Get NeighborModKit HERE!
1 - Download for the first time the editor from the Epic Launcher, you can find it to the bottom of the Market Section.
After yor first download it will be added to your library tab.
Go to your editor "Mods" folder ( .../HelloNeighborModKit/HelloNeighbor/Mods) and paste the NeighborModKit
2 - Settings->Plugins to open the Plugins Window
3 - Check if my starterkit is enabled
4 - You can modify the plugin information if you want, these informations will appear on the Modding menu of the game
5 - Now locate the new plugin folder, if you can't find it just click on the little eye on the bottom right of the content browser (View Options) and select "Show Plugin Content"
6 - "Neighbour_Default" is the master character, that means every new neighbor must be child of that class.
To create a new child just right click on the Neighbor_Default blueprint and click on "Create Child Blueprint Class" or just copy-paste one of the presets.
7 - Once you created the new child blueprint name and open it
8 - Here you can modify the neighbor. I added some few options and I'll work to add new features in the future. Right now you can set how long the neighbor can see, time before the neigbor change his state from "Hunt" to "Idle" (worried / chill) and materials. You can also modify advaced options created by TinyBuild
9 - If you want to create new materials i prepared some presets you can follow. They are really simple to modify!
10 - You can change textures and settings
11 - You can also deeply modify them by changing the masters properties or creating a new material if you know how to handle UE4 materials.
12 - You can also modify the skeletal mesh with an external program like blender but you need advanced skills. To import a new model it'll need to have the same skeletal structure of the original neighbor!
You can find more info from the tutorial "ImportNewModel" inside the modkit
I prepared a test map where you can test your new neighbor. You just need to select the correct neighbor from his spawn actor and hit play.
You can multiply time speed by 1x, 5x and 10x.
PACKAGE, TEST and PUBLISH MOD
1 - Once your neighbor is ready you can package your mod, this process will pack your content into a single .pak file.
You'll need to package your project before publish it on the Steam Workshop!
2 - Just wait, it can take several time depending on mod complexity and your PC specs
3 - Your mod will be saved in /HelloNeighborModKit/HelloNeighbor/Saved/ModPackage
4 - If you wanna test it before publishing just copy its folder inside /steamapps/common/HelloNeighbor/Mods.
If you can't find "Mods" folder just create it!
You can also share this folder here on ModDB so people can manually install it instead of using Steam Workshop.
5 - Once you have packaged your mod you can submit it to Steam Workshop.
6 - Select a preview image (size <1Mb)
7 - Wait!
8 - Check your workshop content page
9 - Add / Modify / Delete your content directly on Steam!