The general for Unreal Engine, arguably the best real-time 3D renderer available. It's also open source and free to use. If you have any questions, ask away.What projects have you been working on lately? What features are you eagerly awaiting?News:>UNREAL LIGHTING CHALLENGE (must be submitted before June 26th)https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/are-you-a-lighting-master-enter-our-new-unreal-challenge-today>Metahumans update, including mesh to metahumanshttps://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/new-release-brings-mesh-to-metahuman-to-unreal-engine-and-much-morehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOVyme4TFZw>Featured free Marketplace content—June 2022https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/featured-free-marketplace-content-june-2022>Automotive content has been updated for UE5https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/start-your-engines-our-automotive-content-has-been-updated-for-ue5Nvidia Build of Unreal Engine:https://github.com/NvRTX/UnrealEngine/Previous: >>875162
I'm tempted to fuck around in ue5 and try to bring some of my dumb ideas to life
>>902644>Unreal Engineah, yes.the other popular chinese spyware.the main one being tiktok.you've been had by a lighting system, anons.just let carmack do his thing and he'll make ue a yesterday.
>>902930You are a complete moron
>>902930Compile it yourself and gtfo you faggot
Can someone confirm what an anon told me earlier about how good animation retargeting was in Unreal ?I'm going to rig and animate a placeholder character that might be bigger in frame than the character I'm currently working on and I'm scared it'll fuck up all my animations when I'll switch the placeholder mesh to the new one.
Anyone else thinks unreal engine insists upon itself and is insufferable? Its really not that good.
>>902644>scanned rock formation #5977 looks good>anything else exposes the shitty lighting instantlylmao every time
>>903032The goblin is a store asset I retargeted onto, the mannequin is a bought animation, the elf is my own with the store asset skeleton scaled down and with the arms moved down and made less wide. The weight painting is also not much beyond blenders automatic.
>>903050typical braindead shill response
>>903040>unreal engineYou misspelled Unity
>>902930loooool>>903032animation retargeting is so good that it successfully retargeted a sculpt
>>903058>shilling free software
>>903162free software != software that collects royalty after a certain percentage
>>902644Can you make coom art with unreal?
>>902644I'm a complete noob in rendering so does this mean it's easier for me to render out an animated scene in UE than in Blender?
What is the recommended way to make animations in Blender then import them to UE?Free, please.I read Rigify + Uefy. Or Auto Rig Pro. But those cost money.
why not just use unity?
>>903407Because Unreal Engine is better.
>>903388Watch this entire playlist:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdcL5aF8ZcJvCyqWeCBYVGKbQgrQngen3and don't skip any videos. Watch every minute.
What are the advantages of creating your own rig? As opposed to re-targeting the Epic Skeleton?If I'm making a game in Unreal, should I be rigging my characters to the Unreal/Epic Skeleton? Is that the common indie workflow?
>>903474I feel memey say this, but is there a good porn animation guide.
>>903473>Nanite and Lumen not supported in VR>No tessellation>Empty project is like 2 gigabytes>Huge stuttering because of shader compilation>Need something that cannot be done with blueprints? Have fun recompiling the entire engine
>>903601>Need something that cannot be done with blueprints? Have fun recompiling the entire engineThis is how I know you're an idiot with no idea what you're talking about.
Is it true that renaming your project is a huge pain in the ass?
>>903601>>No tessellationThis one seems to really be a problem, apparently it doesn't work in UE5? I've seen a lot of people caomplain about it. Did they decide they want to go full Nanite instead? How will that work with the terrain though, it loses flexibility. I ain't importing hundreds of small 500k ground meshes to build my terrain.
>>903926They dropped it a few versions ago and pulled a unity depreciate without an alternative.My guess is they want to tie it with nanite but that could be awhile.You can displace a mesh with the modeling tools but it's a lot less flexible compared to shader tessellation.
Is nanite good yet?
I wanna make a game. Is this general good for advice? Or is there another one?
>>903926Tessellation is a fucking meme. Its uncontrolled, and requires specific base geometry to even get good results. You can achieve most of the same effects with pixel space offsets or other options.
>>904014what a dumb question
How should I go about animating a character in first person perspective?Should it always be just two arms and nothing else?If I wanted to convert a fully modeled and rigged 3D character for first person perspective, should I just delete all the bones and verts besides the arms? Would that even work?
>>904153youre going to need the full body because 1) you are going to be seeing player B doing the exact same animations with their full body when they go to attack you2) reflections off of mirrors and water etc wont look right at all with only the arms
>>902644This engine is trash... maybe its good for movies.. but for games this is garbage.
>>904159Then explain why the Unreal Mannequin uses just the arms for the first person template.
>>904162t. moronJust because you put all your eggs into the Unity basket does not mean Unreal isn't a great choice for games.
>>904228So? They made it that way in the template for a reason. It's meant to serve as a basis for a first person shooter.And who said anything about player B anyway?
>>904231Good luck with your floating arms, retard.
>>904233I already know you're a complete idiot with no clue what you're talking about when it comes to game development. No need to dig yourself deeper.
>>904234I'm not the one struggling to comprehend simple words such as basis and template. Small clue: What they don't mean is "the entire fucking game".
