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I recently moved from Bullet to PhysX to see if it would be a better solution for my game engine, and so far it is. The only problem that I'm having, which is part of the reason that I switched is with the character controller. The build in one is pretty good, but I've run into an issue when I walk down a slope (although up is fine). Because the player walks faster than gravity pulls him down (I set it to 0 when he is on the ground), he detaches from the slope, which obviously is not desirable.

I've considered and tested several ways to fix this. One idea that I had was to check if there was ground below the character once he moved in the xz-direction, with a distance less than or equal to to the magnitude of that vector because I decided that a 45º slope was what the character could not walk up. That had a huge amount of problems and resulted in a lot of teleporting.

Then I tried to make it so when the player was on the ground that a really high gravity would be applied to keep him on the slope. This also didn't work because if the character was on the ground and then moved over a cliff, he was on the ground before he walked over the cliff he would be teleported down.

I'm really not sure how to progress here because logically the problem has stumped me. I took a look at some of the behavior of the Unreal character and it doesn't seem to suffer from any of these problems and it uses PhysX, so obviously they found a solution.

If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate it.

Thanks

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