A dummy object is the simplest object available: it is a point with orientation, and it can be seen as a reference frame. Used alone, they are not that useful, however when used in conjunction with other objects or calculation modules, they can be of crucial importance; dummies are multipurpose or helper objects. Following figure shows a dummy:


Dummies are collidable, measurable and detectable objects. This means that dummies:

  • can be used in collision detections with other collidable objects that are volume based, such as OC trees.
  • can be used in minimum distance calculations with other measurable objects.
  • can be detected by proximity sensors.
  • By default, the collidable, measurable and detectable property of a dummy is turned off (see object common properties).

    Dummies can be added to the scene with [Menu bar --> Add --> Dummy], or created from a shape object in the vertex edit mode.

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