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    Hi everyone, I just would like to add my voice as one more mac user waiting patiently for the SketchUp Datasmith Exporter. Happy to hear we have Datasmith Importer for mac now, but it is kinda useless without the Exporter. I work in the film industry previous posters are correct that Macs and SketchUp are very widely used for designing and prevising sets. I know you Windows people have a hard time believing it, but it really is true! A Mac Datasmith Exporter would be appreciated. Thank you for listening.

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    Thanks for answering all the above questions Stephen, we'll all be waiting for the sketchup exporter!

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    Thanks Stephen, I've been intending to move my ArchViz pipeline to UE for some time and the Mac Sketchup datasmith exporter is the final piece.

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    Originally posted by Stephen Ellis View Post

    One half of Datasmith is the Importers, the other half is the Exporters (but the Exporters are only required on a few select Applications, since Datasmith can natively import a bunch of standard filetypes).

    On Mac, the Datasmith Importer is supported right now. You might just need to go into Edit > Plugins and enable it. It can import many of those native file types.

    For the Exporters, most of the applications don't even exist for Mac, so we can't create Exporters for them. The exception is Sketchup. We don't have an Exporter for Sketchup on Mac yet, but this is a future goal.

    Great. Thanks, Stephen. Hopeful for it. Even though sketchup isn't even close to a great modeling program considering all else out there and what they can do, it is very widely used in the film industry (on Macs) for visualization of sets and would come quite in handy to be able to use Unreal's capabilities.

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    Originally posted by shawnbronson View Post
    I see the Datasmith plug-ins in the "Plugins" folder and they are enabled, however, a little confused because the Datasmith Export Plugins downloadable file is not friendly to Mac - it appears to still be Windows only. I extracted the .msi file since you can't run that on a mac and there's nothing within that is an installer. Am I correct that this installer / plug-in is not Mac friendly. I use SketchUp and was trying to install the SketchUp Pro Exporter...
    One half of Datasmith is the Importers, the other half is the Exporters (but the Exporters are only required on a few select Applications, since Datasmith can natively import a bunch of standard filetypes).

    On Mac, the Datasmith Importer is supported right now. You might just need to go into Edit > Plugins and enable it. It can import many of those native file types.

    For the Exporters, most of the applications don't even exist for Mac, so we can't create Exporters for them. The exception is Sketchup. We don't have an Exporter for Sketchup on Mac yet, but this is a future goal.

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    Originally posted by hgihm View Post

    So I have 4.24.3 and 4.25.0 installed, but I see that Datasmith is not supporting those versions? Also, I see that the only supported platform listed is still Windows 64 Bit.
    Is there something I'm missing?
    This is exactly what my post #63 is concerning...

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    Originally posted by Stephen Ellis View Post

    Actually yes. Please check out the PREVIEW for UE 4.24 (currently available on the Launcher). 4.24 introduces Mac support for Datasmith, although still with some limitations around which files it is able to import (no 3dsMax or Revit yet, among some others).
    So I have 4.24.3 and 4.25.0 installed, but I see that Datasmith is not supporting those versions? Also, I see that the only supported platform listed is still Windows 64 Bit.
    Is there something I'm missing?

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    I see the Datasmith plug-ins in the "Plugins" folder and they are enabled, however, a little confused because the Datasmith Export Plugins downloadable file is not friendly to Mac - it appears to still be Windows only. I extracted the .msi file since you can't run that on a mac and there's nothing within that is an installer. Am I correct that this installer / plug-in is not Mac friendly. I use SketchUp and was trying to install the SketchUp Pro Exporter...

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    Hi Stephen,
    I just installed UE 4.24.1 on my mac, but it neither has Datasmith built-in, nor allows me to install the plugin. Is there something else I need to do?


    I had to Enable the plugin from the "Plugins"
    Cheers
    Athanasios
    Last edited by noseman; 01-11-2020, 01:49 PM.

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    Originally posted by mccarthian View Post
    Stephen Ellis with about 7 weeks left in the year, would you say that this estimate for preliminary mac support arriving in 2019 is still accurate?
    Actually yes. Please check out the PREVIEW for UE 4.24 (currently available on the Launcher). 4.24 introduces Mac support for Datasmith, although still with some limitations around which files it is able to import (no 3dsMax or Revit yet, among some others).

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    Originally posted by Stephen Ellis View Post
    We expect have to have some early, preliminary support for Datasmith on Mac by the end of this year. Internal development is underway. Not all workflows will be supported right away, but it will be a start. We're not able to provide more details at this time regarding what will be supported.
    Stephen Ellis with about 7 weeks left in the year, would you say that this estimate for preliminary mac support arriving in 2019 is still accurate? I understand there's no other details available, but always appreciate the timeline updates, even if they are just estimates.

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    Mac OS + Rhino user here as well looking to use the Unreal Studio with Datasmith

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    We expect have to have some early, preliminary support for Datasmith on Mac by the end of this year. Internal development is underway. Not all workflows will be supported right away, but it will be a start. We're not able to provide more details at this time regarding what will be supported.

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    i'd love to use my c4d files natively on my mac +1 for the mac request team any news?

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    It says datasmith but then it doesn't work, even a button "install to engine" that doesn't do anything?!

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