I am in a competition. I am literally 2 weeks into game dev, and rarely use Blender. I normally just use it for a brief tutorial, and if it works, it works, if not, I just forget about. So the question came up, for my very low spec laptop don't use brushes in unreal engine 4, because they require tremendous performance in the end result. Instead, I am to create my cyberpunk city in Blender, do everything I want in it, transfer it to unreal engine 4 and then make my HD picture.

I don't have the first clue of the knowledge that they're drawing on to say this. I suggested just plastering 2k jpegs on everything and calling it a day. They said it would look terrible, and not win me the competition. The competition requires a picture or a cutscene.

So the question is, Yes use blender? And could you explain it, like i'm a 3 year old?


Product name HP Notebook - 15-db0004dx

Microprocessor AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200U (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz burst frequency, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)

Memory, standard 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)

Video graphics AMD Radeon™ Vega 3 Graphics

Hard drive 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA

Optical drive DVD-Writer

Display 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)

Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad

Pointing device Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support

Wireless connectivity 802.11b/g/n (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo

Network interface Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN

Expansion slots 1 multi-format SD media card reader

External ports 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only); 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) 37.6 x 24.6 x 2.25 cm

Weight 2.08 kg

Power supply type 45 W AC power adapter

Battery type 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion

Battery life mixed usage Up to 7 hours and 30 minutes

Video Playback Battery life Up to 6 hours and 15 minutes

Webcam HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone

Audio features Stereo speakers

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't think it's clear from your question what specifically are you asking about.. If you mean "can one make a scene like shown one in Blender and maybe Substance for texturing" then the answer would be yes except that for that kind of work low-end laptop is a no-go in anyway. You could try to create objects for that scene separately in different files however even then you have to have resources to preview your work $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Aug 27 '19 at 21:33
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, is there any way to recreate that gif, working with a low end laptop, be it in blender or unreal-engine. or is my idea of just pasting 2k jpgs everywhere the answer? $\endgroup$ – Shakaama Aug 27 '19 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ This video might help you. And having a lot of images on an old laptop might not be the best idea. $\endgroup$ – sac396 Aug 27 '19 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ Well you could start by stating exact specifications of the laptop you have; "low end" is quite subjective. You can edit your question to include more info. It also depends on what end goal is; putting a picture on a plane won't be necessarily realistic and can work usually only on distance. Note that images also need memory which also means resources. $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Aug 27 '19 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ I added the laptop specifications. $\endgroup$ – Shakaama Aug 27 '19 at 22:02