While investigating an issue with Cull Distance Volumes, I noticed that AVolume::EncompassesPoint has a broken default implementation when WITH_PHYSX is not defined. If only chaos is enabled it will fallback to using the brush's bounds instead of exact geometry, which will be very inaccurate for weirdly shaped volumes. I believe the GetSquaredDistanceToCollision function it calls works fine in Chaos and this is just a remnant of when PhysX was the only option. There also may be other places in Engine that need to be checked for out of date WITH_PHYSX calls

This would cause very different behavior between PhysX and Chaos for any systems like Post Process Volumes or Cull Distance Volumes that need to see if a point is inside a volume

Steps to Reproduce

Effects depend on the exact shape of the volume, comments have linked bug referencing behavior

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Won't Fix
ComponentUE - Simulation - Physics
Affects Versions4.265.0-m1
CreatedOct 26, 2020
ResolvedJul 19, 2022
UpdatedJul 19, 2022