>>904234read >>904159 again. To add to that list, even your shadows will look wrong and if you ever even look down at your feet, well, they wont be there. Heres a protip : its not 1998 anymore. Also, epic for a lot of things has no idea what they;re doing. Dont trust them. Hell, half of their company is literally owned by one of the most oppressive, anti human rights governments in the world, the CCP. They simply dont care.
>>904235If there was any reason to render the entire player character for a first person game, it would be rendered in the template you utterly braindead idiot. They only use arm meshes for a reason.
>>904236>unitycuck crying about chinese ownership againImmediate discard.
>>904237You've already been given 3 out 20,000 reasons. Feel free to ignore them like the retard that you are.
>>904238i dont use unity, i have a different, vulkan engine
>>904239Reasons provided by tech-illiterate idiots like yourself don't carry any weight. You know absolutely zilch about gamedev and have no credibility.
>>904241Thanks for your opinion, template guy.
>>904241you sound exactly like that idiot who was trying to prove that people with 20 years production cg experience didnt know what they were doing, like 2 weeks ago. Get out of this board and get a life
>>904242>opinionYou are factually an idiot.>>904243It's not my problem you're an engine-illiterate moron who thinks it's necessary to render an entire player character from first person perspective you stupid idiot. It's also embarrassing you think you know better than paid professional developers who actually make the engine.
>>904244You will never make a game.
>>904245No need to project your insecurities, idiot. You lost the argument, swallow your pride and move on.
>>904246There is no argument, you simply can't see far enough ahead to develop your own game. It's ok to be clueless.
>>904247You're still digging yourself deeper, idiot? You already got exposed as a moron. You don't know better than the Epic developers, or any game developers for that matter.
>>904248So show us how it's done, champ. You won't.
>>904249You've already been shown in the template by people far more qualified than an idiot like you could ever dream of being.
>>904251No, the template shows how to do the most basic thing, mainly because retards like you need spoon-feeding. It's like the way the same template has the most basic environment, because again, a retard such as yourself could not handle any more information. But obviously a real game would have much more detailed environments and models, because they are made by real developers, not retards who think an example is the end product. You can go now.
>>904252>No, the template shows how to do the most basic thingIf there was any good reason to render the full character from a first person perspective, the template would reflect that.Alas, you're a complete idiot, and desperate to rationalize your terrible workflow practices. Not my problem, moron.
>>904253>terrible workflow practices>oh shit my game needs the full model for X reason and now I have to scrap 8 months of work and redo every animation>so that's why they were laughing at me on /3/
>>904255You lost, idiot. No need to dig yourself deeper.
>>904253have you ever even made a single level of a fps game, not even a full game? Why do you ask questions, and when given the answer with multiple bullet point reasons, reject them and lash out? Oh wait, its because you are a troll, just like you were in your last thread. Point and laugh, everybody.
>>904257>ask question>get answered by complete morons doubling down on their own stupidityIf you don't know the answer, next time just swallow your pride and don't answer. No need to embarrass yourself moron.
>>904258the only one embarrassing themselves is you. Respect your elders, son
>>904260>deflectionAs expected from a pea-brained idiot like yourself.Again, you have zero clue what you're talking about. Stop giving advice when you're a beginner.
>>904257Raising the royalty threshold was a mistake.
>>904261>Stop giving advice when you're a beginner.>literal cut and paste from his last troll threadlol, grow up and make something, idiot
>>904263Ok, so on top of being a complete moron with no idea what you're talking about, you're also a schizo. Good to know.
>>904264>claiming someone is a schizo>when he is clearly the same poster that im referring to from 2 weeks ago who got so assblasted and BTFO with the exact same posting style and idiocyyou are done here, everyone can recognize your posting style you clown
>>904265>claiming someone is a schizo>when he is clearly the same posterYes, this is exactly what schizophrenia is, idiot.Keep doubling down on your stupidity, you're still a beginner and a nodev at the end of the day, and you still don't understand anything about this subject.
>>904267are you done yet?
Imagine getting filtered this hard by a template.
>>904270Imagine being too stupid to understand why the template uses arms instead of a full character mesh.
>>904271Imagine you ever making a game. I can't.
What is the best way to flood a room in real time in a 3D game?Would I need something like Houdini to make this work right? Engine is Unreal.
>>904281>idiot is still giving people trash input
>retard still hasn't made a game
>>904283>enters the unreal general on /3/>tries to answer questions you don't understand>cries after getting BTFOYou are so embarrassing and stupid it's funny.
>>904284I honestly don't know why you are so upset all these hours later, no one is stopping you from learning how to make a game.
>>904287I know you shouldn't be a retard and try and make an actual FPS with a pair of arms, so I'm at least twice as knowledgeable as you.
>these 2 guys have been arguing on 4chan for 6 hours straight
>>904289Hate to break it to you, but a template isn't an actual game.
>>904291You were already destroyed on this point, idiot. No need to dig yourself into a hole again.You do not know better than paid professionals at Epic. You're a loser and a beg.
>>904292You're basing all your assumptions on a company that doesn't even make FPS anymore. How unfortunate for you.
>>904293>t-they haven't made an FPS for a while, that means they don't know what they're talking about and i know better than them!You're such a sad idiot lol.
>>904297That's how it works when you appeal to authority, you have to actually appeal to an authority. It's like someone citing your opinion on the matter, you don't make FPS games, so what the fuck would you know? Now if you had cited Activision, you may have had a point. Except for the fact that Activision uses full models in their FPS. Because only a fucking retard wouldn't AKA you.
>>904309>appeal to authorityPffahahahaha, yeah citing the literal developers of the engine is a truly disingenuous logical fallacy isn't it?I mean holy fuck, you're such an idiot it's actually insane. Your brain is literally broken beyond repair.
But we're not talking about creating engines, we're talking about developing a specific game. It's like pretending a guy who makes boots could manage a football team because footballers wear boots. Another logical fallacy to add to your list of copes.
>>904313Not using the reply function just further illustrates your insecurities, idiot.You tried to claim you knew better than Epic's own developers, and you embarrassed yourself. You're a colossal fucking idiot with absolutely no idea what you're talking about. It's hilarious watching you crash and burn, desperately trying to rationalize your idiocy.
>>904224>Then explain why the Unreal Mannequin uses just the arms for the first person template.Some games have floating arms (Unreal, Half Life 2) and some have floating arms + legs (Halo since Halo 2, GTFO).If the game is multiplayer there's a whole separated character model rendered only by other players, if the game is single player that model might be useful to cast a shadow and make everything more immersive.Some games just use one model for everything (I guess Kingdom Come Deliverance, Mirror's Edge).It's a design choice and I like the latter.
>he now retreats into strawman argumentsGuaranteed (You)s
Can Unreal handle as much geometry as Clarisse?
I am in the market for a new graphics card. Should I get a amd one with lots of vram or a nvidia card with like 8 at most?
>>904713Get a 12gb 3060.
>>902644Which version of UE is the best?
>>904723not a 6700?
>>904723>>904971Vanilla RTX 3060 here. The 12 gb is definitely worth it and you can run all shit with it.
>>904992It's a bit of a tradeoff for gaming.
>>904997not really, no. According to the latest steam survey, only 2% of all gamers use 4k displays. When you develop games you have to develop them for the main target audience (1080p)
>>904998I mean personally too, it struggles with raytracing games and [spoiler]warhammer 3[/spoiler]
>>904997Not really I use 1080p and can run modern games on ultra without raytracing.
Well, looking into I am starting to think the pros outweigh the cons. I don't see any reason for it to be a bad match for ue5 either.I don't know much about production cards so I assume substance and zbrush will like it more than amd or a low vram card?
Any tutorial on making advanced splines ? Stuff like to manage when two spline cross each others and things like that?
>>905001ultra is a meme, there are many many videos about that.
Is there an easy way to put dicks and tits on "metahumans" and make porn with them in unreal5
>>902930>just let carmack do his thinCarmack hasn't been #1 for 20 years.
>>902644anyone doing motion graphics with unreal 5?
>>904238The 3d industry is always planning for the future and how to improve and optimize pipeline workflows to stay on top of the game. The main technology they are whispering about more than ever is Unreal 5 in terms of heavier adoption beyond gaming. Ultimately is matters what makes life easier for artists in a back and forth pipeline environment at a big studio.
How important is the value of an albedo if the entire scene blends well together value-wise, even if the albedo of individual assets may be darker (or lighter) overall than it should be. Would just correcting the exposure to balance it out provide the same results? Would a higher lighting exposure on an underexposed albedo be the same as a lower lighting exposure on an overexposed albedo?
>>906260The albedo has a strong influence on secondary bounces. If your albedo is to dark it'll mess up the Global Illumination. Its better to keep the albedo physically correct (neither too dark nor too bright) and then mess with the light intensity or exposure. >Would just correcting the exposure to balance it out provide the same results?No
>>906261Thanks, that's what I assumed. Changing indirect lighting intensity in PP wouldn't work either then? I wish I could find a good visual example of these behaviors, though, to truly understand how it affects the bounce. I might have to do it for myself.
is it possibel to make a game only from default materials and not using a 3d modelling software?
What would be the best way to create a water firing effect in Unreal? Like if I wanted water to be blasting out of a large pipe.Is this best done using Niagara's toolset alone? Or is it better to outside it into something like Houdini? Obviously the flooding water simulation effect would need to be baked.
Some neat Game VFXhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPwcxIyIybE
>>902644Do you guys know any good Unreal Engine tutorials for a newbie?
>>907036Reddit animation.Reddit vfx.
>>907071https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-zMkzmduqI>>907122show your work then
>>907182not him, but he is right.
I want to easily create some more or less realistic terrain, put all my shitty models I've made into it and then check them out first person. Is this possible in UE? Basically limited scale world-building in which I can then walk around.
>>907182Not him but I did the castle thing already, its about creating an enviroment and not a gameWhere do we go from here? Just start prototyping?
>>907269Yes, it even has a first person template you can use so coding isnt required I would even say Unreal is overkill for what you are trying to do desu
>>907280Nice. I've checked few videos, it looks great. >overkillWhat else to use though?
>>907281Dont know of any alternatives besides Unity which is arguably even more overkill
fluidninja is free this month
>GTX 1060 is slow as dirt with Lumen in the UE5 editorLooks like this is finally it for the GTX 1060 isn't it?
>>903046you do anything special with the lighting?
>>906138socket them to the model
>unity is now malwareUnrealchads just keep winning.
>>907285What is it? What can I use it for?
>>908195...should we tell him?
unrealbros, real question here. how long it takes to master this engine?
