Unreal Engine 4.15 Released

February 22, 2017 in Game Engines, Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

Unreal Engine 4.15 Released

Unreal Engine 4.15 includes significant gains in overall stability, enhancements to developer workflows, and improvements to runtime performance resulting in greater efficiency during development and superior end user experiences after release.

Compile times for programmers are drastically reduced – by as much as 50%! Reloading content while Unreal Editor is running, Reroute nodes in Materials, a new Blendspace Editor, new mathematics Blueprint nodes, and more contribute to an even more streamlined development process in this release.

For those looking to squeeze out every drop of performance, Cooking Blueprints to C++ native code is no longer an experimental feature, the Texture Streaming system has gotten an overhaul, and Alternate Frame Rendering with NVIDIA SLI gives a boost on high end systems.

The Cinematics and Animation pipelines continue to strengthen with Animation blending now possible in Sequencer, linking Animation Curves to bones for culling in LODs, and modifying curves in Animation Blueprints with the Modify Curve node. Level Sequences can now be embedded in Actor Blueprints, and early support for Level Sequence Components is available for early adopters.

Developing for Nintendo Switch is available as experimental as part of the platform improvements. GPS data is now accessible on iOS and Android using the new Location Services. Also on iOS, streaming audio and remote notifications are fully supported. Monoscopic Far Field Rendering is an option for mobile VR platforms, HDR display output is available in an experimental state, and the ability to use Playstation VR Aim Controllers is also added.

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Unreal Engine 4.15 Preview 3 is ready to download

February 3, 2017 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

Via Uneal Engine forums:

We have just released Preview 3 for 4.15! Thank you for your continued help in testing the 4.15 build before its official release. As a reminder, the Preview builds are for testing only, and should not be used for the active development of your project.

For a list of known issues affecting this latest preview, please follow the links provided on the first post in this thread.

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Unreal Engine 4.15 Preview

January 19, 2017 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

Epic Games has published on their forum the list of improvements available for Unreal Engine 1.15. A Preview of the upcoming 4.15 release is available now on the Launcher and Github.

This list provides a brief summary of updates in this Preview which may benefit from additional testing. Full release notes will be made available with the final 4.15 release. We may not be able to provide additional information about updates at this time.

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Unreal Engine Marketplace Update – October 2016

November 3, 2016 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

unreal-logo-smallFrom the Unreal Engine blog:

The month of October is officially behind us and with it came more treats than tricks for developers looking to find the right fit for their projects. As we’re quickly becoming accustomed to, last month saw a slew of new arrivals inside the Unreal Engine Marketplace that meet a wide variety of developer needs.  Read the rest of this entry →

Unreal Engine 4.13 Released

October 5, 2016 in Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

unreal-logo-smallThis release brings hundreds of updates for Unreal Engine 4, including 145 improvements submitted by the community of Unreal Engine developers on GitHub

https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/unreal-engine-4-13-released

 

Unreal Engine 4.13 Released!

 

 

 

 

 

Unreal Engine 4.11 has been released with tons of updates

April 12, 2016 in Game Engines, Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

unreal-logo-smallThis release brings hundreds of updates for Unreal Engine 4

This release is packed with many new features and numerous performance optimizations. Performance has been a big focus for us as we prepare to ship our next game, Paragon. Several new rendering and animation features focused on rendering realistic characters are in 4.11, as are new audio features and tools improvements. UE4 continues to push VR forward with improvements to VR rendering and support for the latest SDKs so that you can ship your games as VR hardware becomes available to consumers.

https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/unreal-engine-4-11-released

Unreal Editor 4.10.4 Hotfix Released

February 23, 2016 in Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

unreal-logo-smallThe 4.10.4 Hotfix is now live! It corrects an issue with the previous release (4.10.3), details for both releases are below.

https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?101050-4-10-4-Hotfix-Released

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Persistent graphic settings in UE4

December 1, 2015 in C++, Programming, Source Code, Tips & Tricks, Tutorial, Unreal Engine by admin

unreal-logo-smallA C++ article about persistent graphic settings in UE4:

In comparison to modern consoles there are hundreds and thousands of various PC hardware configurations. Different graphics cards, central processors, memory etc. in all sizes, shapes and colors allow for an endless number of various hardware setups. Some of those are more powerful than others, and not every PC can play the latest game with graphics settings at their maximum level. Typically on the PC platform one can control different aspects of tuning those graphics settings: from the resolution of the monitor, via anti-aliasing techniques, to texture and shadow quality levels. All these settings allow to adapt the game to the actual performance of the hardware in use.

