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Get Characters current walking speed

I have a player character derived from ACharacter and I have a function which is called every time the jump button is pressed. Now whenever that happens I want to get the velocity with which the player is moving forward (kinda its current local velocity along the X axis). So basically the walking speed at the time you jump is hoing to be stored in a float variable. I need that for wall running.

Product Version: UE 4.5
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asked May 27 '15 at 02:41 PM in C++ Programming

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Got it:

 wallSpeed = FVector::DotProduct(GetVelocity(), GetActorRotation().Vector());

Thanks for the help.

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answered May 27 '15 at 06:45 PM

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avatar image PersnicketyGareth May 27 '15 at 07:01 PM

Glad you got it solved. Make sure to 'accept' your answer so that the thread becomes listed as 'resolved'.

avatar image Jbonnett Jul 11 '16 at 06:20 AM

Is there a way to account for the side moments? I see that is method only works for forward and backward movements.

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I would get the velocity FVector of the root component and dot product it with an X-axis: FVector(1.f,0.f,0.f).

If I remember correctly, you can also access velocity via the CharacterMovementComponent.

It would look something like this:

 FVector A = Velocity;
 FVector B = FVector(1.f,0.f,0.f);
 float WalkVel_X = FVector::DotProduct(A, B);
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answered May 27 '15 at 03:12 PM

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avatar image Karwler May 27 '15 at 04:34 PM

It doesn't seem to work. I'm getting completely "random" numbers. I'm thinking of doing something like in this: https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?7808-How-to-get-local-velocity Though I ran out of ideas how to get the forward vector of actor rotation. Also, what does the DotProduct actually do?

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