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Hello everyone, I am looking for some help. I am looking to build a board game that is different than most. It is basically built like chess, but the board itself is in an octagon shape. I tried to follow a guy on youtube to get an idea, but he went to fast for me to understand what he was doing plus his accent made it hard to understand. Can anyone point me in the direction to see if I can do this? I am new to design and unreal so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hello and welcome to the community!
I would say it might be best to start with the basics, follow a tutorial serie like this one: BP 3rd Person Game: Introduction | 01 | v4.8 Tutorial Series | Unreal Engine - YouTube to gain som general knowledge as of how Unreal Works.
I know it’s tempting to dive straight into making the game of your dreams, but I’d say it will help you in the end. Since you wont find a tutorial that tell you how to make your exact game :slight_smile:

Otherwise I found this: Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial #1 - Start Chess (part 1) - YouTube Thou it’s 5 years old and the editor has changed a bit since then, so might be confusing if you are new to the engine.

Best of luck! And feel free to post any questions you have.

Joakim Olsson the second link you sent is the one I was talking about in my post. May have to try it out to slow it down. I have actually built something similar to what I am talking about physically, but I wanted to make it digital. When I built the physical version of it I didn’t have a board with it. We just used a grid square type board. Even if I followed that one guy the squares wouldn’t be octagon like I want them. Know of any youtube links that can describe how to make a octagon surface?

Do you mean the 3D model? Or how to utilize an octagon surface in your playfield? :slight_smile:

If you are in need of a model, hit me up with a PM and I’ll send it to you (the forum is preventing me from uploading fbx files)

That is how I want my board to look like with miniature octagon shapes inside of it like a chess or checker board.

You mean as a texture? Or as actual 3D tiles like that one, but scaled down?

It would work either way wouldn’t it?

I guess it’s up to what style you are after :slight_smile: I’ve sent the file.