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Get Overlapping actors returns empty array

Hello all,

The title basically says it all. I'm using a box collision with the "Get Overlapping Actors" node, filtering on a certain class of actor and it consistently returns an empty array.

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I searched this question already and there didn't seem to be any conclusive answers.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

Product Version: UE 4.20
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asked Sep 17 '18 at 09:41 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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Assuming the Box Back Left's collision settings are at default, the door needs its collision set to at least World Dynamic - Overlap. Could you shed some light on the door collision setting.

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answered Sep 17 '18 at 10:14 PM

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avatar image Sauntiago Sep 17 '18 at 10:29 PM

Here it is - ![alt text][1]

Everything is set to block... not sure if that helps. [1]: /storage/temp/253954-4.png

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avatar image Everynone Sep 17 '18 at 10:53 PM

So you've got a custom object type here. Is the box collision set up to detect this object type then?

avatar image ThompsonN13 Sep 17 '18 at 10:54 PM

block doesnt necessarily mean overlap. but in your case have you checked generate overlap events on both actors, its a checkbox just below the phys material override.

avatar image Sauntiago Sep 17 '18 at 11:09 PM

Here, the box collision is set to overlap doorobjects and it still does not detect.

I also set the door to generate overlap.

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Nevermind, I had the box collision set to "Overlap All Dynamic" which does NOT automatically include overlapping custom object types. When I changed them all to do this and double checked that all the door objects were generating overlap events, it worked. Thank you guys for pointing me in the right direction !

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answered Sep 17 '18 at 11:15 PM

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