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The Shadow caster behavior marks an object as casting a shadow from a Shadow light object. For more information, see the documentation for Shadow light.
Shadows are cast from the object's collision polygon, if it has one, otherwise its bounding rectangle.
Collision polygon shape
Objects with the Shadow caster behavior must use convex collision polygons. Shadows will not render correctly if they use concave polygons. If you need a concave shape, this can always be achieved by placing multiple shadow caster objects next to each other to compose a concave shape out of convex parts.
Shadow caster properties
- Initial state
- Whether the behavior is initially enabled or disabled. If disabled, the object will not cast a shadow.
- The simulated height of the object, which adjusts the length of shadow it casts. If the Shadow light height is less than or equal to the object height, it casts an "infinite" shadow which goes all the way offscreen; if it is higher, it uses the relative heights to calculate how long a shadow to cast. For example two objects with different heights will cast different length shadows.
- A tag for this shadow casting object. A Shadow light object also has a tag, and can be set to only cast shadows from shadow casters with the same or different tags to itself. This can be used to have different Shadow lights casting shadows off different sets of objects, such as to have shadows working at different levels of Z order.
Shadow caster conditions
- Compare height
- Compare the current height property of the behavior to a value.
- Is enabled
- True if the behavior is currently enabled so it can cast shadows.
Shadow caster actions
- Set enabled
- Enable or disable the behavior. If disabled, the object will not cast a shadow.
- Set height
- Set the height property of the behavior. For more information see Shadow caster properties.
- Set tag
- Change the tag of the behavior. For more information see Shadow caster properties.
Shadow caster expressions
- Return the current height property.
- Return the currently set tag for the behavior.
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This manual entry was last updated on 9 Jun, 2020 at 13:10