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    ughh.. i just got UDK for my Game Level Design class and i'm having trouble. along with the class i have Mastering Unreal Technology Volume 1. we're in chapter three and just learning the basics.
    ok here's the problem. i go to build the level and i get and error. it says "No importance volume found - lighting build will take a long time." nothing happens. the level is never built. sometimes i also get an error that says i need to rebuild a light.
    this is my first time with this program so i'm at a lost. i've redone the tutorials again and again making sure i did everything right but its the same thing everytime. anyone know what i'm doing wrong?

    #2
    The real problem is the tutorials and that book were not written to be used with UDK.

    The warning is telling you that the Lightmass lighting system is looking for a LightmassImportanceVolume encompassing the area you want to build indirect lighting for. It should still build without one, though. It will just take longer. Make a cube with the builder brush that surrounds your level and then right-click on the Add Volume button and choose LightmassImportanceVolume from the list. That should get rid of the warning.

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      #3
      Yes you just need LightmassImportanceVolume around your level.

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        #4
        Originally posted by ffejnosliw View Post
        The real problem is the tutorials and that book were not written to be used with UDK.

        The warning is telling you that the Lightmass lighting system is looking for a LightmassImportanceVolume encompassing the area you want to build indirect lighting for. It should still build without one, though. It will just take longer. Make a cube with the builder brush that surrounds your level and then right-click on the Add Volume button and choose LightmassImportanceVolume from the list. That should get rid of the warning.
        i know the book and UDK don't go together. it was the onl option i had. local shops hee suck and most don't carry UT3.
        as for what you told me, i tried right-clicking on th eadd volume button and got nothing.

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          #5
          I would suggest watching all of these videos:

          http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_vid...340f7dd45509c5

          They can also be downloaded from here:

          http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/VideoTutorials.html

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            #6
            Originally posted by ffejnosliw View Post
            I would suggest watching all of these videos:

            http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_vid...340f7dd45509c5

            They can also be downloaded from here:

            http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/VideoTutorials.html
            thanks a ton! i forgot about these videos!

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