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Reflecting Material / Mirror like (Not showing Player Model)


I wanted to create something like a mirror. Don't have to be perfect mirroring, but should do it in general.

I found many tips already but struggle now in the end..

I have material config: - BaseColor wihte - metallic 1 - specular 10 - roughness 0 - And I set up a SphereReflectionCapture already and checked if the radius is big enough

It seems basically fine, but i have 2 problems:

  1. My player character will not be reflected. What I have to change to see my own controlled player character in the material reflected? I use the basic third-person model out of UE4 starter content. All meshes are reflected, all walls and props, but it is not reflecting the player character model.

  2. When i step near the material, it gets diffuse / blurred. When I step more back and be far away from the material, then the reflection is more clear and sharp as I want it. I played arround with settings but don't get the setting to influence that. Everytime I step near the mesh with that material the reflection will get more diffuse / blurred and better when I am more far away. Why and how could I change?

Best regards and thanks a lot!

EDIT: I switched from "SphereReflectionCapture" to a "PlanarReflection" and this solved both problems. But I am not sure if this is the best solution.

Is that a normal behavior, that "SphereReflectionCapture" is not reflecting the character player model? Or could I change things on "SphereReflectionCapture" also to have reflected the player model itself. And also get rid of the "diffuse / blurred" when step near?

Product Version: UE 4.16
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asked Aug 17 '17 at 10:51 PM in Using UE4

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