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Spring arm is not springing

Spring arms have stopped working. Completely. They have stopped reacting to the environmentalt text

I don't know how it happened and I cannot find a way to fix it.

This is kind of urgent.

Thanks in advanced

Product Version: UE 4.5
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asked May 29 '15 at 01:29 PM in Bug Reports

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avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF May 29 '15 at 02:50 PM

Hi Halosos,

Have you checked to make sure the Do Collision Test setting for the Spring Arm hasn't been disabled? Did you make any change to the Probe Size? Is the collision on your environment pieces set to ignore or overlap the collision channel your Spring Arm tests against?

If you'd like, I can take a look at the project and see if I can locate the source of the problem. You can upload it somewhere like Dropbox or Google Drive and get me a download link, either here or privately on the forums:

https://forums.unrealengine.com/member.php?32-Ben-Halliday

Hope we can help!

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Hi Halosos,

Thanks for sending me the project to look over! As I suspected, you have Do Collision Test disabled on the Spring Arm in the MyCharacter Blueprint. Do Collision Test is what forces the Spring Arm to push forward when anything collides with it. Simply enabling this setting fixes the problem as far as I can tell:

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If I missed another problem with the Spring Arm component in the project, please let me know. Hope this helped!

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answered Jun 01 '15 at 06:16 PM

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