So basically all tutorials are kind of useless cause I can t follow them. Even if I can I have to go back and back so some simple tutorial takes too long. I need advice that can help me to learn basics. And made a good transition into intermediate tutorials.
I hate to tell you this, but the learning curve for UE is like driving a Ferrari into a cliff face. Or it was for me anyway.
UE is basically about 15 programs all hidden under one bonnet.
There are paid courses in UE, I’ve never tried any of those.
There is the new Academy:
And there are some reliable places on you tube that are useful and to the point, for instance:
( not to diss any other channels… ).
But you probably will feel like you’re getting nowhere for about 3 months, I reckon.
Note: just pick one thing. Get that one thing working. Then pick another single thing.
Like that. After a while you’ll start to notice they all join up. Then you’re getting better.
Yeah but what to pick, I have no idea how it works and how would I chain my knowledge to make a game. If you can say 3 steps to do for beginners. Like creating objects or something.
Well, what kind of game do you want to make?
Let’s assume it’s a shooter, although not what I develop, but it seems 99.99% of the comunity do.
Three things would be:
Change the projectile from a yellow tennis ball to something else ( sort of easy ).
Make the gun fire tennis balls like a machine gun ( easy later, but not easy for a beginner ).
Build a level out of white cubes, but make it a pretty decent level with stairs, corridors and sortof hidden areas ( easy, but you need to be creative, so, not so easy again ).
Also, you can get a marketplace asset you like and pick it apart like an old radio. Find out how it works and make it do things more the way you want them. Break it, mend it, carry on.
You have a idea in your head that you don’t know where to start. Watch what happens when you change that idea to ‘I’m gonna just do ANYTHING that gets me one tiny step closer’…
You can literally do ANYTHING that will get you a little bit closer. Doesn’t matter how small that step is, you already beat everyone who is sitting around waiting for a answer to appear like magic.
It doesn’t matter how intelligent you are and how hard you try, you will produce a puddle of poo when you start, there’s no getting away from it. I’ve seen really intelligent people who develop an unbelievable degree of knowledge of the engine in just a couple of weeks, and they produce a really complicated messy pile of poo. So relax and get stuck in.
If you just keep chipping away, it will crack. I reckon some milestones are 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. If you’re still going then, what you have will start to look pretty decent.