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Best tutorials for learning UE4?

I am a graphic designer eager to learn UE4 and I was wondering if you guys could point me toward some of the tutorials or sources that helped you get started in Unreal? Tutorials for how to use unreal and character modeling, creating environments, etc. Just anything that you found really helpful along the way would be great! Thank you!

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asked Mar 07 '17 at 02:18 PM in Using UE4

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avatar image ipninichuck Jul 19 '17 at 03:02 PM

Check out the live training videos on the UE4 Youtube channel. Best material that has taught me the most. They are also always streaming live on Thursdays to keep up with the latest engine content and great streams on intro topics.

avatar image kitaNoYajuu Apr 22 '18 at 06:16 AM

Since this isnt marked as Resolved, forgive me for resurrecting here, but i believe this could be in the future looked at by other people, and it would help to have a good, solid answer...

Im pretty sure the OP was, at the time of writing, looking for a tutorial, that would set him on his way to good production practices and learn how things are done the right way... For that, none of the answers here, except the epic games tutorials (i assume), hit the spot. Nowadays, everyone and their mother is making tutorials, when they think they know the subject. Problem is, a search on youtube would not be (i assume) a good place to take any building stones of knowledge from, unless you hit the right content creators, that know what they're doing and know how to teach it.

Im a rigger myself. And just as I would not recommend anyone Digital Tutors (for maya rigging tutorials at least), as the amount of bad production practices and the overall quality of the tutorials is not at all something a beginner should learn from, I would expect Unreal being in the same spot.

As such, looking for these tutorials myself at this time, reiterating the initial question once more, could anyone, experienced enough, post here some tutorials, that are worth the money, won't teach bad practices, and are covering the subject well? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 22 '18 at 02:55 PM

As someone who started with 0 experience about a year and a half ago and by zero I mean I didn't even know what a "game engine" was, I was not familiar with names like Unreal, Unity, Maya and Blender and the last time I looked at code was in the 90s when I tried to learn c++ as a kid, I think it is safe to say that I am an "expert beginner". While I will agree with you that there are a lot of poor tutorials out there I disagree that "digital tutors" are a bad way to go unless you happen upon somebody good. I watched plenty of "bad" tutorials and learned a lot from them. Coding is the art of logic, some people are better at it than others. But I learned just as much from "bad" logic as I did from "good" logic. Reason being, the good only makes sense when you understand the bad. There are a million ways to code but if you don't know the bad ways and understand exactly why they are bad then you are bound to use a "good" method improperly. Very few things are inherently bad. Running things on tick for example can be bad or it can be perfectly appropriate. It all depends what you are trying to accomplish. So a bad tutorial using tick inappropriately teaches you where you can use it appropriately better than any tutorial would that just says this is what I use tick for in this instance. My point with all of this is, watch as much as you can, don't worry about if the person making the tutorial is using the "best" practices. That is something you will pick up as you gain experience. There is no ONE perfect tutorial series to teach all the best practices. You might even come up with something on your own that is more efficient than anything anyone else is using. So just start somewhere and you will get the hang of it :)

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The ones from Epic are a really good start:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Videos/

Also doing a quick search on YouTube will return quite a few results that should help you as well:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ue4+tutorial+beginner

For modeling search for tutorials on the software you use or are most comfortable with and look for specific toics like environment asset create etc.

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answered Mar 07 '17 at 02:26 PM

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avatar image SierraP Mar 07 '17 at 05:38 PM

Thank you!

avatar image Black Phoenyx Mar 07 '17 at 05:40 PM

Don't forget to mark this as answered/resolved.

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OK, theres no any good tutorials from Epic. How are all AAA-companyes creating their games?

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answered Jul 18 '17 at 06:41 PM

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avatar image ThompsonN13 Apr 23 '18 at 01:03 AM

theres a ton of tutorial series from epic that cover all the basics. beyond that theres the training livestreams for more advanced topics.

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answered Jul 19 '17 at 11:04 AM

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