x

Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Can path deform modifier (3dsmax) animation be expored in to Ue4?

Hi, Im trying to make an animation that uses the path deform modifier to show a series of pipes being deployed / stretched along a path. I want to export this out and use it as an animation in Ue4

link text 0:29 - 0:55 It will be something like this but instead of a cloth it will be a series of pipes extruding alone multiple paths.

I am also interested in other ways that I could achieve the same result.

Thanks in advance.

Product Version: UE 4.12
Tags:
more ▼

asked Oct 18 '16 at 03:44 AM in Using UE4

avatar image

Gavan
1 1 2 1

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

1 answer: sort voted first

There are 2 ways to do this, the first is to program the animation in blueprint, and make the mesh stretch a long a spline.

The second would be to bake your animation in 3ds max and export it to UE4, here is how to do it:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Engine/Animation/Tools/VertexAnimationTool/

more ▼

answered Oct 18 '16 at 04:28 AM

avatar image

Night Watcher
1.7k 43 12 71

avatar image Gavan Oct 18 '16 at 11:21 PM

Thanks it worked, but I had to go in to 4.8 file location to find the VertexAnimation script for 3dsMax. Its not in 4.12

Here's a the tutorial i followed for those interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXWpIveSiIQ

avatar image Night Watcher Oct 18 '16 at 11:41 PM

Glad I can help, and thank you for posting a link to the video tutorial

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question