Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Get Player Location with c++

I need to get the location of the first person camera from a different file in c++. I want to make an actor walk towards the player, but I don't know how to get the player location. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Mar 22 '15 at 08:03 PM in C++ Programming

avatar image

33 3 4 8

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

2 answers: sort voted first

Here's one way to do it

 ACharacter* myCharacter = UGameplayStatics::GetPlayerCharacter(GetWorld(), 0);
more ▼

answered Mar 22 '15 at 08:11 PM

avatar image

715 28 12 40

avatar image fabtasticwill Mar 22 '15 at 10:46 PM

That worked perfectly. Thank You!

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

I know this is a two years old question but, since you can still find it when googling, I'd like to point out you can also use:


Which I personally find easier to grasp.

more ▼

answered Mar 02 '17 at 06:27 AM

avatar image

Telmo Valverde
16 1 5

avatar image HeavenlyGamesBoss Apr 14 '17 at 07:40 AM

Hi Telmo, I actually thought this thread was useful. I have been trying to use the above line in my C++ code in Unreal. I don't have any issues with creating a line like the first line but as soon as I try to use GetName(), my editor crashes as I press play and it runs the GetName() or GetActorLocation() line.

avatar image Harry2 Feb 07 '18 at 01:15 PM

Thanks for posting this. I have to sometimes run the below code to get it to work for me.

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question