Using Quixel plugins can really speed up the process of your content creation. They can also work together with Material Functions in Unreal Engine 4. I’ve decided to make a workflow tutorial where I’m showing some of my techniques.
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If you are a 3D artist and you make lots of 3D objects for Unreal Engine, you most likely experienced how boring and repetitive can FBX workflow be. I don’t like to waste my time on things that can be done quicker. I’m sure Tom Shannon thinks the same and that’s why he decided to develop a simple script for 3ds Max. It’s called TS_UE4FBXExporter (sexy name – we agree!) and it helps you to export objects. Screen below shows the script UI:
During game development many tasks can be done simultaneously as long as the team is big enough. Things can get more difficult when you will try to make a game with a handful of friends or on your own.
Gameplay design, animations rigging, AI scripting, physics coding, UI creation – these are the tasks that you will have to face if you decide to become a one man army. Most of you wont have time or just wont be able to focus on all of these subjects, so you will most likely get basic animations rolling and create some gameplay around it. You will use provided physics engine and move on to AI scripting, create basic materials and use them to put together level prototypes.
Unreal Engine 4 provides variety of tools that will allow you to do just that. However, the UI creation tool – Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG) – is still on the way.
So while we’re all waiting, I decided to shed some light on Slate mysterious syntax by creating widget library that will allow you to prototype some basic game UI without much effort.