I downloaded UE4 last year but still haven’t done much with it yet. I plan to make some games with it but as I am still new to all of this, I wanted to know if there are any other programs I need to download. I already have Windows Visual Studio Community 2017 and please correct me if I am wrong, if I am the only one working on developing the game, I can use that free version for commercial games?
In watching some youtube videos, I’ve heard about a program, I think it’s called Maya? I have a lot of time on my hands but am keenly interested in keeping the cost at zero. So free programs are a huge plus, but if it is necessary or advisable, I may be willing to pay for some other programs. I want to make a quality first person shooter and need to figure out how to make custom shapes, I guess they’re called meshes, for characters and things.
I know what I want to do, but little to nothing on how to actually do it. Also, I need to learn C++ and am hoping that I can teach myself the language through books and such? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!