>>908595That stands in direct relation to your IQ and your general motivation.Its not less but probably more than an average DCC like Maya which is already twice if not more complex than Blender. I am using it for 5 years now and I have only scratched the surface, but to be fair I am only using it as an realtime renderer, I have no intention to make a game with it. Even with this limited use-case, I still feel like there is a deep end that I haven't explored.
Why can't I download my Metahumans? Bridge says do it in Unreal 5, so I tried through Unreal 5, but I still can't download anything.
Is there a general rule what should be the skylight intensity with Lumen? Seems like I should just change the sunlight value and leave the skylight on default. Also what about changing a default indirect light intensity, what's the most correct value?And a third thing - what do you think about using real world values for lighting, e.g. sun should be 120,000 lux afaik.Not sure I see a difference if the camera exposure is auto. Maybe the bounce is calculated better from some forum posts I've seen, but others are not sure it really matters either.
After the recent update, it seems that virtual shadow maps don't work at all for me anymore. I can't get soft shadows by increasing the radius. Anyone else with the same problem? It might be due to my old drivers, but I can't really update laptop drivers with generic ones and there are no new ones to install.So probably it's a very specific issue. Nanite doesn't work for me either. Time to upgrade my desktop again I guess, it's gonna hurt the wallet.
What are pros and cons of vertex painting vs an RGB mask (or a splat map as it is also sometimes called)?
>>902930>carmackCarmack hasnt produced anything groundbreaking since he turned 30. That brain of his had 10 years of superpowers in it, then he got old.Your IQ peaks at 21 slowly falls from there.
>>910580Funny that in my 20s I was addicted to drugs and alchohol and doing nothing and unemployed and now in my 40s I'm employed and have moved the industry forward
>>910580>Your IQ peaks at 21 slowly falls from there.Dude, with 21 most people haven't even started to become intelligent, that's like the low threshold.
>>903040>insists upon itselfHave you been watching family guy? I have only seen retards spew that line after having watched it.
>>910628Most people didn't invent the FPS genre.
>>910811>thinking Carmack invented first-person shootersYou must be at least 18 to be here
is unreal good enough for renderinghow does it compare vs redshift, octane, arnold, etc??
>>910813he *basically* did
>>910813the ultima underworld engine was superior to doom by far, but he didn't build a cult of personality around himself like carmack, so you never heard of him whoever he was.
>>910628I'm not worried about IQ given zoomers are dumber than a boat full of a Somalians
>>911361First fps game was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Stop photoshopping wikipedia articles mkay
>>911361What even defines a "true" FPS? The genre's origins go way back before that.
>>911429The first FPS was Unreal by Tim Sweeney and the first game engine was Unreal Engine, also by TS
How do I learn UE5?
should i get maya indie or houdini indie or just use blender for unreal? i used c4d in school but there's no indie pricing.
Do you know if there's a course on lookdev with Unreal but trough C++ programing (preferably). Like something that teaches volumes, materials, particles, virtual textures, etc... but not basic stuff, I'm after more advanced manuplating techniques.
I've done a few tutorials, can someone throw me something intermediary?
>>904229It's kind of just an arbitrary choice based on older industry trends. Just arms was really common in the past and had some advantages and reduced some computation. Skyrim for example is arms (and maybe legs I don't remember). It works but it's not as worthwhile as it once was and arguably introduces more issues than it's worth, as others have pointed out with mirrors, other players, shadows. You can do what you want but since it's not too much more to implement a full body why not do it and save you some trouble down the line. Why ask for advice then reject it?
>>907279Anyone have an answer? I want to know too. I just want to know how to make some enemies and make a basic sword or gun game.
>>911856This guy is good.https://www.udemy.com/course/unreal-engine-the-ultimate-shooter-course/
>>911985The ultimate shooter course is a great grounding in a complete (very basic) game. This playlist is good for adding to that, although you'll also need the free plugin it is extending. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXBJDmLMoXw0MainBxJBtUr2gxfeEtq_x
>>911849bump. Or I'll ask in another way. Can someone please make me a list in order of logical priority on what to learn for lookdev in Unreal? Not interested in making movies but on gamedev but I'd like to know how to make textures animations, use volumes, materials and custom material (procedural, etc.), VFX, etc.
>>912001There's not much C++ material out there. Your best bet is learning Blueprints to C++ and then translating the Blueprint courses yourself.
So uh what are you using Unreal to make? Learn anything neat or new?
I'm going crazy with this: how the fuck do I create a simple sky box that doesn't have lighting in it ? basically I've been using the hdri backdrop and using a cloud cube map but the cube map always have a sun in it. It too much brightness to my directional light. I just want a cloud texture in the sky and that's it. Do i gotta find a cloud texture with alpha channel ? help
>>912001I recommend you to check PrismaticaDev youtube channel. He'll give you an idea of how to make shaders, some vfx. Then you can learn more about shaders in Artstation courses for free. Once you have a better understanding. I recommend to integrate Houdini FX into the workflow (You can bake pretty complex effects into flipbooks and use them in Niagara). Also check Fluid Ninja VFX and Fluid Ninja Live tools.Then you can also learn about substance designer (procedural textures), trim textures and tiling textures for speeding up your iteration times.
Is there any reason to use ue4 instead of ue5 for archviz?
>>912163You can make a sky sphere model that surrounds an entire level and place an unlit sky hdri texture on it.
