A desert

Hey I’m Michel.I’m 13 years old. I’m ‘‘new’’ in designing. I want to make a desert. But I dont want to take a sand texture from the internet. How should I do it so i have Footsteps in the sand? And how does it work that the wind blows it away?

For the purposes of testing, do not be afraid of taking images from the internet. You could always take a picture of a white wall then tweak the color yellow in gimp or photoshop, multiply in some noise in unreal etc.

Footsteps can be achieved with decals (simple/easy) for just footsteps or render target (complicated) for smushing around the landscape geometry.

Blowing sand can be a simple particle effect, and maybe setting up a heightmap for the landscape that move at a crawl to simulate rolling dunes.