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Thursday at SIGGRAPH: Unity debuts new artist tools, innovations

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Unity Technologies, the creator of the world's most popular creation engine that reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide, announced Thursday that it will give attendees at SIGGRAPH 2017 an in-depth look at its latest breakthroughs for artists and creatives in the world of interactive entertainment.

As the leading provider of technical capabilities in the creative and artist space, Unity will be hosting several workshops and courses on topics including advances in real-time rendering and cinematic storytelling, as well as first-look deep dives for Photogrammetry and 2D Tilemapper. Artists can add these two new solutions into their workflow, giving them the power to unlock the full potential of their creativity.

Unity launched Unity 2017.1 earlier in the month. The launch signifies the start of a new cycle that evolves the world's most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and real-time entertainment. The release features 100 new updates, including the powerful art and design tools that will be demoed at SIGGRAPH 2017, Timeline and Cinemachine, which allow artists to create cinematic content and gameplay sequences without the need for coding.

"Unity is not only the world's most popular gaming engine, it's also the world's most powerful creation engine. Amongst the new features in Unity 2017.1 are powerful professional grade tools that are accessible to creators of all types and sizes," said Adam Myhill, Head of Cinematics, Unity.

"At SIGGRAPH we'll be demonstrating how these tools allow for the big teams to be more productive and for the little teams to punch above their weight," Myhill added. "Best of all - this flexibility allows teams the license to delay creative decisions until later in the process without taking too many risks. This new workflow will improve the quality of those creations, and give creatives the room they need to experiment -- we feel that it's going to be a game changer for the artist community."

Located at South Hall Booth #417 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Unity will be holding demos of the powerful new artist tools, courses on advancements in real-time rendering, and workshops on cinematics and storytelling from Aug. 1-3.

Attendees can also stop by the booth to receive a 10 percent off coupon to a Unity subscription. Additionally, several Made with Unity titles including the award-winning "Zero Days VR" will be on display during SIGGRAPH 2017.

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