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Key takeaways
How to use Tracker data in Unity
How to use Tracker data in Unity
How to set up a Virtual Camera in Unreal
How to set up a Virtual Camera in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unity
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unity

How to use Virtual Production Props in Unreal

Our Virtual Production allows you to utilize props in real-time inside of your Unreal project. Check out this video to see how to set it up.

This blog serves as a guide to teach users how to set up a Virtual Production props inside of Unreal. Virtual props gives you the ability to control different game objects inside of Unreal in real-time with Vive trackers. Read on below to learn how easy it is to set up!

Note: Before proceeding below, make sure that you already have the Virtual Production kit setup with at least one Vive tracker online. If you need help setting this up, check out our blog Virtual Production Setup. Also, you must have at least a Studio Plus subscription in order to take advantage of Live Streaming data - see subscription plans here.

Rokoko Studio Setup

  • With the Virtual Production already setup and at least one Vive tracker live, add a prop to your scene.
  • Click on the blue cube icon or the purple stick icon at the bottom of the “Virtual Production” panel
  • Assign your tracker to the prop
  • Click and drag the grey tracker icon within the “Virtual Production” panel directly on top of “Box-1” or “Stick-1”
  • Note: To unassign a track from a prop, you can drag the tracker icon from below the prop to the grey box titled “Drop here to free tracker”. You may also simply drag and drop it on top of another prop to reassign it
  • Next, click the cogwheel icon at the top left of Studio and hover your cursor over “Data streaming”
  • Click to enable “Stream data”
  • Ensure that your ‘Forward IP’ address is set to the IP address of the computer you will be streaming data to
  • Ensure that your ‘Forward Port’ and ‘Forward VP port’ are different
  • Take note of what your ‘Forward VP port’ number is because it will be needed inside of Unreal

Installing Smartsuit Live Plugin

  • Click the Epic Games Launcher and navigate to the Marketplace tab
  • Use the Search bar and type in “Smartsuit Live”
  • Click on the Smartsuit Live asset
  • Navigate down the product page and click the “Install to Engine” button
  • Once finished, click the “Launch” button at the top of the Epic Games Launcher window
  • Open an existing or new Unreal Project (if this is your first time, we recommend opening a new project)
  • Once Unreal is open, click ‘Edit’ then click ‘Plugins’
  • Locate the ‘Smartsuit Live’ plugin by using the search bar
  • Check the ‘Enabled’ check box
  • A prompt will appear asking if you are sure that you want to enable the plugin. Click ‘Yes’
  • A prompt to restart Unreal will appear
  • Restart Unreal and then the Smartsuit Live plugin will be installed

Unreal Setup

  • Now, use the search bar under the ‘Modes’ tab on the left and type “Smartsuit Receiver”
  • Click and drag the “Smartsuit Receiver” inside of the viewport
  • Click the “SmartsuitReceiver” object inside of the World Outliner
  • Make sure that the ‘Streaming Data Port’ is the same number as the “Forward Port” inside of Rokoko Studio
  • Make sure that the ‘VP Listen Port’ is the same number as the ‘Forward VP Port’ inside of Rokoko Studio
  • Next, open Live Link by clicking Window > Live Link
  • Click ‘Add’ and hover your cursor over ‘Rokoko Virtual Production Source’
  • Click ‘Studio’ then click ‘OK’
  • Close the Live Link window
  • Select the object you want to apply a prop to
  • Press "Add component" in the details panel
  • Type "Virtual Production Prop", then select that component
  • In the 'Name' field, type in the props name from studio (Box-1, Stick-1, or Camera-1)
  • Check the 'Live' checkbox
  • Now press the Play button to test your props in engine!
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We hope that this guide has helped you learn how to set up a virtual production props within Unreal. If you run into any issues during this process, feel free to reach out to our support desk or email support@rokoko.com.

Virtual Production
Unreal
Key takeaways
How to use Tracker data in Unity
How to use Tracker data in Unity
How to set up a Virtual Camera in Unreal
How to set up a Virtual Camera in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unreal
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unity
How to use Virtual Production Props in Unity
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