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How real can real be ? UE5 vs Reality! Prague library in Unreal.

rendering Nov 11, 2021

Today, I am comparing a scene rendered in UE5 with a real photo of the beautiful Prague Library, and the Vray render.

Real photo

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:

Vray Render

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.

Unreal Real render

And finally, this is the UE render, seen through a camera. Look at this amount of detail:

Let’s explore the UE render together

 

Which one do you prefer?

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New Unreal Engine Beginner Workshop

lights rendering Jan 07, 2021

If you are new to Unreal Engine and would like to learn more about lighting and rendering, this workshop is for you.

  • Are you struggling with overwhelm with too many different opinions, multiple YouTube sources, out-of-date or incomplete information?
  • Are you keen to learn and start getting results? Perhaps you've tried Vray, Enscape, Lumion or TwinMotion, or you use Sketchup and Revit but you would like to go deeper into Unreal?
  • You've been wanting to try for ages but find the interface too intimidating and you can't work it out?

 

This FREE 90-minute workshop will give you the tools and techniques to create your first scene in Unreal Engine and teach you about:

  • The best, simplest and fastest way of lighting your scenes
  • My lighting workflow that I call the "3L method"
  • HDRI background setup and lighting
  • High-resolution screengrab to Edit in Photoshop

 

Click here to view the workshop.

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How to Render Ultra Mega High-Resolution Renders in Unreal Engine for Architecture?

rendering Sep 30, 2020

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:

  • Select the output to play to render to one frame by using the "custom by playback range" function
  • Override the default anti-aliasing settings which gives that low-quality "step" effect to your image - and increase the temporal sample count (how many times the image will be rendered stacked on top of the other) to give a smooth final image
  • Select the desired image resolution
  • Set the camera compensation to manual exposure
  • Use the high-resolution tile count to have a tile resolution of less than 4K

 

Watch the video to find out how to render ultra mega-high resolution renders in Unreal Engine:

 

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How to Render High-Resolution Still Images in Unreal Engine

rendering Sep 22, 2020

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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How to Create Still Images in Unreal Engine

Today, I would like to reply to a question asked by a subscriber: How can I create still Images in Unreal Engine? There are 3 ways to do it:

#1

You can take quick screengrabs using software like Microsoft Snipping Tools so you can share your work very rapidly for feedback.

#2

You can use the Unreal Engine high-resolution screenshot tool to create high-resolution renders in an instant (this will be covered in this video).

#3

You can also create even higher quality/resolution renders and this will be covered in my next blog video as this is a little more complex.

Let me know how you get on!

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