Saturday, January 31, 2015

How to Prevent Your Actors From Spawning On Top of Each Other in UE4 Using Sphere Trace for Objects

So in this tutorial we will take a look at how to prevent actors from spawning on top of each other by using a Sphere Trace for Objects.  The Trace for Objects set of functions are useful for many applications, but in this instance we will be using it as a work-around for the either defective or misleading "Spawn Even If Colliding" boolean on the SpawnActor function.

Created for UE4 v4.6.1

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How to Use Emissive Materials to Light Up Your Levels in UE4 with Blender and Substance Designer

In Unreal Engine you can use emissive materials to help give your meshes some character and light up your game. Basically, if you want your material to give off some light without having to add a lamp to your scene you're going to be working with emissives. This is going to be a short and relatively simple tutorial on how to create meshes in Blender and texture them in Substance Designer so that they can light up in Unreal Engine 4 using emissive materials.

Friday, January 23, 2015

How to Create a Menu in Unreal Engine 4.6 using Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG) - Part 2

Alright guys. After a very long hiatus, IDKUDK has returned with our UMG tutorial series UE4.6 has been released (and 4.7 is pending), so here's the newest iteration of how to build a basic menu using UMG. Epic has added new features to UMG, including the ability to use 3D menus, but that will have to wait for a later tutorial.

This tutorial picks up where we left off in the last UMG tutorial.