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Ue4 depth fade water

Underwater depth light fade to dark! Posts Latest Activity. Page of 1. Filtered by:. Previous template Next. Hi there, I have made a ocean with a water plane and a post process volume for the underwater effect.

And it all looks nice, but I am haven serious problems trying to make the effect to have the light fade to dark as it gets deeper in the ocean. So not as you go deeper, but can see it getting dark from a distance. I have tried with Exponential Height Fog and could not work it out.

Any help would be great, or a example. Thanks, Steve. Last edited by ZeroVector ;PM. Tags: darkdepthfadelightunderwater.

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Hey Steve, For the darker "deep" water effect when looking down from above you will need to add a depth fade node with a scalar parameter to drive a Lerp between deep and shallow colors to your translucent water material. I have an example of this in the ocean project linked in my signature below but it's a really complex material, so I put together a quick example of how it's used: I created the adjustable variables as parameters rather than hard coded values, this way you can create a material instance to get the right settings for your project.

To control how deep the water needs to be before you can no longer see the bottom adjust the FadeDistance parameter, and to adjust how smooth the transition is you can increase the FadeSoftness parameter. That's pretty much it for this effect when looking down from above, but won't do anything below the surface.

This is a very basic implementation of it, but should do what you need. Here's what it looks like with a similar technique in the ocean project: In this image I'm actually using 2 different depth fades, one for the deep to shallow water, the other for the shallow to very shallow water.

I'm in the middle of some big changes to this material so it doesn't look as good as it should right now, but with with enough adjustment you can get it looking just right. Hope that helps! Trello Roadmap. Comment Post Cancel. It's great, but I am using the new Voxel Plugin and i cant map the ocean to the voxel terrain in the setting only allows ue4 terrains.

I tried making a ue4 terrain with a height map which mirrors the voxel terrain to use in the ocean details panel but was very taxing using both voxel and ue4 terrain lol. God i hope that makes sense lol.

I am new to this. I only a web developer but did game dev back on the Amiga with Amos back in the day. But starting to get into UE Need a change, been doing web dev since the late 90's LOL I am using the Beach Wave Water from the market for the surface which works nice for my islands and the Ocean Floor Environment also from the market.

But the Ocean Floor Environment uses a post processing volume.

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Is there away to use those nodes with the post processing volume which i am using for the underwater effect? Sorry for being a newbie, but u can see in my screenshot I am learning lol. If you mean looking from above the surface then you will need to add the DepthFade node hooked up to a Lerp to control the light and dark boundary as shown in my previous post to your ocean material.

I do not have access to that asset so I'm not able to give a proper example, but that is the general idea. Last edited by DotCam ;PM. Oh yes that is what I want when the player is underwater. Sorry, can you help on this, I'm not sure how to do a post process material It's what got me thinking it was a post process effect, but was not sure how But I have no idea how to do it.Hi everybody, my name is Adam Homokilive in Budapest, Hungary.

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After high school, I became a Cad-Cam technician and started working as a draftsman. I wanted to become an artist in the video game industry. So with the power of the internet, I started to self-study modeling.

It took about one year to put together some portfolio, and find a job as an artist. In January, after six years in the game industry, I made a decision and quit my job to become an entrepreneur. This cartoon water shader was my first job as a self-employed artist. I was inspired by Rimethe visual aesthetics are phenomenal in that game. The first is the fact that the shader is unlit. The other thing was the foam at the shoreline and around the rocks. In Rime, these foams were placed by hand, I wanted to do a system where these foams are generated immediately around every object you throw in the water.

However, for the foams, I created have a procedural noise option. You can find out more on GPU gems. You can change four main parameters in a wave set, and it can be modified on the fly: Wavelength, Amplitude, Steepness, and Speed.

The way I set these four values are for example:. To resolve this problem, I had to place another mesh under my water and apply an opaque material to it, making sure this mesh only writes in the custom depth pass.

Then I had to place these nodes into my water material, in order to work correctly. What is really interesting is how an unlit material is capable of receiving sun rays on the surface.

I created a light control blueprint, you have to define your source of sunlight, and then the blueprint sets a material parameter collection value which is used by the shader. If you are using a PBR material you automatically get the sun rays on the surface, but if you are using a much cheaper Unlit material in this way you also have these reflections.

ue4 depth fade water

I use this gradient to blend between the base color and a lighter blue color. For the shallow water coloration, I used a simple depth fade node. The caustic and wetness effects are basically a special material. The caustic texture is being distorted by another texture, then with triplanar projection applied to the mesh.

I achieved the wetness effect by coloring the base texture and adjusting the roughness map value and finally adding a little sine wave animation to it. The whole thing works because, you can set up a base height for these changes in a material parameter collection, for example, everything below 0 receives the changes, while everything above 0 remains unaffected.Underwater technique.

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Posts Latest Activity. Page of 1. Filtered by:. Previous template Next. Underwater techniqueAM. In the screenshot below, the forefront corals are clear as the camera proceeds thru the reef, but the background is blue and faded as the camera moves. Does anyone know what setting controls this?

Is it a fog? A post setting? Also, if anyone has any advice on how to create a good way of creating an underwater look, I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance! Doug Attached Files. Tags: oceanrenderunderwater. Originally posted by dougb View Post. Attached Files. Trello Roadmap. Comment Post Cancel.

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Originally posted by DotCam View Post. Hey Doug, I have created a similar effect for my ocean system and then forgot to include it You can use the Scene Color to adjust the blue water effect, and add in a Gaussian or Bokeh depth of field I found Gaussian works better in my case effect to blur out at a distance. For an added effect you can also try using an ExponentialHeightFog actor, lower it down so it affects the same area as the PP and adjust the fog density, as well as other properties such as directional inscattering colors.

