Blockout Tools Plugin

Dmitry Karpukhin - Dec 11, 2019

A lightweight set of tools to quickly block out levels.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.22 - 4.25
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Blockout Tools is a lightweight and extremely easy to use set of tools to quickly block out / greybox your levels in Unreal Engine 4. It consists of various primitive elements with convenient scale and transform controls and custom triplanar grid material to ease the level design workflow.


Warning: this is not a proper modelling tool. Its intended usage is to blocking out levels.


Video Demonstration #1

Video Demonstration #2


Blockout element types:

  • Box
  • Cone
  • Corner Curved
  • Cylinder
  • Ramp
  • Skewbox
  • Sphere/Hemisphere
  • Stairs Curved
  • Stairs Linear
  • Stairs Linear Manual
  • Doorway (v 1.1)
  • Railing (v 1.1)
  • Window (v 1.2)
  • Tube (v 1.3)


How to use:

  1. Select new "Blockout Tools" custom category in Place Mode
  2. And just drag blockout types onto your level

OR

  1. Enable checkboxes "Show Engine Content" & "Show Plugin Content" in Content Browser
  2. Navigate to "BlockoutToolsPlugin Content/Blueprints" folder
  3. And just drag blockout types onto your level

Technical Details

Features:

  • Easily scalable elements with either Vector 3D Widget or inside Details panel
  • Super quick access to Blockout elements from new custom category in Place Mode
  • Self-explanatory settings
  • Configurable look and color of blockout types
  • Local-aligned triplanar grid material which supports object rotation
  • Support for custom materials
  • Lightweight
  • 14 blockout types
  • Can save a lot of time


Code Modules:

  • BlockoutToolsPlugin (Runtime)
  • BlockoutToolsEditorPlugin (Editor)


Number of Blueprints: 16

Number of C++ Classes: 1

Network Replicated: Yes

Supported Development Platforms: Win64, Win32, MacOS, Linux, Android (Should also work for other platforms)

Supported Target Build Platforms: Win64, Win32, MacOS, Linux, Android (Should also work for other platforms)

Forum Thread: https://forums.unrealengine.com/unreal-engine/marketplace/1711938-blockout-tools-plugin