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Welcome to your Visual Scripting reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
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Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine by Whether you are an experienced game designer or artist looking to test your latest idea, or a complete novice looking to build their first video game, this is a great place to start learning how to build complex game mechanics quickly and easily without writing any text code. No programming experience required!
Call Number: 794.81526 SEW + eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Learning Unreal Engine Game Development by A step-by-step guide that paves the way for developing fantastic games with Unreal Engine 4 About This Book - Learn about game development and the building blocks that go into creating a game - A simple tutorial for beginners to get acquainted with the Unreal Engine architecture - Learn about the features and functionalities of Unreal Engine 4 and how to use them to create your own games Who This Book Is For If you are new to game development and want to learn how games are created using Unreal Engine 4, this book is the right choice for you. You do not need prior game development experience, but it is expected that you have played games before. Knowledge of C++ would prove to be useful. What You Will Learn - Learn what a game engine is, the history of Unreal Engine, and how game studios create games - Explore the Unreal Engine 4 editor controls and learn how to use the editor to create a room in a game level - Understand the basic structures of objects in a game, such as the differences between BSP and static meshes - Make objects interactive using level blueprints - Learn more about computer graphics rendering; how materials and light are rendered in your game - Get acquainted with the Material Editor to create materials and use different types of lights in the game levels - Utilize the various editors, tools, and features such as UI, the particle system, audio, terrain manipulation, and cinematics in Unreal Engine 4 to create game levels In Detail Unreal Engine 4 is a powerful game development engine that provides rich functionalities to create 2D and 3D games across multiple platforms. Many people know what a game is and they play games every day, but how many of them know how to create a game? Unreal Engine technology powers hundreds of games, and thousands of individuals have built careers and companies around skills developed using this engine. Learning Unreal Engine 4 Game Development starts with small, simple game ideas and playable projects that you can actually finish. The book first teaches you the basics of using Unreal Engine to create a simple game level. Then, you'll learn how to add details such as actors, animation, effects, and so on to the game. The complexity will increase over the chapters and the examples chosen will help you learn a wide variety of game development techniques. This book aims to equip you with the confidence and skills to design and build your own games using Unreal Engine 4. By the end of this book, you'll have learnt about the entire Unreal suite and know how to successfully create fun, simple games. Style and approach This book explains in detail what goes into the development of a game, provides hands-on examples that you can follow to create the different components of a game, and provides sufficient background/theory to equip you with a solid foundation for creating your own games.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Beginning C++ Through Game Programming by When it comes to game programming, C++ is the name of the game. If you aspire to move from game player to game creator, it all starts with learning the fundamentals of C++ and game-programming basics. With this 4th edition, you will find an up-to-date and thorough introduction to everything you need to get started-with no previous programming experience required.
Call Number: 794.815113 DAW
Publication Date: 2014
Unreal Engine 4 Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself by In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, learn how to start using Unreal Engine 4 to build amazing games for Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, the web, Linux-or all of them! Sams Teach Yourself Unreal Engine 4 Game Development in 24 Hours' straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to work with Unreal Engine 4's interface, its workflows, and its most powerful editors and tools. In just hours you'll be creating effects, scripting warfare, implementing physics-even developing for mobile devices and HUDs. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Organize new projects and work with the Gameplay Framework Master Unreal's units and control systems Import 3D models and work with the Static Mesh Editor Create new landscapes and use Unreal's foliage system Bring characters and creatures to life with the Persona Editor Apply materials and build lighting Integrate and modify audio with the Unreal Sound Cue Editor Craft particle effects and simulate physics Set up and react to player inputs Build levels and entirely new worlds Get started with powerful Blueprint visual scripting system Script an arcade game from start to finish Create events that respond to player actions Spawn Actors during gameplay Design and create action-based encounters Optimize games for mobile devices and touch-based inputs Build menus with Unreal's UMG UI Designer Prepare your game for deployment Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unreal Engine 4 game development tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and Exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions. All the project files and assets you'll need are available for download, including "before-and-after" files demonstrating initial setup and proper completion for every exercise.
Call Number: 794.815133 COO
Publication Date: 2016
Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials by Master the basics of Unreal Engine 4 to build stunning video gamesAbout This Book- Get to grips with the user interface of Unreal Engine 4 and find out more about its various robust features- Create dream video games with the help of the different tools Unreal Engine 4 offers- Create video-games and fully utilize the power of Unreal Engine 4 to bring games to life through this step-by-step guideWho This Book Is ForIf you have a basic understanding of working on a 3D environment and you are interested in video game development, then this book is for you. A solid knowledge of C++ will come in handy.What You Will Learn- Download both the binary and source version of Unreal Engine 4 and get familiar with the UI- Get to know more about the Material Editor and how it works- Add a post process to the scene and alter it to get a unique look for your scene- Acquaint yourself with the unique and exclusive feature of Unreal Engine 4-Blueprints- Find out more about Static and Dynamic lighting and the difference between various lights- Use Matinee to create cut scenes- Create a health bar for the player with the use of Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG)- Get familiar with Cascade Particle EditorIn DetailUnreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools that gives you power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy it to iOS and Android devices. It can be used for the development of simple 2D games or even stunning high-end visuals. Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today.This book will introduce you to the most popular game development tool called Unreal Engine 4 with hands-on instructions for building stunning video games. You will begin by creating a new project or prototype by learning the essentials of Unreal Engine by getting familiar with the UI and Content Browser. Next, we'll import a sample asset from Autodesk 3ds max and learn more about Material Editor. After that we will learn more about Post Process. From there we will continue to learn more about Blueprints, Lights, UMG, C++ and more.Style and approachThis step-by-step guide will help you gain practical knowledge about Unreal Engine through detailed descriptions of all the tools offered by Unreal Engine.
Call Number: 794.81526 SAT + eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development by If you are a game developer, designer, artist, or a beginner in the gaming industry and want to make Android games with Unreal Engine 4 efficiently, this book is ideal for you.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015