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Blueprints is a visual, node-based scripting model used by Unreal Engine 4.

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Create a instance of a C++ class within a blueprint

I'd like to create an instance of a C++ class in a blueprint. That's my current approach, but the instance is None. Why?
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How to display Render Target live to HUD widget in UE4

I'm making a security camera system in Unreal Engine 4. It allows the player to 'activate' the monitor, which should display the Render Target texture or the material made from it on the HUD. However, ...
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Many-to-one and feedback loop connections allowed in UE4 blueprints

Under what circumstances is it allowed to connect: Multiple execution output ports (those with the blank triangle) in different branches to one single execution input, effectively merging the ...
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Unreal Engine: Object Reference is not compatible with pawn Object Reference

Hello I am a beginner Unreal Engine developer learning with Blueprint and I am trying to take an imported FBX model and put a pawn control on it. Below is what I am trying to do. By the way, ...
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Root Animation unusual position and non root animation snaps back

Im trying to do a stop animation . when i release the W key then from Run it will do this animation then goto IDLE . But somehow this is not working right. as you see in those videos below. So how do ...
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In UE4's Blueprints, how do I activate something when the player looks at it?

I want to make an object that activates when the player presses a button, then looks at it. How can I do this using Blueprints Visual Scripting?
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Ledge Detection with Plane Intersection?

i am working on a ledge climb system and I am currently refactoring it to make it more reliable. I am tracing with a sphere towards infront of my character. If it found something, I trace downwards. ...
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Can Unreal Engine Blueprints do everything C ++ code can?

Can Unreal Engine Blueprints do everything that C++ code can? Or are there limitations and some stuff you can't do in Blueprint and only using C++?
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Making a box character in UE4, not a capsule

I want to make a character for a Breakout game that is a kind of cube. From the instructions from Unreal it appears I need to create a 'Character' blueprint. But when i do this, it comes with ...
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How to make TEXT RENDER stand facing the camera of my character and also for the camera of simulation?

I have an actor (Minion) with a Text Render just above it mesh: As you have seen, I defined your rotation as absolute, so the text does not rotate along with the actor. In the game the rotation ...
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Unreal Engine 4 - AI MoveTo always fails

I try to move a character with AI MoveTo, but it always fails. I tried to do this with standart ThirdPersonController and a custom one. The blueprint is simple When the event happens, it starts ...
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UE4 Multiplayer how to replicate Player name in lobby

I've been working on a little 1V1 snipper project to try and get a better grip on the replication and the game framework of unreal engine. So after the core gameplay, I'm trying to make a lobby ...
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Passing by pointer-reference in blueprints with C++ definitions

MyFunction( Class *& foo ) Inside a derivative BP of the above C++ class: foo shows up as an output rather than an input. Why?
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How do I access a struct that resides within a struct in blueprints?

I have a struct: "FOuterStruct" This is defined in code such that it contains another struct type: ...
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How to decrease the size of a distance?

I made a code for the character to be teleported to the place where the mouse cursor is, if the distance is less than or equal to 350. Blueprint: I happen to wish that if the distance were greater, ...
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Unreal 4 - How to access and iterate through the polygons of a mesh?

I'm newbie with Unreal Engine 4. I need to create a function which calculates the volume of a mesh, based on the following example: https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/blog/?p=4415 To achieve that I created ...
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How do I make a 2D World Political map in unreal engine 4?

Can someone explain the basics of making a 2D World map in unreal engine 4 (e.g. similar to the ones used in Plague inc., age of civilizations, etc.) I've seen it being done in unity, but couldn't ...
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change widget's size through blueprints

I want to change the size X of my 'Horizontal Box' widget's through blueprints but cannot figure out how to do that... the properties that I want to be able to control from blueprints are marked red ...
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How can I add left and right movement to my sprite without reducing forward movement?

I've made a character sprite that moves left and right when I press A and D, and moves forward automatically. However, whenever the character moves left or right, the forward movement is greatly ...
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How can I make custom progress bar in unreal engine?

I am trying to make a health bar. I want a masked progress bar so I tried making another progress bar and moving according to the percent of the health in blueprint. But I couldn't find any ...
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Why Are Some Foreign Characters Not Displaying Properly

I am localizing a game for the first time and I'm noticing some characters are not displaying properly. Most are fine but there is a small handful that are not correct. For example on a loading screen ...
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increasing speed of sound as player approaches

I am trying to create a sound that increases in speed as the player gets closer to the object. The sound is just a single 'ping' and will increase in frequency as we approach, once we are on top of it,...
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How can I loop through pixels in the material editor?

I am using Unreal Engine 4, and I want to try to procedurally generate a grass texture. For now, I am using a noise block. Now I want to loop through every 16 pixels or whatever (4x4 squares), take ...
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How do I fix this “Accessed None trying to read property Save Game” error?

