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Making Terrain In UDK.


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#1 CommittedC0der

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:22 PM

Making Terrain In UDK.

Today I'm going to show you how to make and edit your own terrain in UDK.

So to get started you need a new project.

Now click the tools button from the top menu then click new terrain and leave the setting as is and click next.
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OK it might take a few seconds but a new terrain should appear.

Now for editing our terrain.

First click the edit terrain button(the one with mountains on it) and a terrain editing window should pop up, now toggle on the wireframe view and increases the tessellation two times and it should look like this.
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Now to edit the terrain we must select the paint brush tool and select the one of the sizes, now put your cursor on the terrain in the 3D window there should be a red circle thing, now hold ctrl+leftclick to make the terrain go up and ctrl+rightclick to make it go down.
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OK so I don't have time to go through all the tools but don't be afraid to play with them, test'em out ands see what happens.

Now toggle off the wireframe view and click the X on the terrain editor and you have your very firsts terrain.

Another thing that you'll want to now how to do is add a light like the sun, to do so right click the terrain and add a actor but instead of, Add Light (Point) choose Add Light(DominantDirectionalLight) and select the rotate tool and rotate the light and you should come up with something like this.
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So now you now how to make a terrain in UDK

Well I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial, +rep and comments always welcome.:)
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:35 PM

Would any one like me to make a tutorial on how to texture the terrain?
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:38 PM

Good Tutorial and introduction +rep
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:00 PM

Thanks.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:29 AM

Would any one like me to make a tutorial on how to texture the terrain?


Yeah please do, am following you on this every time you create a tutorial, can't wait till you do a tutorial on character design / function! +rep
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:49 AM

Would any one like me to make a tutorial on how to texture the terrain?


Yes please, just got a copy of UDK and your tutorials are a great starting guide keep them coming :thumbup1:
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:27 PM

I agree with them! Make another tutorial on character design because I think that would be really useful :P
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:04 PM

I may... but I haven't played with UDK in a while. :)
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:13 PM

Can you go on soon and tell me if anything has changed from the past b/c that would probably make a difference.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

I have a big problem, when I create a new terrain, I have the icon of the object, but I can't see the terrain in my 3D view, there is nothing (I can see the terrain in the top, left and front view, but not in the 3D view)
and nothing happens when I clic on "Toggle WireFrame on/off", please help me, I tried to find help on google, but I can't find anything, thanks for reading and please help me :) (I use the 64 bit DX9 version)
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Where to download best udk
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