Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine

Author: Brenden Sewell
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785285097
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Computers

Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine is a step-by-step approach to building a fully functional game, one system at a time. Starting with a basic First Person Shooter template, each chapter will extend the prototype to create an increasingly complex and robust game experience. You will progress from creating basic shooting mechanics to gradually more complex systems that will generate user interface elements and intelligent enemy behavior. Focusing on universally applicable skills, the expertise you will develop in utilizing Blueprints can translate to other types of genres. By the time you finish the book, you will have a fully functional First Person Shooter game and the skills necessary to expand on the game to develop an entertaining, memorable experience for your players. From making customizations to player movement to creating new AI and game mechanics from scratch, you will discover everything you need to know to get started with game development using Blueprints and Unreal Engine 4.

Spiele entwickeln mit Unreal Engine 4

Author: Jonas Richartz
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446456259
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Computers

Ihr Einstieg in die Welt der Spieleentwicklung mit Unreal Engine 4 Umfassend lernen Sie das Arbeiten mit der Engine, die visuelle Programmierung mit Blueprints und viele weitere Aspekte der Spieleentwicklung. Sie werden sehen, dass Sie alles, was Sie sich vorstellen, auch umsetzen können. Diese zweite Auflage wurde um neue Features und Beispiele zu den Themen Landscape, Multiplayer, Static Mesh und Widget erweitert. Darüber hinaus enthält sie ein umfangreiches Kapitel zur Entwicklung von Virtual Reality-Apps von Benedikt Engelhard. Schritt für Schritt werden Sie in die Welt der Spiele-Entwicklung eingeführt. Folgende Themen erwarten Sie: Teil I: Einstieg in die Unreal-Oberfläche und die Blueprint-Programmierung inklusive Programmiergrundlagen (bool, Integer, float, if, array, Actors ...). Teil II: Alle wichtigen Unreal- und Blueprint-Techniken wie z.B. Objekte im 3D- Raum, Steuerung (Tastatur/Maus/Touch), Physik, Audio, Licht und Schatten, Partikel, Landschaften, Whiteboxing, Unreal-Interne Datenbanken, Animationen usw. Teil III: Komplexere Techniken wie z.B. Netzwerk, Debugging, Optimierung (für Performance), KI und das Packaging für Desktop, Konsole, Web und Mobile Teil IV: Entwicklung eines kompletten Spiels, in dem die beschriebenen Techniken zum Einsatz kommen sowie eines kompletten VR-Games. Viele kleinere Beispiele und Aufgaben zwischendurch helfen Ihnen, das Gelernte umzusetzten und zu evaluieren. Auf der Website zum Buch finden Sie die Spiele, sämtliche Projektdateien der Spiele sowie Videotutorials. Extra: E-Book inside Systemvoraussetzungen für E-Book inside: Internet-Verbindung und Adobe-Reader oder Ebook-Reader bzw. Adobe Digital Editions.

Design Patterns f r die Spieleprogrammierung

Author: Robert Nystrom
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783958450929
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Genre: Computer games

- Die bekannten Design Patterns der Gang of Four im konkreten Einsatz für die Entwicklung von Games - Zahlreiche weitere vom Autor entwickelte Patterns - Sequenzierungs-, Verhaltens-, Entkopplungs- und Optimierungsmuster Für viele Spieleprogrammierer stellt die Finalisierung ihres Spiels die größte Herausforderung dar. Viele Projekte verlaufen im Sande, weil Programmierer der Komplexität des eigenen Codes nicht gewachsen sind. Die im Buch beschriebenen Design Patterns nehmen genau dieses Problem in Angriff. Der Autor blickt auf jahrelange Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von weltweit erfolgreichen Games zurück und stellt erprobte Patterns vor, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihren Code entwirren und optimieren können. Die Patterns sind in Form unabhängiger Fallbeispiele organisiert, so dass Sie sich nur mit den für Sie relevanten zu befassen brauchen und das Buch auch hervorragend zum Nachschlagen verwenden können. Sie erfahren, wie man eine stabile Game Loop schreibt, wie Spielobjekte mithilfe von Komponenten organisiert werden können und wie man den CPU-Cache nutzt, um die Performance zu verbessern. Außerdem werden Sie sich damit beschäftigen, wie Skript-Engines funktionieren, wie Sie Ihren Code mittels Quadtrees und anderen räumlichen Aufteilungen optimieren und wie sich die klassischen Design Patterns in Spielen einsetzen lassen.

Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints

Author: Nicola Valcasara
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784391782
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Computers

Discover all the secrets of Unreal Engine and create seven fully functional games with the help of step-by-step instructions About This Book Understand what a Blueprint is and how to create a complex visual scripting code Discover the infinite possibilities that Unreal Engine offers, and understand which tool to use, where and when Learn to think like a real game developer in order to create enjoyable and bug-free games using this comprehensive and practical handbook Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for intermediate level developers who know how to use Unreal Engine and want to go through a series of projects that will further their expertise. Working knowledge of C++ is a must. What You Will Learn Write clean and reusable Blueprint scripts Develop any kind of game you have in mind, following the rules used by experts Move through Unreal Engine 4, always knowing what you are doing and where to find the right tool for your needs Integrate C++ code into your projects using Visual Studio and the tools that Unreal provides Extricate between classes, nodes, interfaces, macros, and functions Work with different types of assets, from 3D objects to audio sources, from UI buttons to animations Explore all the aspects of the game logic—collisions, navigation meshes, matinees, volumes, events, and states In Detail With the arrival of Unreal Engine 4, a new wonderful tool was born: Blueprint. This visual scripting tool allows even non-programmers to develop the logic for their games, allowing almost anyone to create entire games without the need to write a single line of code. The range of features you can access with Blueprint script is pretty extensive, making it one of the foremost choices for many game developers. Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints helps you unleash the real power of Unreal by helping you to create engaging and spectacular games. It will explain all the aspects of developing a game, focusing on visual scripting, and giving you all the information you need to create your own games. We start with an introductory chapter to help you move fluidly inside the Blueprint user interface, recognize its different components, and understand any already written Blueprint script. Following this, you will learn how to modify generated Blueprint classes to produce a single player tic-tac-toe game and personalize it. Next, you will learn how to create simple user interfaces, and how to extend Blueprints through code. This will help you make an informed decision between choosing Blueprint or code. You will then see the real power of Unreal unleashed as you create a beautiful scene with moving, AI controlled objects, particles, and lights. Then, you will learn how to create AI using a behavior tree and a global level Blueprint, how to modify the camera, and how to shoot custom bullets. Finally, you will create a complex game using Blueprintable components complete with a menu, power-up, dangerous objects, and different weapons. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of practical game examples. Each chapter contains step-by-step instructions to build a complete game and each game uses a different tool in order to cover all the topics in a detailed and progressive manner.

C f r Spieleprogrammierer

Author: Heiko Kalista
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446448056
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: Computers

