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Unreal engine offline installation

August 30, 2017
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Epic games Unreal engine, UE4 is one of the most famous game engine available in the market. Due to its power, popularity and free of cost many of us want to try it. But you are limited with online installation only. You need to download at least 8gb of data to work. 

And if you want to use the same installation to another PC or laptop, there is no straight way to do so.
Fortunately you can move or copy the installation file from one pc to another.

If you just copy the installation file from program files to another PC you will get dll error upon launching the program.

You must copy all the data from installed pc to other.

So here are the list of files you need to copy (remeber you need to copy all the contents of the folder to exact same location of other PC).

1. Copy Epic Games folder from C:\Program Files\Epic Games  and move to the exact same location of second PC

2. Copy Unreal projects folder from C:\Users\xxxxx\Documents\Unreal Projects to second PC

3. Copy Epic folder from C:\ProgramData\Epic to the same folder of second PC (you need to turn on hidden files visibility under explorer settings to see this folder)

4. Copy   UnrealEngine,  EpicGamesLauncher ,   UnrealEngineLauncher folders from      C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local  to the same location of second PC

5. You can download epic game launcher from Unreal site and install it to get game launcher and other dependencies installed. No need to connect to internet. Or just copy Epic games folder from C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games to the same.

In order to launch the editor  double click   C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_4.17\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UE4Editor.exe

Please be noted that this is a simple work around that give an option to launch Unreal engine in an offline PC. It is not really recommended. In order to get complete functionality, compatibility and other publishing tool you have to use the the game launcher and sign in with your account. You can always skip the downloading of all the contents and manually copy pasting the files to the exact location using above method.

For more information and downloading https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/what-is-unreal-engine-4


Live paint spline curves on surfaces in Cinema 4d

August 20, 2017
Live painting/ dynamic painting spline/curves on Cinema 4d is really easy. I came from Maya , and I used to the live paint features of Maya a lot. When I started using Cinema 4d it was really difficult to paint curves on a mesh. Fortunately there is a work around for this feature. In Maya you have to turn the option make live for selected mesh, and you can attach curves on that surface just like in Illustrator or Photoshop.
So here is the work around, turn on snap in Cinema 4d, use 3d snapping instead of auto snap, and turn on polygon snapping. Just watch the video and you will get the idea.

Cloner id/number as text object in Cinema 4d tutorial

August 20, 2017
In this tutorial I will show you a quick and easy way to get Cloner Id/ numbers inside Cinema4d. You can feed the cloner Id to a text object and display the number as text objects in your scene. This is real quick way to create sequence of numbers in any arrangements according to the cloner. Just using a simple expresso connection you can get amazing results with in seconds.

Flower blooming animation in Cinema 4d tutorial

August 20, 2017
Flower blooming animation in Cinema 4d is easier than you think. You just have to figure out how to bloom/open your flower inside Cinema 4d. In this quick videoI will show a quick way to animate the flower blooming effect. In this tutorial I start with modeling a simple flower, and add deformers to create the animation. Bend deformer is your friend to get the desired effect. After the animation just use cloner to replicate the petals to make a flower. Add a plain effector to randomize the animation.

You can also check flower blooming animation in maya


 
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