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Alembic streaming for animation shot

Hi!

I’m totally new to Unreal Engine. I am working in an animation studio and we want to try UE5 to render our upcoming short. We are used to Unity since we did some tv shows rendered inside. I need to find the same features to achieve this short.

Basically we have our server on which every artist retrieve the assets. We have an alembic for each shot of our episodes. We then stream the alembics in Unity and do the rendering. In that way we do not need to push the abc files on GitHub that we use to collaborate between artists and TDs.

How can I stream alembics from the disk without importing it in my UE5 project? I found this topic on the 2020 roadmap (Alembic Streaming (Beta) - Unreal Engine Public Roadmap | Product Roadmap). I don’t know how to access this feature. If anyone knows I will be very pleased to know how!

Thanks for reading,

Does anyone know if it’s possible to stream alembic without import it in the project? It would be easier for our workflow.

Thank you!