BBC Viewers Took Tour Of Tokyo Olympics Using BBC’s Virtual Studio

Having just finished its coverage of this year’s Olympic Games – which were controversial and disrupted – the BBC has taken viewers behind the scenes of its virtual studio.
The explainer video below, hosted by the BBC’s Dan Walker and Sam Quek, mentions Fortnite as everything except the presenters’ chairs and a table was made with Unreal Engine.
Often, Unreal Engine is used in film and TV production to create virtual studios and environments or to simulate how effects-based shots would look with live-action actors in the frame.
A BBC Sport Olympic tour hosted by Dan Walker and Sam Quek simulated what it would be like to sit in the stadium if the presenters were there. In Unreal Engine, every aspect of the tour was recreated, from the elaborate Tokyo backdrop to the tables and chairs of the newsroom. Walker reveals this by revealing a large green screen room in Salford.
If you’re a gamer, you’re probably already aware of Unreal Engine’s capabilities. The game creation software is also commonly used in film and television. In fact, Epic’s toolkit has been used in movies like War of the Planet of the Apes and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Do you remember K-2SO? Unreal Engine was used. Afterward, Disney used the technology to create a real-time set for The Mandalorian.
No matter whether you’re a gamer or not, you have to admire Unreal Engine’s capabilities. Unreal Engine is a testament to the games industry and the powerful tools it produces, while CGI can often lead us down the uncanny valley. Did you see those fish in the video? The benchmark demo will do just as well as an aquarium,

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