Whatwerewe talk'n about?
- Reaction score
- The Misty Mountains
Yeah, except I keep running into issues. There is so much I don’t know. In the project I’m in , turning on Nanite in the landscape, turns the landscape black. Ok that’s ok, because I last read that Nanite in Unreal landscape materials has some issues, so I turned it off and landscape comes back immediately. this is different than Nanite for Static Meshes…I think.The one big advantage Unreal has for non-coders (like me) is the Blueprint visual scripting setup. Rather than dealing with the seemingly arcane syntax and structuring of C++, you just have to wrap your head around a bunch of premade logic blocks strung together in a nodal system.
For what Huntn's planning, which is a single environment with some interactive bits and bobs strewn about, it won't take him long to come to terms with things.
Then on my landscape with Static Mesh assets sitting on the landscape, I can’t get Virtual Textures (technically Runtime Virtual Textures) working although I just went though a tutorial on it, in fact several, where I build the components from scratch and they work there, but when I pull in the same landscape material that I was using in the tutorial, into my heightmap, it seems to work fine as an auto material, yet, here I can’t get the virtual texturing to work on static mesh assets brought into the landscape. Frustrating. Today when I sit down to work, I have a Trouble Shooting Runtime Virtual Texture video ready to watch.
Runtime virtual texturing: When you place a rock on the landscape, the landscape has its materials/ textures, and the rock has it’s own set of material/textures. RVT enables the landscape material to be projected and blended along the bottom of the rock’s static mesh so it looks like a more realistic part of the landscape.
Another aspect I’m facing is that as someone who is aging, my short term memory is challenged. I’m highly reliant on taking lots of notes and using them for reference later. The good thing is when I watch a video where a teacher is manipulating a material or a landscape,, it looks familiar.