Modern game engines allow to set such things out of the box, and UE4 is no exception. Epic calls this “scalability”, and on top of those things mentioned before in Unreal you can also set quite a few more game and graphics aspects, such as post processing quality, effects quality, material quality, and others.

Well, in UE4 you basically have two main parts to tweak in terms of graphics settings. On one hand that is the so-called video mode, which is basically nothing else than the game screen resolution, as well as whether or not to render the game in full screen mode or in a (borderless) window. On the other hand you have those quality settings mentioned above and listed in detail in the UE4 scalability documentation.

Now the question is how one can set and change those values and parameters from within the game. The obvious way is to do so via in-game console commands. A simple web search will reveal those commands to you, for example as listed in the UE4 answer hub. However, using those console commands seems to be a bit cumbersome, and from our understanding that is also not the way Epic recommends. For example, you need to explicitly call those commands every time you start the game, which for sure is not what we want. Instead we want the engine itself to automatically do all those things for us. Thus let’s have a look at handling those graphics settings the proper way, and in particular: permanently!

For reading the article, please follow this link.

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Unreal Engine: 4.9.2 Hotfix Released

October 4, 2015 in Game Engines, News, Unreal Engine by admin

unreal-logo-smallvia forums.unrealengine.com:

Fixed! UE-20792 DrawMaterial() Function not Rendering Translucent Material to HUD
Fixed! UE-21233 Calling RequestStimuliListenerUpdate on actor with one element in AIPerception Sensing Config causes crash
Fixed! UE-21234 Crash on play when AIPerception Senses Config element is set to “sense config” options
Fixed! UE-20913 Undo after deletion in BP editor causes crash
Fixed! UE-17698 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_CoreUObject!UStruct::IsChildOf() [class.h:400]
Fixed! UE-20644 [CrashReport] Crash while undoing in Blueprints – FObjectRecord::FReader::operator
Fixed! UE-20258 Child blueprint classes can no longer change default values for inherited variables
Fixed! UE-21081 Cannot open assets created in 4.9.1 in 4.9.0 version of editor
Fixed! UE-20210 [CrashReport] Crash on Windows Chinese version when changing editor language
Fixed! UE-21337 Movies are not skipped when Wait for Movies to Complete is false
Fixed! UE-21292 Parallax Occlusion Mapping broken on Macs
Fixed! UE-21127 Crash in FSlateImageRun destructor
Fixed! UE-20550 Sliders and check boxs not working on touch screen device
Fixed! UE-21076 Possible divide by zero in animation transitions with zero crossfade durations
Fixed! UE-20961 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_Engine!FKShapeElem::GetShapeCheck<FKConvexElem>() [shapeelem.h:55]
Fixed! UE-20952 Launching a Project which uses Depth of Field crashes to Home Screen on iOS8 device
Fixed! UE-21123 PowerVR Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) shows black scene when MobileHDR enabled
Fixed! UE-21367 Submitting to App store for IOS 9 leads to validation errors
Fixed! UE-20940 Effects.umap causes Standalone and Mobile Preview PIE to Crash
Fixed! UE-21126 Foliage culling broken on XboxOne
Update UE-21185 Update buttons on CrashReporter window to encourage submission

Menu – Armory – Part 2: Weapon Upgrades

September 21, 2015 in Game Engines, Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

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In this tutorial I will focus on creating upgrade for my weapons.

  • Possibility to change each weapon variable,
  • Draw everything on 3d UMG widget,
  • Explore weapons as 3d models,

 

 
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