UE4/Plugin installation

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(last edit version: v1.0.0)

Install the UE4 PopcornFX Plugin


So, you should have access to https://github.com/PopcornFX/UE4PopcornFXPlugin/

Go to https://github.com/PopcornFX/UE4PopcornFXPlugin/releases and download the latest released archived:

Github Releases Page

You can use 7-zip file archiver to extract the released archive:

Extract the archive

We'll come back to the Plugin in a sec.

Now, open your Unreal Engine 4 project folder (MyProject here):

You MUST HAVE A C++ PROJECT !!! look Here to convert a Blueprint project to C++

MyProject, a C++ UE4 Project

Create a Plugins folder:

Create a "Plugins" folder in your project

Copy-Paste the freshly extracted UE4PopcornFXPlugin folder in your Plugins folder:

Copy Paste UE4PopcornFXPlugin in your Plugins folder

Generate your Visual Studio project files:

Generate Visual Studio project files

Open your MyProject.uproject,

The first time, UE4 should ask you to rebuild the Plugin, say Yes:

The first time, it will rebuild the Plugin

This can take up to a few minutes !

You can check that the PopcornFX Plugin is actually building:

Building MyProject with the PopcornFX Plugin

You are now ready to Import PopcornFX Effects in your Unreal Engine Project !