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Character doesn't appear in editor

I am creating a proiject using the third person camera character template and when I create a new level I can't see my character anymore in the level editor, just the gamepad for the playerstart. I want to design my levels with the character showing up, but it only show when I hit play.

Product Version: UE 4.21
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asked Apr 24 '19 at 02:33 AM in Using UE4

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You are likely using the "player start" to spawn in the default player character. If you want the player character to be present in the level where you can "see" him without hitting play, delete the "player start" from the level and drag in an instance of the 3rd person character BP into your level editor. Then simply place the character wherever you want him to start. Then you will "see" him always in the editor and when you press "play" you will possess the character.

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answered Apr 24 '19 at 02:44 AM

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avatar image Hdhunk Apr 24 '19 at 02:53 AM

Did this and when I hit play I just spawn and see another character, the third person BP. Maybe it's a bug? I didn't posses the char in the editor.

Thanks for the reply.

avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 24 '19 at 03:02 AM

You need to auto possess your character. You can actually leave the "player start" where it is I just tested this.

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avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 24 '19 at 03:05 AM

If you will be changing character on different levels you may also be interested in checking out the "game mode" settings. This quick video (#19) goes over game modes if you are unfamiliar.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyu-W38DvZhqByAoeva1jewB5s78zQHIy

avatar image Hdhunk Apr 24 '19 at 03:06 AM

THANKS!!! Saved my time, I really wasn't understanding what was wrong.

Really thanks.

avatar image Nebula Games Inc Apr 24 '19 at 03:07 AM

No problem :)

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