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  • #2498
    jegracioli
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    Hey guys,

    I installed the sandbox software (SARnbox) and wanted tips/tutorials on how to drain rainwater without having to close and reopen the program.
    Thank you very much.

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    #2511
    Sean Robinson
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    #2512
    mattdc
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    Also trying to post, but am unable.

    #2513
    Sean Robinson
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    I’ll try breaking my reply into smaller bits to see which parts are rejected. If you need help getting any of these to work, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Let’s begin…

    There are two (and a half) official interfaces for removing rainwater: the -evr command line argument and configuring a Vrui tool to “Manage Water”.

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    #2514
    Sean Robinson
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    Quoting from the help output: “-evr <evaporation rate> Water evaporation rate in cm/s”. This can set a constant evaporation rate to remove water over time, but is fixed during the run of SARndbox.

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    #2515
    Sean Robinson
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    The “Manage Water” tool can be bound to keyboard keys (or USB buttons) to globally add and remove water. Step 15 has an example of binding this tool.

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    #2516
    Sean Robinson
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    The “and a half” method is that water flows out of the sandbox at its edges. Shaping the sand so that the box edges are low points in the topography will let the water escape the sandbox.

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    #2517
    Sean Robinson
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    I also have an unofficial method using the SARndbox control pipe. My own method is to make the “-evr” function available via the control pipe. With this patch, the evaporation rate can be changed from an external program.

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