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Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development by Nitish Misra

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Lighting

Lighting is a very important element of any game, as without it you cannot see the world around you. UE4 offers four types of lighting, namely: Directional light, Point light, Spot light, and Sky light. Let's go over each of them individually and discuss some of their properties that you can set in the Details panel:

  • Directional light: Directional light is the ideal type of light when you have an outdoor scene and want to simulate light coming from the sun, since directional light simulates light coming from a source infinitely far away. The shadows formed by directional lights are parallel.

    You can set things such as the intensity, color, whether it affects the world, the intensity of the indirect lights, and more in the Details panel. ...

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