What should be the intensity of skylight in UE5? I feel like previously it mattered more to control the ambient with it, but now since you get all the bounce from a directional light I just keep it at 1 and am not sure if it needs to be tweaked. What about indirect light intensity of directional and skylight? Would it provide more realistic results if you increased it or nah?
>>912163Get a photo of cloud, desaturate and pump the levels to get a clear black and white image. Use that as an layer mask on a solid white layer, cheap cloud
Anyone know where I could find reading material on unreal other than the documentation? I've got a lot of hours I can't watch videos but I want to keep learning relevant stuff to what I'm working on. I'm having a hard time finding anything to read online other than the documentation though.
>>912430I have 2 books for UE4. I read them both, and I find the advice of some random hindu guy in youtube to be more concise and helpful. God fucking help me.
5 hours of Carmackhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I845O57ZSy4
Does anyone know what might be causing the messed up texel density and weird normals in the cliffs?They look fine inside of Marmoset and Substance Painter but in-engine it looks very differentIs it a UV, Baking or lighting issue?
>>912610Have you built the project yet?
>>912628Built the lighting and it improved a bit.Cleaning up the UVs on the low poly will fix the remaining issues, thanks anon
>>903388Have you tried this?https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/download-our-new-blender-addons
>>904225unreal 4 ran like fucking garbage outside of fortnight in every single game that used it for how good the graphics were, is unreal 5 the same way, fastly disportionate worse performance vs what things look like?
>>912637Did it really? I never experienced any issues and I played plenty of UE4 games without a powerful PC. Shitty performance is still something that I subconsciously connect with Unity, even though ultimately it depends on developers and not engines.
which driver works best with nvidia gpu for UE5 and Redshift
>>912691only epic really gets their games to run well on unreal 4, damn near everything they put out looks better than you would think given the visuals, meanwhile nearly every 3rd party developer for it the games for some reason shit themselves performance wise in comparison. I mean yea, if you have an overkill pc setup you can mitigate how bad it performs but I don't think that should be a requirement. unreal 3 had the same issue at its launch, but over time the hardware to run unreal well became below minimum specs.I really want to see how unreal 5 ends up performing, is it crap that runs like hell for reasons unknown to a consumer, or did they do something that makes it near impossible for devs to not get the game working right. as for unreal vs unity, there are unity games that preform well and ones that preform shit, that engine is 100% on the developers to make the most out of it.
>compiling shaders>...>compiling shaders>....>....>compiling shaders
>>912782Does high end processors like the 5900x/5950x speed up shader compilation significantly? Looking to pick up one now the prices are so low since the new gen is about to launch. No, I will not be able to afford zen 4 since launch prices will be high as shit in my country for a while, kys before suggesting that.
>>904162/threadI've been going back and forth between Unity and UE5 for half a year and can confirm that UE is a slow, bloated piece of shit not really useful for making games as it is for rendering pretty videos
So are all game studios absolute retards for switching to UE5 now?
>>912815Probably. Obviously unemployed retards here know better than people with years of experience in the field.
>>912815Maybe? We have to wait and see how their games turn out and if they share similar problems. At least they can pay for support which will help them get over any issues
what is the most kino gpu+cpu combo for having UE5 not run like shit
>>913048My i5 and RTX 3060 suits me just fine. You can get something nicer with newer, fancier models.
>>912480Thanks man. Really useful.
I want to add a floating/falling debris/dust/particle vfx or mesh to a dark cave I made. Is there a term for this I can search for? Or, does quixel bridge have anything like this? Something like when you see sunshafts through a window and can see the slow floating particles of dust within the shafts
Redpill me on Unreal filmmaking, can I leave SFM behind?
>>913473This bitch giggles too damn much. Gamedev is a serious bidness
How did you guys learn to get where you are now? Just online? Classes? Tutor? Documentation? Trial and error?
>>913481Depends on you, for me, purely online, downloading every class I can from cgpeers, being active on discord communities and learning from other critiques, reading articles on 80lv and a lot of trial and error.
please, anyone, where can I get a working Zbrush torrent?this is a cry for help
>>913558Cgpeers, maybe rutracker
>>912754no, you're just stupid
>>913567wow proved me wrong despite how many cases where thats what happens,
>>913565anything that isn't a stupid gatekeep like Cgpeers?
>>902644can megascans be used in commercial projects outside of unreal?if not if I render it in unreal but do some post processing work in after effect or resolve, is that ok?
>>913764You can always buy a subscription and use them anywhere. They are free to use only if the final product is rendered in unreal engine.
>>913601Not wasting my time on some faggot who doesn't even have a cgp account.
>>902644Can UE5 rendering compete against offline renderers like Redshift and Arnold?
>>913868Compete in what - that is the question. It depends. Quality? I think never, but the question is how good do you want it to be + how much do you benefit from realtime rendering. In some cases it can be great, but again, it depends on what you want to achieve and the project type.
when will they fix raytraced translucency and volumetric fog working together, the rt translucent materials always render in front of the fog and it means you can't get a scene with everything at its best appearance because you have to pick and choose whether to use raytracing for you glass, or volumetric fog for you lighting. so annoying.
My mouse keeps appearing in-game just like pic related. But only when I scroll to the left. How do I fix it?
