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emark.mark20

Member Since 19 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2014 04:33 PM

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In Topic: UDK 4 vs Unity - Which is better and easier to use to make a first person act...

26 November 2014 - 04:33 PM


Modeling and animating are both enormous parts of games. Games require content. Where are you getting content from? If you aren't a modeler and animator, the Unity Store can be a great resource. If you're looking for the Unreal Marketplace, the best you can say is that it is not quite empty. Of course, if you have modelers and animators for your project that can be nice.

 

Guess unity is my best bet after all.


In Topic: UDK 4 vs Unity - Which is better and easier to use to make a first person act...

26 November 2014 - 04:32 PM


Really, stick with Unity Free until you get a fair understanding of 3D Engines and how to create games. Moving over from Unity to UE4 is possible at any time, and while C++ is not C#, and the Unity Editor is different from the Unreal Editor, 60-75% of your knowledge will still be transferrable. Don't worry too much about the tools you use, worry about honing your general and basic skills that will apply to all tools and languages you will use over the course of your career (professional or hobby doesn't matter), and worry about your efficiency and planing skills (Most probably you have no idea yet how many years of your life the game you dream about at the moment might consume, if you don't compromise a lot and get much better skills)


 

Thanks, I think I will stick with learning Unity for now. This saves me the trouble of learning a second engine and deciding which one. 


In Topic: UDK 4 vs Unity - Which is better and easier to use to make a first person act...

26 November 2014 - 04:26 PM

I've been messing around with Unreal 4.5.1 quite a bit over the last month, and have to say that it's a damn fine engine.

 

For a one off payment of $20 (you can cancel your subscription as soon as you have all of the files you need) you get access to the full source, as well as the binary installers. I'm building from source because I want to use the Wwise plugin, but since Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition (http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/vs2013-community-vs.aspx) it's really inexpensive to get up and running.

 

I've only had a quick look at Unity's pricing model, but it seems like you get much more bang for your buck with Unreal at the moment; the pro subscription (for Unity) is $75 a month which I assume you still need to do any kind of post processing.

 

There is a huge amount of documentation for Unreal as well, including some really useful tutorials videos on YouTube (provided by Epic). Only took an hour or so to build this from scratch (with an FPS camera):

 

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Stop it your making me jealous! Great work, cant wait to get to your skill level.


In Topic: UDK 4 vs Unity - Which is better and easier to use to make a first person act...

26 November 2014 - 04:25 PM


What programming languages do you know? It is usually not too difficult for a programmer to switch from one language to another, but if you are already extremely comfortable in certain languages it can bias the decision toward either Unreal or Unity.

 

I did have a hand in doing some C++ but that was like years ago and forgot literally everything. Basically, I have zero knowledge of coding as a result. I'm no programmer but from my time with the Unity tutorial mentioned above, I may have to get familiar with it again .


In Topic: AI Bots- Why are they hardly used anymore?

28 April 2013 - 12:17 PM

Its isn't a solid fact I will admit, however even if there is only one isp (like around here) they have different plans you can buy. More money = faster internet. And yes I will agree that other things like having to share your internet with family will slow it down, and yeah youtube for sure because it works like a torrent program and attempts to give you the highest quality video your internet can handle unless you tell it not to. But no matter how many odd flaws you find in my statement, in a world ruled by money and the bottom line (like earth) large game makers devote their resources to the things they feel will appeal most to the people who pay for the game.


Its a sad but true reality, but I think as long as these technical and economic barriers exist, there will always be room for playing solo (Bioshock Infinite) or online (Battlefield 3 and 4).

Still, AI bots would be very cool to have in our multiplayer games.

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