How to get the VM for Unreal Engine to work?

Jeff 0 Reputation points
2023-07-12T20:55:35.5966667+00:00

Hello, my computer faces GPU limitations in running a popular 3D software program to develop games and video content called "Unreal Engine 5". I sought out an option to run Unreal Engine on a GPU cloud. I saw that Microsoft Azure offers a virtual machine for Unreal Engine. So, not knowing exactly what that means I signed up for a free account on Microsoft Azure. I successfully created that free account. Then, I went to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace where I selected "Unreal Engine" as a virtual machine. I selected "Get it now." I was able to create the unrealengine virtual machine on my account. I was taken to a virtual machine summary page for Unreal Engine. It has a menu on the left that shows:

Overview

Activity log

Access control (IAM)

Tags

Diagnose and solve problems

Settings

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Now, maybe I misunderstand, but my expectation was that I could log into unreal engine using my epic games account. But, there is no such option on the summary page. Is this just my misunderstanding, or can I somehow develop games and content inside Unreal Engine by using the Unreal Engine VM on Microsoft Azure? If not, then I would just delete the Microsoft Azure since I'm only interested in developing content. Is there a tutorial on Youtube that explains this as it pertains to Unreal Engine?

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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,741 Reputation points
    2023-07-13T02:35:44.64+00:00

    Hello Jeff,

    You will want to connect to your VM via Remote Desktop Connection:

    https://docs.unrealengine.com/5.0/en-US/deploying-unreal-engine-5-on-azure/

    Go to "Connecting to the Instance"

    You should now be on the Overview page of the VM resource, where you can see or configure all the technical settings of the instance. Now you have everything you need to start a remote desktop session into this workstation and start using it. Launch the Windows RDP client on your PC. Copy the Public IP address from the instance overview into the Computer field in the login window, then click Connect.

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  2. kobulloc-MSFT 22,066 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-07-20T05:58:33.9866667+00:00

    Hello, @Jeff !

    What's a good way for someone new to Azure to get started developing using Unreal Engine?

    You can configure Unreal Engine on a VM yourself but Azure Game Development Virtual Machine was built specifically for game developers to save them time installing and configuring common tools for development using Azure. This video will walk through everything you need to know to get started and there is documentation for additional questions you may have:

    Unreal Editor is included as one of the many tools that come with Azure Game Development Virtual Machine:

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