Anyone knows a tutorial that goes deep on UI/Widget/UMG stuff? Preferably with C++ please. Couldn't find anything beside this Udem course: https://www.udemy.com/course/unreal-engine-character-ui/I'm downloading it as I'm posting this but I don't know if it's worth it.
>>914546Have you tried a different mouse? Could be a problem with the mouse you're using.
>>914592I tried. I think I may have found the culprit. When I hold the right mouse button down the mouse disappears!
>>914650That's not it. The mouse still appears in-game.I tested it with other unreal games and it reacted the same way. I also changed mice and the problem persisted.
>>913868with some compositing, yes
Are you ready for true Unreal Engine kino?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCVubOzbFzI
>>914787epic. reminds me of this mario concept. also made in unreal iirc:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHahbKFONF8
How do you do cel shading?
>>915343the distinct divide between the tech and the pr
>>915343my pronouns are he/he
How to balance colors in a shot where a lot of props are colorful? I find that my lighting looks really nice in detail lighting view when everything is light gray, but in lit mode it's a mess. I've been testing things by getting the values more similar to that gray shader in detail lighting mode and trying to desaturate them so it's easier to balance it out, but I think that's not it, there has to be something else. Because if I change saturation too much, they don't look right anymore on their own, albedo doesn't match to real world ref.So another obvious thing would be to try to change the layout, but all of the props are red, blue, yellow, brown etc. I can't just get rid of them from the shot and grouping them by color won't make sense due their fixed position and function. How do others balance shots with lots of colorful props then?
what should i use for ui if i want to make a template i can use for multiple projects in the future? umg always used to be the ui framework, but now there is common ui and slate. is umg still getting updates? is it going to be deprecated? what makes common ui better? is it one of those react style models like swiftui? i hate that shit t b h. is slate mainly for making unreal editor plugins and not worth using for game ui? why don't they just update umg instead of coming out with all these others?
Nobody ever answers any questions here, it's a dead thread
>>915538Nobody cares about your worthless noob problems idiot. Fuck off to the questions thread.
>>915553>noob hands typed this
>>915553Lol that's the problem, people actually keep answering noob questions, but as soon as it's a bit more complex, nobody responds. Just look at this entire board, basic ass threads are always on top, /3/ even gives attention to schizos no matter how many threads per day they post.
I plan on making a short film using Unreal Engine. I have no experience in Unreal Engine. How fucked am I? I will buy the assets and not make them myself.
>>916308Do you have experience making short films? Using game engines? If you're a veteran Unreal is easy to pick up, if you're a newbie it's the best place to start, it's both feature-rich and well-documented, with plenty of up-to-date tutorials that are easily accessible.If you don't have any experience with engines or filmmaking you have a lot of learning to do, though. I'm speaking a couple months to get started, and a couple years to get decent. But that'll be an issue no matter what you make your short film in.
>>916359>if you're a newbie it's the best place to startthat would be unity. Unreal is only good if you are working in a large (100+) man team> and well-documented, with plenty of up-to-date tutorials that are easily accessible.errmmm about that....
How do you guys handle exporting from Blender to UE5? I just can't seem to get things right save for the most basic of objects.
>>918232What is the issue? Default export settings should work fine.
>>918274Missing textures for the most part. Or the textures assigned to the wrong body part.
>>918232Only thing I've had to do is invert the green channel on the normal maps. Otherwise, justwerks.
YOUR IQ PEAKS BEFORE YOUR BODY REACHES MATURITYsource: 4chan
>>903108you misspelled custom made too.
any shader experts here, can you take a look at this for me please?I ripped this model out of a game, all is fine but I cant use the model's hair textures. It look like pic related. I know it has something to do with material instance because its labeled as MI.Also the hair is supposed to look brown-ish.
>>918539and this is the hair alpha map. It has only two textures. Do I have to desaturate the D map before I can use it?
>>918407You need to set up the shader in unreal again. Just import the textures normally and connect them appropriately.
>>918543I mean I want to use the textures outside of the unreal engine.
>>918545You said you want to export from blender to ue5, that means you already have the textures outside of the engine, no? If you want to export out of unreal, you should be able to do that as well, but again you need to set up the shader in your software of choice.
>>918583I used a tool called umodel to extract the textures. I want to use the textures in blender, but for that hair's textures, I dont know how. For example, this face textures from the same model, it was compressed to save memory, so I just edit it in photoshop, and extract the R/G/B channels. The unreal engine use R channel for specular, G for metallic and B for roughness. And for the hair's textures, I dont know how they do it to make it work.
>>918635You sure the channels are in that order? Do you assume they are or is this particular texture set up that way? Because usually it’s ao, roughness, metallic, OR it is roughness, metallic, ao. You usually don’t want to touch specular value and I doubt the texture contains a specular channel. For the hair it depends on the style, I don’t know how the model looks like. If it’s some realistic type of hair you will probably need an opacity mask for it, it may be a separate texture or in the alpha channel of the albedo.
>>918657Yeah I think the order is wrong. Anyway, holy shit, this >>918539Is just a glossy weight map and they just use material instance to give it q color. Goddamn man, this guess work is driving me insane. Anyway thank for the help bro.
Not only is epic launcher a buggy piece of shit, even bridge recently has been slow as hell. I have multiple second lag when I type something in the search field, wtf. No, it doesn't happen with other programs.
