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How do I Rig my Character?

So I’ve looked around at some videos and topics but none have given me a full answer on how to make a full rig for my character so that it has fk/ik I want the wrist to be able to twist because for ex. The mixamo rig twist bones are trash and don’t work well if someone can tell me how to do this that would be great thanks!

Here is a pretty good tutorial. Easiest way is thru Maya and using the ARTv1 toolkit, there is a sticky about it at the top of this forum.https://youtube.com/watch?v=KH76mXiRVl0
Also is the devblog for the ARTv2 toolkit plus more info further down the page
http://jeremyernst.com/devblog/

Both require Maya to use. You can also rig and paint weights in blender, if you google it there are default ue4 rigs for blender as well.
Also the Allright Rig is pretty useful for use inside ue4 engine:
http://alexallright.com/allrightrig/

But what I did was export the default mannequin from unreal engine, import it into Maya, then I deleted the mesh and was left with just the default skeleton. Then I saved just the skeleton only as an fbx with ik bones and all. Then just import whatever mesh you want to use into Maya on top of the skeleton and adjust it to fit well inside your new mesh. Then all that is left is painting the skin weights until you are satisfied. After that you can import your new skinned skeletal mesh into ue4 and just choose the default ue4 skeleton on import instead and everything should work fine as long as you kept the bone names in-tact throughout the process.

Here is a link to the default ue4 skeleton without a mesh ready to go. It is a pretty complex process at first, but after a few times you can rig an entire character this way in under an hour easily.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_…kdwcTVDLXpyOUk

Ok So Once I do that is there a way to make fp arms out of the character so that I can have a fp view with just arms and then have a tp mesh on top of it?

If you import your new skinned mesh into 3dsmax, blender, or maya, you can just lasso select the head, body, and legs and delete them, keeping the skeleton intact. Then you have just the arms with full skeleton. Sometimes this method will not re-import back into a 3d editing program, but will work just fine in unreal without re-targeting anything; you can still share the default skeleton across everything.
After that it is pretty simple within ue4: just make third and first person cameras and switch between them using “owner no see”. Sorry I can’t really help more, it is pretty confusing at first to get the cameras and rotations right. This tutorial is pretty decent at explaining everything:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwkMfcRMxM&t=36s

Ok Yeah sounds good cause I tried the blender rigify trick but the mouth and teeth/eyes dont get fully weighted and stay with the mesh which is really weird.