Epic Games Releases December 2011 Unreal Development Kit Beta

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Epic Games, Inc. has released the December 2011 UDK Beta, the latest version of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to the award-winning 3D game engine and toolset used in blockbuster video game development, architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more. The latest beta is available now at http://www.udk.com/download.

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We have showcases of some of the most outstanding video game, architectural visualization, and mobile apps using UDK at http://www.udk.com/showcase and http://www.unrealengine.com/showcase. Also be sure to check out the Works in Progress and the Released Projects forums.

December UDK Beta Upgrade Notes

Texture Paint tool

  • Allows you to paint textures on static meshes interactively in the level viewport
  • UV seams can now be painted in both Dx9 and Dx11 rendering modes.
  • Documentation is available here

Landscape LOD System

  • Allows individual Landscape components to have discontinuous LOD levels

Visual Assist X now supports UnrealScript

  • Whole Tomato has released VAX UnrealScript support for VS2010
  • Set up documentation can be found here


  • Scaleform: improvements to Action Script 3 and full screen movie functionality
  • Mac: Brand new audio subsystem added, built atop Apple’s native CoreAudio framework, including full reverb, equalizer, and radio filter support
  • Mac: Updated platform PhysX libraries, greatly improves stability in physics-heavy scenes
  • Mac: Rendering improvements for post-processing and fog volumes

New and Updated UDN Pages

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