BIS_fnc_relPos

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Introduced with Arma 2 version 1.00
  

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Introduced in

Game:
Arma 2
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Returns a position that is a specified distance and compass direction from the passed position or object.
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In Arma 3 use getPos instead.

Syntax

Syntax:
[start, distance, direction] call BIS_fnc_relPos
Parameters:
start: Object or Position - Object or position which should be used as initial point.
distance: Number - Distance from initial point.
direction: Number - Direction from the intial position.
Return Value:
Position

Examples

Example 1:
[ [0,0,0], 1000, 50 ] call BIS_fnc_relPos;//[766.044,642.788,0]

Additional Information

Execution:
call
Multiplayer:
-
See also:
getPos

Notes

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Notes

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Posted on January 7, 2016 - 19:26 (UTC)
Lawman Actual
The function appears to work in two dimensions, and as such can be used to find the position of a target relative to the player if bearing and distance are known. However, if there is a significant change in elevation between yourself and the target, the distance registered on a ragefinder (which is measuring a 3 dimensional straight line) will always be larger than the two-dimensional value required for BIS_fnc_relPos and as such air-strikes and ordnance called in using such a function can miss by several hundred metres in extreme cases. Currently searching for a method which incorporates the azimuth of the rangefinder in calculation.