Set Variable

Overview and Key Concepts

This activity sets the value of a Variable shared asset.

When this activity is first created, a red exclamation mark shows up to the right of the activity notifying you that a link to a Variable is required for this activity to function. This link may be a direct pointer which can be created by clicking on the exclamation mark and then clicking on a Variable object, or the reference may be dynamic by setting the value for the Variable Reference property.

Variables can be set to many different types of data using the Value property. This includes numbers, strings, node references, arrays, etc. The Rate property is specific to kinetic tracked variables and is ignored for all other variable types. If you want to set the rate of a kinetic tracked variable but not change its current value, you can remove the value by clicking the Delete button to the right of the Value property.


The Get Variable activity only allows one connector out. See Adding and Connecting Activities for more information.


The following image shows properties for the Get Variable activity:

Each of these properties will be explained in the following sections.


Used to change the name of the activity. See Name for more information about this property.


The Font button opens a window to edit the activity's background color and font properties. See Font for more information about this property.


The Statistics button opens the activity's statistics window. See Statistics for more information about this property.

Variable Reference

The Variable shared asset this activity is linked to.


The value to set the Variable shared asset to.


The rate to set the Variable shared asset's kinetic tracked variable to.