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Level Editor Modes

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The Modes panel contains a selection of various tool modes for the Editor. These change the primary behavior of the Level Editor for a specialized task, such as placing new assets into the world, creating geometry brushes and volumes, painting on meshes, generating foliage, and sculpting landscapes.


You can close any panel by clicking the small "X" in the upper-right corner of the tab. You can also hide any panel by Right-clicking on the tab, and then clicking Hide Tab on the context menu that appears. To once again display a panel that you have closed, click that panel's name on the Window menu.

The Modes represent different editing modes the Level Editor can be put into, enabling specialized editing interfaces and workflows for editing particular types of Actors or geometry.





Activates Place mode for placing Actors in your scene.

Shift + 1


Toggles Paint mode for painting vertex colors and textures on Static Mesh Actors directly in the viewport.

Shift + 2


Toggles Landscape mode for editing Landscape terrains.

Shift + 3


Toggles Foliage mode for painting instanced foliage.

Shift + 4


Toggles Geometry Editing mode for modifying Brushes to geometry.

Shift + 5