Unreal Engine 4.12 gets one step closer with the release of preview 5. Of course this is a work in progress build, so don’t use it in production. Preview 5 adds some new features including foliage scalability, a new animation node, a pixel inspector tool ( click a pixel on screen to visualize the material and rendering state that made that pixel happen ). Of course there are several fixes in this release as well:
Important Known Issues
- For deployment to additional platforms such as Android, iOS, HTML5, Linux, and TVOS you must have the optional "Editor symbols for debugging" installed. This is available via the Launcher by selecting "Options" on the 4.12.0 Engine slot. This is a transitional phase to new functionality, and the workflow will be improved in an upcoming release.
- Google VR (Daydream) doesn't work in the Launcher release, but is functional via Github (UE-31186)
Fixed in Preview 5 - CL 2986880
Fixed! UE-30836 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_Engine!UNavigationSystem::RegisterNavData() [navigationsystem.cpp:1810]
Fixed! UE-30470 Restarting Project Resets Scoring Equation in EQS
Fixed! UE-30411 Attached Project Crashes When Setting RVO Avoidance
Fixed! UE-31118 Blueprints with ClassDefaultNodes compile very very slowly
Fixed! UE-30954 CRASH: One-off crash in editor when saving outdated packages while modifying blueprint
Fixed! UE-31027 Crash compiling blueprint after deprecating the blueprint
Fixed! UE-31034 Blueprints_GetClassDefaults Crashes the editor when class is changed to NONE...
Fixed! UE-30919 Actor Blueprint Asset Crashes when opened in Blueprint Editor
Fixed! UE-28536 Attached Project Crashes on Attempting to Play in Standalone
Fixed! UE-30556 Crash Report Client window missing functionality after disabling and re-enabling the GPU
Fixed! UE-29794 Crash opening QAGame after copying when logged into source control
Fixed! UE-30831 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_SceneOutliner!SceneOutliner::FGetVisibilityVisitor::RecurseChildren() [sceneoutlinergutter.cpp:24]
Fixed! UE-30968 Ctrl+Alt selection drag inside to outside of Matinee window will crash the editor
Fixed! UE-30613 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_UnrealEd!FMainMRUFavoritesList::ContainsFavoritesItem() [mrufavoriteslist.cpp:98]
Fixed! UE-30276 Standalone game window snaps back to original position after being moved
Fixed! UE-30677 Toggling WindowedFullscreen has issues with "creep" and bad window positioning
Fixed! UE-22691 Changing Media asset path can cause crash.
Fixed! UE-30698 In Cascade when using the Tab key in the module list will cause a crash
Fixed! UE-31101 Crash when clicking content browser filter dropdown
Fixed! UE-30891 CRASH: Editor crashes when Importing Actors via File > Import
Fixed! UE-30809 Merge actor panel crashes when selecting a mesh component without static mesh
Fixed! UE-30955 Morph Targets in Skeletal Mesh LODs do not behave correctly
Fixed! UE-31164 Negative rate scale on montages will not loop correctly
Fixed! UE-31119 Edits to additive animation curves do not show until applied
Fixed! UE-31039 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_Engine!UAnimMontage::IsValidAdditive() [animmontage.cpp:702]
Fixed! UE-30949 Crash Importing Skeletal Mesh LODs with a lot of morph targets
Fixed! UE-30811 Marker sync crashes when used in derived anim class
Fixed! UE-30808 Issue with static mesh merging path in HLOD system
Fixed! UE-30917 Crash occurs when landscape is selected and simulating and selecting the landscape tab
Fixed! UE-30742 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_Landscape!FLandscapeComponentSceneProxy::DrawStaticElements() [landscaperender.cpp:1122]
Fixed! UE-29083 Modulated shadows do not render in the correct area on older devices / versions of Android OS
Fixed! UE-31006 FAndroidMediaPlayer::Open() returns EMediaEvent::MediaOpenFailed even if opening is succeed.
Fixed! UE-30904 No Bloom Post-Process on device when using packaged project
Fixed! UE-20434 [CrashReport] Crash in FD3D11DynamicRHI::InitD3DDevice() [windowsd3d11device.cpp:402]
Fixed! UE-29231 Crash when shooting in Tm-Shadermodels with -Opengl
Fixed! UE-30133 Incompatible surface format error, certain maps rendering completely black on PS4 with Accurate Velocities enabled.
Fixed! UE-30341 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_Engine!FReflectionTextureCubeResource::InitRHI() [reflectioncapturecomponent.cpp:703]
Fixed! UE-31054 ToggleRHIThread and ShowMaterialDrawEvents autocomplete on the commandline but don't do anything.
Fixed! UE-30902 Translucent per pixel lighting broken
Fixed! UE-30834 [CrashReport] UE4Editor_D3D11RHI!FD3D11DynamicRHI::RHIReadSurfaceData() [d3d11rendertarget.cpp:905]
Fixed! UE-30619 Face Distortion In Morph Targets Sample
Fixed! UE-26319 Crash when DFAO is disabled and a lower scalability is used while Distance Field Shadowing is enabled.
Fixed! UE-31132 Zen fails to package for Windows and Android
Fixed! UE-31108 No Default Game Map set for Subway Sequencer project
Fixed! UE-30979 Typo in Station 1.4 on Blueprint_Communications in Content Examples
Fixed! UE-30568 "Attempted to get an item from array PerRoomProperties out of bounds" warnings in some Content Examples maps
Fixed! UE-30706 Several texture sheets in Zen Garden have bad Opacity Maps
Fixed! UE-30570 Misspelling in StaticMeshes level of Content Examples
Fixed! UE-30575 Misspelling in Decals level of Content Examples
Fixed! UE-31106 Subway Sequencer will not open when packaged for Win64: "Project requires the LevelSequenceEditor plugin."
Fixed! UE-31050 Crash opening SubwaySequencerMASTER
Fixed! UE-30986 "Enable Texture Streaming" in Render Movie Settings doesn't seem to work
Fixed! UE-30978 Crash when rendering movie with "Capture frames in HDR" enabled
Fixed! UE-30944 Crash using component none in component classes to record
Fixed! UE-30923 Crash scrubbing in sequence after adding sound wave to an actor
Fixed! UE-30771 Button hit box offset in windowed mode
Fixed! UE-31049 Update Oculus Audio SDK
Fixed! UE-30611 [CrashReport] Crash When Enabling OSVR Plugin
Fixed! UE-20109 VR Preview crashes when the number of players is greater than one
Fixed! UE-31166 Morph targets do not work in cooked builds