Hello, I’ve encountered a troubling problem early on.
I was following Brick Whut’s tutorials and got to the one where you add the BP_waterplane or whatever the name is. Anyways, it didn’t show up and in the video, it says to load up The Island since I guess it loads a bunch of the assets as well.
So I saved my map since I had done some painting and sculpting. I had a landscape and dirt plane already. I probably used the Save As option and saved it in the map folder.
Anyways, after loading up the island, I opened my own map and everything had become black! I looked at the landscape materials to see if they had somehow not saved but it was set to the right ones (mat_theislandwithmask…) but the spherical icon was all black too! Where as it used to be dirt coloured?
I tried painting some different textures? (not sure if they are called textures) but that didn’t show up with any other colour either. I even tried to add the bp_waterplane and it was added. I could see it in the Scene Outlier tab as an actor but I couldn’t see the actual waterplane at all.
If anyone could help me out and point me in the right direction, it would be MUCH appreciated!
I even tried replacing the engine files from GitHub! I hope I don’t have to re-download the Ark editor…it’s too many jee-bees.
EDIT: So I figured out that it doesn’t have anything to do with the materials or textures. Rather, I somehow messed up my lighting! I suspect I might have pressed a button accidentally or changed some settings I didn’t mean to. Basically, what happens now is that when I choose the ‘Unlit’ option, I can actually see everything. It isn’t all black! But once I go back to ‘Lit’ or if I play the map within the editor, everything is very dark. I need to use a torch to be able to see anything. Does anyone have any clues as to how I can fix this?