Data Driven Starfield

Pedro Miranda - Mar 23, 2018
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2 Starfield Generators from a Data Table

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.18 - 4.25
  • Download Type
    Asset Pack
    This product contains an assortment of Unreal Engine assets which can be imported into a pre-existing project of your choice.

https://youtu.be/zafZjYc3u44


Quickly generates stars at fixed distance or in 3D space. Great starting point for realistic star fields on the solar system and its nearby region. A player could, for example, navigate by the constellations without other visual aid.


Technical Details

Features:

  •  2 Instanced Static Mesh Generators: one places stars at fixed distance, the other places stars in XYZ coordinates
  • 3D Generator predict star size
  • 30000 Star Data Table curated from the HYG Database (Generation takes 1 or 2 seconds when generating all the stars)
  • 2 Materials and respective Instances (one for each spectral class: O, B, A, F, G, K, M)
  • a black sky sphere with UV's mapped for equirectangular projection textures. Also renders a sun


Number of Blueprints: 3 (Star Generator, 3D Star Generator, Skysphere)

Input: None

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: All

Supported Target Build Platforms: All

Documentation: Asset Page

Important/Additional Notes: Stars are not interactive. To use drop one of the generators on the world.