Installing the Plugin

Before installing/updating the Carbon Plugin on any project, be sure to save and close any open instances of the Unreal Engine. 

Download Plugin Package

To get started with Carbon for Unreal, download the zip file that is linked in your invitation email. Click the download link and extract the files to a local area on your computer. Please close all instances of Unreal Editor before proceeding.

Updating from a previous version of Carbon for Unreal

If you have a previous version of CarbonCore installed to your project’s “Plugins” directory (ex. v0.2), delete the entire “CarbonCore” folder from this directory before copying updated Carbon files to the project. (Note: Once the new version is installed, we highly recommend backing up your scene to a csv file using the “patch save tool” for re-import after update. See section on “Backing up Carbon Scenes” for further details)

Install from Automatic Installer

Please use our provided installer to automatically place the plugin in the correct directory. There must be no prior versions of Carbon for Unreal in order to complete installation. Browse to your unreal project and select the .uproject file. Next select the engine version used for the project and click “Install Carbon for Unreal”