Modular Japanese House Kit Tutorial – Part 1 – B

Today, I will show in more details how to use the Modular Japanese House Kit to build the architecture of a machiya. As this is a visual detailed demonstration of the concepts and utilities already introduced in the previous part of the tutorial, there is just a video.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUeehBr7YVg&w=560&h=315]

Modular Japanese Town House Documentation

Modular Japanese Town House Pack on UE4 Marketplace 

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House Example

Today’s work for my Modular Japanese House project. I wasn’t totally satisfied with the previous version of this house (a small house, desalinated to guests and situated in a garden), so I remade it. I also added the possibility to have the paper of the shoji doors outside the frames, and added rain gutters and pipes.

Adding Details to the Scene

I’ve started adding a few details to the scene, in order to make the environment more lively. I had to model a few new meshes and make some textures. My friend did the sewers like decals. I still want to add some text on the banners and make some new curtains (Noren) for more variety.

UE4: Renaming and moving assets

We almost finished a reorganization of a project containing about 2000 uassets. Moving, renaming, removing unused ones, this kind of stuff. Few notes for memory.

  • Backup intermediary results.
  • When renaming stuff it’s better to run fixup redirectors time to time (often).
  • When moving folders fixup redirectors is mandatory, moving twice or moving and renaming can break things.
  • Some things are not properly marked dirty, so you have to save them even there is no little “*” on them. Composite textures are one of them. We ended up saving textures by hand every time.
  • Also, better run a save on things you changed (right-click -> save) and recompile blueprints.
  • There are mass renaming plugins on the marketplace, like MORT
  • Bonus: windows command that recursively prints all file paths in a folder: dir /b /s /a:-D