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    How did you learn Unreal Engine ?

    I will admit, I have always been the "I have this game idea it's gonna be great" but I then saw what it actually takes to make that 'dream game' I had envisioned. So I will take it slow and steady, don't get myself too ahead and take it one step at a time.

    I do have programming experience, I want to focus mainly on that. I don't care much for textures, lighting and animation (at least for right now). I just want to learn simple things and go on from there. Eventually I would like to learn all this stuff.

    My question is how did you learn ? Video tutorials ? Online Guides ? Documentation ? Books ? I am currently seeing some video on Pluralsight but they are the typical "oh this is how you shrink an object". But I am now reading a book and I am liking that way better.

    I just want to see what you guys did in order to learn Unreal Engine, what worked best for you ? Thanks!

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    Last edited by zackxoxoo; 05-24-2020, 06:34 PM.

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    Hi, I had the same problem when I started UR, but I found these tutorials are the best, one tutorial for using C++ and the other using Blueprints. You can buy these tutorials at a low price, you can search the internet for a coupon for Udemy if there no discount, but usually the $199 price becomes $11.99 after the coupon. so don't buy it at regular price.


    https://www.udemy.com/course/unrealcourse/also, there are free Unreal Engine Online Learning tutorials
    https://learn.unrealengine.com/home/dashboard
    Last edited by GEmira; 05-24-2020, 02:34 AM.

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      #3
      I watched in two months about 200 tutorials about UE, AE, Illustrator, Substance Painter, Blender. Then I was prepared for the first steps in an own game... Still learning. I wish there would be more tutorials for Niagara. Chaos is also on my list, but destructible meshes will do it for now.

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        #4
        Originally posted by zackxoxoo View Post
        My question is how did you learn ? Video tutorials ? Online Guides ? Documentation ? Books ?
        None of the above..

        The easiest / fastest way tbh is dissection / taking stuff apart...
        The risk with relying on tutorials / books / guides too much is:

        A. They go out of date far too easily.
        B. They teach too many bad habits.
        C. They don't offer real survival skills.

        Watch tutorials to learn how to get around the UE4 editor etc.
        Then forget them... (The Tutorials to watch are GDC talks )
        Last edited by EntrpriseCustomr; 05-24-2020, 04:00 PM.

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          #5
          i took the long route, trial and error... i must have broke the engine a hundred times trying new things... but what i found was that everyone has their own way of doing things, i might copy/paste a material or game logic and find it wayyyyyy over complex for my needs... i don't just want something that works, i want to know how and why it works...

          most of the time i found myself taking a little piece of this one, and a little piece of that one, and inventing 'my way' of doing it... breaking everything down to it's simplest components then adding just what i want or need for the specific situation...

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            #6
            Originally posted by EntrpriseCustomr View Post

            None of the above..

            The easiest / fastest way tbh is dissection / taking stuff apart...
            The risk with relying on tutorials / books / guides too much is:

            A. They go out of date far too easily.
            B. They teach too many bad habits.
            C. They don't offer real survival skills.

            Watch tutorials to learn how to get around the UE4 editor etc.
            Then forget them... (The Tutorials to watch are GDC talks )
            I can really recommend the multiplayer course by Tom Looman on Udemy. But I agree, there are courses that kind of teach you wrong things. I have
            done 3 courses altogether and two of them were okay. I did not follow exactly and tried my own solutions when I thought theirs was not ideal.

            What are GDC talks???

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              #7
              Originally posted by peterw1505 View Post
              What are GDC talks???
              Just search gdcvault here on the forums to find some gems.

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