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Help with a basic touch movement system.

I'd like to have a movement system for my mobile game where the player can touch anywhere on the screen and have the actor mimic the movements. For example, if a player moves his finger up down left or right anywhere on the screen the actor will too. This is so the player's finger won't cover up the actor as my game requires precise movements. A perfect example of what I want is here. If someone could walk me through it or point me towards a good tutorial that would be really great. I feel like it shouldn't really be that difficult.

Product Version: UE 4.16
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asked Jun 19 '17 at 09:43 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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When you create a new project, select Mobile / Table and the project will include on-screen joysticks for you to use.

If you want to track precise movements, you can Detect when a user touches the screen, and use the x/y coordinates' delta on every tick to translate to player movement.


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avatar image r4rev2 Jun 20 '17 at 04:00 AM

That doesn't answer my question, I need it to mimic touch motions from player. The joystick wont work good for a bullet hell.

avatar image Ninjin Jun 20 '17 at 07:15 AM

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Everything else is math ;P

avatar image r4rev2 Jun 20 '17 at 06:43 PM

Where would I go from there. I understand I need to get coordinates of where the player is touching and then add/subtract to the actor's coordinates.

avatar image Ninjin Jun 20 '17 at 06:54 PM

What you are trying to do is nearly like a simple swipe. Everything about swipes can be found here. <3

avatar image BenVlodgi Jun 20 '17 at 04:56 AM

Updated with an another way for you to solve your problem.

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