>>918902I'm not seeing it, anon. My complain with the launcher is that its XML parser they use is slow.I fucking hate how developers nowadays think that NoSQL databases are a good idea.
>>902644kinda in a pickle, i want to get into unreal because I want to pursue environment art but then the whole concept of adding the mesh then re-applying the whole textures though another node based system inside unreal doesn't sit right with me. Is there an easier way to import models along with textures to unreal from blender? also are decals really that good?
>>919331>re-applying the whole textures though another node based system inside unreal doesn't sit right with meLazy, but understandable. There are quasi solutions (basic Maya shaders to fbx, USD and Material X) but you'll need to make things look good in Unreal, which means learning its material editor. This is especially true with environments where you're going to need stuff like tileables and instance scattering variables. It's actually a lot easier for characters where you'd only have 3 or 4 materials and won't need a ton of overlays and variations. Stuff like decals. A lot of Unreal cowboys on youtube just reuse materials from asset packs and learning libraries. That's fastest way to get something half decent on screen.
>>919331What's the advantage of using unreal for environments? Better at handling geometry?
>>919368I mean it's material editor isn't that different from blender just a bit more expanded ? I mean in blender the mapping node is a single node while in unreal you have to append parameters and setup various other nodes to get the same result. Also is there any rule of thumb for the amount of tris a model can have to make it game ready ? For instance a house or a coconut tree.>>919388It's rendering everything real time and lumen looks really fucking great. I want to pick it up because i want to be a environment artist for games and it only makes sense that i learn unreal to get a job. I wonder if there are any other jobs related to making environments.
Is it possible to import an Unreal scene into Houdini?
How long until they buy Autodesk?
>>913808How does one get a cgp account?
Do you guys see all of these big budget realtime music videos made in Unreal with mocap and Metahumans? All of them look like badly animated dolls. We're all going to cringe at this one day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ty7lslFDsg
>>922189what in the fuck is fox invincible on his head
>>907638My 1070 runs Unreal 5 perfectly fine. For now at least lol.
>>913048Intel 8 or 9 core with a 1070 NVIDIA, oh, also have a couple hundred tabs open in both Brave and Google Chrome. For whatever reason everything has been running fine for me.
How to atmospheric perspective?Are there multiple ways to implement?
>>922955>>922956Unreal engine 5 can run fine on a potato but the rub is you will only be able to compile a few times a week because it simply takes too long whereas with unity you can compile hundreds of times per day
>>923460it's just an painter term for fog, that's it
>>902644why does it look so shit? i am still working on texturing the model but why is lumen so hyped up? it kinda looks shit but i assume i havent enabled some kinda option. any help will be appreciated
>>924234There's barely anything in the scene to light and models and textures can be improved. Lumen won't magically make everything looks amazing if you don't know how to set up lighting, colors and make good models t b h.
What's the option that has the less cost in performance when trying to make clothes move. Let's take the example of a long vest:- Make some joints for the long vest lower part and bake/make some animations directly on it- Create clothing data for the lower part section (wich will simulate clothing physics but I saw that sometime it looks weird)- something else
>>924244>Lumen won't magically make everything looks amazing if you don't know how to set up lighting, colors and make good models t b h.could you link me some tutorials for lighting and colors? i am still working on the models
>>924326Lots of paid content on cgpeers, but you can check out this guy on YT:https://www.youtube.com/c/WilliamFaucherAnd this:https://chrisbrejon.com/cg-cinematography/And just search for lighting articles on 80.lv and experience points, there is knowledge everywhere. Search for some books about lighting for film, those can be very useful as well later on.But anyway, first actually populate your environment so you have something to light in the first place, get rid of sharp edges, improve your textures etc. They will also affect how the object is lit, albedo, surface details, it's all important. Make the sun shadows softer if you're trying to match these references. Have elements that will block the light and place parts of your bridge in shadows like in the bottom example. Check out cloud shadows and light blockers as well.
I am a brainlet, newfag, and poor. What's the best way for me to get some wandering NPCs with realistic foot movement? Root motion? IK? Is this already part of one of the demos? I'm trying to mock up a game to see if the idea is worth pursuing and this unironically is an important part of core gameplay.
/sci/ here, wondering if I could use UE for some physics visualization stuff:Does UE support polar coordinates over cartesian, out of the box?Would I need to modify the source code to add support?
Any way to get the visible size of an object or material on screen?
Motion Graphics coming to Unrealhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAtjoawRN_Yfinally
“BECKONING” Feature Film Proof of Concept Trailer by Sava Zivkovichttps://www.stashmedia.tv/beckoning-feature-film-proof-of-concept-trailer-by-sava-zivkovic/
>>924332William Faucher's work always looks like it is in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear explosion. He's terrible.
>>925083Care to explain why do you think that?
>>925082That's a badass short.
How would you create realistic boob physics in Unreal?I just want to recreate them in Unreal like in Maya/Blender, but the physics skeleton doesnt react and work the same way.Cloth system maybe?I would post a video showing the reference but sfw board
>>912813>>904162>>903601>it's slow!>muh project size!>it won't run on my 2500k!>WHAT ABOUT THIS OUTDATED TECH?Why are thirdies so mad about UE? It's not made to run on your poorfag rig, runs just fine on my 5950X.
