July 15, 2019 (Cary, NC) – Epic Video games, as a part of the corporate’s $100 million Epic MegaGrants program, is awarding the Blender Basis $1.2 million in money to additional the success of Blender, the free and open supply 3D creation suite that helps the total vary of instruments empowering artists to create 3D graphics, animation, particular results or video games.
The Epic MegaGrants initiative is designed to help sport builders, enterprise professionals, media and leisure creators, college students, educators, and power builders doing excellent work with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics neighborhood.
The Epic MegaGrant can be delivered incrementally over the following three years and can contribute to Blender’s Professionalizing Blender Growth Initiative.
“Having Epic Video games on board is a significant milestone for Blender,” mentioned Blender Basis founder and chairman Ton Roosendaal. “Because of the grant we’ll make a major funding in our undertaking group to enhance on-boarding, coordination and greatest practices for code high quality. Consequently, we anticipate extra contributors from the business to affix our initiatives.”
“Open instruments, libraries and platforms are important to the way forward for the digital content material ecosystem,” mentioned Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Video games. “Blender is an everlasting useful resource inside the inventive neighborhood, and we purpose to make sure its development to the advantage of all creators.”
For extra details about Epic MegaGrants, go to unrealengine.com/en-US/megagrants.
About Blender Basis
The Blender Basis (2002) is an impartial nonprofit public profit company with the aim to supply particular person artists and small groups with a whole, free and open supply 3D creation pipeline, managed by public initiatives on blender.org. Its spin-off Blender Institute hosts the inspiration’s workplaces and at the moment employs 15 individuals who work on the Blender software program and inventive initiatives to validate and stress Blender in manufacturing environments.
For extra data, go to blender.org/basis.
About Unreal Engine
Epic Video games’ Unreal Engine expertise brings high-quality video games to PC, console, cellular, AR and VR platforms. Creators additionally use Unreal for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, movie, digital manufacturing, blended actuality TV broadcast and animated leisure. Observe @UnrealEngine and obtain Unreal without cost at unrealengine.com.
About Epic Video games
Based in 1991, Epic Video games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of Battle, Shadow Advanced, and the Infinity Blade sequence of video games. Epic’s Unreal Engine expertise, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, cellular, AR, VR and the Net, is freely obtainable at unrealengine.com. The Epic Video games retailer provides a handpicked library of video games, obtainable at epicgames.com. Observe @EpicGames for updates.