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Old 06-22-2011
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Default Keeping the original 3D shape on a combiner

Hi all!

I have a question about the combiner, but first, let me explain, what am I trying to do.

I need for the truck to wait for some time at a designated spot, because the driver has to go to another location to pick up some documents. I was thinking about using a combiner first, to pack the driver on a truck and then use the separator to separate them so the driver could pick the documents. However, when I pack the driver onto the truck, the driver is displaced at some distance from the truck and that doesn't look very nice.

Is it possible to keep the original 3D shape, i.e. the truck, after it leaves the combiner? I was trying to use the triggers and change the shape, but to no avail.

Thank you!
Old 06-22-2011
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You could use the setloc() command in the onEntry trigger for the combiner on the itemtype of the driver. So something like:

if (getitemtype(item)==2)
setloc(item, 0, 0, 0);

(assuming the driver is itemtype 2)

This would allow you to position the driver where you wanted him in the truck by adjusting the x,y,z values of the command so using setloc(item, "x-value", y-value", "z-value").
Old 06-23-2011
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Do you have to show the work of driver. Or is it more important to use the correct processtime for this task?

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