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FlyingRaccoon asked Gobby commented

Triggering Hangar Door Animation Using SimVar

is there any way to trigger animation using SimVar such as:
The idea is to start the hangar Open animation door when the NAV LIGHT is set to ON and trigger the Close Animation when the NAV LIGHT is set to OFF.

I’ve never tried to use SimVar, so I may have done stupid stuff.
I’ve written some code, but it hasn’t been working so far, can anybody help me?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<Animation name="LKPR_Door_Default" guid="dc71896e-6cf7-4740-9f22-7e5a1b008a9f" length="2" name="LKPR_Door_Default" type="Sim" typeParam="AutoPlay" typeParam2="LKPR_Door_Default" />
<Animation name="LKPR_Door_Open" guid="337194ad-0345-4907-9c59-ec2be2511620" length="900" name="LKPR_Door_Open" type="Sim" typeParam="AutoPlay" typeParam2="LKPR_Door_Open" />
<Animation name="LKPR_Door_Closed" guid="b9b5e1d3-c686-4791-8b5d-45595938ffc3" length="900" name="LKPR_Door_Closed" type="Sim" typeParam="AutoPlay" typeParam2="LKPR_Door_Closed" />

   <DefaultState name="LKPR_Door_Default"/>
   <BlendTreeState name="LKPR_Door_Default">
       <Animation guid="dc71896e-6cf7-4740-9f22-7e5a1b008a9f" loop ="True" speed="1" />
       <Animation guid="337194ad-0345-4907-9c59-ec2be2511620" loop ="True" speed="1" />
       <Animation guid="b9b5e1d3-c686-4791-8b5d-45595938ffc3" loop ="True" speed="1" />

         <Code>(A:LIGHT NAV ON, Bool) 0</Code>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<Animation name="door1" guid="337194ad-0345-4907-9c59-ec2be2511620" type="Standard" />
<Animation name="door2" guid="b9b5e1d3-c686-4791-8b5d-45595938ffc3" type="Standard" />

   <DefaultState name="Anim"/>
   <BlendTreeState name="Anim">
      <Animation guid="337194ad-0345-4907-9c59-ec2be2511620" loop ="True" speed="1" threshold="0"/>
      <Animation guid="b9b5e1d3-c686-4791-8b5d-45595938ffc3" loop ="True" speed="1" threshold="0"/>
   <Value>(A:LIGHT NAV ON, Bool)</Value>

This kind of approach worked, but it only trigger the animation ONCE, if I use the loop=True it never stops, otherwise it only gets called once.

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FlyingRaccoon answered Gobby commented

@Tailstrike1085, the original poster on MSFS forums

- You should only have one animation for your hangar door, not 3. Just have you door closed at frame 0 and opened at frame 900

- If you want to use the LIGHT NAV ON boolean to control the animation, the code must be (A:LIGHT NAV ON, Bool) 900 * to match you animation length


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rhumbaflappy avatar image rhumbaflappy commented ·
A better idea might be to allow a hangar door to animate by aircraft proximity to the door, for example at 50 meter distance and heading between -60 and 60 degrees from the face of the door.

This could then also be used to trigger lighting, or any animation or visibility.

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WildLynxAir avatar image WildLynxAir rhumbaflappy commented ·
What would be the code needed to make this happen (using the proximity as trigger)?
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Gobby avatar image Gobby WildLynxAir commented ·
I'd also love to see any example of the code required for proximity triggers. I've seen it done, but haven't found a way of making it work yet.
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