Midweek Motivations: ADAM E2: The Mirror (Neill Blomkamp) + New Autodesk Integration into Unity

Midweek Motivations: ADAM E2: The Mirror (Neill Blomkamp) + New Autodesk Integration into Unity

Oats Studios, Neill Blomkamp’s project, created Adam E2: The Mirror in real-time using Unity. It’s impressive! And, watch the Unite Austin 2017 Keynote where it premiered too.


Here's part 2. The eyes of the mirror are so cool! 

Note: If you haven't seen part 1, it's below this one, and you should watch it first.


Unite Austin 2017 Keynote

ADAM 2: The Mirror premiered at the Unite Austin 2017 event and Unity blogs covers it. Learn all about Unity, as well. 


Unity Technologies Collaborates With Autodesk to Strengthen Link With Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya

Collaboration enables FBX files to work more directly with the world’s most popular creation engine

October 04, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unity Technologies (https://unity3d.com/), creator of the flexible, high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, today announced a collaboration with Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, that will create a greater link with several Autodesk media & entertainment tools. This collaboration will allow Unity to be the first creation engine that has source code access to the Autodesk FBX SDK, delivering a streamlined process for asset sharing and in-game iteration that greatly improves the capabilities of artists working in Unity, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The first look at this improved interaction will occur at the Unite Austin 2017 Conference, taking place in Austin, TX from October 3 – 5, 2017.

“Autodesk is very interested in making media and entertainment artists’ work as seamless as possible, and the workflow between 3D art tools and engines is a big part of that effort. 3ds Max and Maya users often utilize Unity technology, so we want to provide the best possible connection between these tools,” said Marc Stevens, vice president of Entertainment, Autodesk.


Unity 2017 is the start of a new cycle that evolves the world’s most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and real-time entertainment. The release of Unity 2017.2, which launches in October and further empowers Artists & Designers with an improved workflow and faster roundtripping, will be the first time creators can take advantage of the official Unity and Autodesk collaboration. The release includes new and improved FBX import/export capabilities, including support for the Autodesk interactive physically based shader, and custom properties. Unity 2017.2 also includes updates to the powerful art and design tools Timeline and Cinemachine, which allow artists to create cinematic content and gameplay sequences without the need for coding, and optimized support for ARCore, ARKit, Vuforia and Microsoft Mixed Reality.

“Unity developers turn to Autodesk for the deepest 3D modeling and animation toolsets available,” said André Gauthier, Studio Lead at Unity. “Together we are improving FBX interoperability to increase productivity and give creators a better workflow in their asset pipelines so they can unleash their creativity.”

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success — three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity powers more than 50% of all new mobile games and 2/3rds of all VR/AR experiences. Interactive content made with Unity reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide.

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to madewith.unity.com.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, 3ds Max and Maya are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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