I have create this blueprint, with a Check for an existing Save-Game and load it in case of true. Else, create a new save game object. While Z is pressed, create a new Save Game, getting the Player ...
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Skeleton bone in incorrect spot in-game yet, blender rig, skeleton mesh and physics asset are all correct and behave properly

I've made a custom character and rigged it in blender. Then exported/imported into ue4. It behaves properly in the PHAT and the skeleton mesh looks fine and it all behaves properly in the simulations. ...
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UE4 Blueprint Multiplayer Spawning Issue

I'm attempting to copy/modify the MultiplayerShootout project's multiplayer functionality for my own project. I'm running into issues when Player 2 joins a running session though. Finding it very hard ...
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Overriden Event does not execute on Unreal

I've been learning Unreal Engine through this tutorial and I am having an issue with overriding an event I created on C++ using blueprints. So here is what I've done: I created a class called ...
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Assigning values on multiple clients in UE4

I am currently working on a multiplayer game and I am having difficulties on assigning values on variables for each clients. Originally I looped through available clients character from HUD then ...
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Old “Play Montage” node vs new 'Montage Play“ and ”Play Anim Montage"

so.. Following documentation/guides/etc.. I keep coming across the classical node called "Play Montage" which shows one of those Mario Bros pipes as an icon. However, my version of unreal engine does ...
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How to make a sprite above my character appear on the minimap attached to the floor?

I have a project where I made 2 minimaps. One of minimaps is linked to the character of my project and the other to the floor: As I already said in the title of the question, my character has a ...
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Change text of bus destination sign at runtime

I have rigged a bus in blender and imported it into Unreal. Now I want to change the text of the destination sign at run time. How can i do this?
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Creating a real loading screen between levels in Unreal Engine 4

I'm trying to create a loading screen to pop up between levels in Unreal Engine 4. I want to have a traditional loading screen such as the loading screen in Skyrim, where the player presses play and ...
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Dragging and dropping sword in unreal engine 4

I am developing a 2d game using unreal engine 4 in which the user drags and drops a sword.I want the sword to follow the position of my finger.At the moment, when I drag the sword, it moves at an ...
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UE4 Drag and Drop: Place PaperCharacter Over Image Widget

I'm working on adding drag and drop functionality to my game. I have it working with the exception of I can't get what I'm dropping to be placed where it was dropped. I've tried a number of different ...
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Widget text is a different color in game than in engine

I have a widget blueprint to show a main menu. Everything was fine until I recently added a new button in the menu to enable cheat codes. The problem started when I noticed when I changed the color of ...
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Unreal: Y-Axis boundary on a Camera Bounding Box

I was wondering if I could get some help with modifying a Blueprint I'm currently using for a project in Unreal Engine. I am currently attempting to make a side-scrolling platformer game and I'm ...
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Trying to create a UE4 blueprint or script to recognize set shapes

I'm currently developing an indie game using Unreal Engine 4 and I've stopped developing it within the last week because I have hit a massive roadblock.. I am trying to figure out how to create a ...
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UE4 Blueprint / Variable Communication Issues

So I have a system set up in my game that whenever the character collects an object the monster begins to speedup and this is used for each object that player must pickup, although I'm having issues ...
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How to place planes for each face of frustrum in Unreal engine?

How to place planes for each side of frustrum from a Blueprint ? How to get the rotation and size for each side of camera frustrum from Bleuprints ?
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How to setup Steam VR Controller models and behavior in Unreal Engine?

I want to preface this question by stating I am somewhat new to Unreal Engine. I googled for a solution to this, but no avail. So I am setting up a bit of a sand box project in Unreal Engine to get ...
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How can change some text above a character upon collision in Unreal?

I've just started using Unreal Engine, and I was trying to do a super simple game where there is a character that has text above his head that says 'Bag 'o' fries.' My plan was to have it so if ...
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Why is Unreal Engine Blueprint Editor so slow?

Blueprint Editor is extremely slow on my Ubuntu 16.04. Can I improve performance without upgrading?
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Unreal Engine without Blueprints

Hello fellow coders I have been using Unity and other game dev libraries fora fun hobby for many years (on-and-off, I am no expert!). But I really am not happy with Unity and their multiplayer network ...
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How to resolve “Accessed None trying to read property” error?

Whenever I finish running the project, this error message appears: Blueprint Runtime Error: "Accessed None trying to read property jogador". Blueprint: Jogador_BP_Anim Function: Execute ...
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How to make a texture appear the same way in a cube?

My problem seems so simple, that before asking the question here I did a search on google and this site: https://forums.unrealengine.com/development-discussion/content-creation/33665-applying-and-...
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Nonsense error in the overlap between 2 warriors and a tower

I have a project where 1 warrior is generated every 5 seconds. This warrior as it is generated tries to follow a path that contains 4 target points. Between the target point 1 and the target point 2 ...
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Why would I add components in code?

Watching a Unreal Course, and the instructor is creating a default pawn c++ class. He is adding all the components with code, but this seems really inefficient to me. Why can't you add components in ...
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How can I transfer this code (originally for FPS template) for use in a Third Person Template?

I learned how to create a blueprint for making a character be able to pick up and drop objects: It did not work, and I believe the reason is because it was originally made to work for the FPS ...
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How to run 'Call in Editor' Functions that are implemented in Level Blueprints?

I have a Blueprint Function within a Level Blueprint, marked as Call In Editor. How can I ...