I created characters based on characteristics which fit my plot and genre. The protagonist is an elf which is a common race used in medieval fantasy. Elves feature in many popular franchises such as LotR, Skyrim and D&D. These movies and games greatly inspired me in making my character as they have predefined characteristics and aesthetics for the race which I could choose to apply to my own character.
I based my elf’s aesthetics mostly on the Sun Elves of D&D. She has fair skin, apricot hair and golden eyes which are all very warm colours. Her armour also has a golden tint to it. Like all elves, she is tall and slender yet very strong with long pointed ears and upturned eyes.
My first level is a tutorial, set in the outskirts of the forest where Reneare’s tribe lives.
In the character BP I could edit aspects of the character. I applied my earlier made flipbook animation of the idle stance and altered the capsule dimensions to better fit my character.
For the player to be able to view the screen I added two components, Camera and SpringArm and attached them to each other so they would follow the character.
Game Controller BP:
To make my character move I had to assign keys to different action in the preferences panel. For example, I assigned A to moving left and D to moving right.