Logic Gadgets: Mover

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Name of gadget Mover
Section Movers & Outputs
Number of Tweak pages 3
Author LadylexUK, QuietlyWrong
Last updated  19 Mar 2019 [Beta]

Description

This gadget is designed to move objects around your scene and is well suited to uses such as platforms or portcullises or jet-packs on your puppets. You can select the direction and speed of the mover using the tweak menus and gizmo handle. If you want more nuanced controls in all directions, consider using the Advanced Mover instead.

Example Tutorial (adapted from Media Molecule)

  1. Stamp a cube
  2. Snap a mover onto it
  3. Hit start time and the shape will move
  4. Tweak the forward speed to a negative number and see what happens.

Tweak Menus

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Tweak Menu 1: Properties
 

  1. Tweak Menu page 1: Properties
  2. Forward speed
    2a. Input
    2b.Output
  3. Movement Strength
    3a. Input
    3b. Output
  4. Overall Damping
    4a. Input
    4b. Output
  5. Local Space
    5a. Input
    5b.Output
  6. Power
  1. Menu page indicator
  2. Forward speed
    This allows you to set the mover’s target speed in metres per second. It can have a negative value, representing movement in the opposite direction.
  3. Movement strength
    This determines how easily the mover’s target achieves its forward speed, from low values (little to no acceleration, object easily stopped by other forces) to high values (rapid acceleration to target speed, object can more easily push any movable barriers to its progress).
  4. Overall Damping
    This setting is used to specify how much resistance the target object has to movement. The higher this is, the greater the resistance the target object has to movement. At higher damping settings, a target speed of zero will stop the target object much faster than at lower values. Higher damping therefore results in tighter controls.
  5. Local Space
    By default this is switched off, which means the gadget obeys global axes no matter which way round it is facing. If you switch Local Space on, the mover’s direction (along with any direction-specific damping) will depend on the orientation of its target object.
    For example, if you want a rocket to move upwards into the sky, you might snap on a mover gadget pointed upwards. However you will need to activate local space if you want a twist of the rocket to alter its trajectory. Otherwise it will keep on going upwards, even when facing sideways or downwards.
  6. Power
    This is where you turn the gadget on/off
Tweak Menu 2: Damping Specifics
  1. Tweak Menu Page 2 : Damping Specifics
  2. Damp in X
    2a. Input
    2b. Output
  3. Damp in Y
    3a. Input
    3b. Output
  4. Damp in Z
    4a. Input
    4b. Output
  5. Mover Direction Damping
    5a. Input
    5b.Output
  6. Power

Each of the tweaks on this page relates to the strength of movement damping, separated out by axis. Whether the damping uses the global or local axes depends on the Local Space setting on page 1 of the tweak menu.

  1. Menu page indicator
  2. Damp in X
    Specifically damps movement relative to the X axis.
  3. Damp in Y
    Specifically damps movement relative to the Y axis.
  4. Damp in Z
    Specifically damps movement relative to the Z axis.
  5. Mover Direction Damping
    Specifically damps movement relative to the mover gadget’s target direction.
  6. Power
    This is where you turn the gadget on/off.
Tweak Menu 3: Miscellaneous
  1. Tweak Menu Page 2 : Miscellaneous
  2. Affected Object(s)
    2b. Output
  3. Direction of Movement
    3a. Input
    3b.Output
  4. Power
  1. Menu page indicator
  2. Affected Object(s)
    By default, the mover will act on any element that it is snapped onto. Instead of snapping it directly, you can connect a wire from this output and input it into one or more elements in the same scene to make each one act as if it has this mover gadget acting on it.
  3. Direction of Movement
    This allows you to set or read the mover’s current direction of movement
  4. Power
    This is where you turn the gadget on/off

Lex Tips

Useful Tutorials

Beginners Guide to the Mover Gadget

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