How To Make an Elevator
|This is an Advanced, Building & Lua related tutorial.|
To make an elevator (or a shifting brick that rises up and down at your command), you will need the following(minimally):
- A flat brick on which you stand
- In this flat brick, insert an object "BodyPosition".
- In this flat brick, insert an object "BodyGyro".
- One brick button on the elevator per floor (just like a real elevator -- you push "12" to go to the "twelfth" floor.) Weld these individual buttons to the floor. Do not anchor these buttons, or the elevator won't move.
- One invisible, transparent, anchored, and Non-CanCollide brick per floor. These are 'marker' bricks. You will use the Position of these bricks to give the elevator reference as to where the floors are. Nobody "sees" them -- but the program uses them to know where the floors are.
- Change the "BodyGyro" so that the X,Y,and Z values are the same in the flat brick.
- Change the BodyPosition's position of the flat brick to the elevator's ground floor's marker Position brick. If you set it to a different position, your elevator will start the game in a different place. You want the elevator to start on the ground floor.
The script in Button1 can look like this, for example:
Debounce = false local b = script.Parent -- Button to ground floor local p1 = script.Parent.Parent.Part1 -- the plate upon which you stand local pos1 = script.Parent.Parent.pos1 -- position of ground floor local pos2 = script.Parent.Parent.pos2 -- position of 2nd floor local pos3 = script.Parent.Parent.pos3 -- position of 3rd floor, etc. function onTouched(hit) if (hit.Parent:FindFirstChild("Humanoid") ~= nil) then -- if it's a human if (Debounce == false) then Debounce = true b.BrickColor = BrickColor.new(24) -- change color to yellow p1.BodyPosition.position = pos1.Position -- go to ground floor p1.Anchored = false wait(5) b.BrickColor = BrickColor.new(1) -- change color to white Debounce = false end end end script.Parent.Touched:connect(onTouched)
So far we have a basic flat brick that can go up and down on command. What happens if you jump off your elevator platform on the third floor and now you want to get your elevator back down to the ground level?
- Copy the button that is already on the elevator (as well as the script for it) which corresponds to the ground floor, and paste it into your elevator model.
- Make sure the script is still a child of the newly created button.
- Move this button onto the ground so that a person can "step" onto it, just as one would with the other buttons.
- Change the size and color as you wish.
- This button will recall the elevator to the ground when you step on it.