Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
Have you already tried mixing Radeon ProRender and Unreal Engine 4? The thing is that this combination can take your VR development to the next level. Check out a new video with Brian Pohl from Epic and Michael Katz from AMD to learn more about the possibilities of the technology.
Brian Pohl from Epic and Michael Katz from AMD demonstrate how Radeon ProRender and the Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer enables the fast and easy transfer of high quality CAD data into Unreal Engine for VR visualization. Using the latest in both hardware and software technologies, Epic and AMD are joining forces to take VR game and application development to the next level.
You can learn more about Radeon ProRender here.