Unreal Development Kit Beginner’s Guide

A fun, quick, step by step guide to level design and creating your own game world.
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Unreal Development Kit Beginner’s Guide

Richard J. Moore

A fun, quick, step by step guide to level design and creating your own game world.
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ISBN 139781849690522
Paperback244 pages

Book Description

Unreal Development Kit (UDK) is the free version of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3. It is used to create a wide variety of games ranging from amateur to professional standard next generation AAA titles.

This book will show you exactly how to create an enjoyable and immersive game environment using the UDK. You will learn how to implement, level design, lighting, environmental effects, movement, terrain, map creation, item placement, kismet, materials and complex event sequences.

You will work through the level design process from navigating round the editor to learning how to develop a fully playable environment. You will quickly master all of the engine’s key tools that are accessible through Unreal Engine 3. You will then start putting together your first level using step-by-step instructions. Next we will implement real world features such as dynamic lighting and shadows, particle effects, physics, terrain, item placement and advanced AI/bot pathing. Finally you will learn how to use UDK’s cutting edge high level scripting. By the end of this book you will be equipped with the skills to create an entertaining and imaginative game world.

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What You Will Learn

  • Installing the software and navigating around the editor.
  • Build your first map.
  • Add cool particle effects like fog, foliage and water.
  • Create fun physics.
  • Create real world terrain.
  • Use the kismet to spawn characters and toggle lighting.
  • Cutting edge UDK High level scripting.
  • Item placement and AI bot navigation.

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