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How to fine-tune DetourCrowdContoller

Hello, although I have been reading as much as I could find about the DetourCrowdController class I still dont really understand how to fine-tune its behavior.

This is what I have so far:


 class CROWD_API AMyAIController : public AAIController, public ICrowdAgentInterface
     UPROPERTY(EditDefaultsOnly, Category = "AI")
     FName LocationToGoKey;
     virtual void Possess(APawn* Pawn) override;
     AMyAIController(const FObjectInitializer& ObjectInitializer);
     FORCEINLINE UBlackboardComponent* GetBlackboardComp() const { return BlackboardComp; }
     FORCEINLINE TArray<AActor*> GetAvailableTargetPoints() { return BotTargetPoints; }
     UBehaviorTreeComponent* BehaviorComp;
     UBlackboardComponent* BlackboardComp;
     UCrowdFollowingComponent* CrowdComp;
     TArray<AActor*> BotTargetPoints;


 AMyAIController::AMyAIController(const FObjectInitializer& ObjectInitializer)
     : Super(ObjectInitializer.SetDefaultSubobjectClass<UCrowdFollowingComponent>(TEXT("PathFollowingComponent")))  //UPathFollowingComponent
     UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("DETOUR"));
     CrowdComp = CreateDefaultSubobject<UCrowdFollowingComponent>(TEXT("CrowdComp"));
     UCrowdManager* CrowdManager = UCrowdManager::GetCurrent(this); 
     if (CrowdManager) { 
     LocationToGoKey = "LocationToGo";
 void AMyAIController::Possess(APawn* Pawn)
         CrowdComp->SetCrowdCollisionQueryRange(800.f, true);
         CrowdComp->SetCrowdSeparationWeight(4.f, true);
         float QueryRange = CrowdComp->GetCrowdCollisionQueryRange();
         float SeperationWeight = CrowdComp->GetCrowdSeparationWeight();

             // enabling this line or not makes no visible difference 
         //CrowdComp->SetCrowdSeparation(true, true); 
         bool SepActive = CrowdComp->IsCrowdSeparationActive();
         bool SepEnable = CrowdComp->IsCrowdSeparationEnabled();
         UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("QueryRange: %f"), QueryRange);
         UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("SepWeight: %f"), SeperationWeight);
         UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("Active: %i"), SepActive);
         UE_LOG(LogTemp, Warning, TEXT("Enabled: %i"), SepEnable);

As visible from the picture below although my AI pawns are avoiding each other they move equally unrealistic; only that before they ran into each other whereas now they "moonwalk" sideways and sort of shift around the way points.

What I additionally found strange is that even due I doubled and the values suggested in this post: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/145930/detour-avoidance-groups.html

I do not witness any visible change in behavior.

Is there away of making the AI move without sliding around in such a messy way?

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Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked Feb 14 '17 at 09:27 AM in C++ Programming

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