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Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. …

Windows 10

Setting Up A Chroma Key Material in UE4

A bit over two years ago, someone on the UE4 AnswerHub asked about chroma keying (a.k.a. green screen) in a material. That post led to me mocking up …

Tutorials

hacks.mozilla.org: WebAssembly for Native Games on the Web

The biggest improvement this year to web performance has been the introduction of WebAssembly. Now available in Firefox and Chrome, and coming soon …

JavaScript

Imagination PowerVR Ray Tracing with UE4 & Vulkan Demo

Imagination Technologies has published another video that demonstrates ray tracing with their PowerVR Wizard GPU. The test system, today, is a …

Simple Animated Vegetation with Megascans and UE4

Wiktor Öhman shared a tutorial on how to how to create a realistic, animated, windy field in Unreal Engine 4 using Megascans materials. This example …

Game Development

CurveSweeper // Intro to Houdini Engine // Houdini for Games

In this one, you will learn how to create a mesh that is known by many names like, swooshes, soulercoasters, trailmeshes. In the tutorial, we'll …

Vertex Painting in UE4: Puddles of Water

Aaron Kaminer has a brilliant video guide on creating water puddles in Unreal Engine 4. You will learn how to set up a percentile-based vertex …

Game Development

Create a game environment in Unreal Engine 4

Using my Unreal Engine 4 project The Last Stop as an example, I want to show you some important steps to follow when creating real-time environments …

Unreal Engine 4: Let’s Make a Camera Spline System

Let’s Make: UE4: Camera Spline System<p>A Camera that follows a user created spline based on the player location<p>Overview<p>LET’S MAKE a camera spline …

Creating a Basic Blend Material in Unreal Engine 4

This tutorial focuses on the creation of a basic blend <b>Material</b> with the final goal to manipulate the applied material between two texture sources on …

Game Development

Simple and Rich Landscape Building in UE4

Jakob Bergersen from Norway talked about the production of his amazing autumn landscape. It’s all built in UE4, with trees and foliage modelled in …

Game Development

How to write a 3D game for Android with Unreal Engine: Part 1

There are many ways to develop games for Android, and one of the best ways for 3D development is to use an engine. An engine provides the essentials to make 3D meshes from 2D images, physics, realistic lighting and many more features that would otherwise be very time consuming for a developer to …

Game Development

How to write a 3D game for Android using Unreal Engine: Part 2

In part 1 of this tutorial, we talked about the basic overview of Unreal Engine and getting a first person shooter game started, in part 2 we will go in depth with “graphs” along with blueprints, level design and much more. If you have not read part 1, do so now so you will have the base game setup …

Game Development

UE4 Game from Scratch: Tools, Plugins, Assets

Donald Macdonald talked about the production of his environment exploration game Niten. It’s the first title that Donald ever made, but it already …

Voxel Terrain In Unreal Engine 4 Part 2.5: Testing Generation Using The PolyVox Examples

Game Development, Tutorials<p>In the intermission between parts two and three, I figured giving you guys a way to test the code we wrote in part two …

What you can do with World Machine in UE4

We’re happy to show you an exclusive work, produced by Allegorithmic’s CG and technical artist Gaëtan Lassagne.<p>Gaëtan Lassagne is an accomplished …

Installing the Unreal Engine in Visual Studio

As previously announced, Visual Studio has partnered with some of the most popular game engines to bring you an easy acquisition experience for game …

Game Development

The Unreal Engine Developer Course - Learn C++ & Make Games

Optimizing and Profiling Games with Unreal Engine 4

On the weekend of 11/14/2015, I went to MIGS. This was my first time and it was a pretty cool experience. One of my most memorable take aways from …

Game Development

Getting Started with VR in Unreal Engine 4

This guide is for anyone who is looking to get into developing for Virtual Reality projects in Unreal Engine 4. Covering Blueprint, C++, performance …

Archived - Intel® RealSense™ SDK Plug-In for Unreal Engine* 4

The Intel® RealSense™ SDK has been discontinued. No ongoing support or updates will be available.<p>Introduction<p>The purpose of this paper is to …

Why Procedural Game Sound Design is so useful – demonstrated in the Unreal Engine

How do you keep your game audio varied – without needing countless individual audio files? Procedural sound design can help with exactly that, and in …

Game Development

Studying Lighting & Materials in Unreal Engine 4

Alex Dracott has an incredible background in game development. He worked at Sony Online Entertainment (<i>Planetside 2</i>), created environments for …