Parametric design is the method that has been used digital design for many years. From Zaha Hadid’s curves to Gehry’s expressionist landmarks and more recently the Matrix demo by Epic Games. This approach to design uses algorithms and mathematical models to create forms that are highly flexible, adaptable, and efficient. In the world of architecture, parametric design can have a significant impact on the design process, with faster iterations and less redundancies.
I met Steve in Manchester whilst studying Architecture and he was kind enough to share this magnificient deisgn with me. It was the runner up submission for the international Expo of 2020 in AbuDhabi I believe. In this video I present SCA’s UK Pavillion 2020 and I show how I imported a complex scene from Rhino3D to Unreal.
The process of importing whilst keeping the maximum of flexibility for incorporating changes can be quite complex to navigate. Here I break down 3 main...
Today, I am comparing a scene rendered in UE5 with a real photo of the beautiful Prague Library, and the Vray render.
This is a beautiful picture of the Prague library. However, it looks like it has been heavily treated with tone-mapping. However stunning this image is, I think it looks slightly overly lit and lacks some atmosphere. See for yourself:
The picture below is a Vray render. I am not totally sure about the choice behind this green tint, here. But when I zoom in, I can see a depth of field effect, which is really nice.
And finally, this is the UE render, seen through a camera. Look at this amount of detail:
Which one do you prefer?
As an architect, I've thought a long time how our current mode of living is not sustainable in the long term.
In this video, I show you a very basic idea of how we could start to think about a completely new type of architecture based on living in the forest!
Every month for 10 months, the 10 classes will be LIVE 90 min sessions including Q&A, once a month running through 2021 (except August and December).
We’ll be discussing essential technical points to try and achieve as close a result, in Unreal as to what Pascal will be envisioning, drawing from his experience in real-life lighting scenarios.
When: Classes begin on Wednesday 27th January 2021 @ 16.00 (GMT)
What you will learn:
If you are new to Unreal Engine and would like to learn more about lighting and rendering, this workshop is for you.
This FREE 90-minute workshop will give you the tools and techniques to create your first scene in Unreal Engine and teach you about:
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If you're a 3dsMax veteran like me, working in Unreal you'll be missing the way you can have Instanced lights.
In this tutorial, I show you how to make a super simple Blueprint to control many lights at once.
It's easier than ever to achieve this kind of result in Unreal today.
Rules of perspective make it so that when you look up, lines converge and distort in a way which jars with human perception.
However, when you look up in your scene in Unreal Engine, the building should look straight.
We need to correct that. There is a free and easy way to do this - without the need for extra plugins.
This is how to do it:
Pros of the method:
This method is great as it does not require extra plugins, which means that it is quick, easy and free to fix.
Cons of the method:
The cropping needs to be done in the post, which can be a little of a pain if you do a lot of compositing and have to incorporate a lot of changes.
Watch the video to find out How to fix vertical tilt-shift on Architecture in Unreal Engine:
You can now create huge renders in Unreal Engine using a tool called "Movie Render Queue".
It works by adding a new level sequence and adjusting the output:
Watch the video to find out how to render ultra mega-high resolution renders in Unreal Engine:
Up until recently, we were not able to render high-resolution still images in Unreal Engine. Luckily for us, Epic Games have now added a high-resolution renderer called "Movie Render Queue".
It works by overriding the default anti-aliasing - which gives that low-quality "step" effect to your image - and increasing the temporal sample count (how many times the image will be rendered stacked on top of the other) to give a smooth final image.
Watch the video to find out how to render a huge still image without anti-aliasing issues in Unreal Engine:
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