27 April 2020

Unreal Engine 4: Getting Started & FAQ

Q: Where I can download UE4?

A: https://www.unrealengine.com

Q: Can you recommend a decent course for a newbie?

A: Here are the options:

Q: How can I learn about architecture visualization in UE4?

A: https://learn.unrealengine.com/home/LearningPath/90586

Q: Where I can find about how <feature> works?

A: UE4 docs: https://docs.unrealengine.com

Q: What is ... and how it works?

A: Mathew Wadstein tutorials "WTF is?"

Q: UE4 is crashing / packaging failed

A: Read the logs: <ProjectFolder>/Saved/Logs

Q: Where I can find models/plugins/textures/sounds/etc?

A: Marketplace: https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/

Q: Is it normal that UE4 stuck at loading 30-50%?

A: It's normal for the first launch, it's about shaders compilation. You can check the task manager - look for ShaderCompilationProcess or something like that. Can take some time, depending on your CPU

Q: What's the minimal specs for UE4?

A: For a comfortable work it's better to have at least 16 GB RAM and as fast CPU as you can afford. SSD will be extremely helpful.

Here is the official specs: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/GettingStarted/RecommendedSpecifications/index.html

В: А на русском есть что-нибудь?

О: Лучше освоить английский хотя бы до уровня чтения доков. Если совсем никак, есть канал Unreal Engine Rus

Q: Is there an online community for UE4?

A: A lot! The two which are the most helpful: