This tutorial is under construction. Currently this thread will contain my learning how to do it.
Tips: Changing the font size of UE 5 user interface:
Shift + Ctrl + W > Change the value of Application Scale to your liking.
There things to learn on how to make movie on UE5:
This video from Unreal Sensei contains a very helpful video for beginner who knows nothing about UE5 to make a landscape. You'll learn how to navigate in UE5, understanding the UI, to how to make a landscape. This will be our foundation of almost everything.
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To texture align with the world:
The size of applied texture usually follows the scaling of an object. If you want to keep the tiling to be fixed no matter how big your object is, follow this tutorial:
To fix blurry texture:
To create material instance and adding parameters to master material:
Material instance enables you to make variant materials from the same / master material with different properties. For example a wood material - the first instance, the pattern were horizontal, the second one were vertical.
We can do this by adding parameters to the master material. Parameters are number you can change influencing the look of the material.
To rotate texture:
To tile texture:
My complete texture setup for rotation, tiling, scale, and offset:
To apply multiple material on a single object:
To break tiling repetitive using texture_bombing node
To duplicate meshes using spline:
Instead of duplicating meshes one by one, there's a procedural way to do it by using Blueprint and Spline. There isn't any good tutorial on how to make this, but tiedtke. made it for free. You can download it and the link is in the description of his video.
To add a spline point:
RMB > Add Spline Point here
On Blender assign multiple material, then export it. Later, on UE5 we can change the material.
To group actors:
If you want to make movie you need to learn how to use sequencer. It's like a movie editor with many perks.
Unreal Engine has good tutorials on how to use sequencer. Although it's UE4, but it's still relevant for UE5.
1. Add Master Sequence
The main editor holding scenes/shots/level sequences.
2. How to make a shot / level sequence to be put on sequence master:
Press S: location, rotation, and scale
Press Shift + W: location
Press Shift + E: rotation
Press Shift + R: scale
Trimming a shot:
CTRL + , : Trim left
CTRL + . : Trim right
CTRL + / : Split
How to pilot and view from camera actor
Click on the camera actor on the viewport > Ctrl + Shift P
or RMB on the camera actor > Pilot '(the name of the camera)'
To stop piloting the camera:
To pilot the camera:
Front, back, left, right, up and down: RMB + WASD QR
Zoom in and out: Scroll MMB
Shortcuts to add a camera actor on the scene, camera cuts on the sequencer, connect both of them on pilot the camera actor:
How to render an image
For UE 5.0.2 You need to activate the Movie render queue plugin first.
Menu Window > Cinematics > Movie Render Queue
You don't need to export all your assets to FBX anymore.
Edit > Plugins > python script utilities plugin
Edit > Project Settings > Enable Remote Execution
If someday you pass an error: "Could not find an open instance of unreal" try to check both settings.
On Blender when you export many objects, see the progress stats at the left lower bottom.
Tips: When you export a mesh that you're going to use as an asset, make sure on Blender it's on the center of the world. If not the pivot point of the mesh on UE5 will be not at the center of the mesh.
You may also encounter an error saying something about no smooth.
You can fix this by going to Pipeline > Export > Settings Dialog > Export Tab > Click FBX Export Settings > Geometry: Settings - Change it from normal only to face.
Currently there's a free bridge that allows you to export a mesh from Daz to UE. But I'm having a lot of difficulty of making this work. And it can't export to UE5, only to a certain previous version.
So the alternative is to export it to Blender then to UE5. Using the free bridge:
First, make sure you have DAZ 4.20.
It doesn't work with the previous version. The script menu to export just won't appear.
Second, make sure you have Blender 2.9. Because the bridge have a bug on later versions of Blender - It can't import Daz 3D Mesh Props.
Third, download and install the bridge using Daz Central or Daz Isntall Manager.
You can watch their video how to do it.
Tips: If you use Blender mobile version, you need to copy the addon located in the Daz Bridge the file to your Blender add folder. Then activate it.
My Blender To Unreal Engine Character Workflow | Tutorial
This video helps us how to export a character, the rig, and animation from Blender to UE5
If you want to use assets from different project you need to migrate it. Don't just copy with Windows Explorer.
Warning: Always migrate older projects of UE to the default content folder. Don't move it to another folder. Don't move them afterward either. At current state of UE5.1, it will breaks everything.
How to change default rotation of a mesh.
When you put a mesh/object to a scene, it faces certain direction. This is how to change it:
Learn to model inside Unreal Engine:
1. ALT+MMB : Move pivot point of a mesh. Press ALT + V to snap the pivot point to points while MMB.
Press v also to snap object using the pivot point.
Remember to right click > pivot > Set as Pivot Offset
The pivot will stay at the current position, else it will snap back to it's original.
2. Changing the snapping increments
1. Blender - Script to delete all uv map based on the names of multiple objects
selected = bpy.context.selected_objects
bad_uvmap = 'uv_6' # Enter the UV map name you want to remove here
print("Deleting unwanted UV Layers")
for obj in selected:
if obj.type == "MESH":
bad_uvlayer = obj.data.uv_layers.get(bad_uvmap)
if bad_uvlayer != None:
3. Updating the location of your UE projects.
Open UE launcher, create a new project on the new location folder.
4. Press 'END' to snap object to the ground.
5. Ctrl + Alt + LMB: Select marque
6. Unreal Engine use DirectX Normal. Blender uses OpenGL Normal.
1. Blueprints: a visual programming by connecting nodes. Technically and function wise It's the same of a traditional writing codes but instead of writing hundreds of texts, we connect nodes. Each nodes serve different functions.
2. Lumen: a lighting engine that has a prominent feature of global illumination in real time. Where in previous technology it's very costly in term of performance.
3. Nanite: A technology that allows the mesh to have less or more polygons dynamically. Nanite gives you freedom of not to think again of polycounts in developing 3D games or movie. At least for static mesh.