Ue4 level streaming dynamic object
Abstract base class of container object encapsulating data required for streaming and providing interface for when a level should be streamed in and out of memory. Whether this level streaming object should be ignored by world composition distance streaming, so streaming state can be controlled by other systems ex: in blueprints. Traverses all streaming level objects in the persistent world and in all inner worlds and calls appropriate delegate for streaming objects that refer specified level.
Gets the package name for the world asset referred to by this level streaming as an FName.
Sets the world composition level LOD index and marks the streaming level as requiring consideration. FName InPackageName. Return whether this level should be present in memory which in turn tells the streaming code to stream it in. Handles reading, writing, and reference collecting using FArchive. We're working on lots of new features including a feedback system so you can tell us how we are doing.
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Level Streaming Volume - Sphere Reflection issue
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Time of last volume unload request. The level color used for visualization. Creates a new instance of this streaming level with a provided unique instance name.
Get the folder path for this level for use in the world browser. Only available in editor builds. Returns if the streaming level has requested to be unloaded and removed. Returns the Level Script Actor of the level if the level is loaded and valid.
Get a bounding box around the streaming volumes associated with this LevelStreaming object. Returns a constant reference to the world asset this streaming level object references.
Load Level Instance (by Name)
Gets the package name for the world asset referred to by this level streaming.More results. And I get one of these for basically every object in a streaming level that pinged the replay file for some reason or another. The consequence of this for me is that I can't see doors opening, for instance.
Now, I've tried this as a networked multiplayer game to diagnose whether this is a replication issue or a replay issue. I created a setup with a persistent level that loads in a streaming level s and on begin play of the persistent level, I loaded the steam ing levels. In one of the streaming levels I have a replicated Actor. Playing the demo recording back shows the movement of the Actor and the interaction it has with the Character.
Because of this, I do not think that this is a bug with the Unreal Engine. If you have anymore information regarding this issue or more complete reproduction steps, please post again.
Thanks for looking into it. I'm still working on a repro case. If I can nail it down I'll post again. I filled the world with crap, lol. And 3 more sublevels with, like, sample-asset benches and chairs each.
And one of those chairs I slide across the floor. And to make the engine's life harder I randomized the materials on the chairs and benches just so it's gotta crunch through all that texture loading. On my machine, I can reproduce this rather reliably. I've packaged up the test environment I've used - hopefully you'll be able to use it to reproduce on your end.
How to use the package I'm sending: You should start with a blank Blueprint-only project with the starter content included and add InfinityBladeFireLands assets to it. Once this is built and packaged, you should see a tower of benches and chairs surrounded by 4 Forges.
When run it will auto-record a replay called 'ChairsReplay' and start sliding a chair across the floor. If you then DemoPlay it, the error presents itself. Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, migrating the content like this is causing quite a few broken references as well as other errors that we do not have the resources to debug at this time. If you'd like to package the entire project, including all of the necessary content, I'll be glad to take another look at it, but in its current state after fixing up the broken references I was not able to see the same issue on my end.
Please go through it and fill out, with as much detail, how to setup a project to experience the same issue you are because on my end, I cannot reproduce the issue you are describing.
I still don't have a reliable reproduction case. But I have narrowed down the problem for me and coded a work-around. What was happening for me is that level streaming was being initiated as part of one packet being processed, and then more packets are processed that assumed level loading had already happened.
But it hadn't. I can't suggest a general solution, because not everyone will have streaming levels, but for me I limited the frames that could be processed until my first streaming level tried to load.More results.
I have a main exterior 'persistent level' map that uses a streaming volume to load a room with some shiny objects. I am expecting the shiny objects to reflect the walls and floor of the room but they do not. Instead, when the room map is loaded streamed in the shiny objects reflect the grass and sky of the main exterior persistent map.
I have tried: -rebuilding reflection objects -using the sphere reflection capture in the room interior map only -using the sphere reflection capture in the persistent exterior map only -using a reflection capture with a small radius that fits inside the room -using a box reflection capture inside the room. None of the above result in the reflection capture reflecting the wall and floor on the shiny objects. Note: setting the reflection capture to a 'static cube map' does not resolve the issue.
