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What is the best way to learn UE4 with zero experience


So i have no experience with anything to do with game developing like making any models or just making interfaces and
other things like that, so i though i would post this because i am struggling to even get my way around the UE4 UI because i dont understand anything that is there.

Product Version: UE 4.19
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asked May 24 '18 at 08:42 PM in Using UE4

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i would start with the tutorials by epic as they explain things well and are usually annotated with changes. many of the tutorial use older versions but the core content is the same and if you use the older engine version then you wont run into anything different from the videos. since your brand new i would start with the tutorial series linked below as it familiarizes you with the layout of the ui, basic functions of things, and using the interface.


once you know the basics of working in the engine i would progress on to other tutorials. once you complete a few try modifying them a bit to make them your own and to learn how they work. once youve done tutorials you begin learning enough to create your own scripts and things if thats what your after. if your after being an artist then most of the points still apply. if you want to become good at something just do it alot and learn all you can about it.

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answered May 24 '18 at 09:42 PM

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avatar image Scarxxyz May 24 '18 at 09:46 PM

Ok thanks for the help

avatar image Shadowriver May 24 '18 at 09:58 PM

I will just add that Unreal is very big, it hard to know everything and oyu always find somethign new... thats was old for years, even on UE4 streams i see Epic developers having problem following things outside there fields. So think what you want to make and how to do it and concentrate on things you need instead of trying to digest everything. Everything dependso n what kind of game oyu want to make

avatar image ThompsonN13 May 24 '18 at 10:09 PM

yea thats a good point. personally i work alone so i learned to do things as i needed them which has led to me learning at least a bit about alot of the different systems. also when you eventually embark on making something of your own keep the scope small so you can accomplish it and dont get lost in the details.

also check out some of the videos by extra credits, they arent about unreal but more about game dev in general and making your first game.

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There are TONS of helpful tutorials for beginners, many of them free, including Epic-provided ones as mentioned by others on this thread.

Try Virtus Learning (lots of thorough but simple projects to teach you the basics) and TeslaDev (he has some more advanced stuff though).

Join a Facebook group for Unreal (but read the admin notes at the top before posting).

Once you start getting into Blueprint scripting (if you decide to go that way instead of C++), Mattew Wadstein's YouTube tutorials are a great way to find out which Blueprint node to use for what, and the little caveats each one has.

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