`Meet Mat` is Back - The 3D Digital Painting Contest
Outpost: Unreal Engine 5 Environment

Outpost: Unreal Engine 5 Environment

by Cbayer on 20 Oct 2023

My final capstone project for Vertex school! My third and final project marks an incredible nine-month journey. I'm forever grateful for and inspired by the talented individuals I had the privilege to work with, from mentors to peers.

15 361 0
Round of applause for our sponsors

Short Cinematic Video

Outpost: Process Video

Unreal Engine 5 Screenshots

Smart Materials: used on nearly all assets for consistency. Created variations in-engine with the material editor, decals and trim sheets

Some of the trim sheets I used in this project. Modeled in blender, baked in Marmoset, then textured with the above smart materials 

Outpost Kit

Dome vertex painting setup: Damaged version in red channel and height variation in green channel. RVT plugged in at the end to allow fallen panels to blend into the sand

Dome Textures: Substance Designer used to establish the base pattern, normal and height along with the damaged variant (red). Imported maps into Substance Painter to apply my smart materials

Dust cloud graph: radial gradient, depth fade, and built-in noise randomizer allowed for high reusability

Decal Sheet Substance Designer Graph. Setup so that I can plug in any decal into my "grunge generator" to produce wear and tear with an alpha mask

Reference Board

Credits and Attributions: 

Environment inspired by Eytan Zana's incredible concept art: Outpost

I owe a big thank you to the mentors who provided guidance and feedback for this project: 

Chris Vogelsang, Salvador Sanchez, Jacob Claussen and Andrew Baker. 

And credits for outsourced assets- thank you!

Mateusz Woliński: SWAT Operator (Character model and textures) https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/swat-operator-9e82fabf26194896b5ad4a364d864eab

Lost Spaceship: Finval (music) https://tunetank.com/track/3643-lost-spaceship/

Desert Monolith: Pixabay (ambience) https://pixabay.com/sound-effects/desert-monolith-6369/

Walt Disney Animation Studios Cloud Data Set (background cloud VDBs) https://media.disneyanimation.com/uploads/production/data_set_asset/1/asset/Cloud_Readme.pdf

All other assets are Megascans

Comments (0)

This project doesn't have any comments yet.