Thanks Daniels I resolved the issue via elimination, and the solution was unexpected but understandable. Basically, I had a 'planar reflection' for my ocean that was slightly over extended beneath the terrain and house. That is where the blue sky and grass reflection was coming from. If I simply move the planar reflection lower it's influence is removed from the house reflections and everything is fine.
One thing you have to know is sphere reflection capture does not update in runtime, it's reflecting based on your lightmap builds. Only planar relfection can update reflection per-frame in real time. If you want to force updating relfection in runtime, but not per-frame, there is a way, first of all. Personally I recommand you storing lightmap into lighting scenarios, it will give you better control of it.
So when you're ready. When something still turns out wrong which it shouldn't unless your engine version is oldyou may try the "r.
At this point you might though "well, how about the grasses? It won't be an issue if you set up properly, but for some reason if you want to disable it, use PostProccessVolumes and check the ScreenSpaceReflection Intensity and set it to 0, this will disable it totally.
Attachments: Up to 5 attachments including images can be used with a maximum of 5. Answers to this question. Can you use same environment for multiple maps. Load new Umap ahead of time Not Level Streaming. How can I hide the edge of my Game Map properly? Shooter game hangs after selecting custom map.
What is the console command and parameter for opening a map in the editor?Dynamic level streaming with multiplayer support. Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 template Next. Dynamic level streaming with multiplayer supportAM.
In the past, I had issues in the past trying to dynamically streaming levels that work with multiplayer. Recently I found a solution, thought I'd share. I created a simple Blueprintable struct to hold the info from a Load Level Instance - which includes the unique name of the instance - that can be replicated to clients.
Once replicated to a client, I created a function that takes the info from the struct, create a level streaming object, add it the clients StreamingLevels and makes it visible etc. End result - loading a level at runtime on the server and having it appear on a client. I've already created a pull request for the Victory Plugin and annoyed Rama about it, so hopefully it'll be in there soon. We're currently using it in Ground Branch to stream in a single level and it seems to work fine, both in packaged and non-packaged builds.
I hoping a few people will be interested enough to try it out and either break it or confirm it works. If this does interest you, post a comment letting me know. Rule Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Tags: None.
Hello Kris, I would be interested in the code as I have managed to load a level but the actors from the server map are not replicated, the client loads a new instance with new actors. Thank you. Comment Post Cancel. G'day, I submitted it quite some time ago and it should already be part of Rama's Blueprint function library. Yep, I later found that out, thank you. I have also made a pull request to be able to unload level instances replicated using this method on the client altought I had to add a little bit of extra code to handle that in Play In Editor as that appends some additional information to the level instance packageName based on the client id.
Hi Kris! Thank you for sharing your solution. This really helps me out with my project but I have actually got a crash problem :S Everything seems to crash when I try to have more than 2 clients. Have you or any other person any idea what may cause this problem and how to solve it? Sorry, nothing comes to mind. Thank for your answer man! I am Sorry, it actually when I have 2 clients or more that it crashes.Dynamic level streaming with multiplayer support.
Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 template Next. Found the solution to the multiplayer crash in editor with 2 players or more!!! Kris code works well, and as a matter of fact has always been working if you tried it with a real built server, outside the editor. We are all just testing it wrong. When you want to try your game with multiplayer in the editor, basically all you do is set the correct options in the dropdown next to the huge 'Play' button: Number of players Dedicated server or not And that's it, you hit play.
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That'll explain why it worked for me then. I tend to use batch file to start a dedicated server etc outside of the editor. I leave in-editor testing for quick basic things. Rule Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. I may have been a bit too optimistic It sure does not crash anymore with 2 players or more, but replication does not work for Actors in levels that have been streamed.
I mean, replication still works for PlayerControllers, I can see other players move, etc. But for Actors in levels that have been dynamically streamed, it just doesn't. Everything is visually there and seems in order, but It's like the server does not know it has to replicate things to clients. When I play those levels with the same multiplayer settings, everything is just fine, so the issue is definitely with dynamic level streaming Or maybe all the replication your game needed was in the PlayerController?
