Landscape work

I’ve started to work on the landscape for my Japanese House project. The idea is to have a big tiled landscape for the view, and a few small landscapes to an higher resolution where the gameplay will take place.
So I started doing 2 things: 1.) I wrote from scratch the landscape material and replaced  the material used in the previous screenshots on this blog, 2) I generated the big landscape itself. Continue reading “Landscape work”

Japanese Modular House Update

Since the last post about the Japanese Modular House project I’ve been working on completing a demo level (it’s not finished yet, but I have done about the half of it). In particular, I did a lot of work on the exterior (new meshes, landscape, foliage) and started to work on the particle systems for  interiors and  exteriors.  For the latter, I’ve decided to learn Niagara, even if it’s still an early access feature, because it’s the future of particle effects in Unreal Engine (and it looks very nice and it’s easy to use too). Continue reading “Japanese Modular House Update”

Saejima WIP [Daz to UE4]

Another port from Daz to UE4. This time a guy, “Saejima”. Screenshots are from 4.19, so no new 4.20 features yet.

We started from G8 basic male and used various shaping parameters to obtain  an Asian looking face, then added some more muscles.

For making the normals and AO we exported high res and low res as .obj and baked in Substance Painter combined with G8M bump maps.

For eyes, we took some Paragon eyes, fit in G8M, imported in Daz, created a “Follower”, fit to our character, imported in back maya, fit again, because the occluder didn’t really fit. In short, eyes are difficult to adapt.

In Unreal, normals are a little bit intensified using “flatten normals” node with a negative parameter.

Probably, it can be improved more. Also, it would be interesting to check in 4.20.

Screenshots made in UE4.19 with an empty level, a directional light from the front and a spot light from the back.