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Unreal Engine – Essential Materials (Free Download)

Unreal Engine Essential Materials This Unreal Engine Project contains a selection of Materials and Material Functions that can be used for most if not all surfaces. This is available for download through Github I've been building this collection as I go along making and creating new materials so it will be further updated and improved. My aim for this Unreal material set is not to

Fix Inverted Normal – Unreal Engine – Quick Tip

When you are creating materials in Unreal engine sometimes you can come across elements of the material that are indented as opposed to protruding - or vice versa.   This can be easily fixed with one click of a tick box in the normal map settings. Go to the normal texture and then in its settings tick the box that says 'Flip Green Channel' (shown

By |2020-11-25T11:18:14+00:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Materials, Resources and Info, Unreal Engine|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Blender Short Cut Keys

Blender Shortcuts Shortcut keys for Blender that should be good for up to version 2.9 and beyond. If you see any that are wrong or need updating please do post a comment and I will update asap. Navigation ¹MMB Orbit Shift + ¹MMB Pan Scroll OR Ctrl + ¹MMB Zoom in/out Shift + ~ Fly Object Mode Ctrl +

By |2020-11-11T14:21:39+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: CG Modelling, CG Simulation, Resources and Info|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Technology That is Replacing the Green Screen

Technology That is Replacing the Green Screen Details Below From Vox: The green screen is a Hollywood staple. Should it be? It’s easy to complain about overreliance on special effects, but for projects that require impossible-to-film environments or have incredibly expensive shots, how do you get the flexibility of green screens without the drawbacks? Charmaine Chan has worked on one

By |2020-11-01T16:52:28+00:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

World War 2 – Street Ruins – Unreal Engine Speed Design

World War 2 - Street Ruins - Unreal Engine Speed Design I have started a new channel on Youtube - The Motion of Pictures - Craft in Action. I may change the name to something a little more CG specific and I am thinking of Motion in Pixels - although I am not completely sold on this title yet, so I am giving

By |2020-11-01T13:42:12+00:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: CG Modelling, Speed Design|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Unreal Engine – Asset Naming Conventions

Anyone that has worked using Unreal engine will know that there can be a huge amount of various assets that get used and imported into Unreal Engine Projects. So it has been standardised to put certain prefixes before different types of files to help identify them quickly and efficiently. - If you are working in a game or just creating cinematics it is good

By |2020-11-20T11:07:24+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Resources and Info, Unreal Engine|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chevrolet Blanc et Noir

Chevrolet Blanc et Noir The Chevrolet Blanc et Noir is a toy car made by the French firm Vilac. When I first saw a photo of the car some years back I was struck by its bold shape, slick lines and art deco styling.  So it was a great joy to recreate the model and bring it into a digital world.

By |2020-09-21T08:53:33+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: CG Modelling|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Covers – Art Work

Book Covers – Art Work Below are the book covers for short stories or debut novel written by Chris J Mitchell (founder of The Motion In Pictures). I constantly read about not designing your own book covers, but many of these I have designed and I have had great feedback on them. I enjoy design work, so this is one area where

By |2020-11-01T13:49:24+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Design, Writing|0 Comments

Victorian Christmas Living Room – Ambient background video

The Journey: The snow gently drifted down outside and the cold air was kept at bay by the soothing embers burning in the fireplace. Jack had spent the last few days at his great uncle's house and had arrived home that very day after a long journey. Upon arrival, it felt like a weight had lifted from his shoulders, for the route back was

By |2020-03-12T16:39:49+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Ambient Background Videos, Animation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Castle ruins by a Lake | Ambient and medieval music background video

The ruins of this once-majestic castle rest on the shoreline of this sacred loch. Its creation lays in mystery and the clan that built it was known for their kinship towards each other. Their fate though is unknown, for no record in a history book or note of travelling historian records their passage from the land, and around a thousand years ago they

By |2019-09-24T09:35:39+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Ambient Background Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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