Desert scene with rocks and mountains created in Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine for video production – getting started

Welcome to my series on learning Unreal Engine for After Effects users.

I’ve been learning how to use Unreal Engine, the free to use gaming engine which is being used more and more for video production. It’s an awesome, exciting tool with a really steep initial learning curve. But once you understand the basics, you’ll suddenly find you can do so much, so easily, especially if you also set up Quixel tools bridge and use their megascans assets.

Other videos on this subject assume you either know Unreal and want to start video production, or you want to use Unreal to make games. This video assumes you don’t know Unreal at all and want to use it to make videos! Getting started with the software is actually quite simple and far less intimidating once you know what to do. That’s the point of this video, as I take you through registering for an account, installing the software, adding your first assets and texturing a landscape and changing the lighting.

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