Indicates the minimum value that an axis input event will provide. This property and the object.maxValue property are needed to make sense of the raw data received by an axis because it will indicate how far that axis has been moved relative to its range.
A joystick typically has a maximum and minimum value range of
A touchscreen's maximum value will usually be the length of the screen in pixels, with a minimum value of
A touchpad's maximum value is typically a large value using an unknown unit of measure, meaning that you have to evaluate the relative position of the received axis data based on the minimum and maximum value properties.
-- Fetch all input devices currently connected to the system local inputDevices = system.getInputDevices() -- Traverse all input devices for deviceIndex = 1,#inputDevices do -- Fetch the input device's axes local inputAxes = inputDevices[deviceIndex]:getAxes() -- Print all axis minimum property values to the log for axisIndex = 1,#inputAxes do local inputAxis = inputAxes[axisIndex] print( inputAxis.descriptor .. ": Min value = " .. tostring(inputAxis.minValue) ) end end