Portal 2 Puzzle Maker: Laser Relay

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This article contains content specific to the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker. For the Authoring Tools equivalent, see Thermal Discouragement Beam and prop_laser_relay.
The Laser Relay in the Puzzle Maker.
The Laser test elements in-game.

A laser relay is a test element in the map editor. This test element is very similar to a Laser Catcher, but instead, is not attached to a wall or ceiling. The relay is placed on the floor, and a laser can pass through it. This could be useful for using the laser to enable multiple objects at once.

Item Properties

Entity Cost: 3

  • Connect to...
    • Opens a pointer to select a test element that gets activated when the Laser Relay is activated.
  • Remove connections
    • Shows existing connections to other test elements and allows to delete these.
  • Delete item
    • Deletes the Laser Relay.
  • Portalable
    • If checked, the rest of the surface the Laser Relay is placed on becomes white. If unchecked, the surface becomes black.
  • Pull surface
    • Moves the selected Laser Relay further into the room together with the wall/ceiling/floor block behind it.
  • Push surface
    • Pushes the selected Laser Relay out of the room together with the wall/ceiling/floor block behind it.

Placement

The Laser Relay is placed by dragging the icon from the left hand panel into the desired position in the editor. It cannot be placed on a wall adjacent to the entrance or exit or an Observation Room. The Laser Relay's position within a tile can be tweaked by dragging the diamond-shaped gadget that appears when it is selected (five positions).