Review: Unreal Engine 4 Virtual Reality Projects: Build immersive, real-world VR applications using UE4, C++, and Unreal Blueprints by Kevin Mack and Robert Ruud

This book right here is gold for anyone wanting to get into virtual reality development with Unreal. There is not a lot of handholding, you are expected to understand the basics of using Unreal to get the most out of the book. Rather than trying to explain programming fundamentals or UE4 basic functionality, the authors instead jump straight into actual VR development. That

Review: Creating Games with Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, & Maya: Models, Textures, Animation, & Blueprint by Kassandra Arevalo, Matthew Tovar, Jingtian Li

I’ve read probably hundreds of game development books, and this one, I can say, is the best. Bar none. The authors are clear, and explain their steps as well as the reasoning behind it. They display keen knowledge of the subject matter, the topics are explored in every detail, and the final product is actually a quite impressive little demo. I will delve

Review: Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Quick Start Guide: Programming professional 3D games with Unreal Engine 4 by Rachel Cordone

Rachel Cordone’s Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Quick Start Guide is the perfect book for people with some programming chops, or users of other engines (like Unity), that want to get up to speed quickly with Unreal. I really liked how the author does not waste time explaining basic things (like what functions or variables are) and jumps to the practical steps for

Review: Learning C++ by Creating Games with UE4 by William Sherif

Right here is a book with a clearly defined goal and an excellent execution. Learning C++ by Creating Games with UE4 by William Sherif takes you on a journey from being a total blank in C++ to coding some basic features of a 3D game. Even though I have been coding in C++ for years, I still enjoy reading novice level texts as sometimes

Tutorial: How To Make a Cube Roll On A Grid in Unreal Engine 4

In this tutorial, I will show how to make a cube roll from side-to-side on a grid. This project took me around 3 days to complete, though much of that was wrapping my head around basic things in UE4. Some of the areas explored here include setting up key bindings and action mapping, setting and clearing timers, and rotating around an arbitrary point.

Tutorial: How To Make a Textured Spinning Cube Using Unreal Engine 4

Today I will show how to create a textured spinning cube using Unreal Engine 4. Making a cube spin is basically what I consider the “litmus test” of 3D engines. How long it takes you to figure this out will show how convenient or capable the engine is. While I might have skipped this test (by jumping straight into creating Pong) I thought it was worthwhile

Making Pong in Unreal Engine 4 (My Very First UE4 Game!)

Today I’d like to unveil what I’ve been working on for about 2 weeks: Pong in Unreal Engine 4. Most of that time was spent reading documentation and watching tutorial videos just to figure out the basics. There is actually a *lot* of good material out there for Unreal Engine 4, the docs have been helpful and there are plenty of videos. Disappointingly,