I have my custom player controller class, e.g. “MyPlayerController” in which I have the following property:
UPROPERTY(VisibleAnywhere, BlueprintReadWrite, Category="Rotation Target")
class USceneComponent* RotationTargetComponent;
I wanted to use it in
UpdateRotation to make the PC always look on a specific scene component.
- How can I in editor set this property to be some other actor from the scene?
(I don’t know how to do it since the player controller spawns only when I hit “play”)
Or maybe there is a better way to make my camera look at a specific actor?
Ok, did it (this post about Blueprints context was very helpful in finding proper nodes - Blueprint Editor Tips and Tricks - Unreal Engine).
This is how I did it:
(My PlayerController’s class is Planet2PlayerController, and the object I want to look at is named PlanetBody1)
And in the code of my player controller I have:
void APlanet2PlayerController::UpdateRotation(float DeltaTime)
if(RotationTargetComponent != nullptr)
targetPosition = RotationTargetComponent->GetComponentLocation();
APawn* const P = GetPawnOrSpectator();
FVector thisLocation = P->GetActorLocation();
FVector diff = targetPosition - thisLocation;
Phew! Beginnings are hard and I hope it helps someone one day.