the Animation Field Guide



Learn the lessons—before you start!

Real-time workflows are exploding in animation. And it’s no surprise. Instant feedback can make the whole pipeline feel new, especially when different departments are constantly moving as one. 

So what happens when studios build Unreal Engine into their productions? 

We talked to Sony Pictures Imageworks, Reel FX, Spire Animation Studios, BRON Digital, and more to find out. Over 30 artists, producers, and pipeline experts have weighed in, so you can start a few steps ahead.

Thank you to all the studios that participated and/or provided us with imagery!

With real-time, you don't go backward. You're just working live—in the moment. Even with fewer crew, you're able to continuously create brand-new ideas all along the way.

Doug Oddy

Senior VFX Producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks
"Fables" image courtesy of BRON Studios

Over 100 pages of industry insights

With our free Animation Field Guide you’ll learn:
  • How to remap your review, layout, and design process
  • The most common hurdles for studios (of all sizes)
  • The best ways to roll it out
  • And everything else they learned along the way
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"Fables" image courtesy of BRON Studios