Monolithic Structure

General / 01 December 2020

For a school project i am currently working on a gigantic structure with my class. This post is constantly updated. whilst the lowest posts are the earlies WIP images and videos

this is the concept picture

H:\UnrealProjects\GD1019_Bunker\Screens\2020-12-02 21_10_14-GD1019BunkerProject - Unreal Editor.png

this is the project plan

this is a WIP for the scene

Fish swim vertex shader

General / 19 November 2020

Ages ago a friend, Jan Kaluza ( helped me with this small vertex shader problem.

So if you'd like to see how a fish swim movement can be projected onto a mesh then pls watch this gif.
the result goes to "world position offset"
Additionally you can copy paste the nodes into your material here

Detect physical materials with projectiles in Unreal Engine 4

General / 17 July 2020

a quick video how to have different impact sounds on different surface types.  #UE4 #unrealengine #gamedev also have a look at this alternative method to test for surface types  

also have a look at this alternative method to test for surface types  

Stroboscope Shader for Unreal 4

General / 24 June 2020

I made a stroboscope shader with the help of a friend, Michael Mendelson.
Perhaps you'll need something like this. then here it is:

simple recreation of holographic environment

General / 24 June 2020

From time to time i will repost some stuff from my old blog here, simply bcs i find it still useful for myself today.
This is one of those posts

a facebook user asked how to recreate this effect in unreal.

i tried to make a mockup with one texture and a material that is additive.

the parameters of the material are set partly randomized inside the construction script of the blue prints that hold the material on box primitives

This is the result

You can download the project here

Unreal Engine Simple Water and Glass

General / 26 January 2018

in a recent lecture i just covered reflective materials like glass and water again.


since my last approaches were too complicated i tried to make the water material as easy as possible. sure it is then limited in its features, but it looks ok and has around ~350 instructions. the biggest problem might be, that there won't be any depth fade for intersections with this method. and obviously no volumetric depth which is not possible currently anyway as far as i know. pls comment if i am wrong on this one.

The Material Instance was modified this way 

download the normalmap here

this water looks ok with planar reflections as also with a box reflection capture

box reflection

planar reflection


glas works pretty much the same as water but without the animations. also it has a switch for the use of a glass surface normal.

since glass is not animated, the non planar reflections look a bit meh on it and need to be researched more

the material instance was modified like this

planar reflection

sphere reflection capture


a limited feature set for reflective materials works great. even without the (superexpensive) technique of planar reflections.

if the glass doesnt use normalmaps and bent surfaces, it wouldnt even be necessary to refract.

for large refractive areas use the refraction mode "pixel normal offset" to reduce visual separation of geometry features.

Moving from Blogspot to Artstation Blog

General / 21 December 2017

about 10y ago i started my old blogspot site

pity the old.. it will stay where it belongs..
but now that we are so knee deep in the future, artstation wasn't having it anymore and created the blog of the future!!

so, that is now. will basically become the cemetery of blog sites and artstation blog is already fabulous.

see all my coming blog stuff here on this platform!