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Override Movement component in default 4.18 constructor

How do we create (override) the default character movement component using the default constructor on 4.18, instead of Super(ObjectInitializer.SetDefaultSubobjectClass(ACharacter::CharacterMovementComponentName))

Product Version: UE 4.18
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asked Jan 11 '18 at 11:01 PM in C++ Programming

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Hey there, i searched online and found this:

 In my pawn class, I create my custom movement component in my constructor
 PawnMovementComponent = CreateDefaultSubobject(TEXT("PawnMovement")); PawnMovementComponent->SetUpdatedComponent(CollisionComponent);
 and override this...
 virtual UPawnMovementComponent* GetMovementComponent() const override { return PawnMovementComponent; }

Worst case you can use the old FObjectInitializer

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answered Jan 12 '18 at 10:33 AM

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avatar image huatson Jan 21 '18 at 12:01 AM

Thank you! That is exaclty what i need Works great.

avatar image xlar8or Jan 21 '18 at 12:08 AM

Good to know :)

avatar image 92Rob May 16 '18 at 03:26 PM

How would I then go about destroying the default movement component? Because when I do this, I now have 2 movement components on my character. And I can't seem to access the default one to destroy it become I have overriden GetMovementComponent()

avatar image 92Rob May 16 '18 at 03:28 PM

k I just found a solution. I call the base classess GetMovementComponent specifically :)

avatar image 92Rob May 16 '18 at 03:39 PM

Scrap that, gives strange results where I recompile an additional movement component gets added until I compile the BP.

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