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Moving a UStaticMeshComponent with code.

Hello, for the past few days I am struggling with this coding problem.

I have an actor class named Item from which I made a blueprint. The blueprint consists of a USphereComponent which is the RootComponent and a UStaticMeshComponent which is parented to the USphereComponent.

I store these items in a TArray to prototype an inventory idea. If I move my cursor over the item, it saves a reference to the item in my inventory TArray. Now what I am trying to do is when pressing a key, the first item in that TArray appears where my mouse cursor is.

It does move the RootComponent, but the UStaticMeshComponent does not want to move. The following image shows the 2 marked lines where I am trying to move the actor in code. The first one works which moves the RootComponent. The second won't work.

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I hope that someone would know why the mesh won't move.

Much thanks,


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asked Aug 28 '14 at 12:34 AM in C++ Programming

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Set Mobility Movable

you have to specifically tell Static Mesh Components that they can move!

This is set to static by default for lighting optimization reasons


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answered Aug 28 '14 at 06:59 PM

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avatar image MrB Aug 28 '14 at 07:22 PM

Thanks for the anwser Rama.

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