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Character wont turn

I have a problem, my character doesnt turn... I can move, but the character always faces the same direction.

Engine input:

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Movement: alt text I would appreciate any help :)

Product Version: UE 4.12
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asked Aug 23 '16 at 07:26 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image Doug E ♦♦ STAFF Aug 24 '16 at 05:36 PM

Hey DasBesteBruno-

Can you explain what you mean by your character doesn't turn? Are your screenshots from the third person template project? If so there should also be a section shown as Mouse Input in the character blueprint that controls camera movement

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With this set you should be able to use the mouse to rotate around the character.

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avatar image DasBesteBruno Aug 24 '16 at 06:45 PM

I am trying to make controlls in a topdown perspective. I am doing a 2D Topdown, so I can use my own sprites... I tried adding the mouse but it doesnt work... I think its because mouse x works in 3 dimensions...

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Are you attempting to get the character to face the direction of the mouse, then? If so the following should help give an idea of how to get your character to face the mouse as the mouse moves around the screen. This worked for me when setup inside the character blueprint for the top down template character.

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answered Aug 24 '16 at 07:31 PM

avatar image DasBesteBruno Aug 24 '16 at 09:16 PM

Thank you, it really worked. But now I have a new probleme, the sprite is rotating in the Y axis/direction (2d sprites).

avatar image Doug E ♦♦ STAFF Aug 25 '16 at 02:15 PM

I would have to see your setup to know what's happening for certain, but one thing you can try would be to lock the rotation axis of the actor so that it is prevented from rotating in the Y direction.

avatar image DasBesteBruno Aug 25 '16 at 09:07 PM

where do I exactly block the rotation for a axis?

avatar image Doug E ♦♦ STAFF Aug 26 '16 at 01:27 PM

Which axis is your character oriented on? If they are not oriented along the X axis, please try rotating the character in your blueprint. If possible, please also include a screenshot of your rotation / movement setup in the graph of your blueprint to help me see what you're character is doing exactly.

avatar image DasBesteBruno Aug 27 '16 at 08:44 AM

So the charcacter flips like a coin (the character is a really eearly design, just so I have something to work with...) : alt text

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So the Graphs: alt text alt text and a picture of the blueprin viewport: alt text

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avatar image Doug E ♦♦ STAFF Aug 29 '16 at 01:13 PM

Your blueprint for your tick function doesn't quite match the setup I was using. If you right click on the Return Value for the Look at Rotation node as well as the SetActorRoatation node, you should see an option for "Split Struct Pin". If you select this option for both nodes, you can wire specifically the Rotation.Z (Yaw) so that X & Y (Roll & Pitch respectively) are unaffected.

avatar image DasBesteBruno Aug 30 '16 at 06:31 PM

Thanks alot for your help :) It worked...

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