Unreal Lighting Study: Ominous Mood

This unreal engine lighting study was a practice in building a threatening and ominous mood.
The guidelines for this study were to achieve cool overhead lighting with warm under-lighting.
Additionally, the driving force force behind the lighting art direction was Han Solo's cryogenic hibernation scene from The Empire Strikes Back.

I lit the scene using a combination of static and stationary lights, lightmass bake time for the entire scene is approx 15 min using the "High" lighting build quality.

This level lighting study was completed in under 30 hours.

Base unreal engine scene originated from https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/en-US/slug/modular-scifi-season-1-starter-bundle
^ Above Unreal Marketplace content credited to https://www.artstation.com/se_jonf

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End result of lighting pass

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Unreal Marketplace scene with all lighting removed

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