Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

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Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby alltrueist » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:11 pm

Read the article here:
http://massivelyop.com/2018/03/19/epic- ... velopment/

Basically, Epic Games is releasing all the UE4 assets from Paragons, including character models, animations, and environments. It's probably too late in development for SoH to use any of this, but the generic environment assets could potentially be useful, as could the knowledge gained by looking under the hood.

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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby GladDog » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:12 am

Ah contrare, I bet there is a lot of stuff that the SoH team can use. The game is likely nearly two years before release, and I am sure the dev team will peruse what is available, although I am sure that if they pick any stuff, they will sharpen it up to their standards. Free is a very good price for an indy project!
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Consultant » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:32 am

We were looking at this yesterday, and it is a treasure trove of stuff we can re-purpose. Of course, no one wants to see these exact characters or environments show up in the game, but there is still a lot to examine.

What's more, this was apparently the first of several gifts from Epic to the developer community. so there will be more to follow, in the next few months. We're looking forward to it. :)

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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby GladDog » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:52 am

I'll bet the art team is salivating! They can work with costumes already mapped out for the body sets, and just fix them up instead of starting from scratch...
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Golden Ace » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:36 am

awesome. when I saw this last night I was wondering if we could use these. and more releases to come. even better! :D
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby GladDog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:37 am

After looking this stuff over, I have to say this will be huge for SoH. All of those animations can just be plugged into (and cleaned up, of course; animations for a MOBA don't have to be as clean as they do for an MMORPG) their existing model, and then modded for the others. That would be HUGE, since the programmer assigned to animations will have a lot more to work with.

The open world pieces will be big as well, since they will have open world ship levels (oxygen has to come from somewhere!)

It is everything; SFX, auras, graphic FX, costumes; so many things can be used in SoH, I bet the programming and art guys aren't yet sure where to start!

Wow, this is big for SoH, I can imagine there are other upcoming indy games that are just as excited!
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Golden Ace » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:13 am

OMG. I was unable to read the link at work but OMG. We want it all. ALL OF IT! GET IT NOW BEFORE THEY TAKE IT BACK!!
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Solari » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:50 am

Well this is good news and should help move things along a bit! :)

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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby GladDog » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:31 am

I wanted to point out that none of these assets are usable by the SoH team as is, other than some of the SFX. All of the other stuff needs to be repurposed. For example, none of the costumes can work as-is. They are divided into 4 locations, whereas the SoH models use 11 locations. That does not mean that they can't use some of the cooler ones! But it does mean they need to be reworked extensively, not just for location and body model, but also for the ability to switch out with other, existing costume pieces.

Also, almost all of the stuff requires UE4 ver 4.19, and SoH is not going to upgrade until they are sure that 4.19 (the latest release, btw) is plenty stable. They are currently using 4.18.

That does not mean that the stuff is not cool. Actually a lot of it, particularly some of the VFX, are pretty dang awesome. And they are currently planning how they will use some of the stuff. But nothing will happen until SoH is using 4.19.

LAST NOTE! Don't pressure them to go to 4.19. There are currently a few unexpected bugs with 4.19, and SOH will want those taken care of first. That said, 4.19 has some big upgrades with net code and shard size, which is probably where the bugs came from. So be patient! 4.19 will be a big step up eventually, but HGC is waiting until it is good to go before they commit to it.
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:09 am

I was hoping there was a treasure trove in costume pieces we could get but when I saw the 4 vs 11 differences I realized the issue. we can still use them but there will be a lot of work - Not as bad as starting from scratch. as GladDog say's our costumes must fit with all the other ones we have and they must fit our models. and they must fit seamlessly. There are some cool pieces they released but each one has to be split up so that it will fit with our 11 different locations vs their 4. then modified again so that they can fit our models and match with everything else we have.

but seeing all the pieces hopefully gives them ideas for new costume pieces. and I'm sure they will work on the "Coolest" ones first. however their Idea's of the coolest might be different from ours :D
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Solari » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:48 am

. There are some cool pieces they released but each one has to be split up so that it will fit with our 11 different locations vs their 4. then modified again so that they can fit our models and match with everything else we have.
Someone better get busy with the digital cleaver and chop them up into more bits, then. :D :D

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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Consultant » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:24 am

I have an idea. Why don't guys look at the character models and start discussing which costumes you would most like to see us use as reference materials and concept art? If we are going to take inspiration from just a couple to begin with, which ones do you like the most?

I have to say, I love this idea. Tell us which ones are hot, in your view. Meaning you would like to wear that costume (or something derived from it) , not just to see other people wear it. :)

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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby GladDog » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:55 am

Wow, your artists must feel like kids in a candy story with about $200 cash!

Crunch would be a great heavy armor for the Justice Corps
Howitzer would be a very cool AV for the Promethians
Gadget has an outstanding looking costume for a female model, and looks like it could be easily converted to a male model
I love Muriel's outfit
Riktor and Kwang would be very nice male outfits

I will stop there, I still have $147.50 left for the candy store!
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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:26 pm

For those who want to view the assets

https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... &q=Paragon



I kind of like Serath's armor/costume
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=7

but Shinbi's costume is hot..
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=4

The minions are very cool.
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=7

The countess Samurai armor is damn cool
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=2

Crunch deserves a good looking at
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=8

Twinblast Trenchcoat
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=2

Murdock has some great armor
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=8

Kwang has some cool looking armor
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=7

Concur with GladDog howitzer would be a very cool AV for the Promethians
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=5

The Monolith environment set could be of some use I hope (click through the entire set)
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=1



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Re: Epic Games releases $12million in FREE UE4 assets

Postby Golden Ace » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm

Epic Showcase has a few more items
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... wcasedemos


SciFi Hallway
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=2

Open world demo collection
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplac ... id=1&pid=7



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