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Mesh doesn't follow root component

Hey guys , hope you're fine !

I have a strange problem (maybe not , maybe i forget something) . I create a weapon class (scar) like this :


 /** Collider and root component*/
     UPROPERTY(VisibleAnywhere, BlueprintReadOnly, Category = sphereComponent)
     TSubobjectPtr<USphereComponent> root;
     /** SkeletalMesh of the weapon */
     UPROPERTY(VisibleAnywhere, BlueprintReadOnly, Category = SkelMeshComponents)
     TSubobjectPtr<USkeletalMeshComponent> Mesh;


 AScar::AScar(const class FPostConstructInitializeProperties& PCIP)
     : Super(PCIP)
     // Set up the sphere component as root
     root = PCIP.CreateDefaultSubobject<USphereComponent>(this, TEXT("SphereColl"));
     // Set up the mesh via a constructor helper
     Mesh = PCIP.CreateDefaultSubobject<USkeletalMeshComponent>(this, TEXT("Mesh"));
     const ConstructorHelpers::FObjectFinder<USkeletalMesh> MeshObject(TEXT("/Game/weapon/scar"));

But when i create a blueprint derived from this class and add it on the scene , i can move the "Guizmo" but my skeletal Mesh ( the weapon) still on its place , at least i thought at the base coordinates (0,0) , and when i drag'n drop it on the scene , the mesh is directly send at theses base coordinates.

I tried by setting the mesh in the blueprint , but i had the same problem

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asked Nov 27 '14 at 04:54 PM in C++ Programming

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I guess you forgot to set root as the parent of Mesh. add this line and I hope it get fixed:

 Mesh->AttachParent = root;

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answered Nov 30 '14 at 10:00 AM

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avatar image Sachamora Nov 30 '14 at 10:09 PM

What ever :P :D

avatar image Madness Dec 01 '14 at 01:41 AM

I will try tomorrow , and tell you if it works

Update : it works ! , thanks "Mesh->AttachParent = root;"

By the way , if i well understood , i can't set the mesh as a root , i need to create a "SceneComponent" ?

avatar image Sachamora Dec 04 '14 at 08:44 AM

it surly has to be a SceneComponent but i guess ActorComponents like Mesh are SceneComponent too.

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