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Unreal Development Guides and Tips

Real Time Ray Tracing

Range of content including high-level concept explanations, detailed tutorials, performance considerations, shortcuts and other useful content that aims to improve your Unreal Engine 4 development journey.

Built with the community in mind. The end goal is to become a centralised knowledge base which will compliment official documentation as well as help a range of developers, whether just starting out or seasoned veterans experimenting with new features.

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Basic Scene Creation

Real Time Ray Tracing

Short guides/tricks on creating a level with aesthetically pleasing elements and lighting. Introduces dynamic light and actor light sources. Also considers pre-made content imports for quick starting.

Improving Development Pipelines

Real Time Ray Tracing

Concepts/guides on cross-platform performance. Strong focus on optimisation and performance considerations in projects in conjunction with best practices. Covers a range of areas including Textures, Meshes, Materials, Texture Streaming, LODs, Lighting, Volumes and Reflections.

Real Time Ray Tracing (RTRT)

Real Time Ray Tracing

Concepts/guides on using how to make use of RTRT. Covers the hardware requirements to use the feature, basic discussion of each ray tracing component and how to implement each component in UE4. Furthermore, some additional command line features are mentioned and useful RTRT development tips.

Chaos Physics

Chaos Physics

Concepts/guides on using Chaos Physics. Covers how to configure projects to use required Chaos features, destruction, vehicle physics, and the Chaos Fields system for controlling force fields to achieve a range of results. Note that Chaos Physics is currently in preview release and features are subject to change.

Converting Blueprints To C++

BP Conversion

Concepts/guides on the benefits of using Blueprints versus C++. Covers the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, basic C++ architecture for maintainable design and the process of converting Blueprints to C++ implementations.

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If you know exactly what is missing, open a new issue to begin a short discussion about your idea and how it fits the guide. If we all agree, you're good to go!

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The guide is to be community developed using the GitFlow branching model. In order to contribute, you should check out the latest master branch, and create a new section or enhancement branch to be merged back.

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Step 4: Open a pull request

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