Volumetric Glass

Krystian Komisarek - Materials - Mar 1, 2019

Advanced feature-rich material of glass combined with volumetric effects.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.18 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.4
  • 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.

Volumetric Glass is an advanced and efficient master material designed for rendering volumetric shapes and glass. The package helps create sci-fi-stylized environments like water tanks, aquariums, underwater tunnels, and even glass in bathyscaphes. The package is perfectly balanced between quality and efficiency. Designed and optimized specially for high-quality Virtual Reality and PC/Console games.




  • Two types of material underwater volume and shaped glass
  • GPU-friendly and very efficient (only 150 instructions) can be used on mobile as well as in the VR
  • Multiple shapes (box, sphere, ellipse, cylinder, mesh)
  • Spline-based tunnel blueprint
  • There are over 70 parameters to set up, including light shafts, volumetrics, scattering, glass color, fog density, wet color, and reflections.
  • Animated clip plane surface
  • Vertex color-based texture masking
  • An example map contains an underwater world and a sci-fi laboratory
  • High-quality fast scattering
  • Fast box projected reflections
  • Custom multi-channeled point lights
  • Easy to integrate with other water surfaces like Aquatic Surfaces.
  • No precomputation so that it can be used as a window in an underwater bathyscaphe.

***Monthly Unreal Engine Sponsored Content product for November 2020***

Technical Details

Number of materials: 2 (glass volume, glass shape)

Textures and resolutions: 1-1024x1024, 5-512x512, 1-64x64

Material instances: 15 examples of use

Supported development platforms: Windows, Mac OS

Supported Target Build: PC, Console, VR,

Package Size: 6MB + 62MB demo content

Multiplayer: N/A




Update 1.1

- package size-reduction

- underwater surface specular improvements

- light shaft improvements

- glass normal-map support

The package DEMO folder contains example content from Epic packs (Starter Content/Epic Zen Garden) used only for demonstration purposes. 

Ready for your requests. Remember that your positive rating and comments are my fuel for the next update.