ropeCreate

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Introduced with Take On Helicopters version 1.00
Introduced with Arma 3 version 1.34
  

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Introduced in

Game:
Take On Helicopters
Version:
1.00

Description

Description:
Create a rope (PhysX rope in Arma 3).

Syntax

Syntax:
ropeCreate [fromObject, fromPoint, toObject, toPoint, segments, length]
Parameters:
[fromObject, fromPoint, toObject, toPoint, segments, length]: Array
fromObject: Object - object where rope starts and which fly behavior will be affected
fromPoint: Array or String - specifies where on the object the rope should start, either a string (name of memory point) or an array of three numbers (vector in model coordinates).
toObject: Object - object which is automatically attached to other side of rope (can be objNull, rope will stay with free end)
toPoint: Array or String - specifies where on the object the rope should finish, either a string (name of memory point) or an array of three numbers (vector in model coordinates)
segments: Number - define number of segments to be created (not used in A3)
length (Optional): Number - optional, rope length in meters
Return Value:
Object

Alternative Syntax

Syntax:
ropeCreate [fromObject, fromPoint, length, segments, unroll]
Parameters:
[fromObject, fromPoint, lenght, segments, unroll]: Array
fromObject: Object - object where rope starts and which fly behavior will be affected
fromPoint: Array or String - specifies where on the object the rope should start, either a string (name of memory point) or an array of three numbers (vector in model coordinates)
length (Optional): Number - rope length
segments (Optional): Number - define number of rope segments (not used in A3)
unroll (Optional): Boolean - true if rope starts at one place and falls down unrolling itself, false to create it already in full length (default: false) (not used in A3)
Return Value:
Object

Examples

Example 1:
myRope = ropeCreate [vehicle player, "slingload0", myCargo, [0, 0, 0], 10]; //A3 example
Example 2:
myRope = ropeCreate [vehicle player, "fastrope0", 10, 10, true]; //TakeOn example
Example 3:
myRope = ropeCreate [veh1, [0,0,-2], veh2, [0,0,0], 10] //A3 1.34

Additional Information

Multiplayer:
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See also:
ropeDestroyropeDetachropeSetCargoMassropescanSlingLoadenableRopeAttachgetSlingLoadropeAttachedObjectsropeAttachToropeLengthropeUnwoundropeAttachedToropeAttachEnabledropeCutropeEndPositionropeUnwind

Notes

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Notes

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Posted on November 8, 2014 - 14:57 (UTC)
Tajin
Doesn't work well for towing vehicles on the ground.
Their wheels don't turn freely and have a LOT of friction. You'll most likely end up flipping the vehicle over if you try to tow it.

Also note that ropes can be destroyed/cut by shooting at them.
Posted on January 4, 2015 - 03:24 (UTC)
Feint
Pay special attention to what is your fromObject and what is your toObject as this will have an impact on the physics of the rope.

For example: If you want to tow an Assault CRRC from a heavier Speedboat Minigun, attach two boats together with a rope. If you drive the Speedboat Minigun and set the CRRC as the fromObject, the rope will have almost no elasticity and the CRRC will yank around as you tow it. However, if you set the CRRC as the toObject, the rope will have more elasticity and will be a little friendlier for the CRRC when you are towing it.
Posted on July 9, 2015
Druid
Parameters segments and unroll are not supported in Arma 3. Segments are set automatically according the length of a rope.