Importing Textures to Quixel and then to UE4

You are going to need to learn how to import your own textures - whether they are ones you have created or ones from a texture library - into Unreal Engine 4 correctly.  To reduce draw calls from the engine you should ideally made an instanced material from this using parameters so that you have the ability to use multiple variations of your material with different specularity, normal strength or any other parameter based changes that may need to different over multiple similar yet different materials (think different colored tiles for example in different areas of a level). In this ... Read More

Megascans to Max to Unreal Engine 4 – A Video Lesson by Blue

Using Megascans in your pipeline is a quick and easy way to add detailed environments to your work.  Rather than using processor intensive tessellation however, why not try using this method which will reduce your overheads and at the same time give an excellent result!  Enjoy fully narrated video with Blue in this FREE and great video lesson. For this project you will need Quixel's Megascans, 3ds Max or any other 3d app that can manage image based displacement and Unreal Engine 4.  Have fun and as always - let me know if you enjoyed the video lesson! Introducing [Clinic]May ... Read More

Underground Compound Series – Learn to make FPS levels in Unreal Engine 4, Part 3

Welcome to part three of learning how to make an FPS level from end to end using free and built assets!  In this third part of the set we take you a little out of your comfort zone by showing you how to create an asset from scratch using a 3d application!  (In this case 3ds Max).  Following building and a simple unwrap of the piece, we use Photoshop and Quixel to quickly and easily build up it's textures and then put them into Unreal Engine 4! It's easy and GREAT fun so why not give it a try - ... Read More

Streaming. Up the stream hopefully with a paddle!

No one said coming up with ideas to run a website would be easy - and even if they did, they probably said it on some informational blog filled with SEO adverts which I haven't read so bleh (sticks out tongue).  Anyway - a few weeks ago when I started digging into YCB as editor to work out what content was going to work well, I started to put together ideas for things; We have the Road to SFM - an interesting idea where yours truly here accompanied a young gamer who is interested in starting to learn more about ... Read More