CRYENGINE 5.7 C++ Tutorial, Creating a Player

Image Tutorial Author Nick Gillin shows you how to create a player-controlled moveable character from scratch using C++ in CRYENGINE 5.7 LTS.

Our latest CRYENGINE 5.7 LTS tutorial shows you how to make a player-controlled, movable character using C++ and our engine. Hosted by CRYENGINE Video Producer and Tutorial Author Nick Gillin, you'll be taken step-by-step through the process of creating a first-person character that can be controlled by your players using the standard 'WASD' keys for movement and the mouse to look around.

The tutorial will cover the basics of .cpp(C++), .h (header), and .sln (solution) files. You'll create components for the character, including the four core ones: Camera, Input, Physics, and Animation. Nick shows you how to attach each component to your character, implement directional WASD for the player to walk around, and mouse-look functionality too. You'll also learn how to build components so that you can modify their values, including movement speed and camera position, inside Sandbox rather than having to back into C++, a real time-saver.

Making a player-controlled, movable character is an excellent foundation for any game project. The tutorial will give you a good understanding of what the C++ code does and lays the foundation for making a more complex character further down the line. What you create by following the tutorial step-by-step can be easily dragged and dropped into your own projects and customized and expanded upon to your requirements.

Looking for more CRYENGINE 5.7 LTS Tutorials? Check out Part One and Part Two of our CRYENGINE UI tutorial series, also hosted by Nick! Don't forget to subscribe to our official YouTube channel, home to a wide range of learning videos, to get a notification when the next one drops.

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