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Is it possible to derive the location of an actor's top?

MyActor->GetLocation() will return the transform of that actor's pivot, which is what I want 90% of the time, but there are cases where I really need the model's top, e.g. the highest z coordinate it occupies- is there any simple way to get one from the other?

Product Version: UE 4.8
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asked Aug 02 '15 at 05:31 AM in C++ Programming

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Yes, to find the size of any mesh you can use "Get Component Bounds" node. This returns 3 sets of numbers (can't remember all 3, not at PC) but one is the Extent. Extent is usually half height from pivot. Characters typically have their pivot at the feet so I'm not quite sure what the number will return, just test it and print the different values. Should be easy to solve if you know ahead of time the actual size. But Get Component Bounds should be what you are looking for.

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answered Aug 02 '15 at 05:43 AM

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avatar image HInoue Aug 02 '15 at 05:49 AM

Thank you so much! I'd mark both of these correct, if the system let me :)

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You're welcome! You can still mark one... Mine was first cough ... J/k

avatar image HInoue Aug 02 '15 at 06:08 AM

Seems like compelling logic, thank you both of you :)

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