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    [LEARNING RESOURCES] Mindmap of classes/frameworks

    Hi all!
    Would anyone else find it super helpful to see a mind map of the different frameworks and classes in ue4? How do game-state and game mode relate to each other. What code should I put in the level blueprint and when should I avoid it? When do I make an actor blueprint and not a static mesh actor blueprint?

    I'm imagining a mindmap or flow chart to show relationships, descriptive text with short examples and maybe even some tips to promote best practices. I've read a lot and watched live training and youtube videos so I want to say that I have a pretty good grasp of the engine over all but this still confuses me. Most tutorials go over specific things but I think that this would help set users up for success. I think that it would be a great resource to come back to and have a quick look at and to get a overhead view. At the moment I read the tooltips of the different things but I can't really see the overall picture from doing that.

    What do you guys think? Would this be helpful to you? Is it just a waste of time? Is there already something like this that I've missed?
    I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

    Cheers!

    #2
    Many questions in one post

    Start from this short article: game mode vs game state.
    https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/...ework/GameMode

    The most comprehensive source explaining the architecture of gameplay framework is Network Compendium by eXi.
    http://cedric-neukirchen.net/Downloa...Neukirchen.pdf

    You didn't mention this topic, but essential to get a general overview on balancing blueprints and C++
    https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-us/...lueprintAndCPP

    Speaking of level blueprints... Don't use if you can script logic in actors/objects or using editors dedicated to specific systems. Think of object-oriented programming.
    It's easy to create a mess if you'd rely heavily on level blueprints. It's very useful for prototyping or scripting a game based on crazy custom logic every minute. Although always you can put some repetitive logic to regular blueprints.
    If you gonna build any systems or it's a multiplayer game, I'd consider avoiding level blueprints as good practice. If you'd end up having a big chunk of game logic directly in level, it's gonna be difficult to reuse it, maintain and refactor.

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