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Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development

By : Nitish Misra
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Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development

By: Nitish Misra

Overview of this book

<p>Have you ever wanted to create games that will get users hooked to their phones? Unreal Engine 4, with all its tools and power, will help make your dreams come true! Designed to get you working with Unreal Engine 4 from the very first page, this book will quickly guide you through the basics in the first two chapters. Once you get the hang of things, we will start developing our game—Bloques!</p> <p>Bloques is a puzzle game with four rooms. Each room will be more challenging than the previous, and as you develop, you will graduate from movement and character control to AI and spawning. Once you've created the game, you will learn how to port and publish your game to the Google Play Store.</p> <p>In addition to building an Android game from start to finish, you will also discover how to generate revenue, and how to optimize game performance using the tools and functionalities the engine provides. With this book, you will be inspired to come up with your own great ideas for your future game development projects.</p>
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Lighting


Lighting is a very important element of any game, as without it you cannot see the world around you. UE4 offers four types of lighting, namely: Directional light, Point light, Spot light, and Sky light. Let's go over each of them individually and discuss some of their properties that you can set in the Details panel:

  • Directional light: Directional light is the ideal type of light when you have an outdoor scene and want to simulate light coming from the sun, since directional light simulates light coming from a source infinitely far away. The shadows formed by directional lights are parallel.

    You can set things such as the intensity, color, whether it affects the world, the intensity of the indirect lights, and more in the Details panel.

    The preceding screenshot shows directional light and how it works in the level. Its icon is depicted by a sun with two parallel arrows coming out of it. The other single arrow shows the direction from where the light is coming. You can set the direction...