The Player Character

Tutorials dealing with setting up and modifying the Player character in Unreal Engine 4.


Create a Movable Player Character From Scratch

In this Unreal Engine 4 tutorial you will learn how to set up a new playable game character from scratch, by creating a character blueprint and mapping the ability to move and jump to different keyboard keys and mouse buttons.


Add a Skeletal Mesh to the Player Character

This is a follow-up of the “Create a Movable Player Character From Scratch”-tutorial. Here we look at how to make a third-person game by adding a skeletal mesh to the “MyPlayerCharacter”-blueprint class we created in the first tutorial.

You can download the mesh I’m using HERE.


Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial – Press Button to Sprint / Run

In this Unreal Engine 4 tutorial we look at how to easily make the Player Character run by holding down a button or key.


UE4 “Reply”-Tutorial | Self-Made Player Losing Forward Motion – Fix

This is a tutorial that might fix a problem you potentially might experience after doing the setting up Player character from scratch-tutorial in top of this page (although I personally have never experienced it).


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3 thoughts on “The Player Character

  1. Can you please explain how to add animations to your mesh, like i have set this up great but i also made a character with bones and a rig setup. But their is one problem, when he moves he stays in the same pose is this as simple as adding the animations to his skeleton or do i need to play with the blue prints too?

  2. Kia ora

    I just found your tutorials on You Tube. Kudos to you Sir for an ole falla like me your tutorial pace is choice, easy for me to follow and does NOT seem to leave little bit out. if I may ask (I know it’s a tall order, maybe to much to ask) but I have been trying to
    follow these

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s7WAa1YBbo&index=4&list=PL5BaCj8qGxsD1qcTLKU7YVUtKgV9jZenZ

    so as to make use of these

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_hMIqmx3FQ

    I find it quite hard to follow even on slow slow slow speed and it’s sometime even harder to see what node he’s loaded.
    Cheeky I know but I felt your teaching method and the face that your voice what your doing and why would make that set priceless for us who don’t have a clue. gotta say I love your humour too mate choice as it is

    • First: Thank you, I’m happy to know my tutorials are of assistance on your path to becoming a game developer 🙂

      Second: Wow, yeah, that indeed is a tall order, especially because I don’t already know how to do it. Thus, if I were to teach you (or anyone else) the same thing, I’d have to teach myself first. It seems like an interesting project, though, so it might happen .. I just don’t know when I’ll get the time to go about doing it.

      If you want to stay updated with the new tutorials I create etc., then feel free to opt in for the UnrealTutorials newsletter (opt in on the bottom of any of this site’s pages).

      Until next time, have a great day!

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