Matinee and Cinematics

Matinee is the legacy cinematic tool for Unreal Engine. If you are using a recent version of Unreal Engine for your project, we strongly recommend using Sequencer Editor for all cinematics and in-world animations.

The Matinee animation tool provides the ability to animate the properties of Actors over time, to create either dynamic gameplay or cinematic in-game sequences. The system is based on the use of specialized animation tracks in which you can place keyframes to set the values of certain properties of the Actors in the level. The Matinee Editor is similar to the non-linear editors used for video editing, making it familiar to video professionals.