C++ für Spieleprogrammierer// - Für Einsteiger in die Spieleprogrammierung, die C++ von Grund auf erlernen oder ihre C++-Kenntnisse vertiefen wollen - Mit vielen Beispielen ausschließlich aus der Spieleentwicklung - Garantierter Lernerfolg durch: Aufgabenstellung – Tipps für die Lösung – Musterlösung - Im Internet: Leserforum und alle Codebeispiele aus dem Buch Wenn du einen fundierten Einstieg in die Spieleentwicklung mit C++ suchst, rasch lernen und dabei auch Spaß haben willst, liegst du mit diesem allseits bekannten Standardwerk genau richtig. In locker humorvoller Sprache begleitet dich Heiko Kalista in die Grundlagen und fortgeschrittenen Techniken von C++. Anhand vieler Beispiele ausschließlich aus der Spieleprogrammierung zeigt er dir sehr anschaulich, wie du effektiv programmierst. Mit zusätzlichen Aufgaben, Fehlerquelltexten und einem ersten 2D-Weltraumspiel wirst du schließlich über das essenzielle Grundlagenwissen verfügen, das nötig ist, um erfolgreich Spiele zu entwickeln. Die hier vorliegende 5. Auflage hat Heiko Kalista auf Visual C++ 2015 und Xcode 6.4 aktualisiert und um Themen wie z.B. Unions, Namespaces, bitweise Operatoren erweitert. AUS DEM INHALT // Einführung in C++, Visual Studio 2015, Xcode 6.4 // C++ für Einsteiger: die Grundlagen // C++ für Fortgeschrittene: Templates, Singletons, Debugging ... // Standardlösungen mit STL // Grundlagen der Windows-Programmierung // 2D-Spiel mit der SDL entwickeln // Spieleszene: Foren, Chats, Tutorials, Events

Unreal Engine 4 X By Example

Author: Benjamin Carnall
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785889240
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Computers

An example-based practical guide to get you up and running with Unreal Engine 4.X About This Book A unique resource on Unreal with an interactive example based approach that is sure to get you up and running immediately Will feature four unique game projects that increase in complexity which will enable readers to build their game development skills using Unreal Engine 4 and the C++ programming language Will be the most up to date book in the market on Unreal with full coverage of the new features of UE4 Who This Book Is For Unreal Engine 4.X by Example was written for keen developers who wish to learn how to fully utilise Unreal Engine 4 to make awesome and engrossing game titles. Whether you are brand new to game development or a seasoned expert, you will be able to make use of the engine with C++. Experience with both C++ and other game engines is preferred before embarking on the Unreal by Example journey, but with a little external research into the basics of C++ programming, this book can take a complete game development novice to an Unreal Engine Developer! What You Will Learn Use C++ with Unreal Engine to boost the development potential of any Unreal Engine project Vastly improve workflow and content creation with the visual scripting system blueprint Design, test, and implement interesting game worlds using Unreal Engines built-in editor Build a networked, feature-rich first person shooter that you can play with others over LAN Build design-centric game worlds that play to needs of your game ideas Paint your game worlds via the creation and modification of visual shaders called materials Gain knowledge of other game development disciplines through the use of the Animation and Material tool sets Create feature-rich game projects with a sophisticated visual quality and feature set In Detail With Unreal Engine 4 being made free to use, for any keen game developer it is quickly becoming the most popular game engine in today's development industry. The engine offers a rich feature set that can be customized and built upon through the use of C++. This book will cover how to work with Unreal Engine's tool set all the way from the basics of the editor and the visual scripting system blueprint to the in-depth low-level creation of content using C++. This book will provide you with the skills you need to create feature-rich, captivating, and refined game titles with Unreal Engine 4. This book will take you through the creation of four unique game projects, designed so that you will be ready to apply the engine's rich development capabilities. You will learn not only to take advantage of the visual tools of the engine, but also the vast and powerful programming feature set of Unreal Engine 4. Style and approach The best resource that any beginner level game developer can dream of with examples on leveraging the amazing graphics engine, beautiful character animation and game world generations etc. by means of exciting real world game generation.This book would be a very unique resource for any game developer who wants to get up and running with Unreal. The unique example-driven approach will take you through the most basic games towards the more complex ones and will gradually build your skill level.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783958452848
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Computers

Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook

Author: John P. Doran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784395971
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Computers

