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Raising the bar on Unity’s visual quality

Enemies showcases the power and capabilities of the Unity platform for creating high-end, visually compelling content – making it possible for any creative team to fully realize its vision. Our real-time 3D (RT3D) technology is constantly evolving to meet the ever-growing expectations creators have for visual quality and realism.

Enemies Digital humans

Digital humans in Unity

Enemies expands on the work done for The Heretic, which featured Unity’s first realistic digital human. Improvements include:

  • A better 4D pipeline
  • Skin Attachment system on the GPU to allow for high-density meshes (e.g., peach fuzz)
  • More realistic eyes with caustics on the iris
  • A new skin shader
  • Tension tech for blood flow simulation and wrinkle maps, eliminating the need for a facial rig for fine details
Tech behind Enemies

The tech behind Enemies

All High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) features have been improved and some new systems were introduced, including Adaptive Probe volumes and Screen Space Global Illumination (SSGI). Real-time ray traced reflections, ray traced ambient occlusion, and native support for NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) allow the demo to run at 4K with image quality comparable to native resolution.

Enemies hair strand, demo

Strand-based, real-time Hair solution

For the protagonist’s highly realistic locks, the Demo team and Unity’s R&D team collaborated on an all-new Hair solution for authoring, importing, simulating, and rendering strand-based hair. It works with any authoring tools that output data in the Alembic format. In Enemies, the team used Maya XGen, and is validating the pipeline with Weta Barbershop.

The Hair Solution is now available as an experimental package on Unity's GitHub. Requires Unity 2020.2.0f1 or later.

Real-time performance


The demo was featured in the Unity booth at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on March 23-25 for attendees to check out as a standalone or running in the Unity Editor.

Q3 2022: The Digital Human Package has been updated, available for download now.

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Inside Enemies

Take a deep dive into the tech behind Enemies to learn how the Demo team brought this photorealistic protagonist to life. In this video, Mark Schoennagel walks you through the techniques and technology developed for achieving photorealistic eyes, hair, skin, and more – all rendered in real-time and running in 4K resolution.

Previous demos
The Heretic - Unity Short Film
The Heretic

The Heretic showcases Gawain, the team’s highly realistic digital human. It uses every aspect of HDRP and features advanced effects created with VFX Graph.

Book of the Dead
Book of the Dead

This is a first-person interactive demo created by the Demo team and rendered in real-time. It showcases the capabilities of Unity for powering high-end visuals for game productions.

Unity for Technical artists

The Neon environment uses only Asset Store models. It was created with Unity 2017.1, the Post-Processing Stack v1, and Volumetric lighting packages.

Adam, demo

Adam is a short film created by the Demo team and rendered in real-time. It was built to showcase and test the graphical quality achievable with Unity at the time.

About Unity’s Demo productions

Focusing on graphics, the Demo team explores what is possible with Unity and pushes its limits with their autonomous and innovative creative projects. The team consists of experienced game professionals led by Creative Director Veselin Efremov, who writes and directs the demos and is responsible for their final look.


Demo team

Writer, director, cinematography
Veselin Efremov

Technical director
Torbjorn Laedre

Senior programmers
Mikko Alaluusua
Robert Cupisz
Lasse Jon Fuglsang Pedersen

Art director and 3D artist
Plamen “Paco” Tamnev

Animation director
Krasimir Nechevski

Technical animation
Christian Kardach

Technical art
Adrian Lazar

Dominykas Kiauleikis

Additional 3D art
Petter Flood

Additional art consultant
Jörn Großhans

Aleksander Karshikoff

Silvia Rasheva


Louise Ryme

Additional art

Tuatara VFX

Grooming art
Tarkan Sarim

3D and 4D scanning
Infinite Realities

4D data preprocessing

Additional texturing
Inciprocal Inc

Motion capture

Additional animation
Hugo Garcia

Music composer
Joaquin Garcia

Audio production
Pole Position Production
Eric Thorsell
Max Lachmann

Special thanks
Patrick Goodwin, Zdravko Pavlov, Snappers, Bottleship, Mihail Moskov, Elina Marjomaa, Niklas Nyberg

Unity R&D

Sebastien Lagarde, John Parsaie, Vlad Andrei-Lazar, Mathieu Muller, Marc Tanenbaum, Francesco Cifariello Ciardi, Julien Ignace, Kleber Garcia, Pavlos Mavridis, Jonas Echterhoff, Soufiane Khiat, Aras Pranckevičius, Natasha Tatarchuk

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