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"

FBX Reimport Scene creates new materials in the specified material folder even though "Use Existing"

Hi there,

There must be something a bit off with the reimport in 4.19. I think this worked fine in 4.18.3 although I didn't work with this exact model. I suppose the problem could occur after I set the folder path to a specific folder for materials to be created in? I always kept them where all the static meshes were but this time around I changed that to Content/Materials because one of my new years resolutions is to be more organized you know. ^^

I didn't touch object names, object amount, material names (except created a new one that had "Create" upon the first reimport which was perfectly correct). I only touched the mesh data and UVs.

As you can see by the beige terrace that is one of the handful of objects that actually kept their correct material.

Could there be a cleanup option to Replace references to the original materials automatically? Or just if someone could dig into this. I am willing to share the project folder together with the .fbx and .blend for investigation without hassle if I get an mail or somewhere where to upload.

Thanks, be epic! ^^


alt text

Product Version: UE 4.19
more ▼

asked Mar 18 '18 at 01:56 PM in Bug Reports

avatar image

36 3 13 16

avatar image Jeff A ♦♦ STAFF Mar 19 '18 at 01:52 PM


We've recently made a switch to a new bug reporting method using a more structured form. Please visit the link below for more details and report the issue using the new Bug Submission Form. Feel free to continue to use this thread for community discussion around the issue.



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

0 answers: sort voted first
Be the first one to answer this question
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