Over 40 recipes to accelerate the process of learning game design and solving development problems using Unreal Engine About This Book Explore the quickest way to tackle common challenges faced in Unreal Engine Create your own content, levels, light scenes, and materials, and work with Blueprints and C++ scripting An intermediate, fast-paced Unreal Engine guide with targeted recipes to design games within its framework Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are relatively experienced with Unreal Engine 4 and have knowledge of its fundamentals. Working knowledge of C++ is required. What You Will Learn Discover editor functionalities for an in-depth insight into game design Develop environments using terrain for outdoor areas and a workflow for interiors as well using brushes Design various kinds of materials with unique features, such as mirrors and glows Explore the various ways that lighting can be used in the engine Build various level effects using Blueprints, Unreal's visual scripting system Set up a development environment and develop custom functionality with C++ for your games Create healthbars and main menus with animations using Slate, Unreal's UI solution, through the UMG Editor Package and create an installer to get your project out into the world In Detail Unreal Engine is powerful tool with rich functionalities to create games. It equips you with the skills to easily build mobile and desktop games from scratch without worrying about which platform they will run on. You can focus on the individual complexities of game development such as animation and rendering. This book takes you on a journey to jumpstart your game design efforts. You will learn various aspects of the Unreal engine commonly encountered with practical examples of how it can be used, with numerous references for further study. You will start by getting acquainted with Unreal Engine 4 and building out levels for your game. This will be followed by recipes to help you create environments, place meshes, and implement your characters. You will then learn to work with lights, camera, and shadows to include special effects in your game. Moving on, you'll learn Blueprint scripting and C++ programming to enable you to achieve trigger effects and add simple functionalities. By the end of the book, you will see how to create a healthbar and main menu, and then get your game ready to be deployed and published. Style and approach This book offers detailed, easy-to-follow recipes that will help you master a wide range of Unreal Engine 4's features. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, with explanations of how these features work, and alternative approaches and research materials so you can learn even more.

Unreal Engine 4 Game Development in 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself

Author: Aram Cookson
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 9780134389103
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Computers

Want to make games for Windows, Mac, iPad, Android, the web, game consoles, or all of them? Don't know where to begin? Download Unreal Engine 4 for free, and get this book! In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unreal Engine 4 Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master every step of the game development process, and bring everything together in real projects that create real games. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that's come before, guiding you smoothly to mastery. The authors cover all this, and much more: How games and game projects are organized What Unreal Engine 4 does, and how it works Essential Unreal Engine 4 terminology and techniques Creating levels Editing materials, landscape, and foliage Integrating audio into your games Creating amazing effects with the Cascade Editor and Unreal's particle system Visually scripting your games, including level blueprints and FPS encounters Implementing game physics Recognizing and reacting to user inputs Building your executable Working with motion graphics, interfaces, and HUDs Scripting arcade shooters Developing for mobile devices And much more All the project files and assets you'll need are available for download, including "before-and-after" files demonstrating initial setup and proper completion for every exercise. Throughout, step-by-step instructions walk you through common questions, issues, and tasks; Q-and-As, Quizzes, and Exercises build and test your knowledge; "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts; and "Watch Out!" alerts help you avoid problems. By the time you're finished, you'll have all the skills and code you'll need to build great games with Unreal Engine 4 - no matter what kind of game you want to create, or where you want to deliver it.

Learning Unreal Engine Game Development

Author: Joanna Lee
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784395964
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Computers

