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Combining Assets in Content Browser

Hi all.

If you look at the following image, you can see that I’ve made a high res car asset for Unreal…

The only way I know of to bring in the car is to select all the assets and drag them in. So, they are also separate in the world outliner too.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/otuama/Clipboard01_3.jpg

Ideally, what I’d like to have is an item in the content browser I can drag into the scene, which brings in the whole object. Essentially a group item/asset which references each of the parts but has them as a whole/merged item.

Is there a way to do this? Am I making any sense?

Thanks

You could probably export all the pieces in a single FBX file, and then UE4 will probably merge all of this into a single staticmesh upon importing if you configure the options correctly.

That is not exactly what you asked for though. You want a kind of prefab probably, and that doesn’t exist in a simple form. The thing that comes closest is making a Blueprint that has all of these pieces assembled in it. You will need to set this up once but after that you’d be good to go.

Which of the 2 options to take depends on the further use of the asset and your performance requirements. Option 1 is heavier on memory, option 2 could be heavier on rendering.