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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

Physical Materials – an overview

Physical Materials are assets that are used to define the response of a physics body when you dynamically interact with the game world. When you first create Physical Material, you are presented with a set of default values that are identical to the default Physical Material that is applied to all physics objects.

To create Physical Material, let's navigate to Content Browser and select the Content folder so that it is highlighted. From here, we can right-click on the Content folder and select the New Folder option to create a new folder for our Physical Material; name this new folder PhysicalMaterials. Now, in the PhysicalMaterials folder, right-click on the empty area of Content Browser and navigate to the Physics section and select Physical Material. Make sure to name this new asset PM_Test.

Double-click on the new Physical Material asset to open Generic Asset Editor and we should see the following values that we can edit in order to make our physics...