info_placement_helper

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[Portal 2] info_placement_helper is a point entity available in Portal 2.

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Entity description

This Entity is a portal auto aligner. Portals fired close to it will automatically be positioned where this entity is placed. Compare with func_portal_orientation that only controlled the orientation.

Keyvalues

Radius <float>
Radius in which to influence placement.
Proxy Entity Name <targetname>
Name of the entity we want to use for our real placement position.
Attach Entity Name <string>
Name of the entity we want force our attachment to. Used to combine objects.
Use helper's angles <boolean>
Placed objects will snap to the angles of the placement helper.
Force Placement <boolean>
Ignore placement rules when placing at this helper.

Targetname:

Name <string>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.
Entity Scripts <scriptlist> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Name(s) of script files that are executed after all entities have spawned.
Script think function <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Name of a function in this entity's script which will be called automatically every 100 milliseconds (ten times a second) for the duration of the script. It can be used to create timers or to simulate autonomous behavior.
Note:Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.

Parentname:

Parent <targetname>
Specifies a movement parent. An entity will maintain its initial offset from its parent.

Angles:

Pitch Yaw Roll (Y Z X) <angle>
This entity's orientation in the world. Pitch is rotation around the Y axis, yaw is the rotation around the Z axis, roll is the rotation around the X axis.

EnableDisable:

Start Disabled <bool>
Stay dormant until activated (probably with the Enable input).

Inputs

Targetname:

Kill
Removes this entity from the world.
KillHierarchy
Removes this entity and all its children from the world.
AddOutput  <string>
Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
Format: <key> <value>
Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
FireUser1 to FireUser4
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Use  !FGD
Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything. Can also be invoked by creating an output that does not specify an input.
This input is not included in Valve's FGDs.
RunScriptFile  <script> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a game script file from disk.
RunScriptCode  <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a string of script source code. String quotation may be needed when fired via console.
Warning:Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
CallScriptFunction  <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a game script function.

Parentname:

SetParent  <string>
Move with this entity. See Entity Hierarchy (parenting).
SetParentAttachment  <string>
Change this entity to attach to a specific attachment point on its parent. The entity will teleport so that the position of its root bone matches that of the attachment. Entities must be parented before being sent this input.
SetParentAttachmentMaintainOffset  <string>
As above, but without teleporting. The entity retains its position relative to the attachment at the time of the input being received.
ClearParent
Removes this entity from the the movement hierarchy, leaving it free to move independently.

EnableDisable:

Enable
Disable
Enable/disable this entity from performing its task. It might also disappear from view.

Outputs

OnObjectPlaced
An object has been successfully placed using us as a guide.
OnObjectPlacedSize  <integer>
When an object is successfully placed, this sends the scale level as an out value
OnUser1 to OnUser4
These Outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered FireUser1 to FireUser4 Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled  

(New with Left 4 Dead)

This Output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.
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