I’m surprised nobody’s yelled about this yet.
Currently, some of the headlight/taillight fixtures in UE4 look like this…
You might be thinking that nothing’s wrong, but there are a lot of problems here.
First of all, they all have this strange piss-yellow material for the actual lights inside them, which looks out of place and outdated as no modern production car in real life has yellow-tinted headlights like that. They’re reserved for rally and race cars.
This headlight has a red material in it instead of an orange one for the indicator (which already exists and could easily be used in place of the red one). Additionally, the parts that encompass the lights in it that should be chrome or plastic have decided to be red for some reason.
This one has blue in it. Whaaaaat.
Why give fixtures these weird colours? If these are placeholders for textures, wouldn’t it be just as easy to just use a darkened/slightly coloured version of chrome or a matte (OR EVEN EMISSIVE/GLOWING!!!) white in place of the yellow or blue parts of these headlights?
Also, some of the taillights have a similar problem.
This one looks like this while being placed for the first time…
but like this after being placed. Also, the indicator part is red and the reversing part is yellow. #Logic.
This one is yellow for some reason, and uses the correct material for the indicators. Why doesn’t every other one have the correct indicator material?
This one could pass as a headlight. There is no red in sight, other than the paint of course.
This one has its textures placed incorrectly as they’re way too big. Strangely, its thumbnail has the correct texture.
This one is a bit harder to see, and is a little more nitpicky, but still pretty concering. The glass part on this fixture extends all the way to the very edge of the light, even on top of the edge, so the whole thing looks lacquered and wrong (notice how the edges are shinier than the paint of the car).
Tthe indicator is red, too.
Hopefully these get sorted out soon as it’s a big ugly stain on my beautiful* cars.
*Cars not guaranteed to be objectively beautiful.