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How could I get the current target in a first person view?


I would like to know how can i get the current target in a first person view. I have a crosshair, and how can i get the actor i am looking at? Is there a built in function or i have to loop through all actors and find the closest one?

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asked Jul 25 '14 at 11:42 AM in Blueprint Scripting

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Use "Single Line Trace For Object".

You can set "start location" as camera location, end location as "camera's forward + 100000 (the length of Target Searching)

And there is a return value called "OutHit"

Spilt it and you can see "Out Hit Hit Actor". this is what the trace hit.alt text

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answered Jul 26 '14 at 05:49 PM

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avatar image ClaverFlav Jul 26 '14 at 08:03 PM

trace for objects can be annoying. mainly cause you have to make an ObjectTypes array, and it boggled my mind how to make it when i was(probably still am) a noob.

trace for channel works quicker, but only if you know/have setup what channel your target actor is on... i think the default is WorldDynamic.

avatar image Azarus Jul 26 '14 at 08:44 PM

Hey, I already figured out i can use tracing method to find the target. I was hoping there is a built in function for this. Thanks anyway.

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