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Legacy:Add An Actor
This is a Category:Legacy Basic Procedure tutorial page. It explains how to perform a single procedure which is required in many different contexts.
Find the class in the browser
To add an actor to your map:
Open the Actor Class Browser: either
This shows the class tree descended from the class Actor. When working within UnrealEd, you'll probably always want to leave the two options checked: 'use Actor as parent' and 'placeable classes only'.
- Actor >> ChildClass >> GrandchildClass >> etc ... >> TheClassWeWant
Click on a [+] to expand a tree branch. Click on the Actor class you would like to add to the map...
Add the actor
In one of the UnrealEd Viewports, do:
- Viewport Context Menu -> Add <selected actor> here
The name of the actor you selected in the tree should appear in the context menu.
In a 3D viewport the actor will appear near the surface that was right-clicked. In a 2D view, UnrealEd will take the third coordinate to be 0 and may refuse to place the actor in solid space.