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3D Game Design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender by Justin Plowman

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Advanced scripting techniques

With the level whitebox nearly complete, it's time to start thinking about those scripted events. Scripting level events can add immensely to any level and can be as simple as triggered sounds or particle effects, or as complicated as fully scripted cutscenes or minigames. Unreal 4 gives us the ability to visually program these sequences using the flexible Blueprint system. We've used Blueprint before for simple doors and elevators back in Chapter 2, Starting Our First Project. Now we will build on that knowledge to design and program flexible scripted events.

So how do we start? Designing a scripted event is not unlike our animations systems we have built before. Each one starts with an event that causes several different ...

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