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Unreal Engine Virtual Reality Quick Start Guide

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Learn
  • Understand how to get started with VR development in Unreal Engine 4
  • Design and create interaction and locomotion systems from scratch
  • Plan and program a sample game for VR
  • Understand how VR affects user experience and user interfaces
  • Discuss what is needed to create optimized art for VR
  • Test your game with users and prepare for distribution
About

With the ability to put players directly in the game, virtual reality gives users the chance to experience digital worlds directly. Nevertheless, many designers are unsure where to start when working with this amazing technology.

With this book, you will learn user experience design processes and create immersive gameplay experiences designed for entertainment and player comfort. Using the power of Unreal Engine 4’s Blueprint visual scripting language, you will build player interaction and locomotion systems from scratch and use these flexible systems to create a sample game, as well as develop functional 2D and 3D user interfaces for players to interact with. And also learn the best practices for creating game art for virtual reality. Finally, you will learn how to test your application with your target audience and finalize your game for distribution.

By the end of this book, you will have the knowledge to be able to make the leap from traditional game development to creating immersive virtual reality experiences using Unreal Engine 4.

Features
  • Build VR games from scratch with the power of Unreal Engine 4
  • Learn User Experience design practices to take your VR game to the next level
  • Understand the best practices to creating art for games on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR
Page Count 178
Course Length 5 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781789617405
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2019

Authors

Jessica Plowman

Jessica Plowman is a game designer and educator who currently resides in the United States. At an early age, she discovered her love for video games and the joy they bring to others. She began teaching students about game development in 2005 and enjoys supporting the dreams of the next generation of developers. She has worked with Unreal technology for over 10 years, and currently teaches students game technology and game design in Sarasota, Florida. When not teaching, she consults on different topics related to Unreal technology and continues to further her education by researching best practices related to both teaching and game development.