Regular API function

simCheckProximitySensorEx

Description Checks whether the proximity sensor detects the indicated entity. This is the extended functionality version of simCheckProximitySensor. Detection is silent (no visual feedback) compared to simHandleProximitySensor. Also, the detectable flags of the entity are overridden if the entity is an object. see also simReadProximitySensor and simCheckProximitySensorEx2.
C synopsis simInt simCheckProximitySensorEx(simInt sensorHandle,simInt entityHandle,simInt detectionMode,simFloat detectionThreshold,simFloat maxAngle,simFloat* detectedPoint,simInt* detectedObjectHandle,simFloat* surfaceNormalVector)
C parameters
sensorHandle: handle of the proximity sensor object
entityHandle: handle of entity to detect (object or collection), or sim_handle_all to detect all detectable objects
detectionMode: bit coded: bit0 (1) for front face detection, bit1 (2) for back face detection (bit0|bit1 needs to be true), bit2 (4) for fast detection (doesn't search for the closest point, just any point in the detection volume), bit3 (8) for limited angle detection (if set, maxAngle is taken into account), bit4 (16) for occlusion check.
detectionThreshold: doesn't detect objects farther than detectionThreshold distance from sensor origin
maxAngle: maximum detection angle (angle between detection ray and normal vector of the surface). Can be (0;pi/2). Only if bit3 of detectionMode is set will this parameter have an effect. Use this to realistically simulate ultrasonic sensors.
detectedPoint: coordinates of detected point relative to the sensor origin (detectedPoint[0]-detectedPoint[2]), and distance of detected point to the sensor origin (detectedPoint[3]). Can be NULL
detectedObjectHandle: handle of detected object (useful when entity to be detected is a collection or sim_handle_all). Can be NULL
surfaceNormalVector: normal vector of the surface where the point was detected. Normalized. Relative to the sensor reference frame. Can be NULL
C return value
-1 if operation was not successful, otherwise 0 (no detection) or 1 (detection)
Lua synopsis number result,number distance,table_3 detectedPoint,number detectedObjectHandle, table_3 surfaceNormalVector=simCheckProximitySensorEx(number sensorHandle,number entityHandle,number detectionMode,number detectionthreshold,number maxAngle)
Lua parameters
sensorHandle: handle of the proximity sensor object
entityHandle: handle of entity to detect (object or collection), or sim_handle_all to detect all detectable objects
detectionMode: bit coded: bit0 (1) for front face detection, bit1 (2) for back face detection (bit0|bit1 needs to be true), bit2 (4) for fast detection (doesn't search for the closest point, just any point in the detection volume), bit3 (8) for limited angle detection (if set, maxAngle is taken into account).
detectionThreshold: doesn't detect objects farther than detectionThreshold distance from sensor origin
maxAngle: maximum detection angle (angle between detection ray and normal vector of the surface). Can be (0;pi/2). Only if bit3 of detectionMode is set will this parameter have an effect. Use this to realistically simulate ultrasonic sensors.
Lua return values
result: -1 (error), 0 (not detected) or 1 (detected)
distance: distance from the sensor origin to the detected point. Is nil if result is different from 1
detectedPoint: position of the detected point relative to the sensor origin. Is nil if result is different from 1
detectedObjectHandle: handle of detected object. Is nil if result is different from 1
surfaceNormalVector: normal vector of the surface where the point was detected. Normalized. Relative to the sensor reference frame. Is nil if result is different from 1

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