Basic Parts Tutorial #5: Emitters/Absorbers (Updated)

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zardOz's Principia Tutorials #5

Need Help? This example shows the basic function of the Emitter, Mini-Emitter, Multi-Emitter, Absorber, Mini-Absorber, and Auto-Absorber. They can all be controlled by wiring them to an RC panel if you need to.

On the bottom left the Mini-Emitters are shown releasing every object they are allowed, those objects that may be made bigger must use the larger Emitter.

The bottom right shows all of the other objects which can only be made by the larger Emitter. It also shows an Absorber set to take only one type of item and a three layer set-up.

Above that on the left I attached an Auto-Absorber to the RC box, press the left(F) button to clean up the mess your little brother made. All objects in the chain that are not fixed to the background like the Trampoline will vanish!

UPDATE: At the top is the very cool Multi-Emitter (watch the lag slowly build up, be careful with these) The idea is that you select and save(export) a whole Assembly like a car with the 'M' icon, then the emitter will dump the whole car out.
[thx Woodnut for the fix]

Open in Sandbox to explore the settings.

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  • hubblebrine: Ok , I get i , thanks budd
  • Chad64: You can use the multi-select option to use a multi-emitter or copy things :3
  • Chad64: @hubblebrine: He used a Multi- Emitter. Which is used by:
    Going to multi-select mode.
    Clicking/Tapping on the thing you want and saving it.
    Check the multi-emitter settings and you should see it.
  • hubblebrine: Ok i get it , but i really need a help , every emmiter can't emmit fluid but you can see in rube goldberg contest i forget maybe the runner up or highlighted he can emmit fluid , how is it ?
  • zardOz2: @hubblebrine: the trampoline is a special case, its considered a background item like a platform
  • hubblebrine: About the auto absorber , everything that connected to the planks and power supply is gone but why the trampoline doesnt gone ? Even it connected to the power supply ?
  • hubblebrine: Oh okay , now i know , thanks budd
  • zardOz2: @hubblebrine: The absorbers start as "absorb all" UNLESS you specify a specific object type
  • hubblebrine: I undesrtand how absorber, auto absorber, auto emitter and emmiter very well now, but i still not understand how the absorber can recieve more than 2 stuffs ?
  • Alejandro: Thank you!
  • zardOz2: @Alejandro: its been replaced... on the left you can open "multi-select" mode
  • Alejandro: But... Where is the M icon?
  • ricardito08: @roboz: Thought you were having a problem.
  • ricardito08: @roboz: Oh ok.
  • roboz: @ricardito08: trying to make a parachute auto absorb but not the thing its bringing down but it dosen't matter anymore I did something else
  • ricardito08: @roboz: What's the problem?
  • roboz: @zardOz: damn
  • zardOz2: @roboz: no, unfortunately
  • roboz: Is it possible to control how much the auto absorber absorbeds?
  • zardOz2: Just noticed this makes a really great Pac-Man sound if you get rid of the bombs, I wanna see somebody make a mini Pac-Man game:)
  • zardOz2: @woodnut: got it, Multi-Emitter Tutorial added, 6 parts down with this one:)
  • zardOz2: @woodnut: k, when I looked for my Object after export it said no objects found, I never saved the level tho Ill try that...
  • zardOz2: @pajlada: yep tried it many ways whenever I nailed the RC box and AA control was triggered it crashed every time
  • pajlada: @zardOz: Were you able to cause the Auto-Absorber to crash? If you could, please post a report on the forums and we'll look into it in the morning. Thanks!
  • woodnut2: You might have to save your level first :) Good work here also .
  • woodnut2: @zardOz:. This might help ya . Attach several objects together in sandbox .Touch the capital M , and it highlights . Another icon at the bottom left appears with an arrow pointing up(upload) and a white dot on the screen. Touch what you built and the arrow is now pointing down (download) .Touch the arrow icon and be prompt to enter the name of the multi -item . Once saved you can upload by touching the background then the arrow and pick your upload .¬†And then can be selected for the multi- emitter .
  • zardOz2: The bug I found is if the Auto-Absorber RC is nailed to anything it closes the program when you try to use the AA...