News From Epic Games - January 2012 UDK Beta Released
Epic Games Releases January 2012 Unreal Development Kit Beta
Epic Games, Inc. has released the January 2012 Unreal Development Kit Beta, the latest version of 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 UDK beta is available now at www.udk.com/download. Unreal Engine Showcase: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Developed by Torn Banner Studios using UDK, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer melee combat game that was recently named a top pick in IndieDB’s "Best Upcoming Game” category in its Indie of the Year competition. The studio’s president, Steve Piggott, explained how UDK allows his team to stay on the cutting edge of visual technology thanks to regular updates. “Instead of developing a game with an engine for two years and then releasing it with two-year-old technology, developers have the opportunity to launch with the latest version and keep updating it even after release. That's a really powerful thing.” Read more. We have showcases of some of the most outstanding video game, architectural visualization, and mobile apps using UDK atwww.udk.com/showcase and www.unrealengine.com/showcase. Also be sure to check out the Works in Progress and theReleased Projects forums. January UDK Beta Upgrade Notes
Simplygon Mesh Proxy Tool
New Simplygon Merge Tool for combining static meshes
Grouped static meshes can be combined into a single static mesh
This can greatly improve rendering performance
Materials/textures are automatically collapsed and new UVs are generated
This tool is fully "non-destructive" - you can modify meshes and remerge, and roll back changes if needed
Yip-dee-doo, another month, another upgrade... Although upgrades are good, just need to backup projects so one can continue. No harm there.
Ooh, an hour and 15 minute download...seems like I'll take care of this tomorrow afternoon, then.