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[Closed] ChildActorComponent Unable to Preview ChildActor Instance in WorldOutliner

Hello Epic,

When UChildActorComponent Spawns actor if you click on the spawned actor in world outliner the focus is automatically shifted to the parent actor.

Repro Steps :

  1. Create Empty UE4.12.4 project with VehicleAdvTemplate

  2. Open VehicleBlueprint and add ChildActor component

  3. Set the child actor class to e.g Emitter

  4. Now run the game and eject

  5. Now in the world outliner try to click on emitter child actor spawned by the ChildActor component

You will notice that it is not possible to get focus. Is this intentionally done? It would be useful for me to be able to preview it to see its hierarchy and other things under details panel.

Thank you.

Kind Regards, Abhishek Sagi

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The question has been closed Jul 25 '16 at 05:04 PM by AndrewHurley for the following reason:

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Hi Abhishek,

This is intended behavior in the scene outliner. We don't support direct manipulation of the child actor components through the outliner.

There are plans to revisit this behavior if we can ensure stability on these type of edits, but for now it is not.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

.Tom

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Hello Tom,

Thank you for clarifying this. Have a good day.

Kind Regards, Abhi

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