Developer Notes

Dynamic shadows on mobile are only displayed when using a Directional Light with Mobility set to Movable.


When deploying a Third Person Template project to a Mobile device, there will be no dynamic shadows in the level coming from the character. Shadows are shown in 4.6.1 but not in the changelist provided below.

This will only occur if the Directional light in the level is set to movable and not static.

Steps to Reproduce

1) Load a new Third-Person Template project
2) When the project loads, Select the Directional Light in the level
3) Change the light from Static to Moveable.
4) Be sure to save after these changes were made.
5) Find the file tab in the top left of the screen
6) From the file tab, Package the project for iOS or Android
7) Once packaged, locate the bat file in Windows Explorer
8) Deploy the project to the device by double clicking the bat file

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By Design
ComponentUE - Platform - Mobile
Affects Versions4.7
Target Fix4.7
CreatedDec 22, 2014
ResolvedJan 5, 2015
UpdatedSep 16, 2019
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