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GetPawn() in AIController always gives me null

Hi everybody! I have a problem with AIController class: when I call GetPawn() function it always give me a null pointer. This is my AMyAIController.cpp:

 void AMyAIController::setDestination(FVector destLocation) {
     targetLocation = destLocation;
     GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 5.f, FColor::Red, FString::Printf(TEXT("your click: X=%f, Y=%f, Z=%f"), targetLocation.X, targetLocation.Y, targetLocation.Z));
     APawn* pawn = GetPawn();
     if (pawn) {
         GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 5.f, FColor::Red, FString::Printf(TEXT("I've found my Pawn!")));

And this is MainCharacter.cpp:

 AMainCharacter::AMainCharacter() {
     AIControllerClass = AMyAIController::StaticClass();

what am I doing wrong?

Product Version: UE 4.9
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asked Oct 05 '15 at 05:09 PM in C++ Programming

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Hello AleSpini,

I believe the function that you're looking for is GetControlledPawn which is a function of AController. AAIController inherits from AController so you'll be able to access this function. You can find more functions of these two classes here:

AController: https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/API/Runtime/Engine/GameFramework/AController/index.html

AAIController: https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/API/Runtime/AIModule/AAIController/index.html

Hope this helps!

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answered Oct 05 '15 at 09:23 PM

avatar image AleSpini Oct 05 '15 at 11:38 PM

Thank you! I tried your solution, but it didn't work as well. Then I checked through the AController functions and I found GetCharacter(). Using that function resolved my problem. Thank you!

avatar image AleSpini Oct 10 '15 at 12:11 PM

Sorry, my last comment isn't true, I changed some things in my code, then I used GetControlledPawn() and all worked! So the right function to call is GetControlledPawn(). Thank you Matthew.

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