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Character Kickstart

Film & Television
Virtual Production
In this course, you’ll explore character actors in Unreal Engine, including AI-controlled actors, actors for networking, and more.


In this course, Sjoerd De Jong and Mario Palermo walk through the parts, player, and AI-controlled actors in Unreal Engine. Explore how character actors in the engine have a variety of uses, including AI and networking. You’ll also get a brief overview of the history and evolution of characters and AI in Unreal Engine.

You will learn how to:

  • Examine Epic Games philosophy for handling Characters, Pawns and AI in projects and notable assets.
  • Understand the relationship controller actors have with other possessable actors. Identify how AI can interact and navigate around a world.
  • Explore tips, tricks and advice when creating Characters, AI and multiplayer projects based on Epic Games' experiences.

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  • Course Length:33 minutes
  • Author:Sjoerd De Jong and Mario Palmero Pavon
  • Release date:03-2020