>download and install ~40 gigs of UE5 >wait 40 minutes for it to compile shaders >crashes upon start >another 40 minutes to recompile shaders >import my vehicle model with just basic 2k textures >gpu fans hit 3000rpm >cpu temp hits 89'C >download and install ~6 gigs of unity > shaders compile witing 1-2minutes >import same model, setup textures >gpu fans idle >cpu temp 31'C Thanks, but Im sticking with unity. Better perfomance, less reasoures are needed, and I have ayyemdee card anyways so wont be able to use UE5's new fancy features like nanite and lumen. But I must say, UE you can figure out UE shader nodes just fine, but Unity's nodes are so retarded you migh need 10 tutorials to explain them.
>>925557The fuck kind of toaster are you on?
>>925557now I understand why every unity game is indie/lowpoly/basic shapes/low cost
>>925583It's not an engine problem that indie tards can only do shitty 2d pixeljunk or lowpoly trash for quick cashgrab. Yeah, unity editor is more optimized and needs less computing power so it attracts all sorts of shitters just like rpgmaker does. UE5 is a fucking disaster for personal/small studio use both as game engine and render engine. Why do I need a render farm of 10x4090ti to have smooth performance in UE5 editor? Only corpos can afford that, so here we are: it's either AAA souvless sjw corporate goyslop on UE5 or lowpoly cashgrab on Unity.Me? I don't give 2 fucks about games, I just need a nice fast realtime render engine which is not blender EEVEE and Unity has that. >>925566RX590, 32gb ram. It still can run AAA shit fine.
>>925621>UE5 is a fucking disaster for personal/small studio use both as game engine and render engine. Why do I need a render farm of 10x4090ti to have smooth performance in UE5 editor?I have absolutely no perf issues, what's your CPU?>RX590, 32gb ram. It still can run AAA shit fine.Why aren't you listing your CPU? That matters way more than the GPU for this.
>>925645Anon, that's a very low spec CPU for production and content creation. No shit UE5 isn't very snappy with it. >b-but Unity works fineNobody denies that UE5 requires more than Unity, but even an old 3700X will run UE5 silky smooth.
>>925646I will die a poorfag, man. If only those fancy advanced cpus/gpus were affordable for an average dead end wagie. Im just using whatever tools are available. It aint gonna change my opinion that UE5 is targeted at big gamegev/cgi studios
>>925648Then work on Unity or RPG Maker if you must. UE is heavy because of all the shit it has available for those who know how to use it.
I have an i5-8600K.Should I upgrade my CPU for better UE5 performance? Also, should I be looking to get an unlocked K-series CPU?
>>925648dude, you don't even need a pc. ue5 and maya run great on my macbook pro and they aren't even compiled for apple silicon yet.
Got a question about animation retargeting in Unreal. Let's say I want to retarget a walk animation from a detailed skeletong to a much less detailed one. So less spine bones, no fingers and maybe a single bone for neck and head. Will it do the trick?
No mention of this yet?https://docs.unrealengine.com/5.1/en-US/unreal-engine-5.1-release-notes/Astonishing number of improvements over 5.0, fucking fat update.
>>926556Will be in the new thread.
>>902644I feel stupid even asking but will I want to kill myself if I buy a 6800xt when it comes to /3/ related applications? I wanted a 3080 but it seems I missed the boat and now I would have to pay nvidias disgusting gouging prices and I'm not sure I'm up for that. I've always heard AMD is always awful but I do my blender shit and ueg shit on a GTX 770 and it isn't really a grand experience either but it is passable.
Are there any FOSS repos of real world use of Unreal engine for C++ projects?Like an actual app or game on github / gitlab done by a third party?I learn the best by studying other people's work, not really by tutorials.
can I somehow save groups of nodes when i'm doing materials? I'm tired of remaking POM setups over and overalso what's the best way to add ambient occlusion to materials? it feels like the only way to see any AO is if I add it to the diffuse through a multiply layer
>>927116>can I somehow save groups of nodes when i'm doing materials?Yes, I believe material functions is what you're looking for.https://docs.unrealengine.com/5.1/en-US/material-functions-in-unreal-engine/
>>927136>>927137nice, thanks guys
>>925648Anon, if some guy in a 3rd world country like myself can afford it, so can you.
>>927250Integrated soundcards are serviceable, but I enjoy having a good sound system.
>>927256>a good sound system>inside an electromagnetic echo chamber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHYcxhzdEToGenuinely looking for any critique in terms of lighting and just general mood. Characters were not a priority, they'll be re-worked when everything else is done.
>>927262Are you going for the XBOX1/PS2 age feel? Just a few things:- Movement of the camera when looking at the dude on the bed is unnatural. No human moves their heads like that. - Grainy TV screen effect needs work. Study Silent Hill.- Maybe just a nitpick, but the light sources are too bright and stable. An encroaching darkness with few "safe" unreliable light sources would help, unless nothing has gone wrong in your setting yet.- Looking at a security camera is not scary.- The "Road Closed" wood looks too clean for the already fading text.
>>927283Solid spotting, thank you very much. All points super valid, the video is almost 1:1 to an original PS2 game intro hence why the scene choices like camera were in it.Ultimate goal is to turn a PS2 era style original into something playable and modern.
>>927247Would a 3060 be good enough for archviz?
>>927322It is serviceable, in engine emulator can show some minor stuttering, but compiling shaders is ok. You may get better results with a beefier card, but the 3060 can hold its own.