I would like to move/rotate the empty (circled in the upper right), and I want that to control and toggle the thrust/exhaust that comes out of these RCS thrusters on the jetpack. I am aiming for the translation of the empty to be set as a driver that moves the black location on the colorramp, which controls the transparency/gradient level of the thruster.
Example: When Empty = 0 on Local Z axis, then bottom thrusters are off. When the empty is moved to its maximum Z Axis value of 0.2, then the thruster will be all the way on. I want this concept to match across all thrusters, respective to the empty’s local location.
Yes, I know they are driveable, but I want to know if the driver value can be inverted. I have my colorramp shown above, but set as a normal driver, if the empty is moved up, then the thruster will throttle down, with zero being the full throttle value. I am aiming for the other way around, where at its default position, the empty at (0,0,0), will cause the thruster to be off (the black value in the color ramp will be at the desired .90 in the colorramp).
I hope that makes sense, it probably could have been phrased more simply.