French Artist Koola Brings Photorealism with Unreal Engine 4
A talented French artist, known as Koola, has delivered hyper realistic real-time architectural visualizations using Unreal Engine 4.
Taking advantage of both the power and accessibility of UE4, the results of his work have wowed colleagues and has garnered attention from the international press and the Unreal team at Epic. Earlier this year Koola became the very first recipient of the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program, a financial development fund designed to incentivize and reward innovative projects designed in Unreal Engine 4.
Koola has delivered a level of realism that has to be seen to believe. Perhaps more impressive is that UE4 has allowed the designer to achieve these incredible visuals using consumer-level hardware, reaching extraordinary render speeds, as well as a regular performance of 50 to 60 frames per second.
Pairing natural talent with the flexibility of Unreal Engine 4, Koola has created a portfolio of architectural visualizations – ArchViz for short – demos and imagery that near photorealism. As any modern artist knows, the uncanny valley is as ever-present as it is vast, yet thanks to new tools and new minds, we’ve never been closer to bridging the gap. For more on Koola and ArchViz, head over to his forum page here.
Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.
Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.
Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.
We will bring you any new information on Unreal Engine 4 projects as soon as it becomes available.