Boss Fight Weekend

It’s been more than a year since I last wrote a post on here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been developing in UE4, the opposite really. Trying to find the time to write never happened, so I making some time. … Continue reading

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Utility System C++ Architecture

I had a couple considerations and constraints in making this system. I had just launched the Steam Greenlight campaign before I made the decision to redo the AI completely. The Cats just weren’t expressive enough for me and adding new … Continue reading

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Infinite Axis Utility System

So, I’m making a Cat and Lazer pointer game in UE4. I’ve redone the AI system now several times, I’m on my 4th iteration. I had been using the built in Behavior Tree system in UE4, but I kept having … Continue reading

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How to make a Spider in UE4 Part 6

In this post add convex transitions to the spider. Basically up to this point the spider can navigate inside, or concave corners but can’t go around outside ones. The code to do this ended up being minimal.   I added … Continue reading

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How to make a Spider in UE4 Part 4

Before getting the Spider to climb walls, need to to just move on the floor to start. I’ll start as simple as possible and then iterate on it as things are needed, such as keying the right animation to play … Continue reading

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How to make a Spider in UE4 Part 3

In this 3rd installment of the make a Spider blog. In the last part I left off with some problems. Some things worked great and are keepers, but the movement simply wasn’t working right. The spider could detect any wall, … Continue reading

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UE4 C++ How to make Component with Billboard SubComponent

UE4 Blueprints makes it very easy to drag and drop objects onto each other, but sometimes you want everything already set up. I’ve been working on a procedural level generation system, which is designer assisted. So blocks that will be … Continue reading

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How to convert a UE4 Blueprints project to C++ Part 1

Blueprints are the Visual Scripting Language in UE4 and a large portion of the C++ API is available in them. Starting out a new project its always nice to get the basic mechanics on the screen as fast as possible … Continue reading

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How to make a Spider in UE4 Part 2

  Picking up from Part 1 where we left the Spider able to detect what surface is in front and under itself. The next step is to get the surface angle of the detected object. The main reason is we … Continue reading

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How to make a Spider in UE4 Part 1

Wall walking, ceiling walking, going around corners, etc. This will blog my progress through doing this small project. It will primarily be done in C++ and I won’t go into details of making the model or animations, but I will … Continue reading

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