I want to create a custome npc using the unreal anims. I would like to have some cloth and particle effects on the character too. I understand there are plenty of tutorials dotted around on how specifics but I can't find anything that offers more of an overview on how to go about doing this.
I should mention I am new to UDK and very new to programming.
Currently I have a game mode which is extending of UTDeathmatch. I then have a custom pawn extending off UTPawn which currently has the code that TheAgent offered in another thread. http://forums.epicgames.com/showpost...7&postcount=20
This changes the character to the mesh I want and works fine. (although I still do not understand how exactly it works, if someone cares to explain to me)
class AdvModellingPawn extends UTPawn;
// members for the custom mesh
var SkeletalMesh defaultMesh;
var MaterialInterface defaultMaterial0;
var AnimTree defaultAnimTree;
var array<AnimSet> defaultAnimSet;
var AnimNodeSequence defaultAnimSeq;
var PhysicsAsset defaultPhysicsAsset;
simulated function SetCharacterClassFromInfo(class<UTFamilyInfo> Info)
Begin Object Name=WPawnSkeletalMeshComponent
I would now like to attach a cloth item to the mesh. I have the cloth working if I skin it to a bone (in this case the shoulder bone which I am not using) and set that to cloth. The cloth however does not collide with the mesh. I did some searching and found out you need to use two different skeletal meshes. This works but only if I do it all in the editor.
How do I go about having an npc spawn with the cloth? I presume this must be in the code but I do not even know where to start.
I would also like to have some particle effects, something like a dust/glow cloud. How should I go about spawning an npc with this as well?
What is the general pipeline/workflow I should be doing?
Sorry for the block of text, I thought it best to explain my situation fully.