I’ve been playing around with VR and UE4 recently and slap together locomotion with Skeletal Mesh body attached. It’s a mixture of thumbstick + room scale movement. My goal is to have something really similar to what insomniac games did for the Stormland game. Here’s my first try:
How i did it:
- The thumbstick locomotion is done exactly like you would a third person game, with the velocity/speed and direction fed to blendspace to take care of the animation.
- Detach the skeletal mesh on event begin play, and update the mesh location separately to handle for real life body movement. Here i manually calculate the velocity/speed and direction based on vr camera and mesh direction and feed it to the blendspace for animation.
I’m still not satisfied with how it turned out because the animation is jerky when i’m doing real movement. Exploring other options after this. Please let me know if you have better solutions