Are you making a BrickBattle game and you want to have your scenery regenerate every once in a while? It is possible to do this with scripting. This tutorial will show you how to make a model regenerate every 5 minutes and display a message to this effect.
Make a model
The first step is to group the part of your level you want to regenerate into a model. Give your model a descriptive name. For example, in Crossroads, the part of Black Rock Castle that regenerates is grouped as a model called BlackRockCastle.
Insert a Script Into the Model
Go to Insert -> Object and when the box pops up click on the script object. This puts a script in your workspace. You should name it something descriptive like “RegenScript” (this is not strictly necessary but is a good practice to get into). Drag it into the Model you just created.
Edit the Script
Copy and paste this code into the Script you just created.
local regenTime = 180 -- 3 minutes local messageTime = 2.5 local model = script.Parent local message = Instance.new("Message") --Check that the script hasn't been placed in workspace if model ~= workspace then message.Text = "Regenerating " .. model.Name local backup = model:Clone() -- Make the backup while true do wait(regenTime) --Remove the model model:Destroy() --Show the message message.Parent = game.Workspace wait(messageTime) message.Parent = nil --Copy the backup model = backup:Clone() model.Parent = game.Workspace model:makeJoints() end else error("Script not put in a model! Nothing to regenerate!") end
Save and Exit
Since scripts are constantly running, changes to them do not take effect until you exit and reload a level OR cut the script and paste it back (using the explorer tab). You should now see your model regenerating every 3 minutes.
To create a regeneration button, create a script, place it in the button, and copy this code into the script:
local model = game.Workspace.MyModelName local message = Instance.new("Message") message.Text = "Regenerating "..model.Name local backup = model:Clone() local regenerating = false function regenerate() --Don't regenerate again if we're already doing it! if regenerating then return else regenerating = true end model:Destroy() -- Display the regen message for 4 seconds message.Parent = game.Workspace wait(4) message.Parent = nil -- Put the copied model back into workspace model = backup:Clone() model.Parent = game.Workspace model:makeJoints() -- After 30 seconds, allow the model to be regenerated again wait(30) regenerating = false end --Connect a function that regenerates the model when a player touches the button script.Parent.Touched:Connect(function(hit) if hit.Parent:FindFirstChild("Humanoid") then regenerate() end end)
Change “MyModelName” to the name of the model you want to regenerate, and you’re done.
If you have a large map, try not to regenerate the whole thing at once, which will cause massive lag. Break your map up into a couple of sections, each of which regenerates on its own. Another thing to keep in mind is that a model is temporarily removed from the game when it is regenerating, which can cause players standing on the model to fall. Sometimes the model will then regenerate such that the player is then trapped inside of some bricks, which is bad.
If you have problems, look at Crossroads or Chaos Canyon for an example of a working regeneration script (the scripts in those maps look a little different - in particular the regen period is random - but work the same way).
Error messages: Attempt to set parent of Workspace to Workspace.Model results in circular reference: Do not group Workspace together when creating your Regen model. You can group everything else underneath Workspace.