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    Originally posted by DEBCal View Post
    Hi. I'm struggling to find the Datasmith import tool in UnReal 2.24. Has that button moved? I can only find documentation online regarding Datasmith and UnReal 4.23, where Datasmith was found between "Settings" and "Blueprints". Now it's gone. I've looked in the typical UnReal "Import" tool but there is no Datasmith file format available there. Where can I find Datasmith in UnReal 2.24??

    EDIT - Anyone with this problem, go to settings and plugins. Search for Importers and "enable" Datasmith
    For further clarity, Datasmith is automatically enabled for certain types of projects, when newly created in 4.24. For other types of projects, or older ones converted to 4.24, go to Edit > Plugins > Importers, and enable the desired Datasmith components.

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    Hi. I'm struggling to find the Datasmith import tool in UnReal 2.24. Has that button moved? I can only find documentation online regarding Datasmith and UnReal 4.23, where Datasmith was found between "Settings" and "Blueprints". Now it's gone. I've looked in the typical UnReal "Import" tool but there is no Datasmith file format available there. Where can I find Datasmith in UnReal 2.24??

    EDIT - Anyone with this problem, go to settings and plugins. Search for Importers and "enable" Datasmith
    Last edited by DEBCal; 12-14-2019, 09:39 AM.

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    Where do you get the exporter plugins from after 4.24? The first hit on google for download doesn't work anymore.

    EDIT: It works, it's just that Epic's flaky auto login redirects you to the standard Unreal page on first try.

    https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/studio/downloads

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    The assets will be resaved for 4.24 and should work just fine. You will then no longer be able to open the project in 4.23.

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    question, iam making a game with all assets that works in my 4.23.1 version.. if i update to 4.24 they will dont work more?

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    UE 4.24 is now live; Datasmith and related features are included in the release, and the Unreal Studio Beta has now officially ended.

    More details can be found here: Unreal Studio FAQ

    If you require Datasmith for an older engine version, it can be installed from here: https://www.unrealengine.com/marketp...real-datasmith

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    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-

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    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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    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.

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    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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  • replied
    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.

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    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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    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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    How the royalty free license work after the retirement?

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  • replied
    What a wonderful news!
    Thank you very much Epic!

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