Building the Globe in Unreal Engine

Technical Notes


  • The goal of this lesson is to create a new level in Unreal with the Cesium Plugin.
  • If you don't see the Cesium panel, click Window -> Cesium in order to show it.
  • For best results, click on CesiumSunSky within the World Outliner after adding it. Expand out the details and click on Directional Light. Here, you want to make sure that intensity is changed from 111000.0 lux to 0.1 lux. Doing this will speed up navigation when we get to the point where we are flying around the state and looking at lighted census data.
  • In Unreal Engine v5.0.0 Early Access 2, if you click the 3 vertical dots to the right of play, you will have a number of ways on how to start your game. For right now, you want the selected viewport option selected.