Plugins | Unreal Engine
Installing the Unreal Plugin
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Download and install the latest version of the Unreal Live Link Plugin from the Manus Polygon Plugins section.
Place the Manus plugin folder in the Unreal Plugin folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\UE_4.27\Engine\Plugins\
Activate the plugin in Unreal and restart the program.
Activate Manus Tracking in Unreal.
Loading a Character
Go to your Meta Humans folder. Drag the Character Blueprint into the scene
(loading all shaders can take a while)
From the right side panel add a Manus Component to your meta human
Create a new asset called Manus Skeleton. Save the skeleton in the character folder
Set Motion Capture to ‘Full Body With Polygon’
Depending on the gloves you are using you can enable or disable haptic controls
By clicking the Manus Logo next to Manus Skeleton you can open the details for this skeleton.
From the dropdown list select your Skeletal Mesh
Enable ‘Used for Polygon Full Body Tracking’
Reset the values for the following bones; Spine, Chest, Upper Chest, Neck and Head.
And everything from Left Shoulder down.
Manus only uses 3 spine bones so to divide them over the 5 bones in the Meta Human.
You have to assign only Spine Bones #1, 3 and 5.
Manus only uses one neck bone. Assign this to neck bone #2
Assign all arms, hands and finger bones.
Finalizing the setup
In Meta Humans Body Mesh Create an Animation Blueprint.
Within the Animation Blueprint create a node with Manus Live Link Pose.
In the Manus Live Link Section assign the skeleton you created to the Manus Skeleton
Set Motion Capture to Full Body with Polygon.
Make sure the Manus Dashboard User Index is the same as in the Manus Component
From the right side panel in the Animation section make sure the Animation Mode is set to Use Animation Blueprint and the Animation Class is set to the Animation Blueprint you just created
The next steps are for Meta Humans only
Select your meta human from the viewport
From the right side panel in the character tree go to Body (Inherited)
In the Animation section set the Animation Mode to Use Animation Blueprint
And for Anim Class set the same blueprint as in the Manus Component