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Enable the Niagara Plugin

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Before you can begin to create visual effects using Niagara you will need to enable it via the Plugins menu. In the following How - to we go over what needs to be done in your UE4 project so that you can use Niagara.

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Steps

  1. First we need to open the Plugins menu by going to Edit > Plugins.

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  2. In the Plugins menu, locate the FX section and then under Niagara, and Niagara Extras, click to check the box for Enabled.

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  3. Now press the Restart Now button to restart the Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) Editor with the Niagara plugin enabled.

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End Result

Once the UE4 Editor has re-started, when you right - click in the Content Browser you will have a new FX section that will have all of the various items you can use with Niagara.

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