The Summer of Unreal is a free, 4-week bootcamp focused on teaching the basics of Unreal Engine animation tools.

This event takes place only once a year.

Through project-based learning sessions and free hands-on work, you’ll get a unique learning package from INCAS Training, the world’s first Unreal Authorized Premier Training Partner.

Developed in partnership with the Unreal Engine Team, Summer of Unreal is aimed at animators and digital content creatives in Europe, Middle East or Africa (EMEA) who want to take their business or career to the next level with real-time animation – a skill that is becoming more important every day.

Seats for attendees are limited. No Unreal Engine knowledge is assumed. We’ll start with the basics and then work our way from setting up a project to using fully animated MetaHuman in the training sessions, hands-on exercises, and your own project work. You will work collaboratively and creatively with artists from all over EMEA to find new solutions, learn and develop yourself.

Learning objectives of the
Summer of Unreal

The time frame of 4 weeks includes the following components:
  • 11 Topic-specific half-day training sessions with an exercise component

  • 15 half-day mentoring sessions

  • 8 insightful guest lectures

  • 4 full-day project days

  • 1 half-day final presentation day

  • You get a solid knowledge base for your future work with the Unreal Engine with a focus on animation.
  • You learn and understand the new features of Unreal Engine 5.
  • You master production-proven best practices to structure your own Unreal project.
  • You will be able to use the Unreal Engine animation tools.
  • You are skilled in the layout, settings, and rendering of a scene in the Unreal Engine.
  • You are able to embed and rig animation characters.
  • You’ll master the workflows for rendering a short film in real time.
  • You learn to animate photorealistic digital humans using the MetaHuman framework.
  • You will create a fictional environment (worldbuilding) using the Quixel Megascan 3D asset library.
  • You understand the basics of the Niagara visual effects system for creating real-time particle effects.

Study in the morning,…

  • The events take place in the morning
    from 9 am to 1 pm CEST.
  • From 2 pm – 6 pm CEST daily comprehensive
    support takes place in Discord.
Weekly and hourly schedule

… try in the Afternoon

  • Team support in the joint project implementation
    (Capstone Project) takes place on Fridays from 9 am – 4 pm CEST.
  • The teams consist of about 20 participants and a mentor.
Weekly and hourly schedule

Who should

Target Group


The Summer of Unreal campaign is intended for Educators, Trainers, Instructors, Animation Professionals, Freelancers and early career adult Professionals that are currently working with 3D Digital Content Creation (DCC) tools. Unfortunately, students cannot participate.

What do you have to
bring along?


No experience with UE is required. Participants are expected to be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of contemporary 3D computer graphics software technologies (e.g. Maya, 3ds Max, Houdini, Blender, Cinema 4D, etc.) and standard DCC production workflows. If admitted to the course, we expect attendance for the entire 4 weeks, with a minimum of 80%.

Hardware and software specifications

You need a powerful PC and a high-performance internet connection to participate in the Summer of Unreal. Additionally a headset (audio), a webcam (video) and two monitors with (at least) HD resolution.

We recommend as hardware specification for Summer of Unreal:

Windows 10 64-bit
16 GB RAM or more
SSD with 500 GB free capacity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / AMD RX6800-XT or better
CPU Six-Core (6C/12T) @ 3.4 GHz or better

We do not recommend the use of Macs.

For details and more help from Epic Games, please visit:


Learn from the best

INCAS Training: your first address for Unreal Engine Training

You are guaranteed to learn from the best in the Summer of Unreal. There are only three companies in the world with Unreal Premier Training Partner status. INCAS Training is one of them. Our mentors are hand-picked. Guest speakers are well-known industry leaders and trainers are Unreal Authorized Instructors. It doesn’t get any better than this!


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