UNREAL DAY is intended for all those who are already part of the local Unreal Engine community, experimenting or working professionally with this tool, but also for those who would like to get involved and explore the immense possibilities and wide applications that Unreal Engine is offering. Students, high schoolers, young or more experienced professionals, but also all those interested in the most relevant global and local trends in the domain of CGI, 3d visualization, gaming and education – are all more than welcome! Whether you work in the field of gaming, film (post)production, architecture, new media art, interaction design or even robotics, you will find something for you.
The day will start with two extended workshops intended for different types of UE users. On the one hand, for the beginners or juniors who have some experience in 3d modeling and knowledge of the UE environment (workshop by Milan Ličina), while the second one will be specifically focused on architects and those who deal with 3d visualizations, and will be presented by Saša Vlajkov from the Case 3D studio from Novi Sad.
The middle of the day is reserved for masterclasses presented by the leading domestic and international professionals, including David Jiang from the award-winning Canadian studio Shape Shifters Creative, who will focus on the MetaHuman tool, as well as Krzystof Pachulski, an UE evangelist who, on behalf of Epic Games, shares his knowledge and rich experience with the community across Europe. In addition to Darko Subotin, assistant professor at FDA in Belgrade and one of the few authorized lecturers for Unreal Engine in our country, Adam Kovač from 3Lateral/Epic Games will introduce the application process for the Epic MegaGrants program to all those interested, through which projects based on UE technology can receive financial support for further development.
KEYNOTES & SHOWCASE
From 5 PM, Dorćol Platz will host the most extensive program dedicated to Unreal Engine ever held in our country. In addition to two distinguished keynote lectures (by Sava Živković from the UK, as well as Shape Shifters Creative from Canada), the audience will have the pleasure of following short presentations by as many as 8 Serbian teams that use UE in different ways in their projects. Among them are current and future “stars” of the domestic game dev production (Mad Head Games, Digital Arrow, Phobos, Euclidean Studios, Ebb Software), but also those working outside of the framework of gaming: Case 3D, Take One and Metacobots.
This exciting series will be rounded up by Uroš Sikimić from the company 3Lateral / Epic Games, while the program will begin with a panel dedicated to the use of Unreal Engine in education, in which representatives of the leading formal and informal educational centers will participate: Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade, Faculty of Technical Sciences Novi Sad, Metropolitan University, Crater Training Center and SAE Institute.
Two delicacies are also hidden in the lineup of this unique Unreal Engine festival. The acclaimed Canadian CGI studio Shape Shifters Creative is not only visiting this part of Europe for the first time, but this is happening shortly after the release of their latest project – a “metahuman” version of the basketball star Luka Dončić, which attracted a lot of attention of both his fans, but also colleagues from the industry. Nathaniel Jordan, co-founder of the studio will tell us about their journey, but also about this particular project.
On the other hand, the Belgrade-based company EBB Software – whose game Scorn is eagerly awaited by players around the planet since years – will also join us, with their appearance at the Unreal Day program comes only ten days after the official release of the game for PC, as well as the Xbox exclusive. Lazar Mesaroš, Art Producer from this team will present their path towards the release of one of the most ambitious games ever developed in our country.
And that’s not all! During the program, the audience will be able to watch a large number of trailers, CGI animations and other projects by numerous guests of this special event, who are coming from Belgrade and Novi Sad, but also from Toronto, Manchester, Taiwan and Warsaw.
Check out the best domestic Unreal Engine projects, experts and initiatives, and connect with the community which is making the key contributions to the development of numerous creative-technological disciplines!
UNREAL DAY is part of the Unreal Engine Word Tour 2022. Like the Unreal Engine itself, all Unreal Day programs are – completely free with registration!
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