Soul VR Shader

Absolutely loved Pixars Soul Movie and was really inspired by the colours and shaders used. I’m going to explore recreating those in Unreal Engine & to be experienced in VR.

Pixars @levork shared the process:
http://graphics.pixar.com/library/SoulVolumetricChars/paper.pdf

Characters has 3 features.
1. Base material
2. Gradient fresnel creating blur
3. Outline of the details such as glassed and folds

The world itself has a blue/purple tone that I’d also love to recreate.


Recently watched Pixar’s Soul movie and just thought it was incredible. The story, the characters, the message, the visuals… amazing!
For fun I’ve created & prototyped ‘The Great Before’ for a VR experience. Fun little
exploration.
Made in @UnrealEngine


Prototype


Tweaking colours and adding buildings

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Tweaking landscape to match the movie

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Stairway now in Unreal

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Building up the shaders needed

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Bringing the earth into Unreal Engine

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Modelling the drop off area.

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Adding a vertical gradient to the grass to match that of the movie.

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Adding in trees

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Bringing the landscape into Unreal and tweak the lighting

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Putting the landscape together in Blender using the AND Landscape Add-on

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Tried adding an outline using a smaller fresnal to give a feeling of the hand drawn line. Needs more refining.

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Building the world in Unreal

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Just getting started by setting up the VR projects and building a base material, colour picking from the reference material

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Movie Reference