- For details on creating a ragdoll, see $collisionjoints.
prop_ragdoll is a point entity available in all Source games. It is a VPhysics ragdoll. Ragdolls are collections of physics objects constrained together to simulate a jointed object like a dead body. They are very expensive to simulate.
To do: Check to see if it works in the original Portal. Warning: This entity generates server-side ragdolls, which collide with everything but produce very large amounts of network traffic. Use in single-player only!
See also Prop Types Overview.
- The ragdoll will be moved to the first frame of this animation before VPhysics takes over. Bug: Doesn't function.
- Specifies which body group should be used.
- Override Animation
- Filled in by the engine via wc_update_entity. Do not edit by hand except to clear.
- Minimum DX Level (mindxlevel)
- Maximum DX Level (maxdxlevel)
- The entity will not exist if the engine is running outside the given range of DirectX Versions. Only used by Orange Box and 2013 SDK games.
- Warning: If these are used, the object may break when the user switches their DirectX settings.
- Default (no bounding)
- DX9 SM2
- DX9 SM3
- World Model
- The model this entity should appear as. 128-character limit.
- Some models have multiple skins. This value selects from the index, starting with 0. Tip:Hammer's model browser automatically updates this value if you use it to view different skins.
<float>(New with Team Fortress 2)
- The scaling factor for the model
- Disable shadows
- Prevent the entity from creating cheap render-to-texture shadows. Does not affect shadow mapping.
- Disable ShadowDepth
<boolean>(New with Portal 2)
- Used to disable rendering into shadow depth (for projected textures) for this entity.
- Projected Texture Cache
<choices>(New with Portal 2)
- Used to hint projected texture system whether it is sufficient to cache shadow volume of this entity or to force render it every frame instead.
- 0 : Default
- 1 : No cache - render every frame
- 2 : Cache it - render only once
- Pitch Yaw Roll (Y Z X)
- 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.
- Start Fade Dist
- End Fade Dist
- Distances at which the prop start and finish fading.
- If start fade is <0, the prop will disappear instantly when end fade is hit.
- If end fade is <0, the prop won't disappear at all. (This is the default behaviour.)
- The values will scale appropriately if the prop is in a 3D Skybox.
- Fade Scale
- If you specify so in worldspawn, or if the engine is running below DirectX 8 (DX7 in Ep1), props will fade out even if the fade distances above aren't specified. This value gives you some control over when this happens: numbers smaller than 1 cause the prop to fade out at further distances, and greater than 1 cause it to fade out at closer distances. Using 0 turns off the forced fade altogether. See also the QC command $noforcedfade.
- Entity Scripts
<scriptlist>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Space delimited list of VScript files (without file extension) that are executed after all entities have spawned. The scripts are all executed in the same script scope, later ones overwriting any identical variables and functions.
- 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. The return value (if present) will set the time until the next call. Note:Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.
- 4 : Debris - Don't collide with the player or other debris
- 8192 : Allow Dissolve
- 16384 : Motion Disabled
- 32768 : Allow stretch
- 65536 : Start asleep
- Begins ragdoll boogie effect. Parameter override = number of seconds to boogie.
- Enable/disable physics simulation.
FadeAndRemove(New with Source 2007)
- Fade out then remove (kill) self. Parameter override = duration of fade.
- Set on fire.
- Change the current body group.
- Sets the entity's transparency to a number from 0 (invisible) to 255 (fully visible). Requires the entity to have its Render Mode (rendermode) set to a number other than
- Sets an RGB color for the entity.
- Changes the model's skin to the specified number.
- Set the model's body group.
- Control the model's cheap render-to-texture shadow.
- Uses an alternative method for telling which objects are in front of others. Use if this object draws incorrectly when seen through transparent things.
<float>(New with Team Fortress 2)
- Sets the model scaling factor
- Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
- Functions the same as
Kill, although entities with a large number of children are killed marginally faster.
- Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
<output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
- Fire the
OnUseroutputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
- 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.
<script>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
<string>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console. Bug: In , the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.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.
<string>(New with Left 4 Dead 2) !FGD
- Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity. Note:This input is missing from some games FGD files.
<origin>(New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
- Set this entity's origin in the map. Note:This input is missing from some games FGD files.
<angles>(New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
- Set this entity's angles in the map. Note:This input is missing from some games FGD files.
- These Outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered
FireUser4Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled(New with Left 4 Dead)
- This Output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.