After reading manuals endlessly, watching endless videos and spending over $500 on UE4 books, I finally have to ask for help here, and I hate asking for help, I’ll spend every waking minute for weeks and months to figure to something on my own, 99.999% of the time I do. This is the first thing in 20 years I really needed help with!
I have no problems with anything else in UE4! I simply want to assign a simple animation to a standard Manny Skeleton…(really! that’s it!)
Say I have 5 standard Mannequins, I just want to copy the animations from one Standard Mannequin Animation BP to another Standard Mannequin Animation BP (all other things being equal), OR to ‘consolidate’ Anim-BP’s . Online people have said ‘exporting and re-importing’ is the only way. ( I will be SHOCKED TO MY CORE if that is true.)
**These are all successful working animations btw (I am only testing with the ‘Animation Starter Kit’ from Asset marketplace and ‘Advanced Locomotion V1’ (what I actually need an it gives the import error below) it should be easy and work …?? BUT even if I export the animations from Ue4, I am unable to apply them, import them, do anything with them,. I have taken screen grabs of what is happening below:
I have tried ‘Animation Retargeting’ (and tried that other completely different thing also called, ‘Animation Retargeting’ , (???)
I have tried replacing and renaming assets in the Windows Folders,. (trying to trick UE4) **
Step 1) I EXPORT A ‘BULK’ OF ANIMS:
HERE ARE THE EXPORT OPTIONS, I HAVE TRIED EVERY COMBINATION OF EVERYTHING , EVERY CHECK BOX, UNCHECKED, HALF CHECKED,
SHOULD IT BE LIKE THAT, ABOVE, OR LKE THIS: There are just vague videos and long manuals
that you spend 3 months reading and still don’t come away with an answer!
I have tried importing like this (‘IMPORT ASSET’ menu option, NO GOOD,. Also have tried ‘IMPORT’ button ) I have EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN PAT IN UE4 but Animation,
IT EXPORTS THEM AS FBX OK,… ??
I’M TELLING THE ANIMATIONS TO GO TO THE STANDARD, BASIC, MANNEQUIN…
SOMETIMES IT OPENS THE ‘IMPORT SKELETAL MESH’ WINDOW, SOMETIME THE ‘IMPORT ANIMATION’ WINDOW, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW OR WHY I AM GETTING TO THESE WINDOWS, IT SEEMS TO BE RANDOM)
50% OF THE TIME i GET THIS ‘FAILED TO IMPORT WINDOW’
FOLLOWED BY THIS WINDOW
OTHER TIMES IT DOES INDEED IMPORT ANIMATION, THEY REFUSE TO GO INTO THE SKELETONS ANIMATION BLUEPRINT.
WHY CAN’T THE ANIM BLUEPRINT HAVE AN INMPORT ANIMATION BUITTON?
NO MATTER WHAT I DO, I CAN NEVER GET ANY ANIMATIOPN TO GO INTO THE ANIMATION BLUEPRINT.