A step-by-step guide that paves the way for developing fantastic games with Unreal Engine 4 About This Book Learn about game development and the building blocks that go into creating a game A simple tutorial for beginners to get acquainted with the Unreal Engine architecture Learn about the features and functionalities of Unreal Engine 4 and how to use them to create your own games Who This Book Is For If you are new to game development and want to learn how games are created using Unreal Engine 4, this book is the right choice for you. You do not need prior game development experience, but it is expected that you have played games before. Knowledge of C++ would prove to be useful. What You Will Learn Learn what a game engine is, the history of Unreal Engine, and how game studios create games Explore the Unreal Engine 4 editor controls and learn how to use the editor to create a room in a game level Understand the basic structures of objects in a game, such as the differences between BSP and static meshes Make objects interactive using level blueprints Learn more about computer graphics rendering; how materials and light are rendered in your game Get acquainted with the Material Editor to create materials and use different types of lights in the game levels Utilize the various editors, tools, and features such as UI, the particle system, audio, terrain manipulation, and cinematics in Unreal Engine 4 to create game levels In Detail Unreal Engine 4 is a powerful game development engine that provides rich functionalities to create 2D and 3D games across multiple platforms. Many people know what a game is and they play games every day, but how many of them know how to create a game? Unreal Engine technology powers hundreds of games, and thousands of individuals have built careers and companies around skills developed using this engine. Learning Unreal Engine 4 Game Development starts with small, simple game ideas and playable projects that you can actually finish. The book first teaches you the basics of using Unreal Engine to create a simple game level. Then, you'll learn how to add details such as actors, animation, effects, and so on to the game. The complexity will increase over the chapters and the examples chosen will help you learn a wide variety of game development techniques. This book aims to equip you with the confidence and skills to design and build your own games using Unreal Engine 4. By the end of this book, you'll have learnt about the entire Unreal suite and know how to successfully create fun, simple games. Style and approach This book explains in detail what goes into the development of a game, provides hands-on examples that you can follow to create the different components of a game, and provides sufficient background/theory to equip you with a solid foundation for creating your own games.

Unreal Engine Game Development from A to Z

Author: Joanna Lee
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787124790
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Computers

Develop fantastic games and solve common development problems with Unreal Engine 4 About This Book Investigate the big world of Unreal Engine, computer graphics rendering and Material editor to implement in your games Construct a top-notch game by using the assets offered by Unreal Engine, thereby reducing the time to download, create assets on your own. Understand when and why to use different features and functionalities of Unreal Engine 4 to create your own games Learn to use Unreal 4 by making a first person puzzle game, Blockmania, for Android. Who This Book Is For This path is ideal for those who have a strong interest in game development and some development experience. An intermediate understanding of C++ is recommended. What You Will Learn Explore the Unreal Engine 4 editor controls and learn how to use the editor to create a room in a game level Get clued up about working with Slate, Unreal's UI solution through the UMG Editor Put together your own content and materials to build cutscenes and learn how to light scenes effectively Get tips and tricks on how to create environments using terrain for outdoor areas and a workflow for interiors as well using brushes Explore the ways to package your game for Android Devices and porting it to the Google Playstore Know inside out about creating materials, and applying them to assets for better performance Understand the differences between BSP and static meshes to make objects interactive In Detail Unreal Engine technology powers hundreds of games. This Learning Path will help you create great 2D and 3D games that are distributed across multiple platforms. The first module, Learning Unreal Engine Game Development, starts with small, simple game ideas and playable projects. It starts by showing you the basics in the context of an individual game level. Then, you'll learn how to add details such as actors, animation, effects, and so on to the game. This module aims to equip you with the confidence and skills to design and build your own games using Unreal Engine 4. By the end of this module, you will be able to put into practise your own content.After getting familiar with Unreal Engine's core concepts, it's time that you dive into the field of game development. In this second module, Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook we show you how to solve development problems using Unreal Engine, which you can work through as you build your own unique project. Every recipe provides step-by-step instructions, with explanations of how these features work, and alternative approaches and research materials so you can learn even more. You will start by building out levels for your game, followed by recipes to help you create environments, place meshes, and implement your characters. By the end of this module, you will see how to create a health bar and main menu, and then get your game ready to be deployed and published.The final step is to create your very own game that will keep mobile users hooked. This is what you'll be learning in our third module, Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development,Once you get the hang of things, you will start developing our game, wherein you will graduate from movement and character control to AI and spawning. Once you've created your application, you will learn how to port and publish your game to the Google Play Store. With this course, you will be inspired to come up with your own great ideas for your future game development projects. Style and approach A practical collection of bestselling Packt titles, this Learning Path aims to help you skill up with Unreal Engine by curating some of our best titles into an essential, sequential collection.

