I’m looking for the best way to handle enabling and disabling player input from a camera controller (universal camera).
Hi again, i73. I would say attach/detach is the best/easiest way… but you can also add/remove items from camera.inputs, too, I think. You can also experiment with scene.activeCamera and scene.activeCameras.
Others may have other ideas… stay tuned.
Agree, attach/detach is designed for that goal
A good read: Customize Camera Inputs - Babylon.js Documentation
Thanks so much guys, I just had a chance to come back to this, if I’m not mistaken the
attach/detach to me seems like it’s not the proper way (counter intuitive), I understand we’re all working with what we have. Specifically I’m not looking to detach controls just to stop invoking controller functions, but I understand if there’s no
inputs.SetControls(false); then this is the best way.
But I might be a little confused
FreeCameraInputsManager looks like it contains a touchEnabled property so I guess I could set that?
Just to confirm when the game is paused I want to disable keyboard movement, and for mobile touch input on the joysticks (still able to click buttons in the scene) I would want to do this?
GameSystem.mainCamera.inputs.detachElement(//What element do I set here?);
And when they go to unpause:
Just want to make sure I’m doing this properly.
Oh, all of a sudden… we have jumped from…
You want to disable touch, and still keep touch enabled, huh? yuh, yuh, yuh… you started drinking very early today, didn’t you?
In general, you want to disable almost everything… except the method to un-pause, right?
A detached camera… cannot pick/click a button… on mobile, correct? (I’m not sure.)
For desk/lap-tops… what? Spacebar or enter or “p” key, to un-pause, right?
So you have at least two avenues of input listening… to “filter” when paused… but not completely block-off. All possible input devices… MUST be able to press that un-pause GUI button, or type the un-pause keypress. Sound right? All other inputs… must be filtered-away.
I have no idea how to do that… but it sounds “custom”, doesn’t it? There HAS TO BE a channel to the un-pause function… from more than one kind of input device. hmm. Aren’t I helpful? heh.
I lol’ed, sorry I should have been more specific, I’m scattered around so much it’s hard for me to have the time these days to coherently express my thoughts.
For PC browser I just need to disable keyboard (player movement when UI is on the screen / have a pause and unpause button ) and for mobile I guess now I can add a
isPointerBlocker for the code, does my example look correct?
I’m just having fun with ya, i73, as you know.
I haven’t seen one lately… but then again, I started drinking 2 days ago. (just kidding).
I don’t have any mobile devices nearby, atm. isPointerBlocker? Who taught you that? Use it on the entire advancedDynamicTexture, to make it “pointer/touch stupid”? That’d be cool. hmm. errr… noo… that would block the un-pause button. hmm.
I have nothing to contribute, here. Not enough experience in this subject, so feel free to teach us (me) what you learn/decide-on… I could use the knowledge. (thx)
Now that I’ve had some deeper thought into this, I’m thinking for the mobile side I’m going to create a window that’s 100% width and height and inside that I’ll add a controller with pointerblocked enabled (not allow the user to click on any elements outside the current UI)
So that leaves the desktop browser, specifically the enabling / disabling of the keyboard that leads me back to my reply I made 2 hours ago, asking what element to disable and if that’s the best way to handle this process.