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    Push open type door for VR Architectural visualisation

    Dear Community,

    I am working on a architectural project using Vive and i want to use the push open and close kind of door in it.
    Please suggest how to make it possible in VR. Below is a video link for the actual requirement
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNht6yDzpM

    regards
    Jomax

    #2
    the most simple method would be to simulate physics and use constraints the directions it can move
    I did something similar here and make a physics door.
    https://youtu.be/KXRiP7P_Pr0

    or have a trigger box on the kitchen units doors and and when the hand overlaps make them pop open
    Last edited by AlphaWolF; 08-03-2018, 09:19 AM.
    http://www.unrealengine.com/marketpl...rtual-grenades
    https://www.artstation.com/alphawolf
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AlphaWoIFuk/videos

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      #3
      Thank you alpha wolf for the relply

      Is it possible to use both methods you mentioned.

      How to make it close the next time we push.. kind of flip flop blueprint?

      About the trigger open thing, should it be a animation matinne that works on overlap. Or can it be physics driven
      Thanks


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        #4
        i actually just got done writing a very over engineered vr door for my horror scenes. it was built for roomscale with locomotion. you wouldnt need to make it to complicated for what you want.

        i really just used a physical constraint and i controlled it in blueprints.
        on spawn i saved the initial transform and set the start transform afterwards(if i wanted to start it open).
        on tick i would detect for the current swing on the constraint and compare it to the spawn transform to auto shut the door and play a sound when it was close to the latch.
        and then i had alot of states like closed, gripped, autocloseEnabled, that i had to shuffle around when i gripped it or the door shut.

        i have also done this. if you want a floppy door that returns to a closed position you can set a motor on the constraint and it will always try to go back to that spot.

        and if you mean the kind of door like you see at hospitals and schools with the paddle button then you want to have a button like component for the paddle and when you press it in it unlocks the door. also i found that you want to add a small impulse to help it since doors kinda push out slightly when they unlatch. to lock the doors i just stopped simulating physics, and start again when the paddle is pressed.


        and depending on how your character is made you may need to do things like stop simulating physics when the door should be shut or you might be able to force walk through anyways


        if you need more help just send me a message.

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