Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

SkyBoxGenerator creates skyboxes inside Unreal Engine

Skybox AI’s latest demo video. For Unreal Engine users, new plugin SkyBoxGenerator makes it possible to use the generative AI service to generate skyboxes directly inside the Unreal Editor.

Tools developer Adem Kilic has released SkyBoxGenerator, a handy new plugin for generating skyboxes directly inside Unreal Engine using generative AI-based online service Skybox AI.

The plugin itself is free, though you will need a Skybox AI API key to use it.

Use generative AI tool Skybox AI to create skyboxes directly inside the Unreal Editor
SkyBoxGenerator makes it possible to use Skybox AI directly inside Unreal Engine, entering a text prompt inside the Unreal Editor to generate a 360-degree environment image.

Additional controls make it possible to choose between Skybox AI’s readymade visual styles, remix an existing image, and even access the new history feature in Skybox AI 0.5.

The plugin supports Skybox AI’s depth map generation, making it possible to set up depth-based effects.

Licence and system requirements
SkyBoxGenerator is a free download. It is compatible with Unreal Engine 4.27, but Skybox AI developer Blockade Labs has tweeted that it is working on a version for Unreal Engine 5.

To use it, you will need to enter your Skybox AI API key, which requires a paid subscription: prices start at $20/month.

For artists looking to do something similar in Unity, Blockade Labs has its own Unity SDK.

Download free AI-based Unreal Engine skybox generation plugin SkyBoxGenerator