I’ve noticed that whenever root motion happens, it will completely override any other movement in the x and y direction. For instance, I have a bit of knock-back attached to my character’s attacks, I do this by temporarily lowering the friction on the hit character and launching them away.
This works great, however if the character makes an attack (or plays any root motion animation) while being knocked back (even if they are in midair) they will lose all their momentum immediately and follow the root motion animation. Even if I apply constant velocity every tick, root motion makes it as if it isn’t happening.
The best solution I can think of is turning root motion off while they are being knocked back, however there doesn’t seem to be a way to access the root motion type in the animation blueprint. Does anyone have any way to turn it off, or another solution to allow root motion and physics to interact?