Happy Wednesday, everyone! The Marketplace just published ten great new pieces of content for your perusal. We've got a great spread this week, including Blueprint UMG Minimaps, high-quality medieval pub environments, animated PBR chests, mocap female combat animations, destructible road signs, environment audio, and more! Come on in and have a look around. UPDATE: There was a small error that prevented some content from being downloaded, but that error has been fixed and everything now works.
More great animation content from T-Pose! This is a set of 160 high quality motion captured locomotion and combat animations from a combat-trained actress, all set up to work with the latest UE4 skeleton and 100% retargetable to any other character with the skeleton. This pack includes 8 directional walk/run/crouch movement in both root and non-root motion. Check out the video! Even better, T-Pose just spun off a new company called Mocap Now to meet all your motion capture needs, either at their location or yours. If you're a fan of T-Pose's work and want more, get Mocap Now!
Environments and Props
Bumping Pub is an Elder Scrolls-inspired AAA-quality pack of 49 modular assets for a cozy medieval scene. This is terrific content at a hard-to-beat price, so check out the video and see what's up!
Here are 10 beautiful animated chests with PBR materials! They have Open, Closed, and animating states with Blueprints you can easily modify to your liking. The textures are 2048x2048 resolution, there are three LOD levels included, as well as custom and generated collision. This is a really well-done, competent, complete set of treasure chests for your game. Have a look!
Are you working on a suspense or horror game and need to build out convincing interior spaces? Horror Pack has you covered! Be it an abandoned house, hospital, asylum, there's something here for you, with an emphasis on medical props. Check out the video to see what's here!
Materials and FX
FX UWave is a really interesting approach to dynamic pixel masking to create virtually any dynamic effect with unlimited variations with tons of customization options. Check out the video, this is really cool!
Does your game need a mini map? John Alcatraz has you covered! His excellent UMG Mini Maps are easy to use and set up and are well-documented. To set it up you simply place the widget into your UMG Canvas Panel, call one single function and that's it! The Mini Map follows, moves, and rotates along the location and rotation you specify, with the ability to set custom sources for location and rotation. You can smoothly vary the level of zoom the minimap uses, swap out the images it displays (with multiple floors, for example), and you can draw either colored points or textures/materials with specified size for specified world coordinates, which lets you draw a red point for all the enemies on the map with a single function. Even better, clicking on the minimap always converts the click position to a world location, no matter what the rotation or zoom level is. This is the first content of its kind on the Marketplace, and I recommend watching the video to see everything it can do!
From time to time, the Marketplace team gets a submission that's equal parts innovative and impressive. Adapative Wind-Over-Ear AudioBP is definitely one of those. This Blueprint simulates the sound of air moving over the player's ears for enhanced immersion. The wind sounds are completely binaural and adaptive, depending on the source of the wind and the rotation of the player's head. You can easily modify the direction of the wind source, the amount of variation in random wind shifts, frequency of gusts, and overall wind intensity. The video is a great example of how well this can work. Headphones encouraged!
HostileAssets is back with another impressively flexible and time-saving content release! With Destructible Road Signs, you can quickly and easily create over 200 visually unique destructible road signs through the use of a single Blueprint. This contains 119 unique sign textures, 12 sign shapes, and 2 different pole types including wood and metal. The Blueprint is also fully documented and fully exposed for easy understanding. Check out the video! All of HostileAssets' content is built to be extremely easy to use and helpful, so be sure to see the rest of his Marketplace content!
While we're on the subject of Marketplace content creators that provide extremely helpful and easy-to-use content, we have the Simple CheckPoint System from Game Perspectives! This is an easy to use plug-and-play system to allow your character to respawn at check points, whether they're linear or nonlinear, with the ability to customize actor scale, player rotation on spawn, and it supports either 2D or 3D games. Check out the video and see how it works!
Audio and SFX
This is a top-notch package full of seamlessly looping environmental ambiences and 40 different one-shots including animal calls, mysterious interior creaks and movements, burning fire, water/stream, electrical spark and more. This includes both interior and exterior 10-second looping ambient room tones, weather conditions, and ambient loops with the one-shots added to vary up each space. Check out the audio samples! This is a really useful, broad set for helping build soundscapes for a number of different environmental conditions, areas, and moods.
That's all for this week, everybody! Be sure to check out the Marketplace Flash Sale ending tonight (Wednesday 5/20), and as always, keep your eyes on the public Trello boards to see what's coming up on the Marketplace. Have a productive week!