Make Hyper-Realistic Outdoor Environments in Unreal Engine [Video]

By Daniel Krafft
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About this video

Have you ever seen a spectacular environment in a video game and wondered how something so breathtaking was created? This video course will reveal the secrets behind realistic-looking outdoor environments in video games and show you how you can create the same using Unreal Engine 4.

The course begins with a preview of realistic outdoor environments in the Unreal Engine. You’ll install Unreal Engine on your machine and get unlimited access to free assets that’ll help you to create awe-inspiring landscapes. As you learn how to navigate in Unreal Engine, you’ll create and test prototypes and see how to add rain, fire, and smoke effects in your game. You’ll then design worlds with premade algorithms and import landscapes to Unreal Engine. Next, you’ll use Blender 3D for modeling objects and create a rocky beach to understand the feature of Foliage and the technique of camera animation. The video course ends by providing you with a quick start guide to Quixel Mixer.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to explore your creativity by building photorealistic scenes in Unreal Engine 4.

All the supporting files are available on GitHub at

Publication date:
September 2020
3 hours 53 minutes

About the Author

  • Daniel Krafft

    Daniel Krafft is a freelance 3D artist and has tutored around 5,500 students. He has 3 years of experience with Blender and Level Design and is passionate about video games, Legos, and computer graphics.

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Make Hyper-Realistic Outdoor Environments in Unreal Engine [Video]
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