O'Reilly logo

Learning Unreal Engine Game Development by Joanna Lee

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Introducing volumes

Volumes are invisible areas that are created to help the game developers perform a certain function. They are used in conjunction with the objects in the level to perform a specific purpose. Volumes are commonly used to set boundaries that are intended to prevent players from gaining access to trigger events in the game, or use the Lightmass Importance Volume to change how light is calculated within an area in the map as in Chapter 2, Creating Your First Level.

Here's a list of the different types of volumes that can be customized and used in Unreal Engine 4. But feel free to quickly browse through each of the volumes here for now, and revisit them later when we start learning how to use them later in the book. For this chapter, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required