Getting my stepson into Unreal

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  • CPython

    The Python programming language

    Unreal Engine has a very steep learning curve, and I do not recommend it for absolute beginners. What your stepson should do first is download a programming language like Python ( and start learning the basics of coding via free tutorials. Or, if he prefers 3D art as you say, perhaps you should introduce him to Blender 3D ( Both of these applications are far easier to learn and can run on nearly any computer, so don't worry about purchasing an expensive workstation right away.

  • Godot

    Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine

    In terms of video game development, many people start with small game engines like Godot ( and work their way up to Unreal Engine/Unity 3D. It is worth noting that you can find tons of free tutorials/courses on Youtube for all of the software I linked. Good luck!

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