Maya LiveLink

Epic Games - Sep 5, 2019
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Plugin for Autodesk's Maya used to connect to LiveLink in UE4 to stream animation data

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.23 - 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.

A collection of plugins for Maya versions 2016 to 2019 that can be used to connect Maya to UE4 via LiveLink. The plugins allow to stream animation and other property data from Maya to Unreal. Joint-based characters, Props, Lights and Cameras are supported.

It also allows the user to control how these Subjects are transferred to Unreal. For example a Camera can send properties such as FOV but it can also be set to only send its transform data.

Technical Details

Features:

  • C++ Plugin loaded in Maya that streams data to UE4
  •  UI loaded in Maya that allows to control which Subjects of the Maya scene to stream 


Installation:

  • Point your Maya plugin path at the download location for the Maya version you have
  • Load MayaLiveLinkPlugin.mll
  • Load MayaLiveLinkUI.py
  • (optionally) set both to Auto load if you want them to be loaded next time Maya starts
  • Enter MayaLiveLinkUI into the MEL command window


Supported Development Platforms: Win64

Supported Target Build Platforms: Win64

Documentation: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Engine/Animation/LiveLinkPlugin/ConnectingUnrealEngine4toMayawithLiveLink/index.html