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How to make a character Hover/fly on key press

i'm looking to find a way to have my third person character hover or fly on a key press. i want him to hover maybe a little higher than he can jump, and be able to completely control him in air, just as a flying effect to the magic game i am making. much appreciated!

Product Version: UE 4.15
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asked Mar 29 '17 at 06:09 PM in Using UE4

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You could use a line trace to find out how far you are from the ground. If you are closer than the hight you want to hover at, you can apply a force counteracting gravity and lifting your character up. Or if you do stuff without physics, you can simply set your character at a location that is as far away from the ground as you want to. You will have to do this every frame.

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answered Mar 29 '17 at 06:17 PM

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avatar image Connormcfarland Mar 29 '17 at 06:25 PM

Thanks for the reply! but would you by chance have a video or something on this? i tried doing what you said (i am still relatively new to ue4) and all i got was a line trace set up and only a red line appears lol

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