Species support spawning blueprints, but this is sub-optimal in terms of performance and memory usage. Instead, we recommend spawning the contents of the blueprint as instances. Blueprints spawn this way are as efficient as normal mesh instances.
- To use this feature, first create a new blueprint.
BiomesInstanceableBlueprintBaseas the parent class for your blueprint.
- Then add a few meshes in the blueprint.
- Pick that blueprint as an asset in some Species (the same way you pick meshes).
- And regenerate the world. The contents of the blueprint should spawn as instances.
You can also add a
BiomesInstanceableBlueprint interface to existing blueprints to make them work the same way.
Enter Class Settings→Interfaces→Add to pick the interface.
Spawning larger blueprints requires increasing Priority Radius in Species to prevent various species from overlapping.
We recommend spawning objects of similar size within one Species so that they could work well with the same
Biomes Instances Settings
You can set Instance Settings for the component in the blueprint that will override ones from the Species asset for that component.
For that, you need to use
BiomesStaticMeshComponentWithSpawningInfo. In which you can find
Instances Settings parameters.