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How to Spawn actor in random Y location

I am trying to spawn an actor from a BP in a random point along the Y axis. Currently trying to get it to spawn in a box I made, but when I try and spawn it the current way, it just spawns in the middle of the box every time. alt text

(BTW the delay node was just to start spawning 4 seconds into the game but it is irrelevant in this post)

Product Version: UE 4.11
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asked Aug 14 '16 at 07:40 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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Hey SuperSalyanBro9,

I just gave this a try and it works for me. Also your Min and Max values are the same, which will cause the actor to always spawn in the same place.

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Let me know if that helps.

Cheers,

TJ

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answered Aug 16 '16 at 08:12 PM

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I think you should change the value of seed that is used for Rand(). Plz check the website Hope it will be helpful.

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You have some things to change there:

1) Random float in range, from and to are the same, so it will be always 5.

2) 5 is actually a very small value for a location (it is almost 5 cms I think), try to spawn your actor in editor, then move it +5 in any axis, you probably will note no difference at all. try something bigger, like -500 to 500.

3) Collision handling override, be sure is set to "Always spawn, ignore collision"

4) TransformLocation method I think is used to change from local space to world space, use "PLUS" instead, otherwise will spawn in 0-0-0 of the map.

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answered Mar 07 '19 at 03:06 AM

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