Autodesk has announced a new live link plugin to exchange animation data between Maya and Unreal
Originally developed by Epic Games, Live Link is comprised of separate Maya and Unreal plugins that work together to allow artists to stream data seamlessly between the two applications. Autodesk partnered with Epic Games to advance the Maya plugin and extend the tool’s functionality to better meet the needs of artists and studios. The updated Live Link plugin features a simplified installation experience to link Maya and Unreal assets, allowing artists to get up and running in a matter of minutes. Once set up, artists can animate, keyframe, and modify keyframes for character assets in Maya, while simultaneously viewing character updates in-context and in real-time in Unreal. Key features and tool highlights include:
The Unreal Live Link for Maya plugin is now available as a free download on the Autodesk App Store. For tutorials, visit the Maya Learning Channel.