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How can I select an object in game and highlight its outline?

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How can I select an object in game while running and highlight its outline, so we know it is selected.

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asked May 28 '14 at 01:56 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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answered May 28 '14 at 04:03 PM

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Isn't there a way to access the functionality already in the editor? I mean it's there and I really don't feel like getting into this whole postprocessing stuff on top of everything else I am learning

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answered Oct 12 '16 at 11:56 AM

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avatar image spyro Oct 12 '16 at 02:35 PM

Welcome to UE4, where difficult things are easy and easy things are sometimes incredible hard. ;)

To make this less a pain, here's a good YouTube video explaining all the steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEHxjw6VEMQ

... and here's a ready-to-use project (the post-processing material necessary for this is just insane): http://www.tomlooman.com/outline-effect-in-unreal-engine-4/

Wait until you wanna "just fade-out a actor"...

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avatar image Wallenstein Oct 13 '16 at 09:17 AM

Thanks. After my comment I searched the marketplace and I actually found two projects for sale there that not only do outline but also paint the object in a different color and allow an object to shine through a solid object in front of it. Since I don't feel like getting too much into all this material and postprocessing stuff, i will buy one as soon as I figure out which one is better for me

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