Epic Games today announced that the free beta for its popular Unreal Studio platform will be extended for another year, through September 2019. Unreal Studio was launched as a free beta in March of this year, providing enterprise users in architecture, design, and manufacturing a shortcut to producing high-quality, real-time, fully immersive visual experiences. To date, over 100,000 users have registered for the free beta.

“The response to Unreal Studio has been incredible – in just a few short months our beta users have tapped Unreal Studio to power amazing projects in automotivearchitecturebroadcast, and even medical research,” said Marc Petit, General Manager of Unreal Enterprise at Epic Games. “Recent beta surveys indicate that users importing CAD data from 3ds Max are doubling their productivity – an average efficiency increase of 113%. We want to invest in our users’ success, so we’re extending the free beta period for another year while we continue to add new features and capabilities, giving users more time to explore the benefits of real time visualization.”

Key features of Unreal Studio include:

  • Datasmith: This workflow toolkit streamlines the transfer of CAD data into Unreal Engine and includes support for over 20 CAD sources including Autodesk 3ds Max and SketchUp
  • Learning Tools: Users can access the free Unreal Engine Online Learning platform with extensive video tutorials and training materials to master Unreal Engine across professional tracks like architectural visualization and industrial design
  • Asset Library: Quickly create experiences with access to over 100 substances from Allegorithmic for common architecture and design materials and industry-specific templates
  • Support: Beta users have access to one-to-one ticketed support as well as monitored community-driven discussion boards

Examples of some of the projects created using Unreal Studio:

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For more information on Unreal Studio and to sign up for the beta, visit: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/studio .