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Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5

By : Hrishikesh Andurlekar
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Book Image

Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5

5 (1)
By: Hrishikesh Andurlekar

Overview of this book

While no game would be complete without visual effects, the ever-evolving VFX industry churns out stellar digital environments that can make your games stand out from the crowd. Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5 is here to help you boost your creativity using Niagara to make jaw-dropping particle systems backed by the power of Unreal Engine 5—without a line of code. This handy guide for VFX artists takes you through the principles and concepts of designing particle systems and design workflows, along with the architecture of Niagara, Unreal Engine 5’s VFX system. Throughout the book, you’ll build a series of mini projects that will put your particle system knowledge to the test. As you advance, you’ll cover topics such as creating your own custom modules, debugging workflows, and controlling particles with blueprints, and conclude by working on two projects that will bring everything together into a neat package. By the end of this VFX book, you’ll have a deeper understanding of particle systems, improving your skills, portfolio, and the chances of being employed by studios using Unreal Engine 5.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Part 1: Introduction to Niagara and Particle Systems in Unreal Engine 5
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Part 2: Dive Deeper into Niagara for VFX

Summary

In this chapter, we learned how to create a fairly complex Niagara particle system and have it be a part of a Blueprint Actor. We then created blueprint scripts to enable us to change the properties of the Niagara actor through blueprints instead of directly editing the Niagara System properties. This way, we were able to expose only limited properties of the Niagara System to make it easy for users unfamiliar with Niagara to be able to work with our particle system.

We have come to the end of our journey of learning about Niagara particles. While we covered a lot of aspects of the Niagara particle system, there is a lot more to learn. Hopefully, we will meet in another book on Niagara to learn more.