Thanks DasMatze, when we first wanted to add a train to our prototype, we thought we’d have it in and running in a couple of days… Nope. After some searching and research we came across your topic and a few others of people all looking for the same thing.
So we decided to build a solution. We did some physics prototypes, which were interesting, but didn’t really work out, and there’s no way people would use them. We might put together a blog post or postmortem on everything we went through, I’m sure someone will get something out of it.
But topics like yours were invaluable when starting this project, so we hope you enjoy the end project and that you get what you need from it for your project. When you’ve had a chance to try it out, please send us your feedback, or if you need something more from it, shout.
Yes, 100%, trains come with a mountain of options to adjust the look and feel (check the doc link for full list), including offsets on the track, so you can have it float above the track to create a mag rail effect.
You could even take it one step further and change the speed calculation function in blueprint so that as the speed reaches 0 or the power to the track is decreased the offset is decreased and the train lowers down, if you want to create a fancy effect.
See the screenshot below for a screen of the sample maps showing the offsets in the carriage setup example map that’s included.
Yes, please see the previous posts for answers on replication.
Yes, the meshes provided are for example only, you can change the meshes to anything you want, all are exposed via blueprint to make things easy.
Yes, the tracks are built on splines, so you can disable the track mesh and any other visual option you want and the train will still follow the track and work as expected.
The whole thing has been built so you can change it to anything you want; mag rails, ordinary trains, roller coasters, convener belts, anything that moves along a track, you should be able to build with this.
Indeed we are, so thanks for taking the time to make a suggestion. Are you suggesting that the turret is mounted on rail so it can move around?
We are just waiting to hear back from Epic about the release date, as soon as we have that, we’ll update here and on social media.
Thanks for all the questions, it really is excellent to see people this engaged, please keep the questions, comments and suggestions coming.