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Third person shooter from first person template

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I was wondering if it is possible to create a first person shooter template by adding the animation starter pack for the mannequin and animations?

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asked Nov 04 '16 at 03:46 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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Yes, of course, it is possible.

Though I don't think I fully understand the question. You want to use the animation starter pack in the third person template and then convert it to first person shooter ? For that, you can simply change the camera of the actor to a position from where it looks like first person. Like in this,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al6NTtTHkHk

If you want the two-hand mesh, (which is most likely for a shooter) I don't think that it will work as you need animations that support that skeleton. Also the above solution will make the camera move as the player is "breathing".

If you can, download the shooter game from the Learn section of the launcher. It has two meshes first person and third person for the player, and switches between them. Also lots of more shooter game stuff already in.

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answered Nov 04 '16 at 06:52 PM

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Sorry I should have been more clear. Basically I am wanting to assaign a weapon to the mannequin with the animations from the animation starter pack and dont know where to start. Thanks

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answered Nov 05 '16 at 01:48 AM

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Yes, you can. In unreal you attach weapons or any other prop for that matter with the help of "sockets" in skeleton mesh. Just right click on the bone and select "add socket". Then assign that socket with your weapon. Reposition it so that it fits the animation/skeleton. Here is a complete tutorial playlist for making a 3P shooter.

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkoVGotZWNRQaAmjSvENKuDQKzuj9LG78

If you simply want a template just go to part 17 of this playlist and in description there is a download link of the tutorial. About 600 MB.

There are many tutorials available for shooter game on youtube. Even official tutorials on the UE4 youtube page. Go check em out.

Another great tutorial will be this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvciv4xDa4U&list=PL4wXBehVu_5_0LMzuHccC8i2FgpCKuec1&index=1

It is a little in-depth, but a good learning source. I think both of these use the animation starter pack.

If you want official stuff, for learning, these are the Epic Game tutorials. Not related to shooter game but, Animation and skeleton retargeting, in general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWbd0Wowwnk&list=PLZlv_N0_O1gaCL2XjKluO7N2Pmmw9pvhE&index=59

Also, this. It will help you understand about retargeting and using sockets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbpHamn2eY&index=1&list=PLZlv_N0_O1gbwdyIm78w42fZ1t8dDClsI

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answered Nov 05 '16 at 05:35 AM

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