Steering Actuator

See also

See the Python reference of this logic brick in SCA_SteeringActuator.

The Steering Actuator provides simple pathfinding for an object by moving it towards a target object, with options to seek, flee, or follow a path. This actuator will not actually try to avoid obstacles by deviating the objects course.

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Steering Actuator.

Properties

Behavior

Seek, Flee or Path following

Target Object

The game object to seek.

Navigation Mesh Object

The name of the navigation mesh object used by the Steering Actuator when in Path following behavior. The game object will use the Navigation Mesh to create a path to follow the Target Object.

Tip

You can create your own mesh to use for navigation and make it a Navigation Mesh in: Properties editor ‣ Physics ‣ Physics panel ‣ choosing Physics Type: Navigation Mesh Or you can let Blender create a Navigation Mesh, then select a mesh. (Floor, or ground, or etc.): Properties editor ‣ Scene ‣ Navigation mesh object panel ‣ Build navigation mesh

Distance

The maximum distance for the game object approach the Target Object.

Velocity

The velocity used to seek the Target Object.

Acceleration

The maximum acceleration to use when seeking the Target Object.

Turn Speed

The maximum turning speed to use when seeking the Target Object.

Facing

Set a game object axis that always faces the Target Object.

Axis

The game object axis that always faces the Target Object. Options are: Positive (X, Y, Z) and Negative (-X, -Y, -Z).

Axis N

Use the Normal of the Navigation Mesh to align the up vector of the game object.

Self Terminated

Disabled

Stops moving toward the Target Object once it reaches the maximum distance to approach the Target Object. Will follow the Target Object if it moves further away than the maximum distance.

Enabled

Stops moving toward the Target Object once it reaches the maximum distance to approach the Target Object. Will not follow even if the Target Object moves further away than the maximum distance.

Visualize

This checkbox let the user specify whether to show or not the debug informations of the actuator. It is also necessary to enable Debug Properties in the Display menu of the Render tab.

Example