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[Feature Request] Copy Sockets (only req. is that bones match)

Dear Friends at Epic,

I know that skeletons provide a new aspect to using sockets, and there is the idea that you could just copy the skeleton to copy all the sockets


I have a ton of trouble getting skeletons to match up with meshes unless the skeleton was created on the import of the skeletal mesh FBX

This means that using a spare skeleton as a copy of all sockets doesnt work cause I cant transfer skeletons

Copy Sockets From Skeleton

So I still think it would be very useful to have an option to copy all sockets from a skeleton to another skeleton that has matching bones

I use sockets veeerrrry exstensively

I have more than 30 for each of my two main skeletal meshes already

So this would really help me out if ever my skeleton got mangled and I had to reimport the skeletal mesh and the skeleton


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asked Mar 11 '14 at 03:34 AM in Using UE4

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That would be very usefull when you need to set up sockets for different characters

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I really hope the feature is implemented, we have so many weapons, characters and copying sockets would save us so much time.

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Hi Rama (and everyone),

I wanted to let you know that on our internal build we are halfway to your request. The ability to copy and paste sockets individually between Skeletons is now available. But I have gone ahead and entered your request for a Copy All Sockets as well. Although since you recognize that the Skeleton copied to has to be the same as the original, I wonder why you need a second skeleton at all. Since it is the same, is there any reason that your different characters do not just use the same Skeleton?

I am also curious about the issues you experience when trying to assign a SkeletalMesh to a Skeleton that it was not imported with. If you have any specific information and repro steps, I would appreciate if you could make a new UDN post for it.


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answered Mar 11 '14 at 03:34 AM

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Nice ! 10chars

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