This guide explains how to setup the Poly Toolkit for Unreal and how to compile and run the sample app both in the Unreal Editor and on Android (optional). The sample app downloads an asset at runtime and displays it.
Set up your development environment
Download and install Unreal Engine 4.18 or later.
(Optional)If you are targeting the Android platform, prepare Unreal Engine for Android development by following Unreal's Android Quick Start.
Get an API Key
If you aren't already signed in, you'll be asked to sign in with a Google account or create one.
In the dialog box, either select an existing API Console project or create a new project
Click Next to enable the Poly API and receive your API key. The API key is used to identify your app and enforce usage limits.
You can also create, view, and manage your projects, APIs, and API keys at the Google APIs Console.
Prepare the sample project
Download and extract the Poly Toolkit for Unreal. The toolkit contains both the plugin for Unreal and the HelloPoly sample project.
Import the toolkit plugin. Copy the
PolyToolkitfolder to the
Open the sample project. In Unreal Engine, open the HelloPoly project.
Enter the API key. In Unreal Engine, Open
PolyActorand enter your API key where it says "INSERT YOUR API KEY HERE".
- Save and compile.
Run the sample
Run the sample project by pressing the Play button in the Unreal editor.
After a small delay while the sample queries the Poly API, you should see a model of a piano in the center of the scene.
Run the sample on Android (optional)
You must use a physical device; Unreal Engine does not support emulators. To prepare your device:
Package the project for Android by selecting File > Package Project > Android > Android (your desired compression format) from the menu.
Buildsfolder and install the app on your connected device by running one of the install scripts:
On your device, look for an app called HelloPoly UE4 and launch it. After a small delay while the app queries the Poly API, you should see a model of a piano in the center of the scene.
To learn more about using the Poly Toolkit, see the Poly Toolkit Guide.