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    Unreal Studio retirement and features going free in UE 4.24

    The features of Unreal Studio have progressed rapidly with everyone's feedback since we started the beta program last year. Now we are happy to announce that with the upcoming release of UE 4.24, the features will be freely included in the Unreal Engine, and we will be retiring the Unreal Studio program.

    Read more here:With the 4.24 launch, this forum section will be converted specifically into a Datasmith discussion forum.

    Cheers
    Stephen Ellis | Enterprise Program Coordinator

    #2
    Interesting news! I think its for the better. So... When do we get Maya for Datasmith? :P

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      #3
      That's great news for Unreal Studio users! Do you know how project migration will be handled? So will my Unreal Studio projects now just become UE projects, or will they remain separate types of projects like they are now?

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        #4
        That should work already. Unreal Studio has never been a different binary. It only had extra plugins that are now part of Unreal Engine 4.24. Your projects should load fine without having to make extra manipulations
        Pierre-Felix Breton

        Sr Technical Product Designer AEC, Unreal Engine
        Epic Games - LinkedIn

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          #5
          Is there a rough idea of when Datasmith Blender support will appear?

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            #6
            Great news..

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              #7
              What a wonderful news!
              Thank you very much Epic!
              Daniele Barone
              Freelance 3D Linkedin

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                #8
                How the royalty free license work after the retirement?

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                  #9
                  Using 4.24 - THANKS devs for the fixes coming in from Revit.

                  Light levels are normal now and far easier to work with the new sun + sky and proper lighting units.
                  However one thing I've noticed it that some textures on some materials are now lost when translating? Only some though and it doesn't happen to me when using 4.22 and subsequent datasmith build.

                  Will investigate more and report a bug.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by InnervationBros View Post
                    Interesting news! I think its for the better. So... When do we get Maya for Datasmith? :P
                    Maya api must be so difficult to deal with!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by HiIAmMoot View Post
                      How the royalty free license work after the retirement?
                      This is answered in the linked FAQ:

                      Will I have to pay royalties if I use Unreal Studio features in Unreal Engine after 4.24?
                      If you are not shipping a game, you will be able to select a 100% royalty-free license of Unreal Engine.
                      Stephen Ellis | Enterprise Program Coordinator

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                        #12
                        This is concerning. Originally Unreal planned on making money from this. Will these features being free get continued support moving or is this a way of saying yes these features exist but will slowly be depreciated from 4.24 moving forward?
                        Last edited by JKaiser4; 11-18-2019, 11:56 AM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JKaiser4 View Post
                          This is concerning. Originally Unreal planned on making money from this. Will these features being free get continued support moving or is this a way of saying yes these features exist but will slowly be depreciated from 4.24 moving forward.
                          Datasmith and other features intended for non-games development will continue to be developed and remain as a high priority. Contrary to the concern, by being brought into the core Unreal Engine, as opposed to existing only in a smaller add-on, this evidences our commitment to these workflows as a native and integral component of Unreal Engine.
                          Stephen Ellis | Enterprise Program Coordinator

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                            #14
                            Stephen Ellis How does access to Quixel Megascans and the free access to the entire Megascan asset library work? I've signed into Quixel using my EPIC account but I don't have access to the library still - it is offering only a 30 day trial.. ? I am using the free UE4.23.1 installed..
                            Last edited by hiranga1; 11-21-2019, 05:37 AM.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by hiranga1 View Post
                              Stephen Ellis How does access to Quixel Megascans and the free access to the entire Megascan asset library work? I've signed into Quixel using my EPIC account but I don't have access to the library still - it is offering only a 30 day trial.. ? I am using the free UE4.23.1 installed..
                              Please follow the actions listed in this article: https://help.quixel.com/hc/en-us/art...ccess-for-UE4-
                              Stephen Ellis | Enterprise Program Coordinator

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