Capsule Shape Component

The Capsule Shape component creates a transparent capsule that’s oriented on the local Z axis. The dimensions of the capsule can be edited with the Height and Radius properties. The Capsule Shape component is not a mesh, but rather a helper geometry that can be used to define volumes for area lights, shape gradients, audio, vegetation, PhysX, and any application that can utilize the Shape EBus. For more information on using Shape components, see Shape components.


O3DE Core (LmbrCentral) Gem

Capsule Shape properties

Capsule Shape component properties

VisibleEnable to always display the shape in the viewport, even when the entity is not selected. Disable to hide the shape when the entity is not selected.BooleanEnabled
Game ViewEnable to display the shape while in game mode.BooleanDisabled
FilledEnable to display the shape as filled. Disable to display the shape as a wireframe.BooleanEnabled
Shape ColorThe color of the shape.Eight bits per channel color: 0-255255,255,199
HeightThe height of the shape in meters. The height value must be at least twice the value of Radius.0.0 to Infinity1.0
RadiusThe radius of the shape in meters. The radius value must be no more than half the value of Height.0.0 to Infinity0.25


Use the following request functions with the CapsuleShapeComponentRequestsBus EBus interface to communicate with Capsule Shape components in your game.

Request NameDescriptionParameterReturnScriptable
GetCapsuleConfigurationReturns the configuration of the capsule shape.NoneCapsuleShapeConfig object that contains the properties Height and Radius.Yes
SetHeightSets the Height of the capsule shape.Height: FloatNoneYes
SetRadiusSets the Radius of the capsule shape.Radius: FloatNoneYes

Refer to Shape component Ebus interface for a description of functions that are available to all Shape components.