This seems to be more of an issue with the skeletal mesh component rather than changing from one to the other. When adding only the skeletal mesh to a project I found that had the same issue of not being able to make any changes to the component’s values as I did after switching from a static mesh component to a skeletal mesh component. This has been bugged as UE-13899) for further investigation.
as per your comment in the forums:
13899 - The property you are looking to add to your blueprint is not exposed by default. Add something like this: UPROPERTY(Category = Something, VisibleAnywhere) to make it editable.
I don’t understand the answer.
My property are set with a UPROPERTY attribute otherwise, I can’t see them in the BP side.
the issue is with changing the type of a property that was editable (a SM component to a SK Component) and that change made the BP not usable anymore as the SK Mesh was not exposed to the BP interface whereas the SM was removed properly.
Can you clarify what behavior you’re seeing? After running through the steps listed above I found that the details panel of the mesh component was blank which is another known issue. If you’re seeing something different please let me know so that I can update my reproduction steps.
My issue is that you can’t setup the new SKComponent (set the mesh / anim properties), you have no more access to the component.
If you create a new BP after the changes, you are able to configure the SKComponent.