Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 30, 2023)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1801072418
- ISBN-13: 978-1801072410
Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5: Create professional real-time particle systems and particle asset creation workflows for games with the power of Niagara and Unreal Engine 5
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.
- Brush up your vector mathematics skills
- Access and create namespaces in Niagara
- Add a Niagara system to a Blueprint actor
- Create a particle system with dynamic inputs
- Publish a custom module for your team members to use
- Create Niagara Scratch modules
- Enable your particle emitters to communicate using event handlers
- Control Niagara systems using Blueprint public variables
By the end of this Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5 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.