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Where is the Beginners Forum?

Where would you suggest questions from beginners be posted? How about a UE Learning Forum? I’ve asked a couple of questions in Work In Progress with zero responses. Maybe a learning forum would be good, or maybe someone can direct me to another online forum where there is interest in fielding novice questions? Thanks!

To clarify not angery, just looking for a good place to have this kind of a discussion.

This entire thing is the “beginner forum”. Whatever question you have, be it as a beginner or veteran, you post it, tag it with a fitting category, and hope someone replies.

The reason why you don’t get answers to your questions is probably because you’re posting in the wrong category. Work in Progress is for showing off your work to others, not for asking newbie questions, as explained in the very first sticky post in that category.

I just ran down the forum list and there is virtually nothing focused on novices learning UE from the beginning stages. My opinion is that something like a getting started forum would be a good, easy to find location to expect to be fielding the most basic of UE questions. Next time a I’ll try the Content Creation section as I am learning how to create content.

This is a very valid concern. I had the same issues in the beginning.

Reddit can be helpful, but, what often helps most, is to join the Discord servers for YouTube tutorial creators. The people who make the tutorials may not always have the time, or be online in Discord, but their community members might.

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Yeah, it’s an easily encountered void in the forums. I’m still beginner, and I usually post in Rendering or Content Creation or simply look around in those categories plus do searches to see if the question was answered yet. The thing is, it might be answered, but not with a solution that applies to your problem in particular, even if it’s the mostly the exact same problem. Go through some of the online courses on the Unreal web site to learn some basics, and look up information in the doc pages. Those don’t contain everything, even at beginner level sometimes, but there’s a ton of important topics and concepts covered, including how certain things function. You could also send me a message in the forum and I’ll see if I can help. Everyone is at different levels of learning and understanding in the engine, so it’s not only the experts and veterans who can answer beginner questions and help in solving problems.

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Thanks for the replies! I’ve completed the First Hour In UE Tutorial which is good, and have just about finished the Intro to UE Tutorial which throws a ton of info at you which is great, but where it really comes up short is after having 3 sections devoted to materials, and not including a working project where after you have made a material you can actually see how it functions in a project.