i am a total newbie to unreal and am in the process of learning as much as i can about developing on the engine,i am just hoping you guys can help me out.
now i know this probably sounds totally stupid to most of you experienced guys but i want to develop an original 2d platformer,now i know i can build the envoirnment totally in unreal,but im just wondering about characters.
how do i build 2d animated characters,is it something i need to do in photoshop,and do i need to start the characters from scratch and draw them,or are there sites i can visit which have free characters to use in games on offer??
i have watched loads of youtube videos and searched google but still cant seem to figure out how i go about sorting out characters,i have got to grasp with envoirnments,but not characters.
any help would be much appreciated as at the moment it feels like i have hit a brick wall,and i really dont want to give up as im starting to feel that maybe i cant do it.
thanks guys for any help.