Hello, I am currently using Unity along with Unreal, as I couldn’t resist the amazing price, and I can afford the 19$/month. I have been really trying my hardest to slowly have Unreal as my default tool, but I am getting pretty frustrated more and more everyday. I know I can ask questions here, and people are pretty good at responding. Sometimes I have so many questions that I feel stupid asking about simple tasks. So for example, one thing I find hard is finding the place to start when I have a problem. For example, I wanted to do something really simple, which was to click on an object and have it destroyed and show smoke. It took me hours and hours until I gave up and found a solution in a forum. Even though the Blueprint was showing a click response, nothing was happening. But the solution, seemed way to complicated for what I was trying to do, and a forum post lead me to this page: Mouse Control Setup | Unreal Engine Documentation entitled “Mouse Control Setup” . So according to the documentation I would have to :
1)Create a new PlayerController Class Blueprint that enables the mouse cursor
2)Create a new GameMode Class Blueprint that utilizes your new PlayerController Class.
3)Set the World Settings to use your new GameMode in the Default GameType.
So I was shocked it took this many steps. And basically my concern was, if I was designing a first person or 3rd person shooter, that I would have do all those steps within a project, which honestly I don’t think I am smart enough to do. Maybe I am over complicating things. I don’t want to compare engines and say one is better than another, but in Unity it takes a few basic lines of code or 2 FSM’s in playmaker. But I really want to use Unreal not only for its price, but because its such a gorgeous engine and the interface is intuitive, and other reasons. So was I wondering, is anyone else feeling this frustration like me? Can some users who started where I was give some tips on getting a greater understanding (not looking for obvious advice like watch the tutorials, because I have watched a ton). Any SINCERE advice from advance or intermediate users would be great. If you think I am wasting my time and should go back to unity just say it, don’t shy away, it won’t hurt my feelings! Thanks for reading this long rant, and I hope I have not wasted anybody’s time.