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Another update. I've decided to use the procedural foliage in the ue4. I was hesitant to use it before because it wasn't giving me results that i wanted from it, but now i finally figured out how to get what i want from it and it's a huge time saver in placing all of this foliage. Also I'm now using a Runtime Virtual Texture to blend the rocks and the grass with the landscape and it adds a lot in terms of believability i think. 

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Great progress! :D

Are you using the full range for the lighting? There's an option to unlock the full range:
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You could make this pop even more by using physical lighting values, so you would have a bigger range of values between bright and dark areas (right now the values look a bit clamped in the middle :))

(Here's a great start for physical lighting, if you have trouble setting this up let me know and I can give you some pointers, the information unfortunately is all over the place for this)

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51 minutes ago, Minos said:

Great progress! :D

Are you using the full range for the lighting? There's an option to unlock the full range:
image.png.5c1c02c0607e7ec492039c97e72ec8c9.png

You could make this pop even more by using physical lighting values, so you would have a bigger range of values between bright and dark areas (right now the values look a bit clamped in the middle :))

(Here's a great start for physical lighting, if you have trouble setting this up let me know and I can give you some pointers, the information unfortunately is all over the place for this)

Thank! Didn't knew about that feature in the engine. I've also been watching that YT channel a long time ago lots of useful info shame he stopped making it. I've played around with it and here's the results.

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      I've release the project on the ue4's Marketplace. LINK

      There's also a playable demo that you can check out here: DEMO

      This was my most time consuming project that I've started back in 2018, but then scrapped and returned to it in 2021.

      It took about 8 months to complete and was a great learning experience for me. 





       

       

       
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