rdLODtools

RecourseDesign - Jul 23, 2019
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A tool to create high performance, low poly LODs for static meshes.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.22 - 4.26
  • 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.

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Manual: Here

Forum and Tutorials: Here

Trello Page: Here


rdLODtools is a UE4 plugin that resides in the Static Mesh Editor. It allows you to easily create Billboard and Planar LODs from 2 to 32 polygons. Billboard LODs can have up to 64 frames in a FlipBook giving a full, 360 degree view (or a range) of the mesh in just 2 or 4 triangles. 


Running rdLODtools over your meshes can speed up rendering by huge factors. These LODs can fill out your city buildings, Power/Light Poles, trees and foliage while also reducing your framerates.


Mesh Types that rdLODtools is most useful for are things such as:

  • Trees
  • Foliage
  • Sky Scrapers and tall buildings
  • Powerline Poles
  • Traffic Lights
  • Traffic Signs


Please note that often you will need to manually adjust the colors of your mesh - this is made easy by incorporating adjustment values in the LODs material instances.

Technical Details

Features:

  • Create 2/4 triangle, multi-angle Billboard LODs
  • Create 2-32 poly planar LODs
  • Complete color customization
  • Speed up your Scenes by huge amounts
  • Easily remove any or all but 1 LOD


Code Modules: rdLODtools (Editor)

Number of Blueprints: 0

Number of C++ Classes: 5

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Windows,Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Any, Editor only plugin

Documentation: Here