How to make a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition (Updated for 5.1)

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How to make a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition (Updated for 5.1)

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DISCLAIMER: Unreal Engine 5 is still in Beta so there is a possibility that things in this course might be different in the final version of Unreal Engine 5.

Getting alot of questions regarding the motion capture part of this course. I will provide you with 2 mocap files containing the motion capture in this course. You will not need a suit to follow this course.

Thank you for checking out my How to make a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition Course.

In this course, you will learn to install Unreal Engine 5 and create a short action movie in Unreal Engine 5 using free Metahumans and free AAA 3d characters from the Epic Marketplace.

From the past I have used free animations from the Epic Marketplace but this time around, I was fortunate enough to acquire professional grade action motion capture animation from James Croak and his team of talented stuntman Christopher Troy and Braxton McAllister. Although just a disclaimer, the motion capture animations I provide in this course (2 FBX files) are only for educational use and cannot be used commercially. Also, if you have purchased one of my past courses, I listed what you will learn from this course so that you won't have to pay for something you already know.

Like always I truly appreciate your support if you decide to purchase this course. Thank you!

Recommended Hardware Specs: Windows 10 64 Bit, 12-core CPU at 3.4 GHz, with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon 5700 XT graphics card or higher, and 64 GB of system RAM,atleast 500GB of hard drive space. If you own an Apple computer I am sorry but I am not familiar with Mac computers so I do not know if it works with Unreal. Additionally, I will be using Davinci Resolve to view the final movie but any NLE will work. Lastly to follow along with the facial motion capture portion of the course will require you to have an Iphone device that has truedepth technology which I believe is Iphone X and up.

Support Files are available in the zipped folder

Course Parts

Unreal Engine 5 Course Update to accommodate April 5 Release of Unreal Engine 5 (skip this if you are still using the older UE5 Early Access)

Installing Unreal Engine 5

Creating new project

Importing Metahuman Characters to Unreal Engine 5

Enabling motion capture plugin

Placing Metahuman characters in the scene

Applying body motion capture data to Metahuman characters

Part 1:

Installing Unreal Engine 5

Creating new project

Getting familiar with UE5 editor

Introduction to Quixel Bridge

Introduction to Quixel Megascan

Creating a quick set using Quixel Megascan assets

Part 2:

Downloading Unreal Engine 4.26 for migrating older projects to UE5

Downloading free environment from Epic Marketplace

Downloading free AAA characters from Epic Marketplace

Introduction to Epic Games Metahuman Creator Tool (Need to request access from Epic Games to use the Metahuman Creator Tool)

Creating quick character in Metahuman Creator Tool

Importing Metahuman Characters to Unreal Engine 5

Enabling motion capture plugin

Placing Metahuman characters in the scene

Getting highest quality from Metahuman using Level of Detail

Using free IOS app Livelink Face App to animate metahuman's face (optional with Iphone device)

Part 3:

Fixing texture streaming over budget error

Introduction to Cinematic Sequencer

Applying body motion capture data to Metahuman characters

Combining facial and body motion capture to Metahuman characters

Fixing common errors with Metahuman bodies

Creating and working with lights

Creating & working with cameras

Quick tip on how to make Metahumans look realistic

Autofocus metahuman characters

Creating multiple camera cuts

Introduction to post process volume

Adding sound in sequencer

Test render movie

Part 4: Metahuman Scene Indoors

Importing movie in NLE (Optional)

Finessing scene back in Unreal Engine 5

Adding custom textures to lights

Finessing lighting for more dramatic effect

New feature in UE5 Virtual Shadow Map

Re-render sequence again

Part 5: Cyborg Scene Outdoors

Downloading Valley of the Ancient project (requires decent hardware. see recommended specs)

Migrating Unreal Engine 4 assets to Unreal Engine 5

Importing characters from Epic Marketplace in Unreal Engine 5

Removing unwanted weapons

Applying motion capture data to imported Characters

Quickly fixing unwanted environment assets

Creating slow motion/speed ramp effect

Creating multiple cameras and cut track

Finessing action scene

Making lighting changes outdoors

Introduction to Unreal Engine 5 control rig

Editing motion capture data non-destructively using control rig

Changing settings for final render

Removing unwanted UI before final render

Render final movie

Import final sequence to Davinci Resolve (optional)

The End.

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Zipped folder that includes Tutorial videos and 2 professionally motion capture files.

8.84 GB
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