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What is the best way to reference an existing Mesh from a function?

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Assuming all I can pass to a function is the major objects (scene, canvas, camera, etc) what is the best way to reference a specific Mesh?  

I am hopeful that I can create a function with a constructor like:

function moveMesh(meshName, scene){
     //select the namedMesh
     victimMesh.position = new BABYLON.Vector3(0,0,0);
}

I will actually create a key set to animate the Mesh move, but I am not skilled enough in JS to know how to select the child object I want.  I know I saw the method in one of the tutorials, but I have watched over 40 hours of tutorials on youtube and can't remember where I saw it.

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You are looking for this: https://doc.babylonjs.com/api/classes/babylon.scene#getmeshbyname
The API docs are a great source, but also hopefully you are using an IDE that has intellisense as well (like VS code).
 

function moveMesh(meshName, scene){
     let victimMesh = scene.getMeshByName(meshName);
     // this will throw an exception, if there isn't a mesh with that name
     victimMesh.position = new BABYLON.Vector3(0,0,0);
}

 

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