glossary

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Linux
Linux is an open-source operating system kernel used by developers and organizations worldwide for building software applications, servers, and embedded systems. In platforms like Arcane Mirage, Linux compatibility in Unreal Engine enables developers to deploy, optimize, and run real-time 3D applications on Linux-based platforms, servers, and cloud environments. Unreal Engine supports Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and CentOS, providing tools, plugins, and documentation for cross-platform development, game deployment, and server hosting. By leveraging Linux capabilities, developers can extend the reach of their Unreal Engine projects,optimize performance, and integrate with Linux-based technologies for gaming, virtual production, and enterprise applications.
Lumen
Lumen is a global illumination system introduced in Unreal Engine 5, designed to deliver dynamic, realistic lighting and reflections in real-time 3D environments. In platforms like Arcane Mirage, Lumen enables developers to achieve accurate lighting simulations, soft shadows, and responsive reflections without pre-baked lighting setups or static light maps. Lumen utilizes advanced ray tracing techniques and hierarchical level-of-detail (LOD) algorithms to optimize lighting calculations and GPU performance, enhancing visual fidelity and realism in interactive applications, games, and virtual environments. By integrating Lumen, developers can create immersive scenes, explore dynamic lighting scenarios,and deliver cinematic-quality visuals with enhanced realism and interactivity using Unreal Engine.