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  • [FREE] Procedural Rope Bridge

    Free Physics Enabled Procedural Bridge Blueprint

    DOWNLOAD HERE
    File size: 470 MB (compressed)


    Drop the blueprint into your level and it will perform a trace creating a physics enabled rope bridge between itself and the trace hit.

    This is free to use in your projects (commercially or otherwise), no need to credit me either. I only ask that you don't re-sell this as is.

    Latest version V0.5
    Last updated: 22/02/16 @ 21:30 UTC
    Made using Unreal Engine V4.10.4


    To install:
    Download the compressed (.rar) project and unpack to a location of your choosing. Once unpacked run the .uproject file which contains an example map demonstrating usage.

    To use in your own project, simply migrate the blueprint to the project of your choosing. (see documentation for details)

    Features:
    - Automatically creates bridge between any gap or manually set the length
    - Enable/disable guide ropes and posts
    - Solid bridges (physics disabled) or rope style bridges (physics enabled)
    - Set the mass scale of the bridge to make heavy or light variations
    - Easy mesh and material replacement for infinite variations including cables/ropes
    - Set the physics damping of the bridge for stability adjustments

    Upcoming/Planned features:
    - Expose post mesh and scale variables
    - Plank ropes
    - Additional slat/plank meshes in various styles (sci fi, pirate, grunge, etc..)
    - Damage and destruction

    *Remember to subscribe to this thread if you wish to be notified when an update is available.

    Enjoy!

    ULLS

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  • #2
    I'm going to check this out so fast, man. Thanks for sharing.
    Still new to this Unreal business, even after two years.

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    • #3
      No problem, I just made this rather quickly this afternoon and plan on adding features...

      Actually, here's a list of the things I am planning:

      1. Some kind of visual joints between the planks (i.e. rope)
      2. Guide rails/ropes
      3. Ability to disable physics and have a fixed/rigid platform option (This was already included in an earlier version I made, the blueprint got corrupted somehow and the entire project had to be re-made)

      If there is any feature you'd like to see implemented then please let me know.
      [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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      • #4
        Well, ropes and rails sound like a must, definitely. What about the width and breadth of the bridge? Could it be condensed into one solid mesh? What about optional destructibility? Just saying whatever comes into my head.
        Still new to this Unreal business, even after two years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ULLS View Post
          1. Some kind of visual joints between the planks (i.e. rope)
          Should be really easy if you want to modify the existing cable component setup, but I think it may well require C++

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cinebeast View Post
            Well, ropes and rails sound like a must, definitely. What about the width and breadth of the bridge? Could it be condensed into one solid mesh? What about optional destructibility? Just saying whatever comes into my head.
            -Attempting rails now, but as ambershee has mentioned would probably require c++....currently there's no way to dynamically attach it via blueprint so I'm experimenting with other options.
            -The plank mesh is replaceable by the end user, so the width of the bridge is completely down to what mesh is used...I didn't expose the mesh scale because scaled meshes suck.
            -Destruction I can easily add, and will do so asap (thanks!!)
            -One solid mesh?? I'm not sure what you mean here...It obviously needs multiple meshes otherwise there would be no movement...
            Last edited by ULLS; 04-13-2015, 05:17 PM.
            [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ambershee View Post
              Should be really easy if you want to modify the existing cable component setup, but I think it may well require C++
              Yeah, I was hoping to keep it BP only....the cable actor really needs some BP love
              [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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              • #8
                I've just updated it so physics can be disabled (solid bridge)
                [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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                • #9
                  Upcoming/Planned features:

                  - Guiderails
                  - Slat/plank ropes
                  - Additional slat/plank meshes in various styles (sci fi, pirate, grunge, etc..)
                  - Dynamic material/s with parameters exposed to the blueprint allowing for many different styles (sci fi, pirate, grunge, etc..)
                  - Damage and destruction
                  - Ability to dynamically create bridges in game (i.e. bridge gun/bridge building tool)

                  If anyone would like to see a particular feature added then please let me know.
                  Last edited by ULLS; 04-13-2015, 05:10 AM.
                  [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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                  • #10
                    thank you

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sleepingdragon View Post
                      thank you
                      You're welcome, be sure to check back soon as new features will be added regularly
                      [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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                      • #12
                        Thanks ULLS! Very nice BP and thank you for providing it for free
                        English is not my natural language... sorry 'bout that!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Martin Bean View Post
                          Thanks ULLS! Very nice BP and thank you for providing it for free
                          You're welcome Martin! Please let me know if you'd like to see any features added.
                          [FREE] Procedural Bridge Blueprint, [FREE] Spline Enabled Ivy BP

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ULLS View Post
                            You're welcome Martin! Please let me know if you'd like to see any features added.
                            I think I'll wait to see what the update brings
                            English is not my natural language... sorry 'bout that!

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                            • #15
                              Okay, good news!! I've managed to get guide rails and posts working by using the cable actor. I will spend some time refining this before I upload the update.

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