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Changing material in blueprint

Hello Unreal Community,

I have a question regarding changing materials dynamically from blueprints.

I change the material from blueprint as the image above but when the changing initializes the material does not apply. It lefts the character without any texture.

How can I solve this problem?

Thank you!

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asked Jun 24 '18 at 10:41 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image Nebula Games Inc Jun 25 '18 at 02:18 AM

Try casting to your player character not directly trying to change the mesh material from "get player character" node.

avatar image MateiSoft Jun 25 '18 at 07:00 AM


Thank you for the reply! So

So you say not from "get player character". I try to change the material from a HUD blueprint. How can I change the material as you say, directly to my player character? If I try to cast just from the node, it brings the capsule variable.

Thank you!

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avatar image MateiSoft Jun 25 '18 at 07:11 AM

BTW. If i drag and drop the material on the character, still doesn't apply. But on other objects, it applies. Other materials on the character works.

avatar image MateiSoft Jun 25 '18 at 07:53 AM

So, the same materials that work, i copy and pasted them and it works... but with those tried, it doesn't work. So I think it's not the matter of blueprints... correct? If so... what happened with those materiales that didn't worked?

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Hey,i think the material is not correct. you need convert the texture to parameter then create dynamic material instance in your blueprint. in the last,use node set texture parameter(maybe),apply the dynamic material instance to your character.

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answered Jun 25 '18 at 08:31 AM

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avatar image MateiSoft Jun 25 '18 at 11:48 AM

is it necessary? I mean, it's an independent material. Not just one applied to the character and then try to modify the main one applied. Is it necessary also for an independent one?

avatar image lynnVon Jun 26 '18 at 01:26 AM

If you want to change the material dynamically,you need do this. And the material is still independent

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