Making of Bright Dining Room - Tip of the Week

Michał Franczak 2017-03-01 14:37 tutorial  > Unreal Engine  > texturing

The breakdown of the fourth scene from Archinteriors for Unreal Engine vol. 3.

This is our fourth scene from Archinteriors for Unreal Engine vol. 3. It is nice, bright dining room in Scandinavian style. There is also another room, bathroom and terrace. We added some buildings and trees outside too.

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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.



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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot. 


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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.


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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.


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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.


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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.



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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.


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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot.



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Unreal Engine 4 screenshot - top view.


Walktrough - as you can see the scene is optimized - it works fluently on modern hardware (120+ FPS). System specs:

This walktrough was recorded on the following machine:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 5820K, Core Speed 3,6 Ghz
  • 64 GB RAM

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This is our scene in Unreal engine, all light is already baked, we have hundreds of props here. the floor is already selected.


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Floor plane - despite that Light Map Resolution box on the right has only "64", the floor has much higher, 2k resolution of light map. We ovverrid this setting, because the floor has a big surface and it needs to have great quality soft shadows.


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The cabinet in the main dining room / kitchen area.


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The building seen from the outside. We have several other buildings and trees surrounding the main mesh. This way we achieve believable look behind the windows.


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Post-process volume is limited to the building area.


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Some post-process settings: we used 6500K temperature, increased contrast a bit, tweaked Gamma and increased gain. This way we have more contrast in our scene. Overal tint is beige color, which makes the scene a bit warmer.

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Adding vignette and some bloom tweaks - it's the matter of taste so don't hesitate to experiment with these settings.


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We didn't want strong auto-exposure changes so we typed exposure changes from 95% (low) to 100% (high). we have 5% margin of exposure change which is barely visible. We disabled lens flares completely and added ambient occlusion.



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The nice green rug was modeled in 3ds max and - as the rest of our assets - unwrapped properly and exported as FBX file to Unreal.


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Green rug material.


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Green rug material - the rest of the settings.



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Glass slide-door mesh.


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Glas material instance. As all materials in this scene it is based on our custom base shader.



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Glass normal map that gives bumpiness for out slide-door.



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The floor on the terrace. Slide to see wireframe / shaded mesh.


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We placed Lighmass portals in the windows to increase performance.


That's all! You can  buy Archinteriors for Unreal Engine vol. 3 in Evermotion Shop.

You can also read: Unreal Engine: Two Floor House - Tip of the Week

Author: Michał Franczak Editor: Michał Franczak
Tags: archinteriors unreal unrealengine ue
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saeeddaliri13:52:27  |  03-03-2017
The Material Editor in the Tutorial is not the same as in my Unreal Engine. Is it a Plugin ???
dr_After14:01:36  |  15-03-2017
No, it's just an instance editor - If you make material instance from your base material you get material preview on the right and all parameters exposed from the base material on the left. you choose which parameters from the base material you want to see in the instance material editor. It's a "simplified" version of material editor. Using instances makes shading easier and faster - you can use only one complicated base material and then only tweak parameters in it's simplified instance..


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