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Prop Rain

How to create a rain effect with Props (boxes) falling from sky once a Character enters a Trigger.

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Add the following code to Server/Index.lua file inside the package.

Server/Index.lua
-- Spawns a Trigger
my_trigger = Trigger(Vector(300, 100, 100), Rotator(), Vector(100), TriggerType.Sphere, true, Color(1, 0, 0))

-- Defines my_timer globally to be used to store Timer
my_timer = nil

-- Sets BeginOverlap event
my_trigger:Subscribe("BeginOverlap", function(trigger, actor_triggering)
-- Only activates if a Character enters it
if (actor_triggering:GetType() ~= "Character") then
return
end

-- Sets a Timer at each 100ms to spawn a Prop
my_timer = Timer.SetInterval(function()
-- Gets random Location and Rotation
local prop_spawn_location = Vector(math.random(100, 300), math.random(100, 300), math.random(800, 1200))
local prop_spawn_rotation = Rotator(math.random(0, 360), math.random(0, 360), math.random(0, 360))

-- Spawns a Crate
Prop(prop_spawn_location, prop_spawn_rotation, "helix::SM_Cube")
end, 100)
end)

-- Sets EndOverlap event
my_trigger:Subscribe("EndOverlap", function(trigger, actor_triggering)
-- Only deactivates if a Character leaves it
if (actor_triggering:GetType() ~= "Character") then
return
end

-- Stops/Clear the Timer
if (my_timer ~= nil) then
Timer.ClearTimeout(my_timer)
end
end)

To add a character, add this code from the initial setup page.