The Cartographer’s Fleet: The Alien Airframes of Inside Out Flying Game InnerSpace

Greetings, Cartographer. It is I, the Archaeologist, your creator, your companion, and fellow explorer of the Inverse. As you look at yourself, your wings and your fuselage, you may very well ask, “Can I be more than this?” The answer is yes, Cartographer. You absolutely can. I have just developed the technology that will allow you to transfer your AI consciousness from your current airframe into another. A brilliant breakthrough, if I say so myself. I’m envious, I admit. I only have the one submarine. Of course, I’ll need your help finding the parts to construct these new airframes for…

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Sakura, and the Season 3 Character Pass are Now Available on PlayStation 4 and PC!

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is now
available for MSRP $39.99 on PlayStation 4 in North
America and PC, with access to new content such as Arcade
Mode, Extra Battle Mode, Team Battle Mode,
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Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and […]

Datasmith and Unreal Engine Drive Real-time Architectural Design at Neoscape

As a creative agency that focuses on strategy and branding for real estate, Neoscape utilizes a range of skill sets and techniques to visualize worlds that do not yet exist. The ability to bring large volumes of design data into real-time engines quickly is integral to the way Neoscape helps clients achieve their vision and elevate their brands.

Real-time technology’s constant evolution has inspired the agency’s specialized approach in providing many unique services that are harder for architectural firms to handle in-house, including short films and interactive experiences.
 

“We’re re-thinking how we approach traditional visualization because of how good real time is getting,” says Neoscape’s President, Rob Macleod, who adds his studio has moved away from rendering scenes and 2D images to a embrace a more dynamic approach to design content creation. “[Instead] we’re going to make a great real-time experience and then generate almost unlimited, absolutely beautiful, artistic, and well-crafted renderings out of an engine.”

Unreal Engine has been pivotal in this transformation, but recently adding Datasmith into Neoscape’s pipeline has also made a tremendous difference in the speed and capabilities of the team’s design workflows, says Carlos Cristerna, Visualization Director at Neoscape.

A year ago, Cristerna took on a project to test the process of translating 3ds Max/V-Ray scenes into Unreal Engine. At the time, it was a manual translation that took his team about four weeks to complete, which he says wasn’t very practical time-wise. “Six months ago or so, with Datasmith, that changed completely,” he says. “It literally can do the same thing I did in four weeks in one day, and that is magic.”

When it comes to building a strong production pipeline, efficiency is critical, and making the choice to adopt new tools requires careful consideration over whether the effort is worth the payoff. For Neoscape, the choice was an easy one. “Tools like Unreal and Datasmith allow us to export in so many different formats that it’s really worthwhile,” he says, noting Unreal’s ease of use and designer-friendly features empower designers who know nothing about coding to create amazing work.

“We’ve built our company on delivering a quality experience to our clients, and the fact that Unreal can deliver on that promise is really, really important,” adds Macleod. “We’re excited about the direction that Unreal is headed, and we’re excited to continue to use it.”

To learn more about how Neoscape is using Unreal Engine and Datasmith, watch the full video above. To join the Datasmith beta, register here.

InnerSpace Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: InnerSpace  Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets where gravity pulls outward instead of in. InnerSpace began as a project among college friends and evolved into a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. After years of development, […]