5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Mastering Unreal Technology: v. 1: Introduction to Level Design with Unreal Engine 3: A Beginner's Guide to Level Design in Unreal Engine 3 (Paperback)
this book really helps you get to grips with the unreal engine. I used it for the udk, which is basically the same and now I know the ins and outs of the engine.
The main focus of this book seems to be geared at designers or 3d artists, addressing issues with integrating models and meshes into scenes.
If you're a programmer then this book will be useful in teaching what the engine is like/capable of, but you won't have access to the source code anyway (in the non-commercial versions...) and you need to learn a scripting language called unreal kismet, taught in one of the other volumes.
The main emphasis in learning is learn by doing. most of the time the book expects that you have the engine open in front of you to play with as you follow its instructions.
overall a great piece of work!