To go even further you can create "GodRays" similar to the one in the Content Examples project to have light beams shining through the water in the blueprints folder of the Content Examples. I created a screenshot for myself yesterday of the PP volume so I could copy it over to another project, it won't work exactly how you want but hopefully gives you some ideas on which settings to use for your scene you might not want to use the Vignette, or if you do make the color brighter.

Hope it helps! No problem, hope you find it useful! One other thing I forgot to mention is you can use Post Process materials to affect the scene as well, you add them into the PP in the Misc section under "Blendables". I found a tutorial HERE on creating a water drop effect on the camera lens which will be used when the camera leaves the water, have some water drip down the screenit was the first PP Material I have created, but I can see many uses for them when it comes to water.

I'll post the material here for you if it is any good for an underwater effect. That PP Material tut looks really good. I'll see what I can do with it.

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Like you, my current pp looks OK, but not great. Can you share a screen of where you're at with the look?Why not "Depth Fade" on opaque materials? Posts Latest Activity.

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Page of 1. Filtered by:. Previous template Next. William K. It can really open doors to some neat effects, like real time detailed accurate AO type effects for those contact areas. Is there a reason as to why it is only available on translucent materials? Tags: None. There is a reason of course I'm not an expert of the rendering pipeline but basically translucent materials are rendered after the opaque ones which is why they have access to depth information while opaque materials do not.

Comment Post Cancel. For opaque materials there may not be any information available behind current pixel. Ah i see, Thanks guys. If they would fade, they wouldn't be opaque anymore. Originally posted by manoelneto View Post. Last edited by William K ;PM.

Originally posted by William K View Post. I meant to use not for opacity on opaque materials but for other things such as: Put it in the alpha of a Lerp node and tell it to colorize the intersecting areas accordingly, faking dynamic AO in a way, could be useful for eyes edges and other things as well that are moving and require additional dynamic accurate contact detail. Originally posted by Legend View Post.

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It's not possible to do this simply because of how that node works, you could make an alternative using some renderer modifications which allow you to render opaque geometry in the separatetranslucency pass but I wouldn't recommend it.

EpicForum Style. Yes No. OK Cancel.More results. It's my first actual UE4 project, so yes - I'm a noob. No, if I break the connection it is fine. But doesn't look like water anymore. Somehow I get the feeling this has to do with a camera or world setting, because the clipping strongly depends on the camera angle It may have something to do with VR, I haven't worked in it though so I dunno for sure.

Try hooking up scalar values and setting up a material instance so you don't have to recompile your shader every time you make a change to the material code. Even though I am working for VR, these projects will only run on high end computers I believe I chose the wrong preset to start with.

ue4 depth fade water

I am not putting this project on a phone or tablet, I will run this on a PC only Attachments: Up to 5 attachments including images can be used with a maximum of 5. Answers to this question. My water material looks like blue paint.

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How can I make it better? PlayerCameraManager location incorrect when using a dedicated server. Search in. Search help Simple searches use one or more words.

Separate the words with spaces cat dog to search cat,dog or both. You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Need help with water. Thanks a bunch!This is a tutorial given by our teacher John.

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For my capstone, the whole base of my assignment would be water and so this is important to have. These materials are the base of our water design.

If you open them up in photoshop, these are how they look:. Create a Comment Box and Name it Water Color and attach these nodes like how they are attached above. Like Liked by 1 person. This is a project for my professor, so i assumed only he would be looking at it. But im glad someone else is interested. Like Like. Thank you! Yeah, no problem mate. Hopefully these few tutorials are useful for your course. I might be posting a tutorial on Substance Painter and how to use the Quixel Suite later on.

These are programs that are insanely useful for texturing hyper realistic models without breaking your poly limits. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. If you open them up in photoshop, these are how they look: So if you open up UE4, you can import these into the materials folder. For this tutorial, we are going to do 5 Sets in the Material Editor to create the final product.

Depth Fade Fresnel. OneMinus Multiply x2 Clamp.More results. I want to make water with a foam texture around its edges and I would like it to be dynamically changing with the environment, not necessarily with any other actor like the player character. I've been trying to figure this out for quite a while now and I've tried doing it with the depthfade node without any success. This looks like a promising start but it might just look like it. The depthfade affects the z direction also, which is something I don't need.

I was wondering if there was maybe a way to make the depthfade only in x and y directions and somehow use it as a mask to then apply some textures on to? There's probably a better way to do it though, thanks for any help. So essentially what you want to do is take the Depth Fade you are using to create the waters edge, and Lerp your foam into the Alpha of the channel of the Lerp to create the edge foam look you are going for. There are a lot of different ways to do this, and there is a community project as a work in progress that implements a lot of commonly requested water features that add to its realism.

You can download this project and reverse engineer their Materials to get a better understanding of how to create a realistic and dynamic water shader. I will warn you, some of the things they are doing are fairly advanced, so take your time when going through it. If you have questions, DotCam and the others who contributed to the shader are more than willing to help.

They are great community members and have provided this as a free open source project to help anyone who is interested. Let me know if you have questions! Hey Andrew! Thank you for answering the question. I checked the forum post and saw some amazing things but I'm not sure if that's what I'm looking for. This is basically the result I would like to get:. The white on the edges would be the "foam" and it really doesn't have to be realistic.

It would be great if the foam was rounded in the corners as well, but that's not necessary. The foam could also just be around the edges and not offset from the walls like in the picture, which I think would mean a little bit of extra work? I played around with the depth fade and I noticed that the opacity it gives depends on the cameras location, so unwanted effects occur when looking at corners:.

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As you can see the "foam" disappears in the corners the distance between the water face and the surface below is too great? Just to clarify, here's how I'd like it to be:. Please excuse the quality of my pictures:D. Do you happen to know if there's something for me in that post or do you have other ideas?