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Older version crashes during steering
March 10, 2016
1:30 pm
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In an earlier version of SmartBody, SmartBody-r5924-linux.tar.gz crashes were experienced with decent but unpredictable frequency when using more than 6 characters with physics and collisions enabled, using a navigation mesh, and a few pawns for collision.

The error arose from within libpprAI. It seems to possibly have been related to characters moving out of the steering grid boundaries. When going to debug this issue it was necessary to recompile the dependencies and therefore an upgrade was performed the latest SDK available (SmartBodySDK-r6296.tar.gz). At this point other issues are preventing the same tests to be performed but the issue does not appear with the new SDK without collision enabled.

If it is necessary to go back to the previous SDK, have there been any other reports of this behavior?

Thank you.

March 11, 2016
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No, but the error catching isn't great on the steering boundaries. For now, I recommend making sure that the steering extends to the range that the characters will be in.

 

You can also check the source code logs in the pprAI library to see what that change was that stopped the crashing.

March 15, 2016
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I understand, thank you.

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