WIP: Relaxing Room (UE4)

Finally I could get my hands on Unreal Engine 4 to start a project and not just to test it around here and there.

The first thing I have to say is that I’ve fallen in love Unreal Engine 4, especially their blueprints, they are a vice!

When I started to move the scene, from Blender to Unreal Engine 4, I ran into some problems in the workflow, but fortunately, I wrote  an addon to facilitate the work. If you want you can download it here.

Once I had made ??the structure of the room, with its materials and basic lighting. I started to create a blueprint for opening doors … and in the end the blueprint derive in a “Doors Creator” that  maybe  I will  send to the recent  Marketplace

When I had all the structures in place, I proceeded to set up the lighting. In order to use Global Illumination, I have to use static lights. Maybe in the future, at the end of the project, I can use dynamic lighting, and probably stationary. For the project, I had in mind use dynamic lighting  to show the room in different lighting situations, besides, the aim  to show finished project on the web, in HTML5.

BTW, I also learned something important about the lightmaps, the recommended space between the UV islands is 3-4 pixels.

I also wanted an intro, so I started to play with Matinee and post proces effects. This is the provisional animation for the intro, made with matinee:


 Music: bit.ly/103VlBK

Although I need to put more objects, decals, particles etc…  in the scene and make some finishing touches, I hope you enjoyed


Relaxing Room: Blender Cycles

I started this project with the aim to recreate this environment in Unreal engine 4 and see how far I can go (and how far can the engine) when creating architectural views.

When I modeled all the elements, I thought it was a good idea to take a few shots in blender cycles and thus able to compare then. At the time of writing this post, I have not recreated this environment in Unreal engine 4, but I hope these shots in blender cycles, are to your liking.

I have posted the WIP of this project, untill this stage, on the blog, if your are interested: WIP-1,WIP-2,WIP-3. When I can post some progress on recreation in Unreal engine 4, I will post on my blog

(click on the images for see in full resolution)

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