This book serves as an introduction to the level design process in Unreal Engine 4. By working with a number of different components within the Unreal Editor, readers will learn to create levels using BSPs, create custom materials, create custom Blueprints complete with events, import objects, create particle effects, create sound effects and combine them to create a complete playable game level. The book is designed to work step by step at the beginning of each chapter, then allow the reader to complete similar tasks on their own to show an understanding of the content. A companion website with project files and additional information is included.
Introduction to Unreal Engine 4. Project Type Selection and Setup. An Overview of the Level Design Process. Blocking Our Level. Adding Objects to Our Level. Exploring Blueprints. Materials in Unreal Engine 4. Basic Lighting Concepts. Matinee. Particle Systems. Advanced Blueprint Techniques. Advanced Lighting Techniques. Working With Terrains.