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Actuator Editing

Actuator Column with Typical Actuator

Blender actuators can be set up and edited in the right-hand column of the Logic Panel. This page describes the general column controls, and also those parameters which are common to all individual actuator types.

The image shows a typical actuator column with a single example actuator. At the top of this column, the column heading includes menus and buttons to control which of all the actuators in the current Game Logic are displayed.

Column Heading

Actuator Column Heading

The column headings contain controls to set which actuators, and the level of detail given, in the actuator column. This is very useful for hiding unecessary actuators so that the necessary ones are visible and easier to reach. Both these can be controlled individually.

Actuators
Show Objects Expands all objects.
Hide Objects Collapses all objects to just a bar with their name.
Show Actuators Expands all actuators.
Hide Actuators Collapses all actuators to bars with their names.


It is also possible to filter which actuators are viewed using the four heading buttons:

Sel Shows all actuators for selected objects.
Act Shows only actuators belonging to the active object.
Link Shows actuators which have a link to a controller.
State Only actuators connected to a controller with active states are shown.


Object Heading

Actuator Object Heading

In the column list, actuators are grouped by object. By default, actuators for every selected object appear in the list, but this may be modified by the column heading filters.

At the head of each displayed object sensor list, two entries appear:

Name
The name of the object.
Add
When clicked, a menu appears with the available actuator types. Selecting an entry adds a new actuator to the object. See Actuators for list of available actuator types.