Sounds awfully familiar replication issues. Thanks for this, it will be helpful. But dammit Correct me if I'm wrong I cannot, for yes, you will need a custom version of the engine. I'm trying to make this work but I keep getting this on client: Failed to find streaming level object associated with 'Woods' Woods is the map I'm doing this in The plugin works for me fine, just LoadLevelInstance on server, and do a RunOnOwningClient event with the stream info to add that to the client in question.
BUT if a client logs in while the game has been going for a while we have to load the stream infos to that player too, right? That is easy alright but I have no way of telling when it finishes. There is no event sadly and using delays is just asking for it most of the time.
So I cannot make a proper loading screen that actually disappears when the level is really loaded. With load level instance you have the OnLoad event which you can bind but here, nope. And even worse, if you start loading a level into the stream when the host issues the order to switch maps, thus your client gets the command to also remove the level from stream This also means that if I want to set up a Queue where I do the loading one-by-one the code will just rush through the array and I run the chance that one will be still loading while another command comes to unload the same thing and the client gets kicked.
If Add to is still in progress when the same thing is in a Remove from order it can get you kicked. Update: Okay, so if I add just a 0. That works for that part especially if used with bolean to deny any sort of action while one delay is already in progress. The loadingscreen issue on the other hand is a tad annoying but I guess I will have to live with it.Dynamic level streaming with multiplayer support. Posts Latest Activity. Page of 2. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 template Next. Found the solution to the multiplayer crash in editor with 2 players or more!!!
Kris code works well, and as a matter of fact has always been working if you tried it with a real built server, outside the editor. We are all just testing it wrong. When you want to try your game with multiplayer in the editor, basically all you do is set the correct options in the dropdown next to the huge 'Play' button: Number of players Dedicated server or not And that's it, you hit play. Comment Post Cancel. That'll explain why it worked for me then. I tend to use batch file to start a dedicated server etc outside of the editor.
I leave in-editor testing for quick basic things. Rule Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. I may have been a bit too optimistic It sure does not crash anymore with 2 players or more, but replication does not work for Actors in levels that have been streamed. I mean, replication still works for PlayerControllers, I can see other players move, etc. But for Actors in levels that have been dynamically streamed, it just doesn't.
Everything is visually there and seems in order, but It's like the server does not know it has to replicate things to clients. When I play those levels with the same multiplayer settings, everything is just fine, so the issue is definitely with dynamic level streaming Or maybe all the replication your game needed was in the PlayerController? Sounds awfully familiar replication issues. Thanks for this, it will be helpful.Starting with the main level in the Sun Temple project, we have split the level up into the interior space and the end patio with pillars overlooking the ocean.
In the wireframe view below, the teal wireframe shows the persistent interior level, and the yellow wireframe shows the patio level that is going to be streamed in. The sky and ocean are in the persistent level, as there are a few windows in the main temple that allow the sky and exterior to be seen. In the interior of the temple, there is a bend in the hallway that hides the patio area from view. We want to start streaming in the patio level here, so that by the time the player rounds the corner and begins approaching the patio, the streaming level will be loaded and visible.
Click on the Levels dropdown menu, then select Add Existing Right-click on Persistent Level and select Make Current from the dropdown menu. Open the Content Browser and create a new Blueprint Class. This class is going to be based on Actor.
For this scenario, we want to stream the second level in once the Character overlaps the Box Component. Open the Blueprint's Event Graph. Select the Box Component in the Components tab, then right-click in the graph to summon the context menu.
Select the Equal Object entry to add the node. Select the Get Player Character entry to add the node. Connect the execution output pin of the OnComponentBeginOverlap node to the execution input pin of the Branch node.
Right-click in the graph, then type "level" to search in the context menu. Select Load Stream Level from the menu. Right-click on the Level Name pin and promote it to a variable, then name the variable "LevelToStream" and make it Editable in the Details panel. For this example, we are going to have the same default loading behavior for all levels using this Blueprint, but you could also make those Editable variables.
Connect the True execution output pin of the Branch node to the input execution pin on the Load Stream Level node. Place your LevelStreamer Blueprint into your level, and adjust the placement and scale until it encompasses the part of the persistent world you want your Character to be in to begin streaming, as well as the entire walkable volume where the streaming level will be.HTF do I? Save Variables between Maps ( UE4 )
To unload the level as your Character exits the Box component, your graph will have very similar logic but will end in an Unload Stream Level node.