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Old 06-14-2006, 10:51 AM
paulpars paulpars is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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I am trying to create something so when the viewpoint enters a hotspot a person appears walking in the world. The problem is that I only want the person to appear for 5 seconds and then disappear again. I make the person show up within a timer function and I can't seem to figure out how to set up some other timer so the person only appears for a certain amount of time...I've tried using a director funciton too but can't seem to get it to work. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:26 AM
Gladsomebeast Gladsomebeast is offline
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Location: Isla Vizta, CA
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Start another timer in the code that makes the person appear. Start the timer with a unique timer number so you know when this timer ends. When the timer callback function is called with the unique timer number, call visible( viz.OFF ) on the avatar.

#With the code that starts the avatar
viz.starttimer( HIDE_AVATAR_TIMER, 5 )

#Timer callback
def myTimer( num ):
   if num == HIDE_AVATAR_TIMER:
       avatar.visible( viz.OFF )
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:31 PM
paulpars paulpars is offline
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Location: Kingston, Ontario
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ok i got it figured out..the problem was that i was calling the timer from within another timer which made the person visible and refreshed at a very fast rate. i just created a new function and put it outside the timer and it works now..thanks!
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