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Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook by John P. Doran

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Building a flickering light

For our first Blueprint, let's make use of the Level Blueprint system to create a simple action of a flickering light. Often a staple of horror games, lights that flicker can cause fear in players of not being able to see certain things for a random period of time.

Getting ready

Before we start working within the Unreal Editor, we will need to have a project to work with:

  1. Open up the Unreal Editor by clicking on the Launch button from the Unreal Engine Launcher.
  2. Start a new project from the Project Browser tab by selecting the New Project tab. Select First person and make sure that With Starter Content is selected and give the project a Name (Cookbook_Chapter8). Once you are finished, click on Create Project.
  3. After the project ...

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