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Sky Creator

Dmitry Karpukhin - Code Plugins - Apr 26, 2021

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

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.26 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.1
  • 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.

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Sky Creator is an extensive tool to control dynamic weather and time of day using realistic volumetric clouds, atmosphere and visual effects in Unreal Engine. 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.


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


Important note: Sky Creator comes with a few 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:

  • Weather Presets System: allows you creating endless amounts of different looking weather and lighting conditions
  • Unified Multi-layered Volumetric Cloud material with extended quality settings
  • Highly art-directable and customizable: from vast realistic cloudscapes to stylized looking skies
  • Modular design: you can easily control Sky Creator with your own blueprint time manager or weather controller
  • Built-in Weather FX (CPU & GPU Particles): Rain, Rain Splashes, Snow, Lightnings
  • Built-in Material FX (Shaders): Wetness, Puddles, Ripples, Snow
  • Runtime Occlusion System with a smooth falloff
  • Simplified and Real positioning models for Sun & Moon
  • Photorealistic Starmap with rotation, star twinkle effect, moon phases, etc.
  • Lightweight (as possible) and relatively easy to use
  • Game-ready optimization
  • 35 included Weather Preset examples - clear, cloudy, overcast, rainy, stylized etc.
  • Included Blueprint Controllers examples
  • Network Replicated


Code Modules:

  •  SkyCreatorPlugin
  •  SkyCreatorEditorPlugin


Current Version: 1.31

Number of Blueprints: 5

Number of C++ Classes: 5

Network Replicated: Yes

Supported Development Platforms: 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