Best computer specs needed for building lighting?
I'm using an Alienware laptop with the specs of:
1TB SSD - Epic Games Launcher Installed on. 1TB HDD - Unreal Projects Saved on. GTX 980 RAM 16GB Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60GHz 64 BIT OS
It seems to run awesome with UE4 and all other programs but, when I try to build my UE4 projects lighting at the landscape resolution of 16, it takes about 4 hours to complete and my computer gets quite hot. I need to bake the Landscape Resolution atleast 32 Resolution, so that the power lines shadows will appear onto the Landscape. I have got the shadows to cast onto the landscape but it looks to have some gaps and not quite there. Like this ___.
So do I need a desktop that doubles the spec's of this current Alienware PC I'm using to perform 32 Res?
Any info is much appreciated! Thanks! -Cohen
I think this is no hardware issue, but shadow settings if wires shadows* are not on ground as you need.
You can read more here https://wiki.unrealengine.com/LightingTroubleshootingGuide
Any computer is enough for "baking" games with large maps like this. You have to wait, you can upgrade (not big difference, you will wait hours anyway), or on large level use dynamic lighting only, preferred solution. With correct shadow/lights settings you can have better effect than with baked lights and not good settings. However, here a lot of limits of course.
Can this laptop:- https://www.flipkart.com/dell-inspiron-15-3000-apu-dual-core-a9-8-gb-1-tb-hdd-windows-10-home-3565-laptop/p/itmf6rq3dfxshvev?pid=COMF6RQ3QSQBD5Y4&lid=LSTCOMF6RQ3QSQBD5Y46SEZWI&marketplace=FLIPKART
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