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"Alarms blare and dozens of warning lights flash at once as a man and his malfunctioning ship careen towards the desolate surface of an alien planet. Desperately fighting the nausea and the G-Force caused by his freefall , he struggles with the ship's console in a last ditch attempt to save himself and his mysterious cargo..."

Ember Descending is EP4 of Shape Shifters original IP and Unreal Engine animation series of short stories. Descending is intended as Act One of a much larger, interconnected story that will be revealed in the following months. Like all the content created by Shape Shifters, Ember Descending was rendered 100% in Unreal Engine 5, with the animation done mostly in Maya + XSens mocap.

Breakdown | "Project Ember" Unreal Engine 5 short film
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Feb 2022


Han Yang - Director & Creator

David Jiang - Character Lead

Mateus Kurzhals - UE Environment

Eugene Flormata - UE Consultation

Andrea Bellucci - Music Composer

Chengshuo Hou - Sound Design & Mixing

Junio Oliveira - Rigging

Daniel Piero - Rigging