Scaling custom resources with script resources?

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I’m trying to use resources in order to be able to use template scenes that can be turned into various instances with the simple drop of a custom resource.

Where I’m not too sure what to do is when I want to have certain entities have, for example different Effects.For context, I have an Effect class, that gets inherited by various variants of it.

Ideally, I’d like to have to ability to define that effect as an exported variable, but when I do that, it seems I’m dropping the actual script resource (I’m using C#), which returns a runtime error that CSharpSript cannot be cast into my type Effect (which makes sense).

Ultimately, the goal here would be to be able to get that script resource into a runtime instance, but I’m not sure how to go about that, or if I’m over complicated this way too much.


Okay I think I’ve resolved this. In case this is useful to someone in the future what I did is in my resource, I’m Exporting a CSharpScript. When needed I can call new on that.

public partial class MyResource : Resource
    [Export] public string Id { get; set; }
    [Export] public string Name { get; set; }
    [Export] public string Description { get; set; }
    [Export] public CSharpScript EffectScript { get; set; }


public void PlayEffect()
        Effect effect = (Effect) EntityResource.EffectScript.New();
        // At this point you have an instance of Effect and can call methods on it.

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