AUTO SETUP FOR UNREAL ENGINE 4

Automatic Shader and Skeleton Assignment for Characters & Assets

Character Creator and iClone provide quality characters, animations, and assets to game developers. To save time in the complicated and routine works of import, Reallusion offers tools to automate the process of digital human shader assignment and characterization for Unreal Engine 4.

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DOWNLOAD

Check your Unreal Engine 4 version, and download the compatible "Character Creator & iClone Auto Setup" to automate the setup process.

INSTALLATION GUIDE

Installation Guide for New Users

The Character Creator & iClone Auto Setup can be manually installed into Unreal Plugins folder in order to be applicable in Unreal Engine 4.

  1. Download the installation file.
  2. Execute the file and you will get an Auto Setup folder under C:\Program Files\Reallusion\Shared Plugins\Auto Setup by default.
  3. Open the sub-folder named Unreal, and you will find three plug-in folders which indicate different versions of Unreal Engine 4.
  4. Open the folder ideal for your version of Unreal Engine 4, and copy and paste the Content and Plugins folders to the Unreal project folder.

For the full installation guide and online manual, please check HERE.

Important Notice: Update Guide for Existing Users

Disclaimer:

  1. To improve visuals in UE4, the digital human shader comes with the CC & iC Auto Setup and will be assigned automatically. When making updates to this shader, make sure to do so according to the Update Guide strictly and carefully; otherwise, your UE4 project may become corrupted.
  2. Updates to or removal of the Character Creator & iClone Auto Setup will reset the materials on all characters & props. Please reconfigure your material settings after update.

Please read the instructions carefully before updating the Character Creator & iClone Auto Setup.

  1. Open the UE4 program.
  2. Delete every CC Characters which has “CC_Auto_Setup_Material_Instances” folder created by Character Creator & iClone Auto Setup.
  3. Delete the “CC_Shaders” folder under Project > Content.
  4. Close the UE4 program.
  5. Delete all “Auto Setup” folders under Project > Plugins.
  6. Follow the Installation Guide to continue the installation.

For the full update guide, please check HERE.

LEARNING CENTER

Character Creator

Character Creator is a full character creation solution for designers to easily create, import and customize character assets. It connects industry leading pipelines into one system for 3D character generation, animation, rendering, and interactive design.

iClone

iClone is a real-time 3D animation software for digital actors, virtual environments, visual effects with drag & drop editing, powerful physics and easy plug-in compatibility, designed for creativity in storytelling and broadcast production, education & previsualization.

Live Link Plug-in for iClone

The Unreal Live Link Plug-in for iClone is a fusion of iClone's simplicity with Unreal Engine's render power. This connection helps skip tedious FBX file import/export steps by automating character shaders / skeleton setups.