Hello, I’m very new to Unreal Engine. I’m trying to learn it for myself as well as for work. So one task I have is to learn how to interact with a door, and a search led me to this tutorial: Opening Doors | Unreal Engine Documentation
I followed it step by step using UE4 in my iMac with the latest version of macOS Monterrey. Once I finished it successfully I wanted to package it to upload it so my coworkers could download it and take a look. Knowing they have Windows machines, and knowing that sometimes there are incompatibilities, I copied the zip over to my Windows laptop.
To my surprise, when I opened it, everything was different. From the original blank project I had deleted the meshes that come with it, except the two floors. So I got rid the chairs, table and statue, while working on it on my Mac. Well, when opening the project in Windows, it turns out that those meshes are still there. Also, the door actor that I created as part of the tutorial, is gone from the scene. It is available in the contents, but I would have to drag it back on the scene.
So my first thought is that I must’ve done something wrong, and I went back to the Mac, made sure everything was compiled, saved and it worked as it should. This time I didn’t even package it, I just copied the whole folder from the Mac to the Windows laptop. I mean, the root folder with everything inside.
When I opened this in the Windows laptop, same thing. Meshes that should be gone are still there. The door actor is missing. So I’m puzzled. I know sometimes there are things that don’t work the same way when a project goes from mac to Windows and viceversa, but I have never seen anything like this, it’s bizarre.
And even more weird, I redid the tutorial from scratch in UE5. This time, as soon as I created the blank project with the starter content, the first thing I did was to delete the chairs, table and statue. Then I followed all the other steps. So I did the same as before, copied the whole folder over to the Windows laptop. And the same thing happened, the chairs, table and statue were back, the door actor was gone from the scene but available in the contents.
So, can anyone please tell me what’s going on? This can’t be normal, right?
This is the project in my Mac:
And this is what the same project looks in the Windows laptop: