Hello guys, After posting a load of particles I made for UE4 in this thread: Luos's Particle Showcase - Work in Progress - Unreal Engine Forums
there came a lot of requests to make a tutorial for them.
So here it is, 1.5 hours worth of tutorial focusing on making a texture for them, how I modeled some meshes for them in 3dsmax, setting up the materials and how to combine the materials and meshes in the particle editor to get a decent result.
Playlist: UE4 Particle Tutorials - YouTube
Particle editor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHcZCYJUXjE&index=5&list=PLuqNhfvpWXRiHIFsstRqF_nDUzNyKVJLq
You can download the project, meshes and textures I used from here: Dropbox - UE4ParticleTutorial01.zip - Simplify your life
The textures came from free sources, All I did was edit them.
The meshes are made by me.
You can use them if you want, but I highly suggest you try to make ones yourself!
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“Imuse” - Double checking the video’s, giving pointers for next time.
“3dArt” - Triple checking the video’s.
since this is my first tutorial I was a bit anxious and over the course of the tutorial I got really tired and started to stutter a bit.
There are a few moments where I try to explain what something does, but fail to do so properly.
Nonetheless if you follow the video, and look at the example that is embedded in this file you should be fine
I learned a lot about making tutorials and hope to make better ones in the near future
3dsmax batch exporter (by Jos Balcaen):