UE Style Guide
GitHub - Allar/ue5-style-guide: An attempt to make Unreal Engine 4 projects more consistent
The version of UE can be identified by accessing available log files or by opening the .uproject file in a text editor.
Project Settings >
Default Settings >
By default, this is enabled.
Disabling and setting this to
Manual allows for a consistent exposure level applied throughout environment.
Note that Post-Process Volumes in the scene may override this exposure setting, if enabled.
By default, the volume for the Editor is muted, but can be unmuted via
Settings (Top Right Corner) >
This does not impact the volume of sounds in Game mode.
By default, looping of the sound is disabled, but can be enabled via
Looping for the corresponding sound asset.
Attenuation of a sound actor can be overridden with
This enables the
Attenuation (Volume) section within
Details, where the
Falloff, and other attenuation parameters can be specified.
Engine Scalability Settings >
Hide Sprites In Viewport
Sprites > Choose from options
Invert Mouse Controls
The following are personal preferences, but documented to identify the process by making these modifications within the UE4 editor.
Invert Middle Mouse Pan
Mouse Scroll Camera Speeddefault from
This provides ambient lighting, typically sourced through a Cubemap.
On the other hand, an accompanying Light Source serving as a sun works in the form of a directional light.
Often used to depict light entering through a wall opening, such as an open door or window.
Low performance cost
Shadows are baked similar to Static
Allows for toggling dynamic lighting in game similar to Movable
Lighting & Exposure
View Mode >
Game Settings will disable the specified exposure under game settings and will instead rely on the
EV settings also listed under
Note that this edit will only impact the scene view within the Editor, not the final packaged game, cinematic, output.
To work with multiple shots in a sequence, set up to have 2 separate viewers, one of which is controlled by the cinematic. This will allow for viewing the final shot sequence through the camera/s perspectives while still having access to the scene for editing.
Sequencer Cheat Sheet
Sequencer Cheat Sheet
To improve your productivity, several shortcuts have been built into the Sequencer Editor. This page covers the most commonly used actions, shortcuts, and keybindings for working with Sequencer. You can use the following keys to set the keyframe interpolation method for the selected key(s). The commands below do not respond to Numpad entries.
Sequencer - How To's
A How To Guide for creating cinematic sequences with the Sequencer Editor. The Sequencer - How To... pages provide step-by-step examples on how to work with the Sequencer Editor in various capacties inside Unreal Engine 4.
Project Load Level
To expedite workflow and project loading, initialize the project with a blank or lightweight placeholder level to be the startup level. Once the UE project is fully loaded, then access other levels as necessary.
Select actor/s and right-click intended level to select
Move Selected Actors To Level.
Adding UE Content
Content Browser >
Add Feature or Content Pack
This provides a way to quickly integrate UE content, such as templates or available content packs from the UE marketplace into the current project.
Migrate Assets Between Projects
- Maintain parent folder hierarchy between projects.
Asset References & Dependencies
Access asset references and dependencies via Reference Viewer.
Replace actors in world by selecting one or more and right-clicking in Viewport to access
Replace Selected Actors With.
Export Content From UE4 To FBX
Select asset from Content Browser > Right-click >
Asset Actions >
Lighting Intensity Units
Project Settings >
Default Settings >
Auto Exposure (Eye Adaptation)
Projects upgrading from Unreal Engine 4.24 or earlier to Unreal Engine 4.25 and later will possibly show a different in auto exposure. Significant changes to improve usability and functionality of auto exposure, starting with 4.25, break backward compatibility.
Max Texture Size: Match the larger res value of imported HDRI
Mip Gen Settings: NoMipmaps
It's often desirable to showcase a model in a visually rich context with minimal effort, and using a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image as a backdrop is a common technique to achieve this.The key benefits of using an HDR image as a backdrop for product visualization is that it's relatively quick to set up, it's customizable, and provides beautiful illumination and reflections.
Importing a mesh without a lightmap will have UE4 set the UV0 as the lightmap.
Adding a lightmap to a mesh in its own UV set, separate from the base UV, should prompt the
Lightmap Coordinate Index to be set to 1 so that UE4 uses the second UV set specifically for the lightmap.
Exponential Height Fog allows for enabling Volumetric Fog in scene.
Post Processing Management
Color Grading LUT
- Mip Gen Settings: Set to NoMipmaps
- Texture Group: Set to ColorLookupTable
Using Lookup Tables (LUTs) for Color Grading
A Lookup Table (LUT) can be used to achieve color correction using a Post Process Volume. Instead of using three one-dimensional (1D) lookup tables, a single three-dimensional (3D) Lookup Table is used. This offers more sophisticated color transformation, which can be used for something like desaturation.
Needs to be a sound wave (
.wav) file, not an
Looping option is accessible in .wav file asset
On This Page
- Project Setup
- UE Style Guide
- Project Version
- Project Settings
- Volume Settings
- Sound Assets
- Viewport Settings
- Quality Settings
- Hide Sprites In Viewport
- Invert Mouse Controls
- Lighting & Exposure
- Workspace Setup
- Sequencer Cheat Sheet
- Sequencer Guide
- Level Management
- Project Load Level
- Actor-Level Assignments
- Asset Management
- Adding UE Content
- Migrate Assets Between Projects
- Asset References & Dependencies
- Asset Replacement
- Export Content From UE4 To FBX
- Simple collisions
- Lighting Management
- Lighting Intensity Units
- Auto Exposure
- Post Processing Management
- Color Grading LUT
- Key parameters
- Audio Management