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Newbie question about datasmith

Hi Guys and Gals,

I’m just getting started with Unreal. I use Max and Vray so the DataSmith plugin seems like a no brainer. I have Unreal 4.19.2 and 4.24.3. In the library view, it says that Datasmith is installed for 4.19.2 but not for 4.24.3. However, earlier on I had somehow managed to see the Datasmith logo in a 4.24.3 project. HEre’s where the headache begins.

I am having a real hard time with Unreal on simple things like file structures and even saving and opening up assets from one scene to another. All things that are easy in Max.

When I launch a virgin 4.24.3 scene there is no Datasmith import but when I open up an older project in 4.24.3 somehow the import icon is there. All I end up ding is piling scene upon scen and I know I’m making a huge mess file-wise.

  1. Does Datasmith officially work in 4.24.3?

  2. Is there some sort of tutorial on how to build assets and migrate them into a scene?

I have been using creative software for eons including the old SGI’s and have never been so beaten down in my life :wink:

Any help would be appreciated.

All the very best,

Darren