Instance Tool

Mary Nate - Oct 6, 2016
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Instanced Static Mesh Editing Made Easy! Instance Tool is an editor mode plugin for Unreal Engine, it allows you to quickly select/edit/convert Instanced Static Meshes in editor viewports.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.11 - 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.

Instance Tool is an editor mode plugin for Unreal Engine, it allows you to quickly select/edit/convert Instanced Static Meshes in editor viewports.

It also provides extra level editing functionalities like aligning and snapping to make editing instances easier.

(Please note that 4.22+ engine now implements auto-instancing feature which makes the manual converrsion might not necessary depends on the level setup.)


Videos:

Overview

Timelapse

Support:

Discord

Forum thread


Features:

- One-click conversion between Static Mesh and Instanced Static Mesh

- Select/move/rotate/scale instances directly in editor viewports

- Flexible select options (Marquee select, Select by axis, Lock/Unlock selection)

- Create instances quickly with Alt + Drag or standard duplicate hotkey

- Align instances by location/rotation or to grid

- Snap instances by axis

- Distribute/Line-Up instances

- Apply delta transform to instances panel with duplicate option

- Multi-edit support

- Hotkeys for Hide/Unhide transform widget and focus to selected instances

- Experimental Blueprint Instances Editing support

- Full undo support for all instances editing operations


Technical Details

- Full c++ source code included, works with both Luancher and Github builds

- Editor mode plugin, works with both c++ and blueprint only projects


Modules:

- InstanceTool (Editor)


Documentation:

Instance Tool User Guide (WIP)


Supported Development Platforms: Windows (Prebuilt Binary for Mac but not tested)