Aurora Borealis

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Light up the night sky with beautiful, animated northern lights.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.14 - 4.17

Description


Videos:

https://youtu.be/ljimJJ54T0E

https://youtu.be/1KLcRrtp77o


Aurora Borealis, also known as northern lights, is a natural phenomenon that occurs close to the north pole of the Earth, as charged particles enter Earths magnetosphere. The same effect can also be seen at the south pole, then called Aurora Australis. They are also commonly seen in many fantasy RPG worlds.


This pack contains all you need to create your own Auroras. Move, twist and scale the spline-following Aurora lines until you get them exactly how you want them or use the included aurora spiral for an instant and hassle-free setup. The Blueprints also allows for individually changing colors and opacity over time.


As a bonus, a particle effect of shooting stars is also included. Use this to further add interest and realism to your night skies. The included non-PBR-based scene of a night-time fjord showcases both the Aurora and shooting stars.


Everything can be modified in the material instances, materials and Blueprints, which are neatly aligned and commented.

Technical Details


List of Features:

  • Auroras:
  • 3 Static meshes
  • 1 Aurora Blueprint
  • 5 Aurora mask textures
  • 2 Materials
  • 2 Material instances
  • 1 Material function
  • Showcase extras:
  • 1 Static mesh
  • 1 Treeline Blueprint
  • 1 CPU Particle effect (Shooting stars)
  • 2 Textures
  • 4 Materials


Texture Size:

T_Aurora_Bottom_O - 256x128

T_Aurora_Grad - 32x512

T_Aurora_O - 2048x2048

T_Aurora_Shimmer - 2048x1024

T_Aurora_Shimmer_Bottom - 1024x256

T_Showcase_Tree_O - 128x256

T_Showcase_Water_N - 1024x1024


Collision: No

Vertex Count: 243-548

LODs: 1

Number of Meshes: 3

Number of Materials and Material Instances: 8

Number of Textures: 7

Supported Development Platforms: All

Supported Target Build Platforms: All

Documentation: Included in content browser

Important/Additional Notes: The tree texture is from openclipart.org (Unlimited Commercial Use. No credit needed)

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