Neverhood

Solar Panel Orientation

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Hi, I'm new to modding and decided to make a test solar panel to see how sun tracking works, but it doesn't rotate correctly. I've gone through the forum and found out that:

1. " raycastTransformName doesn't aim the panel, the object you specify as the rotator does. "

2. " The object set as solarPivot will rotate along its local Y axis and make its local Z+ axis face the sun. "

I get the idea, but whatever I do, the edges of the panel face the sun and rotate incorrectly. I've been at it for a few hours now and can't figure it out, I'd really appreciate it if anyone can help! 

http://imgur.com/a/HxJgT

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Hi, tip 1 extract stock panel and check the hierarchy, as the position in the hierarchy of all transforms ultimately determines what drives what.  Tip 2  In unity make sure you are using "local pivot" instead of "global center".  It's been a while since I've done a solar panel though and unusually for me i don't have a unity shot of the hierarchy.   Rather than a screen shot  a picture of the expanded unity hierarchy will better help diagnose whats wrong

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Thanks for the tips, I kept playing with it til I found out the base object for the solar panel can't be the same as solarPivot object. I added a separate object for solarPivot and it worked! 

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