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[Request-Suggestion] Tools

Hi guys, I'm still new here, so quit possible some things already were requested-suggested or I just didn't find them yet but anyway here is my dream list.
Objects manipulating

Object filter - Filtering selectable objects by actor type ( Same as in 3ds max)

Paint selection mode. Selecting models with brush like tool.

Pivot type selection. For rotating and scaling objects locally or in a group- for instance rotating group of actors together around one common pivot point or locally around they axis, or around last/specifically selected actor. FFD box for mesh of group of meshes deformation

Mesh element manipulating ( like in the document from ND regarding Uncharted 2 - they had ability to rearrange mesh elements withing one SM instance)

Mesh conform for conforming static meshes on top of terrain or even mesh elements within one SM actor ( with ability preserving Z axis of mesh or using landscape Z axis) This tool will be useful for making fields and forests on distance ( flat mesh or even merged to one mesh backdrop trees crosses), snow coverage.

Spline path for mesh distributing as well ability to controlling scatter meshes distributing ( with ability to link landscape splines as reference actor)

Spline driven decals ( Might help to cover big areas and complicated curvy shapes like arks)

Local grid actor with the character scale reference figure ( human/vehicle with adjustable scale and position, visibility, grid spacing information) Invisible in game, but visible in editing mode, user specified grid planes ( horizontal, vertical, custom angle, position, projected on landscape mesh) , ability to lock actors movement/snapping to activated grid or together with world grid

Grouping actors with ability to save group as blueprint and see groups in Outliner.

Outliner visibility icon for actors with filtering buttons - visible- hidden - both

Rendering

Light Lister for editing lights( including blueprints), grouping, adding to layers.

Scene Lighting presets-states saved to file in package or with the scene ( similar to 3dsmax)

IES parameters for emissive material input - even we have no lighting from emissive, would be nice to control emissive with temperature and physical value on pare with lights values, ideally camera lenses should react corresponding to emissive level. Ability to propagate any new IES data to material editor

Build in IES generator/editor - with values shared between lights and materials.

Particle Lights should have same lengths - roughness settings for particle point light as for regular point lights

Physical camera ( not sure how current one works) Exposure, Dof, MB,Light trails, Lens flares corresponding to "lense" settings and brightness values. For instance anamorphic lens flare should be dependent to camera settings and material emissive value. Or ability to save list of settings as blueprint/preset. Or ability to select between Phys camera mode and Non Physical.

Materials Instance parameters volume - Sort of decal Actor/ Volume. Allows to modify material instances parameters inside this volume. For instance all MI contain some data for reflectance during rain, or data for snow, this volume may activate or change those parameters in run time inside volume space and softly blend to regular settings. outside the volume.

Flow and velocity map generated by landscape mesh for material editor nodes (for streams and other floating effect painted as the layer on landscape)

Landscape normal - node for material editor ( for blending normals between meshes and terrain)

ViewMode Custom View mode - for highlighting/leaving in view only specific actors/classes in level and ability to specify shading type and tech information/controls on screen. Ideally saved as preset view mode. So every artist/designer/TA can build and save own game view with specifically filtered actors types, shading and tech details for their workflow needs. Tech details-controls could be sort of context sensitive shortcuts, available only for this mode. Ability to have multiple custom view modes.

Cheers Anton

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Thank you for your requests and questions.

Pivot type selection.

You can find more pivot actions in the Edit > Editor Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts. They are not bound by default.

Spline path for mesh distributing as well ability to controlling scatter meshes distributing ( with ability to link landscape splines as reference actor)

Splines are being worked on for general use, but it may take some time

Grouping actors with ability to save group as blueprint and see groups in Outliner.

In the Details panel, scroll down to the Blueprint menu and you will see the button marked "Create New Blueprint..." Clicking that will create a Blueprint with the selected objects as components.

Materials Instance parameters volume

Download the ContentExamples project and check out the Weather Selector map. It has an example of what you are describing, but with a different method.

Custom View mode

Viewport has a Bookmark system that you can access via the drop down menu in the viewport.

I hope this helps to clarify some of your questions and feedback. Most of what I have not addressed is either already requested or already on its way. I have created reports for some of your requests that we do not have yet as well.

Cheers!

Alexander

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Hi Alexander, thanks for help, I can't find any weather selector map in content example project, are you was talking about post process volume?

Thanks Anton

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There is a map called WeatherSelector inside Content Examples sample project, where you can change the time of day and different weather conditions.

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Downloaded ones more and have it now. But to be honest it quite far from what I meant. I was not as much about having weather, but sort of decal which changes material instance values. On difference to decal which is material on top, or post process material which could partly do some similar things, it should be visible outside of volume as it visible from the inside. Localized condition rather global switch.

As example -imagine some forest like environment, with this tool artist could partly reduce amount of leaves on trees and make grass more dry in some areas. Not the whole tree, but just some part. Might be pretty useful with substance, give to artist sort of deeper controls of materials on level scale rather material. More time with environment, less in content browser.

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I see, we will take that idea into consideration for a tool idea. Until it can be assessed you may want to consider looking into the blueprints controls for the weather, but instead using decal and box components to create them in designated local areas.

Thanks!

Alexander

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Hi Anton,

Thank you for your feedback, but I would like to request that you break this post up into individual requests. Since your various requests are covered in different parts of the engine, it could be difficult to assign the correct people and it may be confusing for them to know what they are addressing. By having each request a separate post, we can more easily assign and respond to each idea.

Please refer to the guidelines here for more UDN posting information: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/973588-Guidelines-for-Rocket-UDN-and-Forums

Cheers!

Alexander

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Hi Alexander

Ok, Will leave one part of things here and create separate for different directions.

Cheers Anton

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