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Help: How to make a lever?
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Acies Offline
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Help: How to make a lever?

Hi, excuse me for being lazy but sometimes asking makes a thing much easier. What I want to do:

1. Take "grunt_body_part1.ent" then attach it to a body (corpse_male_plague_cistern_1). This I know how to do.
2. Make that arm a lever.

How do I do step 2 the easiest way - by scripting or by working in the model editor?

Hope someone has experience with this! Smile

Thanks in advance

Tried making a lever in the model editor, but when I add it to the map it gives me a crash report.

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(This post was last modified: 03-11-2011 02:22 PM by Acies.)
03-11-2011 01:56 PM
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

Well, if it's like a normal lever then just add a script area on the side where the lever has to be to activate it. Like on the downside of the lever. I hope you know what I mean <.<

Then use this callback to make the arm a lever.
AddEntityCollideCallback("grunt_body_part1", "ScriptArea_1", "Collide_Armlever", false, 1);

And this function:
void Collide_Armlever(string &in asParent, string &in asChild, int alState)
{
SetEntityActive("whatever", true); //Or whatever you want to do
}
Then when you move the arm, the lever should activate.

I'm not pro or anything so don't shoot me if it doesn't work :<

03-11-2011 08:54 PM
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

It is impossible to get this to function as a lever without creating custom joints (in the model editor). I can't do this, so don't ask me how Tongue

The alternative is to do what Viperdream said and have no animation (unless you want to add particle/player effects) once the player interacts with the hand. However, I don't think this is what you wanted Dodgy

03-12-2011 12:48 AM
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

It isn't hard to make it in the Model editor, you can just see how it's done whith the normal lever. I made a couple of models too Smile Whith the crash problem i can't help you, got the same problem though -.-
03-12-2011 10:39 AM
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Acies Offline
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

Yes, I found it easy to make it in the model editor. The crash frustrates me though. I want to solve it.

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03-12-2011 07:43 PM
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

Anyone? Someone who knows how to make a lever in the model editor?

(A lever which does not crash the map)

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03-17-2011 05:49 PM
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

Got no experience with the model editor, sorry.

03-17-2011 05:59 PM
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Acies Offline
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RE: Help: How to make a lever?

It cost me dearly on the sanity-meter, but I managed to get it to work.

If someone would be interested in how I could explain certain steps which might be confusing. The rest is simply copy-paste from an original lever.

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