to create nextgeneration 3D content in real time. We focused on making our feature set robust, workflow friendly and versatile to meet the needs of different sectors.”
Unreal Engine 5.1
“We stress tested the engine on various workflows to make it applicable to more sectors. We laid the groundwork for the Lumen Dynamic Global Illumination and Reflection System, the Nanite Virtualized Micropoly Geometry System, and Virtual Shadow Maps (VSM) to support games and applications running at 60fps on nextgen consoles and capable PCs, enabling fastpaced competitive games and detailed simulations to launch without delay.
“The exponential growth in the adoption of Unreal Engine over the past two years by media and entertainment professionals and companies of all sizes has resulted in successful projects such as the YouTube character animation show Xanadu, Pixomondo’s Caledon football ad, and a new virtual production. Fox Sports Studio. With Unreal Engine 5.1, our goal is to enable the industry to build on this success with a more extensive, robust, and accessible set of tools than ever before.”
For more information about all the new features, tweaks and improvements added to the latest version of Unreal Engine 5.1, visit the official website by clicking the link below.
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