I bring to you: THE DROOD


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THE DROOD is a fully programmable and positionable anatomically-modeled Droonaut (astronaut from Droo). Usage of THE DROOD is fairly self-explanatory, but just in case I included some brief instructions below.


Instructions:

THE DROOD has 2 modes: manual and automatic. By default THE DROOD is in manual mode, but you can easily switch it to automatic by disconnecting and reconnecting the Vizzy code according to the comments in the code. From the designer screen, just click ‘EDIT PROGRAM’ and look for the green text comment blocks.

Manual Mode:

In manual mode (the default), each joint may be independently manipulated to create nearly any anatomically possible pose you can think of. Each joint has been modeled to replicate the limits of human flexibility, with just a few exceptions. To activate a joint, select the corresponding Activation Group. Text will appear at the top of the screen indicating the applicable controls for that joint. I recommend opening 6 sliders (pitch, yaw, roll, trans up, trans for, trans right) to make control easier. After positioning the desired joint, you can select another joint and the previous joint will retain the memory of its position.

Logging a Pose:

After positioning all of the joints to create a pose, press AG10 to log the joint values associated with that pose. To open the log: select any part, then select the command chip, then press Open Log. You can either download these values if you have the SR2Logger mod, or if you’re on mobile, just copy them into a spreadsheet or manually.

Automatic:

This is where things get fun. If you have a series of poses, as defined by the joint values that you logged using the previous step, you can string these together to create gestures or dances. Just populate the lists in the Vizzy code in the order of the poses, connect the Automatic Vizzy block, and disconnect the Manual Vizzy blocks according to the commented instructions in the Vizzy code. By default, THE DROOD is programmed to do the stationary moonwalk. If you want to make it move across the floor you’ll need to connect THE DROOD to an external movement system (like a piston).


If you’ve read this far, congratulations! This project has been something fun I’ve worked on the side for a few months now, adding little bits here and there. It started because I noticed when playing with the default astronauts that they seemed a bit lifeless. I’m sure some of you have noticed how empty the SR2 universe can seem sometimes. I hope that by introducing this little bit of flair, it inspires some of you to do something creative with THE DROOD. Maybe take him on a beach vacation, or skiing in the mountain... who knows?

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: iOS
  • Game Version: 0.9.404.0
  • Price: $101,633k
  • Number of Parts: 197
  • Dimensions: 2 m x 1 m x 1 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 0m/s
  • Total Thrust: 0N
  • Engines: 0
  • Wet Mass: 1E+7kg
  • Dry Mass: 1E+7kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass

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    Nice

    +1 3 days ago
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    @Xler3
    Thanks!!! I really hope people end up using THE DROOD. I have some ideas to make a Mark 2 version that includes even more upgrades.

    +1 3 days ago
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    718 Xler3

    Wow this is amazing... people can now make awesome shortfilms using THE DROOD
    Really well done!

    +1 4 days ago
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    @PhilipTarpley
    Thanks!!! With the new update I can pair it with music too...

    4 days ago
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    Wow, this is incredible!

    +2 4 days ago
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    @Exospaceman
    What do you mean?

    4 days ago
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    6,562 Exospaceman

    ok so?

    4 days ago
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    2,600 SNSA

    Wtf
    This is really good

    +2 5 days ago
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    2,209 Daenery

    I thought this was an actual Astronaut lol

    +1 5 days ago
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    @PlanePlaneThe66373637
    197. But that includes all of the finger joints, which are designed to be movable but I haven't activated them yet.

    7 days ago
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    Noice
    How many parts

    7 days ago
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    Lololol

    +1 7 days ago
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    1,814 Patelsh24

    YEESSSSS

    +1 7 days ago
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    11.8k Zyvx

    Love it, lol, moon walks pretty good

    +1 7 days ago
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    Hint is not a real droonaut. It’s an awesome build

    +1 7 days ago
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    Wow!

    +2 7 days ago
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    1,369 CELESTIAL1

    Great work!

    +1 8 days ago
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    Naruto running droods🤩🤩

    +3 8 days ago
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    5,514 SelectAKey

    @Gozinya ill take a look at it and do some testing myself. no promises though. :)

    +1 8 days ago
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    @SelectAKey
    Also, it would be great to have a better designer than me do upgrades to the shapes and textures. This guy is Mark 1, and could be vastly improved. Just hoping I give someone some inspiration!

    8 days ago
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    @SelectAKey
    Yup, absolutely. If you use the log to capture each of the poses in a sequence, you can load those into the lists in Vizzy and use the ‘automatic mode’ (see description) to do the emote. There’s no reason you can’t tie those to AGs. In fact, my vision would be to create a library of emotes and dances that can be shared and downloaded to other DROODS. I’m working on a few for Halloween...

    +1 8 days ago
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    5,514 SelectAKey

    @Gozinya i didnt look at the vizzy, but would it be possible to create emotes for the droods set to AG's?

    8 days ago
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    @SelectAKey
    Haha, glad you like. I was a bit worried the new update might mess with it, but seems that’s not the case.

    8 days ago
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    5,514 SelectAKey

    alright this is pretty sweet!

    +1 8 days ago

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