I am a fairly experienced user with the UE5 cinematic rendering pipeline, and I am here today because of an odd issue I’m experiencing when it comes time to render an animation of mine. I literally cannot find any info about why it may be happening, or how to fix it.
To help you understand why I have the things the way they are in this project, this is the setup:
I have a space station in the scene, and the space station is a blueprint where the “ring” going around the space station is rotating every tick. Attached to this ring is a “biodome” which has a landscape mesh + other features attached to it. This biodome is also within the blue print.
The goal for the animation is to have the “bone” mesh that you can see in the center of frame within the videos I have linked, rotate along with the blueprint, but be separately animated, since it would be a pain to animate within the blueprint. This is done by using a pivot point at the center of the ring, that pivots at the same speed as the blueprint. Therefore the bone mesh looks like it is part of the biodiome in order to make the mesh rise out of the dome and enter space in a natural way.
The bone mesh is parented to an invisible mesh, since it’s own pivot point was terrible (not my doing), then that invisible mesh is parented to the pivot point. Then, the camera is parented to the invisible mesh as well. This means the camera stays stably connected to the movement of the bone mesh while it whips around the space station at the same pace as the ring.
This ALL works perfectly fine in the sequencer (albeit without the ring moving since the level is not simulating.)
When I try and render through the movie pipeline, however, UE does not render the correct view through the camera, despite the correct/only camera being in the camera cuts track. UE also does not render the movement of the pivot point for the bone mesh. As you can see in the videos in my drive link, the bone mesh does not move with the station ring like it is animated to do so.
This is literally the end of this project, all I need is to render this baby out, and that would be it. However I can’t, because of this stupid problem. Can anyone help me figure this out? Why does the animation, which is clearly in the sequencer, and behaves normally during sequencer play back, not render correctly?
Literally about to lose my mind. Any help is appreciated greatly,
PS sorry for the video quality!