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Welcome to CRYENGINE Sandbox

If you haven't used the CRYENGINE Sandbox before, starting to use it may be a little daunting. There are numerous menus, windows and tools to choose from, so it may not be obvious where to start.

In this Beginners Guide, we'll help you get to grips with the basics: we'll explain the menus and windows you see when you first start the Sandbox Editor and help you make your first level by creating terrain, placing objects and 'painting' vegetation. As we guide you through this, we'll also touch upon how you can customize the Editor's layout.


This Beginners Guide relies on assets and entities used in the GameSDK Sample Project. You will need to download this from the Marketplace, import it into your Launcher, start it from there and then create a new level.

See this page to find out how to import a project to your Launcher. (The default folder for the GameSDK Sample Project when downloaded is C:\Program Files (x86)\Crytek\CRYENGINE Launcher\Crytek\gamesdk_<XXX>\GameSDK)

At the end of this Beginners Guide, you'll have made a level similar to this:

But first, let's have a look at the default interface of the Sandbox Editor.