Quick tip #2: Mood presets in UE4

Sometimes it would be useful to have different mood presets for game levels. In this tip, I will show you how to create mood preset with blueprints, so you can easily put it into your scene to set up the global mood for your scene.

Mood presets

When we create level, we usually add these components:

  • Directional Light
  • Skylight
  • Atmospheric Fog
  • Exponential Height Fog
  • Post Process Volume.

Then we change settings for these components. But if we have two or more scenes, where settings for these components are almost the same, then we can save some time by creating mood preset.

The main idea is easy:

  • Create actor blueprint.
  • Add these components into it.
  • Change their settings.
  • Add this blueprint into your scene.

Then you can duplicate blueprint. Change some of the settings. Create new mood presets.


Ruslan Nazirov

I am 26 years old developer. I had a solid experience in programming and used to be a java developer for four years. Now I’m working on my projects and games, based on Unreal Engine 4.