This entity is obsolete; its use is discouraged and it may only exist/function in older engine branches.
trigger_brush is a brush entity available in all Source games. Deprecated entity during the development of Half-Life 2, it's sole difference compared to other entities is that a
OnUse output exists.
game_playerdie) are useable by all entities and not just by this entity, despite common misconception. The list of those is now available on the Targetname page.
@SolidClass base(Targetname, Parentname, Global, EnableDisable) = trigger_brush [ input Use(void) : "Fires the OnUse output." output OnUse(void) : "Fired when the Use input is given." ]
- Start Disabled
- Stay dormant until activated (with the
- Maximum Bounding Box Size
- Starting at the brush's origin, mark a bounding box's corner as this far away. Both are required at the same time so one side of the bounding box isn't empty.
- Note: To translate a brush's size in Hammer to these keys, first divide the size value shown in Hammer by 2. Apply the result to the
maxskey, then apply the inverted variant (multiply / divide by -1) for the
- Note: If collisions is already set, it must be set back to Bounding Box (solid 2).
- Method of collision for this entity.
- 0: None
- 1: BSP (QPhysics) !FGD Bug: In , if an entity using QPhysics collisions is hit by Gel, the game will crash!
- 2: Bounding Box
- 3: Oriented Bounding Box (Use for runtime spawned brush entities meant to be rotated) !FGD
- 4: Oriented Bounding Box, constrained to Yaw only !FGD
- 5: Custom/Test (Usually no collision with anything) !FGD
- 6: VPhysics
- Model Index
- Given the number index from dumping the
cl_precacheinfo modelprecachetable, sets entity model to of the index.Warning: If an entity has animations that will be played, then the set model also must have its own sequences, else the game crashes.
- Maintain the same initial offset to this entity. An attachment point can also be used if separated by a comma at the end. (
parentname [targetname],[attachment])Tip: Entities transition to the next map with their parentsTip:
phys_constraintcan be used as a workaround if parenting fails.
- Global Entity Name
- When the player transitions to a new map, entities in the new map with matching globalnames will have their previous map's states copied over to it.
- Origin (X Y Z)
- The position of this entity's center in the world. Rotating entities typically rotate around their origin.Note: Hammer does not move the entities accordingly only in the editor.
- Pitch Yaw Roll (X Y Z)
- 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.Note: This works on brush entities, although Hammer doesn't show the new angles.
- Response Contexts
- Pre-defined response system contexts; Format is
[key]:[value],[key]:[value],...and so on.Tip: Can also be filtered for or against!
- Toggles exclusive features of an entity, its specific number is determined by the combination of flags added.
- Hammer ID
- The entity's unique Hammer ID that's auto-generated on map compiles. Mainly used by plugins or debugging commands (like the
ent_keyvaluecommand). Run-time spawned entities don't have a Hammer ID.
- Entity Scripts
- 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
- 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. Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.
- Set to Yes to lag compensate this entity. Should be used very sparingly!
- Disable for Xbox 360
- If this entity should automatically be given the 'Disable' input on the Xbox 360 version of Source.
- Is Automatic-Aim Target
- If set to 1, this entity will slow down aiming movement for consoles and joystick controllers when the entity is under the crosshairs.
- Enable/disable this entity from performing its task. It might also disappear from view.
- Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity.
<output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
- Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
- Functions the same as
Kill, although this entity and any entities parented to it are killed on the same frame, being marginally faster than
- Move with this entity. See Entity Hierarchy (parenting).
- 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.
- As above, but without teleporting. The entity retains its position relative to the attachment at the time of the input being received.
- Removes this entity from the the movement hierarchy, leaving it free to move independently.
- Fire the
OnUseroutputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
- Adds to the entity's list of response contexts. Format is
- Remove a context from this entity's list. The name should match the key of an existing context.
- Removes all contexts from this entity's list.
- Dispatches a special effect from the entity's origin. Removed and replaced entirely by the particle system since .
- Dispatches a response to the entity. See Response and Concept.
- 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.
- Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
- 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.
- Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
- Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
- Set this entity's angles.
- These outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered
FireUser4Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
- This output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.
- Fired when the
Useinput is given.