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Unreal Engine Physics Essentials

By : Devin Sherry, Vladimir Alyamkin, Katax Emperore
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Unreal Engine Physics Essentials

By: Devin Sherry, Vladimir Alyamkin, Katax Emperore

Overview of this book

This book gives readers practical insight into the mathematical and physics principles necessary to properly implement physics within Unreal Engine 4. Discover how to manipulate physics within Unreal Engine 4 by learning basic real-world mathematical and physics concepts that assist in the implementation of physics-based objects in your game world. Then, you'll be introduced to PhAT (Physics Asset Tool) within Unreal Engine 4 to learn more about developing game physics objects for your game world. Next, dive into Unreal Engine 4’s collision generation, physical materials, blueprints, constraints, and more to get hands-on experience with the tools provided by Epic to create real-world physics in Unreal Engine 4. Lastly, you will create a working Vehicle Blueprint that uses all the concepts covered in this book, as well as covering advanced physics-based topics.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Unreal Engine Physics Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Chapter 2. Physics Asset Tool

PhAT stands for Physics Asset Tool. Imagine you drop a dice. Based on the reality of the physical rules in the world we live, the dice drops differently on wood, stone, glass, and carpet. The same can be said for glass, plastic ball, and enemy body (more complex). Using PhAT, you will learn how to simulate reality based on the physical rules that exist in the game world. This is kind of animated, but with more logics and tools.

In this chapter, you will first learn about the most important items in PhAT and then use them in a practical example.