A blog about technical art, scripting, van renovation, and some other gubbins.

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Fireplace Simulator in Unreal Engine

This VFX project was an exploration into creating realistic fire which would burn from ignition, through initial burn to a roaring flame and then eventually dying.

Flipbook Maker for Unreal Engine

I wrote a Python script to convert a sequence of image files into a grid for looping, seamless animations, ready for use in Unreal Engine or similar.

Setting variables of a spawned actor in Unreal Engine

As an example, say you want to spawn a blueprint actor called BP_FIRE_LOG and give it a unique ID number so that it can be referenced in the level.