The Morning Flight

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The Morning Flight

Student Submission: (No)

Credits to sourced content:

  • waterline pro
  • ultra dynamic sky
  • Fighter F/A-18C Hornet (West)
  • Heli UH60A (West)
  • air craft carrier from
  • Flight Deck Crew from TurboSquid
  • Pilot from cgtrader
  • most textures are from Megascans
    Little Gold Nugget · Jesse Roper

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  • Description
    Hi folks I’m Jesse, an Environment artist and lighting artist from Thailand. I started learning unreal engine in 2019. I work for an entertainment start-up firm in Bangkok as a real-time environment artist and then the unreal engine architect visualization contractor with POPULOUS in 2021.

    In this scene, I have strong inspiration from the well-known movie name "TOP GUN" this movie inspired me when I was a child, then they have a new sequel in 2022. I love that movie so much. So I think I should do it in my way with Unreal Engine 5. 
    So I start with retexturing the entire Aircraft carrier with in-engine re UV and combined with megascans high equally texture then blocking the scene with aircraft assets. After that, I start to do the animation and add some visual effects to make it juicier then add some more fill light in the scene to make it more interesting. I use the panorama camera lens because I'd like to make it a cinematic look there might be some more way but I'd want to try this.

    Last thing if you have any suggestions or like to follow my artwork I will put my art station link below. thank you everyone I’m really fun on this challenge I hope you guys like this and see you on the next artwork. :slightly_smiling_face:

  • Engine version 5.02

Just like the real,good job!


DCS World in Unreal :heart_eyes:.
Looking great. Congrats!


thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

it’s a wonderful work! i love it!!

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Greetings @Jesse103 !

Welcome to the Unreal Engine community! :medal_sports:

You’ve done an amazing job taking these assets and visual effects to the next level! This looks great enough to be a promo for the US military! Thank you for sharing with us!

How did you decide the “time of day” in which to create your cinematic?

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Hi @Get_DOVAH_it

Thank you so much! I appreciate that.

For the scene firstly, I’ve tried some of the lighting styles like Overcast, sunny day, and rainy
but after that, I thought It should be sexier and a bit more action, so I tried the Golden time in the morning because I’ll get a nice key light from the sun when I put it behind the hero object on the scene. Then I put the fill lighting to add more detail and make it more interesting to lead the viewer to the point where I’d like them to put their eyes.


It looks cool! Great work!

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Cool bro, very great work! till now you are number one in my opinion

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Oh man, I really like this! Great job! :slight_smile:

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Wow nice work. Very Top Gun. :+1:

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Let’s goooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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It’s awesome !! Congrats !

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Wow!It looks so cool!