If you are interested in using synthetic data in your research projects, please see the synthetic-computer-vision repository for some related works.
UE4 is a good choice for research for various reasons:
Rich 3D resources
Physically based material system
Here we collect some resources to help you use UE4 and UnrealCV in your research.
3D Resources (models, scenes)¶
Unreal Marketplace - The official marketplace of Unreal Engine
UE4Arch - High quality architectural visualization using UE4.
TurboSquid - High quality 3D models used in the industry
ShapeNet - Free 3D models released by the research community