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I want to make a cylinder disappear on collision with a character

I have a third person character in my project, and would like to make a cylinder object disappear when you walk into it. I am new with UE4. Here's what I have so far:

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Thanks in advance for any help.

Product Version: UE 4.18
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asked Apr 21 '19 at 10:47 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 22 '19 at 04:44 AM

I would use a simple overlap event. The answer below is a good way to go. If you need help with overlap events and setting up their collision properties you can check out this video. I go in depth on all kinds of overlap settings.


Also, if you are new to UE4 you might find these tutorials helpful for getting a good foundation in blueprints down.


avatar image Jezzaw21 Apr 22 '19 at 11:38 AM

I'll check them out. The playlist looks really good, as most tutorials I've done only cover one thing and I was looking for a full basics tutorial. Thanks.

avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 22 '19 at 11:47 AM

Sounds good! If you actually go through all of these I think you'll have a pretty good foundation to build off/ understand other more complex tutorials. Feel free to comment any questions you have I'll usually respond within a day or 2.

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Create Blueprint

Open it

Go to viewport

add collision box component

scale it

add cylinder component

scale it

go to event graph

event actor begin overlap node - cast to thirdpersoncharacter - destroy actor

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answered Apr 22 '19 at 01:28 AM

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avatar image Jezzaw21 Apr 22 '19 at 11:34 AM

Thanks! It worked perfectly, and I can do it with other objects which is really handy.

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