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[TUTORIAL] Lightmap Creation for Unreal Engine 4

Hi Folks,

I have created a tutorial covering the process of lightmap creation for UE4. The tutorial uses 3DS Max and UE4 4.7.3 however the content is applicable to any 3d package.

Hope this helps anyone looking to improve lighting quality in their projects.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=joKnmShAdJE

Hope it helps!

James

Thanks James, it will come in handy!

is there a reason to manually creating a second set of UVS? knowing UE4 autocreate that

@hobbitjack: great stuff! Glad to hear it I hope you get something out of the tutorial for your projects

@Noxxsan: the main reason is control, the automatic feature is ok and does a reasonable job sometimes. With the technique in the video you get control over the lightmap UV’s and can control the quality. I personally feel it’s better practice to do them manually as having control over this kind of thing is critical in my eyes as automatic systems will only take you so far. Hope this helps!

Very nice, thanks!

cheers james, great tutorial

good to know, thank you

Hey Folks!

Glad you liked the tutorial, really hope this helps people out!

James

Thanks. Concise and to the point. :slight_smile:

Dave