Vertex Animation Texture (VAT) generation from skeletal meshes, including components for playback with sockets and notifications
Introducing the Vertex Animation Manager for Unreal Engine 4 and 5! This plugin allows the generation of vertex animation textures directly within the Unreal Engine editor, without the need for any additional tools. It comes with included components for the playback of Static Meshes, Instanced Static Meshes (ISM) and Hierarchical Instanced Static Meshes (HISM).
The plugin provides access to sockets and bones from both C++ and Blueprint code, allowing for the retrieval of socket transform, location, and rotation. You can easily setup your Blueprint actors and attach components by using the sockets. The runtime component can update the transforms automatically during the playback if you enable this option. The animation can also be played back without the need for any ticking enabled, as everything is controlled by time. Even if you have set up your skeletal mesh with notifications, these can still be used for the playback of animations by the vertex animation runtime components.
Discord Q&A and support: https://discord.gg/tu6ZNgwAb9
Number of Blueprints: 3
Number of C++ Classes: 13
Network Replicated: No
Supported Development Platforms: All
Supported Target Build Platforms: All