December 19, 2019
New Archviz Interior Rendering sample project now available!
With our new Archviz Interior Rendering sample project, you can explore a small apartment scene that’s already been set up to give the best results for a variety of scenarios, so you can learn the techniques for yourself and even reuse elements in your own work. You’ll see how to create dynamic soft shadows from area lights, which capture fine details and mimic real shadows that become softer as the distance from the casting object increases.
You’ll find out how ray-traced reflections lend credibility by including off-screen elements, and by creating interreflections between surfaces like polished concrete floors, or elements made of glass or metal.
Best of all, you’ll find out how much easier ray tracing makes your life, by enabling sophisticated effects simply by turning on a setting or two—without the need for time-consuming and difficult workarounds.
You can find out more about what real-time ray tracing can bring to your architectural visualization projects in this blog post.
The sample and accompanying documentation will guide you through best practices, asset and material workflows, optimizations, and other techniques—including how to make camera cuts, and how to trigger animations—that you can start to use in your own projects.
To use ray tracing features in Unreal Engine, you’ll need a high-end desktop system equipped with a ray-tracing-capable graphics card. Check the documentation for currently supported systems. You’ll also want to make sure you have the latest version of Unreal Engine.
We’d like to give a huge thank you to Pasquale Scionti of www.sciontidesign.com for leading the design work on this scene and creating its lovely mood and ambiance. Pasquale has been an avid user of our ray tracing implementation since the earliest releases, helping to push its development along the way. You can see more of his amazing work with Unreal Engine on a special section of his website.
The Archviz Interior Rendering sample project is available from the Learn tab of your Epic Games launcher. Check it out today.