How to create a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition

Learn how to make a CG Animation in Unreal Engine 5

Getting alot of questions regarding the motion capture part of this course. I will provide you with 2 FBX files containing the motion capture in this course. You will not need a suit to follow this course.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use Unreal Engine 5’s cinematic sequencer to make CG animation.
  • How to create CG animation inside Unreal Engine 5.
  • Installing Unreal Engine 5.
  • Adding and working with cameras.
  • Create animation in unreal engine 5.
  • How to use unreal engine 5.
  • Introduction to unreal engine 5.
  • Introduction to animation in unreal engine 5.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 19min.
  • Part 2 –> 1 lecture • 23min.
  • Part 3 –> 1 lecture • 54min.
  • Part 4 –> 1 lecture • 19min.
  • Part 5 –> 1 lecture • 48min.

How to create a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition

Requirements

  • Computer that can run Unreal Engine 5 and Epic Games Metahuman Creator Tool.
  • NLE software that can import png sequences.
  • Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Processor Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster Memory 8 GB RAM Video Card/DirectX Version DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 compatible graphics card.
  • 12-core CPU at 3.4 GHz, with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon 5700 XT graphics card or higher, and 64 GB of system RAM 500GB Hard Drive Space.

Getting alot of questions regarding the motion capture part of this course. I will provide you with 2 FBX files containing the motion capture in this course. You will not need a suit to follow this course.

DISCLAIMER: Unreal Engine 5 is still in Beta so there is a possibility that things in this course might be different in the final version of Unreal Engine 5.

Thank you for checking out my How to make a movie in Unreal Engine 5 Beginners Edition Course.

In this 2.4 hour course, you will learn to install Unreal Engine 5 and create a short action movie in Unreal Engine 5 using free Metahumans and free AAA 3d characters from the Epic Marketplace.

From the past I have used free animations from the Epic Marketplace but this time around, I was fortunate enough to acquire professional grade action motion capture animation from James Croak and his team of talented stuntman Christopher Troy and Braxton McAllister. Although just a disclaimer, the motion capture animations I provide in this course (2 FBX files) are only for educational use and cannot be used commercially. Also, if you have purchased one of my past courses, I listed what you will learn from this course so that you won’t have to pay for something you already know.

Like always I truly appreciate your support if you decide to purchase this course. Thank you!

Recommended Hardware Specs: Windows 10 64 Bit, 12-core CPU at 3.4 GHz, with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon 5700 XT graphics card or higher, and 64 GB of system RAM,atleast 500GB of hard drive space. If you own an Apple computer I am sorry but I am not familiar with Mac computers so I do not know if it works with Unreal. Additionally, I will be using Davinci Resolve to view the final movie but any NLE will work. Lastly to follow along with the facial motion capture portion of the course will require you to have an Iphone device that has truedepth technology which I believe is Iphone X and up.

Support Files are available in zipped file under Part 2

Course Parts

Part 1:

Installing Unreal Engine 5

Installing Plugin for motion capture data

Creating new project

Getting familiar with UE5 editor

Introduction to Quixel Bridge

Introduction to Quixel Megascan

Creating a quick set using Quixel Megascan assets

Part 2:

Downloading Unreal Engine 4.26 for migrating older projects to UE5

Downloading free environment from Epic Marketplace

Downloading free AAA characters from Epic Marketplace

Introduction to Epic Games Metahuman Creator Tool (Need to request access from Epic Games to use the Metahuman Creator Tool)

Creating quick character in Metahuman Creator Tool

Importing Metahuman Characterse to Unreal Engine 5

Enabling motion capture plugin

Placing Metahuman characters in the scene

Getting highest quality from Metahuman using Level of Detail

Using free IOS app Livelink Face App to animate metahuman’s face (optional with Iphone device)

Part 3:

Fixing texture streaming over budget error

Importing professional motion capture fbx into Unreal Engine 5

Introduction to Cinematic Sequencer

Applying body motion capture data to Metahuman characters

Combining facial and body motion capture to Metahuman characters

Fixing common errors with Metahuman bodies

Creating and working with lights

Creating & working with cameras

Quick tip on how to make Metahumans look realistic

Autofocus metahuman characters

Creating multiple camera cuts

Introduction to post process volume

Adding sound in sequencer

Test render movie

Part 4: Metahuman Scene Indoors

Importing movie in NLE (Optional)

Finessing scene back in Unreal Engine 5

Adding custom textures to lights

Finessing lighting for more dramatic effect

New feature in UE5 Virtual Shadow Map

Re-render sequence again

Part 5: Cyborg Scene Outdoors

Downloading Valley of the Ancient project (requires decent hardware. see recommended specs)

Migrating Unreal Engine 4 assets to Unreal Engine 5

Importing characters from Epic Marketplace in Unreal Engine 5

Removing unwanted weapons

Applying motion capture data to imported Characters

Quickly fixing unwanted environment assets

Creating slow motion/speed ramp effect

Creating multiple cameras and cut track

Finessing action scene

Making lighting changes outdoors

Introduction to Unreal Engine 5 control rig

Editing motion capture data non-destructively using control rig

Changing settings for final render

Removing unwanted UI before final render

Render final movie

Import final sequence to Davinci Resolve (optional)

The End.