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Friends Help With Coding

Hi I’m new to the forums.

A friend of mine wants to start using UE4 for a project he has planned (a small game, mobile I think) but only has coding experience in PHP (nothing at all like game code I assume) but doesn’t know where to start. I have read that Unreal Engine uses its own unique code called Unreal Script and that it’s apparently similar to Python code (which is a modern and less difficult language, to my understanding). Would it be best for him to learn Python before using Unreal Script? Or is Unreal Script (for UE4) easier enough for a PHP coder to grasp it (at least in a basic sense)?

I am doing the art for his project and do not have a clue regarding coding at any level.

UE4 doesn’t use UnrealScript anymore. UE4 uses C++ for written code, and now has Blueprint, which is a visual scripting language. Checkout UnrealEngine’s blueprint tutorials on YouTube to get an idea.

Oh, I see. Looks like the project is off then lol, as C++ is not something you can learn at home.

Sure, but you can learn blueprint really easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKAcrNHENC8

As Cobryis already mentioned, blueprints are very easy to learn and use. You can nearly do everything with them + it is possible to create an entire game without C++.
In my opinion it’s also not so hard to learn C++ when you know the basics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtcWrcscXos&list=PLZlv_N0_O1gb5xvsc7VM7pfoRAKLuIcFi&index=1 :slight_smile:

Thanks for the link, but you can’t really do much with blueprints can you?

You can do nearly everything with them.

e.g

https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/13871/can-you-code-everything-in-blueprint.html
… you can find many threads about that topic :slight_smile:

Thank you, I’ll have a look!