Paragon: Stylised Lighting

A series of experiments with lighting and composition.
All rendered in real-time using Unreal Engine 4.
Thanks to Epic Games for the assets.

Project details

Project Summary:


I'd been after an excuse to play with the lighting in Unreal Engine 4 for a while, primarily since I was aiming to get move involved with game cinematics. When Epic Games very kindly released the high quality assets from Paragon, excuses to avoid doing so suddenly evaporated.


I gave myself a very specific palette and tone to work from for consistency across images. Within this context, I then experimented with lighting rigs, pose and composition to create a sense of narrative variety.


United Kingdom

Responsibilities and tools:

  • Art Direction,
  • Lighting,
  • Unreal Engine 4,


Riktor, 3D character in Unreal Engine 4 Lighting structure in Unreal Engine 4

The making of Riktor

Soon after completing this shot, I produced a journal entry explaining some of the creative considerations and technical processes used. Partially to help people, mainly as an attempt to make myself feel cool... which failed.

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Rampage, 3D character in Unreal Engine 4 Lighting structure in Unreal Engine 4


Countess character from Paragon rendered in Unreal Engine 4 Unreal Engine 4 lighting structure for Countess from Paragon

The making of Countess

Similar to Riktor, with Countess I created a quick blog detailing the creative and technical process.

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Some Dude

Closeup of a Paragon character rendered in Unreal Engine 4 Lighting and camera structure for Paragon Character


Howizter character from Paragon, rendered in Unreal Engine 4 Lighting structure used to render Howitzer, Paragon