September 7th, 2023 at 11:45 a.m. by Rhonda Bachmann – Epic Games recently released the latest version of Unreal Engine 5. In addition to improvements to the core rendering and production toolsets, Unreal Engine 5.3 also introduces experimental rendering, animation, and simulation capabilities. Some of the functions are now highlighted in a new video.
Epic Games has now released the latest version of Unreal Engine 5, Unreal Engine 5.3, for download. To coincide with the release, the new engine functions will be demonstrated in a new video from the studio. In addition to some improvements, Epic also wants to make new experimental rendering, animation and simulation functions palatable to users.
Unreal Engine 5.3 with new experimental features
Unreal Engine 5.3 brings a whole range of improvements to the Nanite and Lumen techniques. With the latest version of the engine, Nanite should be able to generate faster performance for masked materials and have the option of displaying a larger selection of surfaces. Lumen is now able to correctly display reflections within reflections. There should also be better performance on the consoles. VSM, TSR, Hair Grooms, Path Tracing and Substrates also see improvements.
In addition, there are the experimental rendering, animation and simulation functions that come with Unreal Engine 5.3. Developers should now be able to use cinema-quality volumetric rendering, orthographic rendering, a skeletal editor, panel-based Chaos Cloth and support for SMPTE ST 2110. The official video for the engine should provide an overview of the new functions.
Epic only released Unreal Engine 5.2 for game developers last May. The last version of the engine focused entirely on procedurally created game worlds. At the time, the developers used a demo to show how a cliff is moved and the engine automatically fills in the area previously occupied by the cliff.
Quelle: WCCFTech, DSOGaming