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Array of custom class objects

To get more into the engine I wanted to make a simple tetris game after completing the c++ programming tutorial series.

I have my own fieldpoint objects that contain a staticmeshcomponent and some ints/bools for game information.

Now I wanted to make my field as an array of these objects but I can't manage to find the correct way to instantiate them in the constructor of my field class. When I use World->SpawnActor a fieldpoint object is spawned but I have no reference to it, so I can't use it in the field class anymore. With CreateDefaultSubobject I can't get it working at all. These are the methods I got to know from the c++ programming tutorial series.

Any idea for a solution for this? Thx already.

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asked Mar 06 '15 at 02:48 PM in C++ Programming

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Use BeginPlay() instead of constructor (spawning won't work in there, you should not put anything other then setting default) and World->SpawnActor returns spawned actor refrence, returns null if spawn failed, use it to assign objects to varables or array.

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answered Mar 06 '15 at 02:56 PM

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avatar image DJjojo Mar 06 '15 at 03:00 PM

I guess the part that I put it in the constructor was the main failure here. I did know that SpawnActor returns a reference but I couldn't access it in other functions when used in the constructor. Thx a lot, going to try this.

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