$boneflexdriver

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$boneflexdriver is a QC command which enables driving a flex with a bone's animation. This is particularly useful in multiplayer games where you can't pack VDC files into the map, as you can still use flex animation. It is also critical to vertex animation.

Availability

Syntax

$boneflexdriver <bone_name> <graph_axis> <flex_name> <start_offset> <time_factor>
bone_name
The name of an existing bone that will host vertex animation for this model.
graph_axis
One of three values:
tx
Links the target flex controller to the weight of the animation (much like a skeletal animation's). Controlled by the X-axis animation of the host bone.
ty
Links the target flex controller to the current frame of vertex animation. Controlled by the Y-axis animation of the host bone.
tz
Unknown function.
flex_name
The name of the flex controller this command operates on. There are two sensible options:
  • <vca_name> (for tx)
  • multi_<vca_name> (for ty)
In both cases, <vca_name> is the name of the model's vcafile minus any file extension.
start_offset
Adds a delay before the vertex animation starts.
time_factor
The keyframe rate of the animation is multiplied by this value. It doesn't actually change the animation's duration however, making it of little use.

Example

For vertex animation:

$boneflexdriver "flexAnimBone" tx "my_vca_name" 0 1
$boneflexdriver "flexAnimBone" ty "multi_my_vca_name" 0 1