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Is there are way to completely freeze character and play an animation that can't be interrupted? [closed]

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sleazel 759 Moderation Voter
11 months ago

I am working on a game, where players are climbing moving staircase and can cast spells (enchant) sections of it. One of the spells changes section into 1970's disco floor, and is supposed to freeze character and play a dance animation for 5 seconds. While I was able to freeze character, once a player tries to move or jump (which they usually do) the animation stops...

Since Create Stairs script is quite large I am posting just relevant section of it. (section fires when character touches the stairs's detection plate)

            --make player dance
            if stairBase.StairsType.Value == "disco" and not playersWhoDanced[player] and spell ~= "destroy" then
                print (player, " entered")
                playersWhoDanced[player] = true
                local dance = PlayerStatManager:letsDance(player) 
                --wait(1) -- let them climb a bit :)
                local memory = character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed
                character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed = 0
                character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed = memory
                    wait(2) -- i want players to dance at least twice
                    playersWhoDanced[player] = false

Relevant fragment of PlayerStatManager script:

-- Setup table that we will return to scripts that require the ModuleScript.
local PlayerStatManager = {}

local animation ="Animation")
animation.AnimationId = "" -- dance animation

local danceAnimation ={}

function PlayerStatManager:letsDance(player)
    return danceAnimation[player]

local function setupPlayerData(player)

    local character = player.character or player.CharacterAdded:wait()
    local humanoid = character:WaitForChild("Humanoid")
    wait(3) -- lame I know, but i get strange errors otherwise
    danceAnimation[player] = humanoid:LoadAnimation(animation) 


-- Bind setupPlayerData to PlayerAdded to call it when player joins.

-- Return the PlayerStatManager table to external scripts can access it.
return PlayerStatManager

Early Alpha can be accessed here. Just jump on the yellow beacon to cast disco spell.

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Answered by 11 months ago
Edited 11 months ago

I can help later with a more detailed answer pertaining to the scripts you've placed here, but otherwise, the things you'd most likely need are:

  1. Making the Player Immobile

Since you need to make the player able to also perform the animation, they need to remain un-anchored. As a result, as you did, you need to adjust the WalkSpeed of the player on the Server:

character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed = 0

Note: The AnimationTrack must be played in the same script it was added to the player

  1. Making the Animation Continuous

The animation track has a property named "Looped" which if set to true, will make the animation continue playing until it has been stopped:

danceAnimation[player] = humanoid:LoadAnimation(animation)
danceAnimation[player].Looped = true
  1. Removing the Jump Capabilities of the player

Humanoids have a property named "JumpPower" which will prevent jumping when set to 0

character.Humanoid.JumpPower = 0

Combined (Example w/ Debounce)

local animation ="Animation")
animation.AnimationId = ""
local danceAnimation[player] = humanoid:LoadAnimation(animation)
danceAnimation[player].Looped = true

local debounce = true

function Spell()
if debounce == false then return end
debounce = false
    character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed = 0
    character.Humanoid.JumpPower = 0
    character.Humanoid.WalkSpeed = 16 -- Default
    character.Humanoid.JumpPower = 50 -- Default
debounce = true

I used "character.Humanoid" since at some point not shown in the scripts you defined the character

Thank you kind sir, I will check this out now.  Edit: It works, thank you. I did have used JumpPower before, I just did not thought about it for some reason... Maybe because it is 2am in UK right now, so I guess that's enough for today. Much appreciated. sleazel 759 — 11mo