The CRYENGINE V Manual is a comprehensive resource for learning how to use CRYENGINE V and its tools.
The Editor is currently being rewritten in QT, a modern application framework which provides more features to customize the Editor to your own needs.
For this manual existing documentation has been rearranged and updated to provide better accessibility through a clearer structure.
It is based on the new QT version and is meant to replace the existing documentation over time.
If you still plan to use the 'old' version of the CRYENGINE Editor (up to version 3.8.6), please refer to CRYENGINE 3 Manual.
Installing CRYENGINE Sandbox
This topic covers how to install CRYENGINE on your machine and how to install plugins and tools for your content creation packages and version control.
Starting CRYENGINE Sandbox
This page will guide you through the steps needed to start CRYENGINE Sandbox for the first time and how to set up a new level (or choose one provided through the SDK).
CRYENGINE V Interface
This topic deals with orientation and getting around in the Sandbox Editor.
Basic Level Setup
Beginners Guide (old)
In this topic you learn how to create simple maps, setup terrain, vegetation, sky and more. It also explains some more editor basics.
Entities, Shapes and Tools
This topic explores the creation of objects within Sandbox, and also importing them from 3rd party applications and placing them in the Sandbox environment.
Cutscene and Audio Setup
This topic shows how to create in-game cutscenes (cinematics).
This topic explores the integration of sound and music in an environment by using the Editors in Sandbox.
User Interface and Localization
An introduction into building an in-game menu/HUD user interface for your game.
This section explains how to create region-specific versions of a game with multiple language support.
Gameplay and Graphics Setup
AI Setup and Navigation
This topic covers AI related information like how to setup convincing AI behavior.
Deals with the setting up of game logic, logical gameplay areas, and advanced AI behaviors.
The Flow Graph is a visual scripting system with which simple and complex logic can be built with only a few clicks and without requiring any scripting or coding.
Material Editor and Shaders
In this topic, you will find comprehensive documentation about using the Material Editor in Sandbox.
This topic deals with the creation and setting up of particle effects.
Includes information on setting up a multiplayer DeathMatch level.
Overview of the CRYENGINE art pipeline, file types used, tutorials and other information for asset creation.
Characters and Animation
This topic covers the creation and setting up of characters and objects, as well as animating them.
How to create static or animated objects, weapons, textures and materials.
Topics covering basic diffuse, specular and normal maps. Physically based shading workflows and information on texture efficiency.
Information on how to use the Resource Compiler to compile assets, textures and pak files for build shipment.