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How do I get my Matinee sequence to play?


I'd like to export na .avi animation in matinee. When I press 'Create Movie' button some option dialog appear. I set the settings I like and then OK.

And than nothing happens... I mean a new window opens but there is no animation. For sure its not my matinee sequence I made. The window stays open, no record file is created.

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asked May 20 '14 at 06:14 PM in Using UE4

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Have you hooked up the matinee through the level blueprint? The captures are stored in the ".../YourProjectFolder/Saved/VideoCaptures" alt text

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answered May 20 '14 at 07:00 PM

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avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF May 20 '14 at 07:24 PM

Hey Mega,

As HypnoticShark mentions, it sounds like your Matinee isn't getting triggered. You can do this via Blueprint as noted above, or by selecting your Matinee and enabling Play on Level Load via the Details tab.

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

avatar image JJ FX May 20 '14 at 08:18 PM


Thanks for answer. Actually I didn't have level bluprint set this way. But even now that I set it like that Matinee still doesn't record the camera I want it to use.

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF May 20 '14 at 08:32 PM

Are you using a Director Group?


If you post a picture of your Matinee, maybe we can see what you're missing.

avatar image HypnoticShark May 20 '14 at 08:34 PM

Have you set up a director track? The director track controls which camera is active and the player is looking through. The director track can be added in the matinee by creating a director group (this should create the director track automatically). Set a keyframe and choose the camera group you want to use.

avatar image HypnoticShark May 20 '14 at 08:36 PM

looks like Ben beat me to it.. I guess he is not really on a halliday... sorry couldn't resist :)

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF May 20 '14 at 08:52 PM

Hah, I very rarely live up to my name =) Thanks for your awesome reply, though. Love to see the community step up and explain things clearly to newer users.

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