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Polygon Pictures Sets Up Company to Develop CG Models Using Unreal Engine

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Company established together with Historia game developer; plans to create models for anime, games, more

3DCG anime studio Polygon Pictures announced on Wednesday that its principal shareholder Polygon Pictures Holdings established a new company named Element Factory on January 4 to develop CG models using Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). Polygon Pictures Holdings established Element Factory in collaboration with Historia, a company established 2013 that specializes in developing game content using UE4.

Polygon Pictures noted that the new company will combine the knowledge of both Polygon Pictures and Historia. Element Factory aims to develop next-generation 3DCG models, which are planned for use in anime, games, virtual reality projects, and events.

Polygon Pictures and Japanese publisher Kodansha previously established a new joint venture company called Kodansha VR Lab last October. The new company will create VR and AR content such as videos, games, and other digital content. Kodansha VR Lab also plans to target its content to a global market.

Polygon Pictures is known for anime such as the two Ajin television anime series and film trilogy, the Blame! film, the two Knights of Sidonia television anime series and film, and the ongoing Godzilla: Kaijū Wakusei film trilogy.

Source: Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)

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