Unreal Engine 4 is here, there are lots of people in the world who wants to make their own games. But because of the limited resources and restrictions in software as well as hardware section people take back their steps because it is costly and hectic until now.
Epic Games who are the developers of Unreal Engine has taken a major step in game developing by providing their latest game engine (Unreal Engine 4) for free. Yes for free now everybody can make 2D mobile games to high end heavy graphic games for multiple platforms. Now people like indie game developers or any enthusiast can make their games and present their new ideas to the world. Unreal engine is known for their famous games such as series of Gears of war, Daylight, Dead Island series and many other games. Now you can make that kind of high end games with Unreal Engine 4 game engine, with their new features and technology there are no boundaries or restrictions to use your creativity to create a new masterpiece.
From game making tools to high end features, multiple platforms to source codes and bug fixes with sample content and a whole lot of stuff, everything is for free.
Why don’t we take an in-depth look on what Unreal engine 4 is offering us and what it’s capable off.
Unreal Engine 4: Features & Their Capabilities
Game engine is a backbone and a crucial part in game development, so many of the developers don’t want any kind of limitations in presenting their ideas. Unreal Engine 4 is packed with a technology that powers visualization, real time 3D flims, high end graphic fidelity which offers captivating games to the users.
There are dozens of features in Unreal Engine 4 that are capable to open new possibilities in game developing.
Characters in the game express themselves by body movements, facial expressions etc. Rigid body movements of characters can kill the whole game so Persona Animation tool allows you to edit skeletal meshes and sockets, Skeleton, blueprints and much more. The physics asset editing tool allows you to modify collision properties, body physics for the skeletal of the character to give life to its actions.
Multi-purpose tool gives you a chance to preview your animation sequences and much more. By using this tool the user gets the idea on how to portray their animations, morph targets etc, and make changes according to their preferences.
Cascade Visual Effects
Creating snow, dust, fire, smoke and many other things with in-depth detailed is the beauty of the games. Cascade Visual Effects editor provides all kinds of tools that are needed to create this amazing things. In-depth buffer, low cost GPU particle simulation, collision system are incorporated in Cascade’s pipelines.
Now you can have full control over the size, color, bounciness, falloff, density of the particles, which in-turns will bring liveliness to every scene.
Terrain & Foliage
Terrain & foliage feature will help you to create large open world environment with detailed landscapes. Fine mountain peak’s (terrains) from visually detailed grass and trees (Foliage) and much more is now possible with its powerful LOD system and efficient memory use. Creating huge open worlds and customizing it with the help of foliage tool will allow you to take control over the visual presentation of your worlds.
In-game characters will have overall control and awareness of their environment and will be able to make smart movements and decisions. Unreal Engine 4 artificial intelligence system and gameplay framework will help you to do that.
Full Source Code Access
Well to create something extra ordinary you have to break some boundaries. Full Source Code Access will give you complete control over the game engine, gameplay codes and tools, you can customize and expand Unreal Engine Subsystem and Editor tools which includes animation, audio, rendering, online, physics as well as slate UI. Jump straight into code lines in Microsoft Visual studios for customization.
So extending engines capability to create your vision is in your hands.
Blueprint Visual Scripting
Unreal engine developers has mentioned already that this game engine is for everyone not only professionals can use it students, gamers, rookie game developer anyone can use it with ease.
Blueprint Visual Scripting enables you to create any kind of game without touching a line of code (OHH MY FREAKING GOD). Gameplay behavior, objects in the game, blueprints to author level, modify user interface and customize input controls and so much more can be done with this feature.
Instant Game Preview
By using Instant Game Preview feature you can instantly preview your game by accessing a player and letting it play anywhere in the game to see your game development progress without waiting for files to save. It will give you the idea on how to further develop the game and making changes to it whenever it’s needed.
Post Process Effects
Post-processing effect feature will help you to remove the flaws in your game scenes or to make it even better by adjusting feel of the scenes. Effects such as Eye Adaptation, Depth of field, Light Shafts, Ambient Cubemaps, Bloom, Color Grading, Ambient occlusion, Lens flares, Temporal Anti-aliasing and Tone mapping and loads of more features will give your In-game scenes that elegant look.
Guys this are some of the features of Unreal Engine 4, there are loads and loads of features in the game engine which will help you to create 2D Mobile games to high end console or PC blockbusters.
VR in Unreal Engine 4
VR technology is growing insanely over past few years and catching every gamers attention. Now you can create your VR projects using Unreal Engine 4.
Virtual Reality demands complex scenes rendered at very high framerate, UE4 is designed to make high end AAA games to photoreal visualization. So now you can meet all the requirements that VR needs, and create your Virtual Reality creations.
Unreal Engine: Multiple Platform Supports
There will be no restriction in gaming platforms anymore, you can create mobile project to AAA console or PC games using this game engine that will support multiple platforms. So Platform issues are not that big thing for Unreal Engine.
Get Paid For Your Creations
Creators now can sell their applications or games on Unreal Engines marketplace. Developers will receive 70% of the base price for every item sold.
For more info: unrealengine.com
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