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1 answer · asked · Lesson: Intro to Character Rigging · Course: Fundamentals of Rigging in Blender 2.7

Are bones universal? As in, will this work/be compatible with for example UE4 animations? I have the basic animation ki...

Are bones universal? As in, will this work/be compatible with for example UE4 animations? I have the basic animation kit from UE4, which I guess uses it's own bones? Will I be able to import my rigged Blender character, and use the animations from UE4?
  • crew

    Certain export formats enable bones to be universal to a degree. The most common export for bones/rigs is FBX. So in Blender you export your character + rig as FBX and import that FBX file into UE4 or other program.

    But take exporting with a grain of salt. It's rarely perfect or thorough. For example, if you're using bone constraints on your bones in Blender, those likely won't be translated over through FBX. Mostly simple skeletal hierarchies are what exports best.