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Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints by Nicola Valcasara

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Day-Night cycle

When talking about open world, one of the first things that pops in our mind is the necessity to simulate the real-world day and night cycle. UE4 is strong on this point. With just a few Blueprint nodes and a few changes at a default scene, you can create a perfect day cycle for your game.

Take a look at the default map of your game. In the world outliner you can find the two elements that, combined together, are the responsible of the lighting of our scene: the Light Source and the Sky Sphere.

Day-Night cycle

Light Source, as the name suggests, is responsible for the illumination of the entire world. It is a directional light. A directional light ...

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