Look At

The Look At Skeletal Control Node can be used to specify a Bone to trace or follow another Bone in the Skeleton.

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Below, our character has two packs on their left side which use the Look At control node and are set to follow a foot bone.

Inside the viewport, a yellow debug line is a visulalization tool to help see which Look at Bone the Bone to Modify is following.

You may need to enlarge the video to see the debug line or try it out in the editor.

Property

Description

Skeletal Control

Bone to Modify

Name of the Bone to control. This is the main Bone chain to modify from.

Look at Axis

Which axis to align to look at point.

Use Look Up Axis

Whether or not to use look up axis.

Look Up Axis

Look up axis in local space.

Look at Clamp

Look at Clamp value in degrees. If your Look at axis is Z, only X, Y degree of clamp will be used.

Interpolation Type

The interpolation method to use.

Interpolation Time

The time used during interpolation.

Interpolation Trigger Threshold

The threshold in which to trigger interpolation.

Enable Debug

Whether or not to enable debug display.

Target

Look at Bone

Target Bone to look at. You can't use Look At Location as an alternative as you'll get a delay on Bone location if you query directly.

Look at Socket

Target Socket to look at.

Look at Location

Target location in world space if Look At Bone is empty.

Pin

Description

Input Pins

Component Pose

The incoming pose.

Alpha

The current strength of the control.

Look At nodes are also affected by the LOD Threshold system introduced in 4.11. You can find the setting for this in the Details Panel for the Look At node.

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Property

Description

LOD Threshold

This is the max Level of Detail (LOD) that this node is permitted to run on. For example: if you have LOD Threshold set to 2, it will run until LOD 2, but disable itself once the component's LOD becomes 3.