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What is a command?
A command is a beam that has "Commands" that make it extend/retract and so forth, The command beam has many uses, From being a Hydraulic arm to a destruction tool, There are plenty of ways to use a command.
I will start off by using the basic sectional organization, which is..
Node 1, Node 2, Extension/Contraction Rate, Maximal Contraction, Maximal Extension, Contraction Key, Extension Key, Option Example: 1, 2, 0.1, 1.0, 3.0, 1, 2, i
- Node 1 - The node where the command beam starts
- Node 2 - The node where the command beam ends
- Rate of extension/contraction - How fast the command beam moves
- Maximum contraction - The shortest length that the command beam will try to be, as a proportion of its startup length
- Maximum extension - The longest length the command beam will try to be, as a proportion of its startup length
- Contraction key - A number representing the function key needed to compress the command beam. More than one can be controlled with the same key. (see below for keymap)
- Extension key - The key used to extend the command beam.
- Option flag (optional) - (i) makes the command beam invisible. (r) makes the command behave like a rope or a winch (no compression strength). (n) should be used as a filler when a description field is needed (p) program: makes the command extend or retact fully with the push of a button
In the RoR Editorizer, the beam for commands will be Green (Or whatever color you specified for the command beam).
A command has plenty of uses, In fact, many vehicles in the Rigs of Rods repository host vehicles with Commands in it. Some of the things you can do with commands..
- Open hoods
- Make lifting arms
- Adjust ride heights
- Make extending parts
- Make winches
- Many, many more uses too!
One example (In picture form) is you can make a "Wrecker" in the game for vehicle recovery, All of the moving parts are made by using Commands