Apologies, guess I shouldnt ask, admins please delete.
Very new to Unreal. I do have a couple years experience in Maya and Vue and a bit in Substance and Zbrush. I am wanting mostly to make outdoor environments in Unreal Engine. Have been as studies permit learning creating landscapes and populating with vegetation, textures and materials…all the good stuff. What I am really looking for at this point is good tutorials on creating outdoor lighting and atmospheres. Most of what I find is indoor. I just want to be able to create scenes with twilight or dusk lighting, scenes with something different than middle of the day bluesky.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
Here is a good tutorial to do nightime scenes: UE4 Tutorial: Night Time Lighting - Starry Sky with BP Sky Sphere Part 1/2
thank you for your tutorial. It is useful
Yea lighting is an art to it’s self but to pass on a tip I found very useful is to put all of you master lighting on to a separate streaming level.
Works great for a number of reasons.
1: If it does not work out delete the level and start again
2: If you find or download an environment with awesome lighting you can move the lighting elements to it’s own level and migrate it to your project.
3: Over time you will have a catalogue of ready to use lighting solutions.
4: Maintains continuity between different levels.
5: You can maintain editing and lighting builds on lower density sections of a larger map.
6: If you build enough from scratch lighting levels you can sell them on Epic’s market place
Best of all you learn faster by playing with stuff someone else has built
Thanks Frankie, building and saving on a layer and having a library is a great idea. had to break to study for my iT exam and just passed it so now a week off. Alot of this seems there is very little for newbies, it gets real serious real fast. Will be searching for a week and then on to the next exam. I just want to get to a point where I can reasonable create.