Das Blender Buch

Author: Carsten Wartmann
Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
ISBN: 9783864914430
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Computers

"Das Blender-Buch" ist seit vielen Jahren das Standardwerk für das beliebte 3D-Modellierungs- und Animationswerkzeug und wurde bereits in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt. Jetzt wurde es erneut aktualisiert. Autor und Blender-Kenner Carsten Wartmann macht Sie mit dem Programm und seinen Eigenheiten vertraut und führt Sie ein in die Erstellung von dreidimensionalen Szenen und Animationen für Websites und Videoproduktionen. Nach einem schnellen Überblick über das Programm und seine Bedienungselemente lernen Sie in gut nachvollziehbaren Tutorials, welche vielfältigen Möglichkeiten Blender bietet und wie man sie einsetzt. Die Tutorials behandeln u.a. Themen wie: - Modellierung mit Polygonen, Kurven und Oberflächen - Material und Textur - physikalische Animation (Rauch, Flüssigkeiten, Stoffe) - 3D-Text und 3D-Logos - Animation mit Keyframes, Pfaden und Partikeln - Skelettanimation und inverse Kinematik - 3D-Echtzeitgrafik und -Spiele - Integration von 3D-Objekten in Videofilme - Python als Skriptsprache Nach der Lektüre kennen und verstehen Sie alle wichtigen Funktionen von Blender und können mit ihnen kreativ umgehen, um eigene dreidimensionale Welten zu erschaffen. "... an excellent introduction for new users to get into Blender." (Blender-Entwickler Ton Roosendaal)

Mastering Game Development with Unreal Engine 4

Author: Matt Edmonds
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788997614
Release Date: 2018-09-28
Genre: Computers

A comprehensive guide with coverage on AudioFX, Particle system, shaders, sequencers, and the latest features of Unreal 4.19 that will take your game development skills to the next level Key Features Create a high-performance Combat game using the essential features of Unreal Engine 4.18+. Master the complex competitive features needed in modern games such as Volumetric Lightmaps and Precomputed Lighting on Volumetric Fog, and build an impressive UI. Experience not only VR support for your game but also the inbuilt support of Apple’s ARKit and Google's ARCore with UE4's newly released support for these platforms. Book Description To make a basic combat game from scratch, you will quickly override existing UE4 classes, and add and implement simple C++ functions while running and building them. These are all discussed as a short summary for new developers and as a quick refresher for experienced developers. Next, you will build a combat player character with expanded controls, create logic for a character, swap weapons, attack and move, bridge over scene changes and transitions, retain data between scenes, and manage the scene-change process. You will then build an intelligent enemy AI and add physics based particles for weapon impacts. You will also get acquainted with cutting-edge features such as Volumetric Lightmaps for precomputed lighting, and Atmospheric and Volumetric Fog, to build advanced visuals in our ongoing GitHub project. Moving on, you will explore the tools required to build an in-game cut-scene for a more professional gameplay experience and story direction. Along the way, you will implement a solid game UI, including writing a full in-game load and save system that will enable players to resume their game from any point. You will also prepare, build, and work on VR and AR taking them from editor to real-world, building two new projects one in each of these brand new areas of UE4 and integrate classes from the main project into AR! By the end of the book, you will have mastered all major UE features and will be able to bring self-imagined games to life through Unreal Engine 4.18+. What you will learn The fundamentals of a combat-based game that will let you build and work all other systems from the core gameplay: the input, inventory, A.I. enemies, U.I., and audio Manage performance tools and branching shaders based on platform capabilities in the Material Editor Explore scene or level transitions and management strategies Improve visuals using UE4 systems such as Volumetric Lightmaps, Precomputed Lighting, and Cutscenes Implement audio-to-animation timelines and trigger them from visual FX Integrate Augmented Reality into a game with UE4's brand new ARKit and ARCore support Perform almost any game logic needed via Blueprint Visual Scripting, and know when to implement it in Blueprint as opposed to C++ Who this book is for This book is for game developers who want to build high-performance games with amazing UIs. Experience with C++ is required and some knowledge of working with Unreal Engine 4 would be an advantage.