Welcome to Mutable! Mutable is a middleware to create character customization systems for games and other applications using Unreal Engine 4. At development time you can create objects and decide how they can be modified inside your project. Then Mutable builds instances of these objects at runtime based on options selected by the user or by your application. With Mutable you can clip and merge meshes, morph them, change texture colours, project images, and more. Mutable focuses on building these objects at runtime at the maximum performance, while giving your artists all the flexibility they need. This middleware is built from the experience of developing character customisation systems for games like PUBG (PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds), KUF2 (Kingdom Under Fire 2), or All Points Bulletin Reloaded (APB).
The most important starting point to learn about mutable is the documentation Table of Contents.
We recommend you to also read the Frequently Asked Questions.
When you are ready, you can follow the Step-by-step Guide to set it up and get it working in a project.
Mutable for Unreal Engine 4 can be licensed directly from Anticto. It is offered under several different licenses to try to cover all needs:
- Indie studio
- Per-project per-platform license
- Studio-wide license, with an unlimited number of projects and platforms
It is not allowed to ship any product with Mutable or containing Mutable-created assets unless one of the licenses above is obtained. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
Starter Evaluation Version
A limited non commercial version of mutable is provided only for evaluation or learning purposes.
If don't have an account, please follow these steps to grant you access to the Evaluation version of Mutable.
The latest release can be found here:
Each platform release has several files, including:
- The plugin zip : It contains the source and binaries of the Mutable plugin. You can unzip it in your project's Plugins folder.
- Engine patches: Some engine versions and platforms require source code patches to unlock all the features and performance. The patches are in standard format and they can be applied with standard patching tools like the ones included with git.
- Demo projects: Full source and data for the demonstration projects, which is also used for documentation and howtos in this site.
Please follow the Step-by-step Guide if it is the first time you set up a project with Mutable.
|5.0||1.6||7th March 2022||Multi-Platform|
|4.27||1.4.5||7th October 2021||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.26||1.4.2||28th May 2021||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.25||1.3||24th December 2020||Windows|
|4.25||1.2||20th November 2020||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 XBoxOne Switch|
|4.25||1.1||21th September 2020||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 XBoxOne Switch Stadia|
|4.24||1.0||12th June 2020||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 XBoxOne Switch Stadia|
You can download the latest demo executables ready to run here:
The source code and data for these demos is available with each released version of the plugin.
Mutable Populations is a Mutable plug-in to automatically generate crowds or populations in Unreal Engine.
Create random variations to add content procedurally. Define what is a valid output for different populations to create cohesive outputs that communicate a common origin or culture. Assign each new asset some tags so it pops up automatically on new instances made by existing populations.
The Mutable Population plugin extends and requires Mutable Plugin.
|5.0||1.6||7th March 2022||All platforms - Now it's included into the Mutable Plugin|
|4.27||1.1||14rd December 2021||All platforms|
|4.27||1.0||13th October 2021||All platforms|
Status and support
Support for Mutable is provided through this site. Create new issues for bugs or questions, however be aware that other users in the site may be able to see your items. For private inquires you can contact us directly.
We offer dedicated premium support for integration and optimisation in your project as well as development of new specific features or support for additional platforms that you may need.
These are the supported platforms and their status. If your platform is not listed here, contact us for support. It may mean we are developing support for it but cannot be listed for legal reasons.
|Windows 64 bit||✔|
|Windows 32 bit||✔|
|Linux 64 bit||✔|
|Linux 32 bit||✔|
|XBox Series X||✔|
Mutable has many features, but not all are at the same level of maturity. Please check the following table. If you require improvements in one specific feature, don't hesitate to contact us.
|Mesh removal of hidden parts||✔|
|Mesh texture layout packing||✔|
|Mesh morph baking||✔|
|Texture layer blending||✔|
|Hierarchical object system||✔|
|Object interaction variations||✔|
|Data driven user-interface||✔|
|Object States optimization||✔|
Early Access to Unstable Versions
Mutable Licensees with access to a platform can access at their own risk to Mutable unstable versions before they are released. Please use it carefully, make backup copies of your projects before testing them. These versions are not intended for production or commercial purposes, therefore Anticto will not be responsible of any harm it may cause if it is used incorrectly.
|5.ea||1.5.4||Windows PS5 XSX|
|4.27||1.4.8||Windows Linux Android PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.27||1.4.7a||Windows Linux Android PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.27||1.4.7||Windows Linux MacOS Android iOS PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.26||1.4.4c||Windows Android PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.26||1.4.4b||Windows Android PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.26||1.4.4a||Windows Android PS4 PS5 XBoxOne XBoxSeriesX Switch|
|4.26||1.4.2||Windows PS5 XBoxSeriesX|
Source code access
If your organization has access to the development source code, you can find instructions here.