Unity brings real-time workflows to animation content creators – speeding up traditional pipelines and giving artists, producers, and directors more opportunities for creative freedom, fast feedback, and artistic iteration on a flexible platform. With Unity, real-time production is a reality.
Unity’s real-time platform gives unprecedented creative freedom over traditional rendering pipelines. By realizing your vision as fast as you can create it – instead of waiting hours or days for rendering – you remove all barriers to artistic experimentation.
Pipeline devs can work with Unity out of the box or create a real-time workflow custom-made for a project using the broadest platform support available alongside extensive DCC compatibility and highly versatile scripting tools.
With shared compositions, accelerated rendering, and plenty of options to automate the non-creative tasks in between, Unity makes it possible to deliver shots, scenes, or entire episodes in days instead of months.
No more discovering mistakes too late – or agonizing over another decision to fix an error in post. Unity equips creators with the ability to see how your shot looks in the scene, right alongside the artist tools designed to easily make the tweaks you need.
Meet the growing demand for content on every platform. With the ability to build, reuse, and easily iterate large volumes of assets in Unity, you can create an element once, then recreate or integrate it easily in all your related projects.
Unity makes it possible for artists at every point of the pipeline to share the same project and see their changes immediately. Change once, see everywhere, and reduce errors and miscommunication.
The series creators at B. Water Studios show how they optimized their pipeline to deliver each episode faster and develop assets at scale – while reducing costs by nearly 40%.
Wise Blue producer and founder Nathalie Martinez explains how Unity’s collaborative workflows allowed animation processes to take place simultaneously, so the project finished faster and the studio could take on more work.
Go behind the scenes with the highly celebrated Oats Studio to see how the team produced a project in five months that would normally take close to a year using traditional rendering.
Exchange models, animations, cameras, lighting, and FX between Unity and most digital content creation tools. With Alembic, USD, and FBX workflows, you can work in real-time with the same formats as your asset pipeline and use the right file for any job.
Cinematic shots are in reach, even in real time. Unity’s High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) puts professional lookdev and VFX tools in your artists’ hands, like physically based rendering, real-time ray tracing, visual shader creation, and next-level effects simulations.
Control, experiment, and perfect how lights, cameras, and action come together in a scene. By orchestrating timing, angles, movements, and cues in real-time with the flexibility of Unity’s editing and sequencing tools, artists can bring their creations to life without coding.
You don’t have to wait for a render farm to deliver high-resolution video clips, validate image sequences, and easily generate multiple versions of your content. Get dailies out faster, shorten review cycles, or export for compositing, all with Unity’s lightning-fast recording tools.
Design any 2D or 3D look with our highly scriptable render pipeline and Shader Graph. Real-time rendering gives you faster feedback throughout lookdev, and changes you make to your assets will propagate instantly anytime in production. Render 4K resolution in milliseconds.
Lay out your scene with richer context, responsive real-time lighting and look dev to make more informed creative decisions. Increase productivity by 50% thanks to Unity’s Timeline editing and Cinemachine camera features, plus smooth DCC interoperability with FBX and Alembic.
Change lighting effects throughout production with sophisticated features like volumetrics, along with built-in post-processing tools to grade colors in real-time and ensure perfect pixels. Turn dailies into work sessions - at near-finished quality - with faster iteration cycles.
Discover how Digital Monarch Media built virtual production and camera tools in Unity that helped directors like Steven Spielberg and Denis Villeneuve make creative decisions in real-time.
“Working in Unity’s real-time engine allowed me to give feedback and visually see changes on the spot. This frees up time to focus on story or other aspects of production.”
Neth Nom, Director, Sonder
“Production-wise, we dramatically reduced render time, which is now practically real-time. Unity also allowed us to streamline our workflow, reducing iterations and resources.”
Nathalie Martínez, Producer and Founder, Wise Blue Studios
“We can create lots of content quickly while retaining high quality owing to reduced render times and a shortened feedback cycle – we can show clients changes in real-time.”
Ben Purkis, CTO, Keyframe Studios
“We learned as we went and at first it took a few weeks to get the environment to the quality we needed. Now we can create a full 11-minute episode every week!”
Dirk Hampel, Founder, B-Water Studios (creator of Zafari and Treasure Trekkers)
"I love the fact that I can touch every facet of audiovisual storytelling in one place, at the same time. The simplest way to describe working in Unity is pure creation.”
Simon J. Smith, Director of Penguins of Madagascar and Baymax Dreams
“Unity’s greatest asset is giving creators the flexibility to explore ideas and visuals in the blink of an eye. It opens up a world where exploration and play result in a better product.”
Nathan Thomas, Senior Animator, Industrial Light & Magic, and creator of Norman’s Island
“Unity is a dream. The flexibility in Unity enables savvy artists to realize ideas that would be logistically prohibitive in other engines.”
Stephen Cooney, Visual Effects Artist and Engineer
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