switchMove

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Introduced with Operation Flashpoint version 1.001.00Arguments of this scripting command have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network
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Description

Description:
Applies given animation to a unit. When used on a person, the given move is started immediately (there is no transition). Use _unit switchMove ""; to reset animation. For a smooth transition use playMove.
see Category:Moves for respective games animations.
Multiplayer:
This command has global effect when executed locally to the unit and will sync for JIP. In this case the animation on the executing machine is immediate while on remote machines it will be transitional. In order for the animation to change immediately on every PC in multiplayer, use global remote execution (see example 2). When the argument is remote, the animation change on the executing PC is only temporary.

Syntax

Syntax:
person switchMove moveName
Parameters:
person: Object - unit
moveName: String - unit animation (see animationState)
Return Value:
Nothing

Examples

Example 1:
Prone: player switchMove "AmovPpneMstpSrasWrflDnon";
Example 2:
Sit player immediately and globally: [player, "AmovPsitMstpSlowWrflDnon"] remoteExec ["switchMove", 0];

Additional Information

See also:
playMoveplayMoveNowswitchActionplayActionplayActionNow
Groups:
Animations

Notes

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Notes

Posted on March 25, 2007 - 23:48
Hurricane
In some cases the movement won't stay. I.e. AI hostages that put their hands behind their heads (_hostage switchMove "AmovPercMstpSsurWnonDnon") won't hold their hands up, unless you first use disableAI "autoTarget" on them. They mostly put their hands down because they 'noticed' unknown objects.
Posted on August 03, 2008 - 22:43
Killswitch
This command will not cause an AnimChanged or AnimDone event. However, playMove will.
Posted on November 12, 2016 - 20:11 (UTC)
AgentRev
When using this command on the player unit outside unscheduled UI contexts, it will cause a minor camera glitch for a single frame.
For example, Draw3D and KeyDown are UI contexts and so are not affected by the glitch, but EachFrame and scheduled scripts are not UI contexts and are affected by the glitch.