Hi just wondering if Unreal can be used like a graphics designer

Wondering if UE can be used like a graphics designer like illustrator or something. Where one can make images and designs to make and sell prints , rather than just games? thanks

Yes. You just take stills from the editor, instead of running the program.

But we’re talking about scenes made from 3D objects.

Yea i suppose that could work , one could use the text render to add text and stuff , is there any way to create unique designs , like vector art or along those lines? Or maybe even logo’s ? can they be exported as png or Jpeg and other formats then? Also if using marketplace assets , can someone resell these as prints ? I mean is that ok with the license?

If you’re thinking of vector art, then UE is not what you want. Illustrator, maybe.

From looking at the EULA , it does look like it allows for distribution of images as well , would this be correct? I mean , not Epic logo images , but perhaps just scenes made in Unreal.

You can use the UI creator to deal with texts and logos, if you already have your material and you want to put your logo and text together with some 3D in the background for example.
UI Docs:
UMG UI Designer for Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine 5.1 Documentation

Unreal Engine can be used for creating interactive applications, such as games and architectural visualization, but it is not primarily designed to be used as a graphics design tool like Illustrator. Unreal Engine does have some basic 2D and 3D modeling tools, as well as a material editor, that can be used to create assets and environments for your projects. However, it may not have the same level of precision and control as dedicated 2D and 3D design software.

That being said, Unreal Engine does allow you to export your 3D models, materials and animation to other software like Maya, 3D Studio Max, Blender and more, then you could use those software for more precise design and then import them back to UE for usage in your interactive project.

Additionally, you can use Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to create high-quality images and videos that can be used for various purposes, such as product visualization, architectural rendering, and cinematics. With the use of blueprint and other scripting you can even automate the process to create a batch of images and videos.

I hope this is helpful! :slight_smile: