Sky Creator

Dmitry Karpukhin - Apr 26, 2021

An extensive tool to control dynamic time of day and weather settings using realistic volumetric clouds and atmosphere.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.26
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Sky Creator is an extensive tool to control dynamic time of day and weather settings using realistic volumetric clouds and atmosphere in Unreal Engine 4. With a built-in weather preset system you can create endless amounts of different looking weather and lighting conditions and switch any of them in realtime.

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Video Demo #1 | Video Demo #2 (with RayTracing)


Important note: Sky Creator requires Niagara to be enabled to display some weather FX such as rain and snow. Sky Creator comes with 2 example blueprint controllers at "SkyCreatorPlugin Content/Blueprints". Also please be sure to check out an example map at "SkyCreatorPlugin Content/Maps".


How to use:

  1. Select "Lights" category in Place Mode
  2. And just drag Sky Creator onto your level

Technical Details

Features:

  • Built upon native Volumetric Cloud & Sky Atmosphere components allowing high scalability
  • Unified two-layered Volumetric Cloud material
  • Weather Presets: allows you creating endless amounts of different looking weather and lighting conditions
  • Modular design: you can easily control Sky Creator settings with your own time manager
  • Highly art-directable and customizable: from vast realistic cloudscapes to stylized looking skies
  • Simplified orbital model: you can set custom time for dawn, sunrise, sunset, dusk and for moon aswell
  • Lightweight (as possible) and relatively easy to use
  • Game-ready optimization
  • Built-in weather FX: rain and snow
  • Photorealistic stars with rotation, moon phases, etc.
  • 26 included Weather Preset examples - clear, cloudy, foggy, overcast, stylized etc.
  • Network Replicated


Code Modules:

  •  SkyCreatorPlugin
  •  SkyCreatorEditorPlugin


Current Version: 1.01

Number of Blueprints: 2

Number of C++ Classes: 4

Network Replicated: Yes

Supported Development Platforms: Win32, Win64, Mac, Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Win32, Win64, Mac, Linux

Documentation: https://dmkarpukhin.com/sky-creator-plugin/documentation/

Forum: https://forums.unrealengine.com/t/sky-creator/226723