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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

Scripting movement behaviors – a section review

In this section, we worked on scripting the necessary behaviors of our vehicle so that when we play the game, we were able to move and steer our vehicle. First, we implemented Set Throttle Input in conjunction with our Input Axis MoveForward event node. Then, we used the Set Steering Input node with our Input Axis MoveRight event. Lastly, we associated the Set Handbrake node functionality with the Input Action Handbrake event node. Now that we are able to drive our vehicle in the game, we can evaluate its behavior and test how it feels.