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Should I take a real course or watch youtube to learn UE4?

I am relatively new to Unreal Engine 4 and I want to get into game development. I would like to learn more about blueprint scripting and coding in the engine. (I am aware there are other components in a game other than learning the blueprint scripting such as sound design or 3D modelling.) So my question is should I rely on a combination of watching youtube videos and self teaching to gain knowledge of blueprints or should I find a real life course I would have to pay for that involves formal teaching.

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asked Jun 27 '18 at 03:13 PM in Using UE4

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Alec R
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Well, courses will give you basic theory just like youtube. So it's more of how much patience do you have. If you don't have a lot of money and you have a lot of patience - youtube is a great option. Personally I chose this path. If you have money and low on patience (when it's better for you that somebody drags you to learn somethings) then courses are your thing.

Here is a good library of videos explaining most of UE4 features including blueprints and so on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVfF7PfLbRdVEm0hONTrNQ/playlists

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answered Jun 27 '18 at 03:23 PM

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Felix Leonhart
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Def would go the YouTube route. Why pay for something you can get for free. The basics are def. on YouTube! Maybe a course when you want to do some more advanced stuff and really get deep into the engine. But if you are just starting out I would say you can get pretty far on YouTube. I started off about 2 years ago not knowing anything at all about what a game engine even was, I just wanted to create things so I went to YouTube and learned a lot without spending a dime. Now I am working on making my own tutorials and sharing what I know on YouTube. I think you can't go wrong with free. I second the above videos, I watched Mathew's stuff early on myself. There are a few other good people to watch as well like Dean Ashford and Virtus Learning Hub.

Here is a link to my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3sni4ZBB4sqygFohtNFFA

This is Dean https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAaWnOJ4iFSQluBVNS2d-Ew

And Virtus https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-eYJAUgSE-mqzKtit7m9g

And if you have any specific questions just post here the community has gotten more active since I started for sure.

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