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Old 05-24-2013, 06:58 AM
Kyman2008 Kyman2008 is offline
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Flashing Light Linked to Avatar

Hello,

I am developing a training module that I would like to have an avatars position tracked in. I have the avatar tracked now I would like to add a blinking or flashing light that is somehow attached to the avatar so that the avatar is more easily seen while being tracked. Is there anyway that I may do this? This is what I have tried so far....

avatar = viz.addAvatar('vcc_male.cfg', pos= viz.MainView.getPosition())

link= viz.link( viz.MainView, avatar)

light5 = viz.addLight()
light5.color(viz.YELLOW)
light5.intensity(5)

headbone = avatar.getbone('Bip01 Head')
link= viz.link( headbone, light5)

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:24 AM
Jeff Jeff is offline
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You could link an object to the avatar and change it's emissive property to simulate a blinking light:
Code:
import viz
import vizact
import vizshape
viz.go()

ball = vizshape.addSphere(radius=.03,pos=[0,1.8,4])
ToggleLight = vizact.sequence( [vizact.waittime(0.3), vizact.method.emissive(viz.YELLOW), vizact.waittime(0.3), vizact.method.emissive([0,0,0])], viz.FOREVER)
ball.runAction(ToggleLight)

avatar = viz.addAvatar('vcc_male2.cfg',pos=[0,0,5],euler=[180,0,0])
headbone = avatar.getbone('Bip01 Head')
link= viz.link( headbone, ball)
link.preTrans([0,0.3,0]) 

avatar.runAction(vizact.walkTo([-5,0,30]))
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