createMarker

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Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.00
  Effects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network

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Introduced in

Game:
Armed Assault
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Creates a new marker at the given position. The marker name has to be unique. If position is given in 3D format, z coordinate is stored with the marker and will be used when marker is passed to commands like createVehicle, createUnit, createAgent, createMine, setVehiclePosition for example. However getMarkerPos and markerPos will always return 0 for z.

Syntax

Syntax:
createMarker [name, position]
Parameters:
[name, position]: Array
name: String
position: Array or Object - format position: Position2D, PositionAGL or Object
Return Value:
String

Examples

Example 1:
_marker1 = createMarker ["Marker1", position player];
Example 2:
_marker2 = createMarker ["Marker2", player];

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
createMarker is global, use createMarkerLocal if you want to create a marker locally
See also:
createMarkerLocalallMapMarkerssetMarkerBrushsetMarkerColorsetMarkerDirsetMarkerPossetMarkerShapesetMarkerSizesetMarkerTextsetMarkerTypesetMarkerAlpha

Notes

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Notes

To create a marker which is visible on the map you need to define at least the following three settings: _markerstr = createMarker ["markername",[_Xpos,_Ypos]]; _markerstr setMarkerShape "ICON"; _markerstr setMarkerType "hd_dot";

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Posted on September 19, 2015 - 21:02 (UTC)
Soldia (JP)
createMarker accepts an object as position parameter as well (A3 - 1.50.131969). You could try this with the following code (both SP/MP) _markerstr = createMarker ["markername", player]; _markerstr setMarkerShape "RECTANGLE"; _markerstr setMarkerSize [100,100];
Posted on May 28, 2018 - 11:57 (UTC)
x39
In Arma 3, one can create markers which are deletable by the user by prefixing the name with `_USER_DEFINED`. Example: createMarker "_USER_DEFINED somemarkername"