Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
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I get a an error at Crease+ ‘s Start
This might be due to your quotation marks being incorrect.Make sure you have written the correct one and try again.Here is the correct line,just copy-paste it to your hotkey/shelf/marking menu button
Something is weird, and I get errors
Make sure you re-call Crease+ UI when you start a new scene.
Value change is too fast when using Middle Mouse button!
Hold [CTRL](Control Modifier) when dragging with MMB (Middle Mouse Button).
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