Simplified Real Time Data Sharing

The Unreal® Engine Plugin for RTI Connext® provides a fast, secure and interoperable data communications infrastructure for Unreal Engine. You can use it to distribute real-time data between Unreal Engine projects as well as between Unreal Engine projects and other applications, such as those written in C, C++, C# and Java. It allows you to reliably scale systems to hundreds or even thousands of applications distributed across local and wide-area networks.

Using the classes provided in the plugin, Unreal Engine blueprints can communicate by publishing the data they produce and subscribing to the data they consume. The plugin automatically discovers and routes data between matching publishers and subscribers. By abstracting communication and managing all the low-level networking details, the plugin can significantly reduce the amount of custom code required to support system communications.

plugin_diagramEfficient Data Distribution: the plugin enables Unreal Engine blueprint integration with various applications.

This plugin is built on RTI Connext software, the leading connectivity framework for Industrial IoT applications. Applications developed using the Unreal Engine Plugin for RTI Connext can seamlessly communicate with C, C++, C#/.NET, Java, Python and Ada applications developed using Connext. In addition, because Connext complies with the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, Unreal Engine projects based on this plugin can interoperate with applications developed using any DDS implementation that complies with the DDS-RTPS wire interoperability protocol.

Systems that use the Unreal Engine Plugin for RTI Connext can take advantage of all other Connext products, tools and services.

Available in the Unreal Engine Marketplace

The Unreal® Engine Plugin for RTI Connext® is available in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. You can install it by clicking on the “Edit Plugins” shortcut in the Unreal Editor. You can also install it manually by adding it in your Unreal Engine project’s plugin folder.

Download the plugin in the Unreal Engine Marketplace here

Practical Examples

Our in-house experts have taken advantage of the Unreal Engine Plugin for RTI Connext to develop demos and useful applications. For details, please read the following tutorial:

Tutorial here 



RTI Labs Project Type: Integration Tool

Maturity Level: Experimental Feature

Support: This is an experimental RTI product. As such, we only offer support through the RTI Community Forum, backed by RTI engineers who will answer your questions.

Intent: The Unreal® Engine Plugin for RTI Connext® is slated for continued development.

Feedback: RTI welcomes feedback via the RTI Community Forum.

Platform Support:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 64-bit
  • Unreal Engine 5.1, 5.2

Product Compatibility: RTI Connext versions 6.1.x