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Mannequin physics asset broken

Started rebuilding a project in 4.14.1 that uses third person template as a base. Went to add rag doll on death (mesh has ragoll set and simulate physics is activated via blueprint) and the character would just stand there. Tore through settings and realized it wasn't showing a physics asset set. Tried to force the asset and it didn't change anything. Checked the skeletal mesh and seen it was also missing from there. Set it and still nothing. So I checked the physics asset itself and it has nothing. Seems like the default physics asset is broken.

Started an entirely new project using 4.14 and checked the asset and its broken out the box. My version of UE4 came from the launcher.

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asked Dec 31 '16 at 09:01 PM in Bug Reports

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Hi CorruptMind,

I just tested this in 4.14.1 & 2 but I couldn't get your results. The default SK_Mannequin_PhysicsAsset shows as having 19 bodies and 18 constraints. I was able to ragdoll the character by adding the SetSimulatePhyiscs in blueprint then setting the CollisionEnabled on the ThirdPersonCharacters mesh to Query and Physics. Which is the standard steps to create a ragdoll character from the default template project.

Could you try creating a new 3rd Person template project just to make sure something didn't get corrupted and checking it there?

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answered Jan 04 '17 at 09:46 PM

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avatar image CorruptMind Jan 05 '17 at 12:06 AM

I hate when things like this happen. I tested it twice when I made the original report and both projects showed it as failed. Create a new one (tested twice to be sure) now and its correct. I reopen one of the previous projects I made when making the bug report and the asset is bad. Maybe it corrupted when generating the projects on that day, I have restarted my system since then. Sorry for wasting your time, thank you for the reply.

avatar image TJ V ♦♦ STAFF Jan 05 '17 at 01:49 PM

No problem. I'm glad it's working for you now.

avatar image Alex Chozabu P-B Mar 15 '17 at 04:21 PM

Very glad to have found this thread! I had the same issue, fixed by generating a new project.

On the first generation, I may not have left it set to "High quality/desktop" and "include starter content"

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