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Weapon not attached correctly to Player - Using PlayerCharacter

Hey guys quick question; I just have character in my game who will have a selected number of weapon in his inventory to choose from, however, he starts off with the 'default' weapon 'chainsaw'.

Now i have followed a tutorial on weapon set ups, http://creategamesfromscratch.blogspot.co.at/2014/05/prototype-adding-hands-and-weapon.html

However, my mesh is a skeletal mesh (with animations), not just a static one. I have set up the Actor with the chainsaw inside it (Mesh as the Native component)

I am currently working on the 'Function' used in the tutorials, however instead of 'Set STATIC mesh' its 'Set SKELETAL Mesh'. Firstly, is this right? secondly, i have added the 'begin play' event, and its seems to be working fine with no errors, however, there is no mesh in the level while playing it.

Here is a screenshot of the Function, and the in game:

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and here is the in game:

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Please if you could help me with this, that would be great! Let me know if you need more information.

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asked Mar 25 '15 at 01:59 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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Quick diagnostic question: is your chainsaw a separate blueprint or is it a skeletal mesh within your player character?

If it's a separate blueprint then you first need to use a "cast to chainsaw(or whatever it's named)" node then get the skeletal mesh.

If it's a skeletal mesh within the player blueprint then you should plug it right into the set skeletal mesh target.

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answered Mar 25 '15 at 04:32 PM

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avatar image LindsayG90 Mar 27 '15 at 05:27 AM

Its a separate Blueprint. Its actually the blueprint that you can see there; Defaults > Components > Blueprints is the 'Chainsaw' Blueprint.

avatar image alperenakyuz Mar 27 '15 at 09:33 AM

Ok then, you simply need to use a "Cast to Chainsaw" node before getting the skeletal mesh component.

avatar image LindsayG90 Mar 27 '15 at 12:53 PM

sorry, its actually on the Character blueprint, my bad :S

avatar image alperenakyuz Mar 30 '15 at 09:19 PM

Like a child actor?

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