Quixel’s Art Lead shared an amazing tutorial on how to get material working right in Unreal Engine. It’s the best $15 you’ll spend this week.
We’ve actually had a number of interviews with Wiktor Öhman. He is an extremely talented guy. Apart from working with Quixel, he also contributed to games like FarCry 3 and The Solus Project. He’s been working with Unreal Engine since 2007, so he knows it basically inside out. You can check out his portfolio on Artstation.
Mastering Unreal Engine 4 tutorial series I cover the, probably, most central aspect of Unreal Engine 4 – especially as a 3D artist – the Material Editor. It’s an incredibly powerful tool and can yield amazing results with little effort.
This video (44 minutes) is aimed towards beginners or intermediate users of UE4 who want to brush up on their UE4 foundational skills of the Material System in Unreal Engine 4.
• Learn how to create a Master Material, which can easily be scaled
• Set up Instances
• Create Material Functions
• Learn the difference between Metallic and non-metallic materials
• How to use Switches
• Save time (and increase performance) using material parameters in Unreal Engine 4
Included in the tutorial is a Guide along with the material used in the video along with a material function.
Wiktor Öhman, 3d Artist
If you’re interested in the production of the awesome materials, if you want to know how to make them work in UE4, make sure to download this. It’s essential training.