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setpos'ing the liberty and its turrets

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Guys,

After much fumbling, I found the undocumented destroyer01posupdate function and have managed to get a decent dynamic spawn so the thing is just off the coast where my players start.

 

The ship is created in 3den and then moved using this function, but the mk45 and the VLS system that I carefully placed on deck don't move with it. Do I have to work out the offsets and attachto them to the ship? If so, will the MK45 still work as an artillery provider?

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If you have the offsets, you could setPos them after the ship is in its final position, no need for attachTo.

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I did an attachto as the first try and it worked but the mk45 barrel was spazzing out, apparently at random. Not actually tried to get it to send some rounds yet

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Use modelToWorld instead. You'll have to update it after you call the "destroyer01posupdate" function though. It may take a bit of tweaking at first to get the right positioning, etc but after that. It will always work, regardless of position or rotation.

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DO NOT CALL ME HARRY! Now everyone knows! God damn it, Paul. :rofl:

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As for Paulette! :rofl::rofl:

Anyway. Thread solved.

2 hours ago, Tankbuster said:

Yes, that works a treat

 

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there are some issues with turrets on ships ...

 

if you attach the turret to the ship object, you will have simulation issues with the turret (the child object inherits the simulation properties of the parent object).

 

if you dont attach the turret to anything, its own recoil can destabilize it and even knock itself off the ship (or just out of position).

 

the solution is to use a game logic, and attach the turret to the game logic

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10 hours ago, GEORGE FLOROS GR said:

 

I 'm sure that this joke can go forever !

Yes, Georgina. :)

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2 hours ago, fn_Quiksilver said:

there are some issues with turrets on ships ...

 

if you attach the turret to the ship object, you will have simulation issues with the turret (the child object inherits the simulation properties of the parent object).

 

if you dont attach the turret to anything, its own recoil can destabilize it and even knock itself off the ship (or just out of position).

 

the solution is to use a game logic, and attach the turret to the game logic

This is interesting. So far, I've not seen recoil dislodge the Hammer, but will definitely keep an eye

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Offsets for my placement of turrets, if anyone is interested. Use with modelToWorld as suggested by @HazJ

Note that relative zero direction for the destroyer is towards the stern of the ship, not the bow, so if you set the direction of the Hammer to the same as the ship, it will face the other way, not as seen below.

 

0428B3F03253D299C7C5FA9517F0C041077B462D

 

Mk45 Hammer. [-0.0175781,-78.95,11.9841]

 

Mk41 VLS [0.000976563,-62.2217,0.62267]

 

Praetorian 1C [-0.180664,-48.1677,1.86881]

 

6BEAFB5F38C0D205D6D07541E58EBCEAFC3FDF31

 

Starboard Praetorian [-9.62402,9.52246,0.50216]

 

Port Praetorian [9.69238,9.31494,0.622216]

 

Mk21 Centurian [0.0341797,35.4907,0.433431]

 

Mk49 Spartan [-0.0546875,50.6006,0.433254]

 

 

 

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What kind of ship would you say the liberty destroyer is based on?

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33 minutes ago, beebah said:

What kind of ship would you say the liberty destroyer is based on?

 

It seems to be a mash-up of the capabilities of a Burke-class destroyer and the aesthetic of a Freedom-class littoral combat ship.

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On 9/10/2018 at 9:54 PM, Tankbuster said:

Offsets for my placement of turrets, if anyone is interested. Use with modelToWorld as suggested by @HazJ

Note that relative zero direction for the destroyer is towards the stern of the ship, not the bow, so if you set the direction of the Hammer to the same as the ship, it will face the other way, not as seen below.

 

0428B3F03253D299C7C5FA9517F0C041077B462D

 

Mk45 Hammer. [-0.0175781,-78.95,11.9841]

 

Mk41 VLS [0.000976563,-62.2217,0.62267]

 

Praetorian 1C [-0.180664,-48.1677,1.86881]

 

6BEAFB5F38C0D205D6D07541E58EBCEAFC3FDF31

 

Starboard Praetorian [-9.62402,9.52246,0.50216]

 

Port Praetorian [9.69238,9.31494,0.622216]

 

Mk21 Centurian [0.0341797,35.4907,0.433431]

 

Mk49 Spartan [-0.0546875,50.6006,0.433254]

 

 

 

 

Tankbuster, I'm trying to use the USS Liberty in Zeus mode and whenever I ask for help I keep getting pointed to this thread. 

 

I'm struggling to make sense of these instructions, can you help with more context/instructions for a LayPerson?

 

TIA :-)

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The numbers in the post are the offset relative to the centre point of the destroyer.

The last one - the Spartan for example is 0.054m to the right of the centreline of the ship (it is zero to all intents and purposes) and 50m forward of the middle of the ship and then, 0.4m above the middle point.

I'm not familiar with Zeus. I mean I know what it does, I've just never done it. If I write you a snippet of code, can you execute it in the game?

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