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542 Movement, Paths, and Terrains
Creating paths
2) CreateapathobjectintheWEC
3) Createmarkerobjectsforthepath
4) ModifypathpropertiesintheWEI(optional)
5) Savetheenvironmentfile
6) StorethepathintheSimGroup-Pathsfolder(optional)
7) Setthemovableobjectonthepath
8) Savethemodel
If you create or modify a path, and you want that path available for the model, you must save a new environment file as discussed in “Saving changes” on page 532.
To create an environment file
Paths are created using the E3D Editor. They do not have a correspondence to the 2D model and must therefore be saved in the environment file.
If the model uses the default environment file, Extend3D.mis, you will need to create a new environment file or save the default file using the File > Save Environment File command. If instead the model uses a custom environment file, you just need to save it each time it is modi- fied.
Full instructions for creating and saving an environment file start on page 532.
To create a path object
Open the HowToE3D model that you modified and saved on page 520
The E3D window for this model will automatically open when the model opens.
Access the E3D Editor by pressing F11
Select the WEC mode by pressing F4
In the WEC Creator Tree (the lower pane on the right):
Open the Mission Objects category
Open the Mission sub-category
Click the Path object
In the dialog that appears, name the path “Path 1” and click OK to close the dialog
To create markers
In the WEC Creator Tree:
Open the Mission Objects category
Open the Mission sub-category
Click the PathMarker object
In the dialog that appears, name the marker “Marker A” and click OK to close the dia- log. Marker A will appear in both the animation area and the Tree pane.
Click and drag Marker A within the Tree pane until it reaches and selects the name of the desired path – in this case, Path 1. The path’s name will be highlighted when it is selected.
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