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Beginner Starting

Hi all, I'm very new to UE in general. I'm new to game develop also. I'm a student of Computer Science and Information System, I'm still in my first year of faculty though, me and a couple of friends decided going down game develop road.

  1. As I said we are starting from scratch with beginner C++ skills, any advice to getting better?

  2. Will we need outer design programs?

  3. What in general would you advice a beginner in this field?

Thanks.

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asked Jan 07 '17 at 02:21 PM in Using UE4

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Hey man, Welcome to the community :) Im also a beginner so not sure whether my answers will be helpful or relevant but as a fellow beginner, i might as well share my experience of starting unreal engine

1. I recommend getting really comfortable with c++. knowing the basics like pointers and how they work is really helpful and can really help you understand the tutorials that Unreal offer on their youtube channel. My advice with c++ would have to be to just keep programming small programs in c++ until your comfortable. I learned alot at http://www.cplusplus.com/ and their forums are really helpful in case you run into problems

2. yes, you will need 3rd party programs such as Maya, 3dsMax to create your models and animations in and then import them into Unreal Engine

3. Download the sample projects that Epic offers on the learn tab of their Launcher. break it down and learn how they work and why, also check out Epics youtube channel as they have a large playlist of tutorials and constantly do Training live streams in which you can learn in real time or at your convenience.

Most Important advice: Dont give up, it takes a while to learn, but once you get the hang of it, it starts becoming fun just messing around and trying out new things in many different ways. Good luck and hope it helps in anyway :)

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answered Jan 07 '17 at 03:19 PM

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Hello, I'm late to answering this question but I am also a beginner with learning UE4. I started in Jan '19... Using 4.21 at the moment. To add to what iankruz98 posted, I've created a spreadsheet that lists individual components of the classes to determine the what details exist between different classes. It helped me get started and maybe helpful for other people as well. The folder is found in my gdrive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZWoQb2MMXMm1wNS1X9tGXPsoN7vwi4SG.

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answered Mar 16 '19 at 10:40 PM

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