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Do I need experience to start developing in UE4?

I haven’t experience in game development. I’m currently learning C++ and Lua (I think I will abandon Lua). Have I to be a veteran programmer or a ex-worker coming from a big company to start using UE4? Thanks :slight_smile:

It’s entirely possible to learn game development within Unreal Engine 4. If you are entirely new to programming, then you have a lot of work ahead, but learning C++ is achievable given plenty of time reading on the topic as well as experimenting with hands-on programming. Many of us at Epic are self-taught.

Thank you Tim :slight_smile:
Can I start my game project with Blueprints, and then translate them to C++ when learnt?

It is possible to start game dev. without any experience, but it’s beneficial when you know some common expressions before you start (mesh, LOD,…) → in my first 2 weeks with UDK I was totally confused what people were talking about :stuck_out_tongue:

As always, when you need help, post me a message in Skype :wink:

Yes, but you will have to recreate everything in C++ -> but after you have made it with bp, it shouldn’t be a problem to convert it to C++

Here are some more information:

https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/61636/what-is-epics-process-for-converting-blueprint-to.html
https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/61772/theoretically-possible-converting-blueprint-to-c-c.html

Thanks :slight_smile:

No you don’t have to be a veteran programmer but an understanding of C++ is very helpful. So keep learning C++.

i had NO programming experience before UE4, now a few months down the line im writing most my games systems in c++ and using blueprint on top of that code. you just have to be willing to learn and you have to be patient with it :slight_smile:

i also found it easier to learn c++ with UE4 because instead of doing hello world in CMD i printed it tot he screen of a next generation game engine which makes it feel so much better and motivated me more.

The short answer: No

But that’s restricting your outcome results. However, if you have a simple approach to your idea you can achieve it! =)

I have a background in programming and such, but none what-so-ever in game development and have been working with UE4 just fine. You should be good to learn with UE4. :slight_smile:

Sure you can.

Thank you all :slight_smile: