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If you’re here, chances are you already own Automation, and you want to learn to create your own mods.  If you don’t already know how to do 3D modeling, that’s beyond the scope of these tutorials.  If you need help in that regard, I highly recommend BlenderGuru and BornCG on Youtube as a great place to start.  If you want to learn blender and do more than just mod in Automation, I suggest the Doughnut and Anvil tutorials, as well as his tutorials on color and logo animations.  Much of that isn’t relevant to modding, but I believe the more you know about your modeling software, the easier modding is going to be for you.

If instead you just want to get into modding as quickly as possible, then BornCG takes you through blender step by step.  By the 8th video, you should have a decent idea of what you’re in for.

You’ll want to download blender.  These tutorials will all be helpful for blender versions up to 2.79b, though blender 2.8 will be coming out in the next few months, and will be a significant update and change to the UI, so new tutorials will be needed, but 2.79b will be officially supported well past the end of 2018.  2.8 is available for testing, but is unstable and not recommended for anything other than non-production testing.

Download Blender

Once you have some models to import into Automation, you’ll need to set them up in Unreal, and this will be the primary focus of this page and my videos.  Walking you through some of the steps and pit-falls and general wonkyness involved with the Unreal Engine. 

This will soon be outdated, as the Automation staff have just upgraded to version 4.20.1, and that will be the version the game is on during the next update.  Until then however, we still must mod using version 4.17.2

Download Unreal Engine (Version 4.17.2)

So that will do it for now, check back for updates, as I will primarily be doing video tutorials on this subject, though I will occasionally have things that just need to be written down.

Speaking of things written down, if you’d like to contact me, or see what I’m currently working on, head over to the official Automation forums and you can chat me up in my modding thread.

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