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Unreal 4: c++ vs blueprints


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#1 Scouting Ninja   Members   -  Reputation: 776

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

So is there any real difference between using c++ and blueprints in unreal 4?

 

I have searched post using Google and it seems the largest difference is speed, yet there are large variances on how much faster, and no solid prove.

With my own test I made large looping functions using both, and found no significant drop in frames.

 

The c++ tutorials for unreal seemed focus on creating blueprint functions, that can be made within the blueprint editor.

My own tests proved that I could add small features that the blueprint couldn't, like making a Actor input for a material.

Assigning a material before a mesh caused visual studio to break, this makes blueprints seem safer, because then there is no way to have a material input without a mesh.

 

Is there any unique functions that can only be made with c++, or is there any thing that c++ is more efficient at than the blueprints, besides speed?



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#2 Triangles-PCT   Members   -  Reputation: 255

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

 Blueprints are fine for relatively simple things. I've seen some attempts to implement complex logic in Blueprints, it looked a giant pile of spaghetti. 

But if you can do it with Blueprints, you might as well start with that.

 

Also Epic has a forum for discussion of UE4, you would probably get more information there.






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