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Nature's Frames - Zach AllAn

About the Work


Nature’s Frames: An exploration of Procedural Environment Creation and Cinematic Rendering using Unreal Engine 5. 


Nature’s Frames is a captivating journey into the intricate processes of crafting lifelike virtual realms. Inspired by the diverse tapestry of Australia's landscapes, this project embarks on a dual mission. The first objective is the creation of a dynamic 3D environment, brought to life through the exploration of procedural content generation. The second goal is the capture of breathtaking cinematic snapshots, showcasing the environment under an array of lighting conditions. 

Harnessing the powerful tools of 3D game development, Nature’s Frames was developed using Unreal Engine 5, and all assets in the environment are free Quixel Megascans. As you explore this project, be prepared to be transported to the heart of these landscapes, where the distinction between reality and the digital world dissolves into an awe-inspiring, immersive experience. 

Blackstone Gallery.

470 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Exhibition open

1st - 5th November 

Opening Night

Friday, 3rd November

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Time and Date

Zach Allan is an emerging creative in his third year of a Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts Production). With a strong passion for 3D design and capture, Zach is constantly exploring use cases for these technologies, and is happy to try and fail on the path to new skills, knowledge, and opportunities.  

Zach works multiple roles across the University, in Auchmuty Library Special Collections, Makerspace, and for The School of Humanities, Creative Industries & Social Sciences (HCISS). The diversity of roles across the university landscape not only enrich his academic journey but also provide a unique perspective that infuses his creative work with a deep appreciation for the intersection of art and technology. Zach's multidisciplinary approach ensures that his creations resonate with a wide audience, bridging the gap between innovation and humanities. 

Artist Bio

Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinjung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.


Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This continent always was and always will be Aboriginal Land. 


We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.

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