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How to avoid Cloth generated artifacts when teleporting Skeletal Meshes? (using Level Sequencer)

Hi everybody, this is my first question here.

I'm having a bit of a problem with my Sequences. I have a Character with Skeletal Mesh and Clothing that I use as a Possessable Actor from the Level Sequencer to play various animations during my game. (For design reasons my Character cannot be spawned by the Level Sequencer)

The problem is that when the Possessable Actor gets possessed and translated immediately to great distances, the cloth management system results in some artifacts during the translation (wich is instant!).

Specifically, I see what seems to be like stretched meshes from the origin of the translation to the actual final position.

I know it is related to Cloth because if I deactivate it (set Disable Cloth Simulation) there are no wrong graphics displayed when I start my Sequence.

I would like to have my Cloth simulated during the sequence though! I tried re-activating Cloth Simulation AFTER starting the sequence (just using a Delay and setting to false Disable Cloth Simulation after Playing my sequence), but it seems that Cloth Simulation doesn't get updated, so I have no way to turn on Cloth Simulation after my sequence started.

I also tried to play a bit with the "Force Cloth Next Update Teleport" and similar nodes but with no result!

I really want to have Cloth simulated during my Sequences... can you give me some insights on how this works?

Thank you

Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked May 17 '17 at 10:15 AM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image Q-tro May 23 '17 at 03:56 PM

Sorry for the BUMP! ^_^'

avatar image LightDraven May 24 '17 at 07:27 AM

I'm having the same problem. This Engine is a continuous delay.

avatar image CanadianGuy43 May 26 '17 at 05:58 PM

Also running into this, any help would be awesome!

avatar image Q-tro Jan 08 '18 at 03:28 PM

Any news on this? :(

avatar image Safanaff Apr 17 '18 at 07:46 PM

Would be really nice to have an update for this.

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Just to let you know that migrating to 4.18 resolved just by itself a lot of situations where those "cloth stretches" where very visible during SkeletalMesh translations.

That, and the new in-editor cloth painter worked wonders: specifically in making cloth simulation visually better and allowing devs more options for optimizations.

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answered Jun 21 '18 at 07:14 PM

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