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Introduced in Armed Assault version 1.09Arguments of this scripting command have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network

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Introduced in

Armed Assault


Sets orientation of an object. The command takes 2 vector arrays, one for vectorDir and one for vectorUp. Default object orientation will always have vectorDir pointing forward (North) along Y axis and vectorUp pointing up along Z axis - [[0,1,0],[0,0,1]], as shown on the diagram below. When attaching object to an object the axes are relative to the object that gets the attachment. If it is player object for example, then X goes from left to right, Y goes from back to front, and Z goes from down up. The setDir command is incompatible with setVectorDirAndUp and should not be used together on the same object. Using setVectorDirAndUp alone should be sufficient for any orientation. In Multiplayer, setVectorDirAndUp must be executed on the machine where the object it applied to is local.


vehicle setVectorDirAndUp [[x, y, z],[x, y, z]]
vehicle: Object
[[x, y, z],[x, y, z]]: Array
Return Value:
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Example 1:
To rotate BRICK on Z axis 90 degrees clockwise, change its vectorDir but leave vectorUp unchanged. BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[1,0,0],[0,0,1]];
Example 2:
To rotate BRICK on Y axis 90 degrees clockwise, change its vectorUp but leave vectorDir unchanged. BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[0,1,0],[1,0,0]];
Example 3:
To rotate BRICK on X axis 90 degrees (tilt forward), change both vectorDir and vectorUp accordingly. BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[0,0,-1],[0,1,0]];
Example 4:
More complex orientations //tilt forward 90 + rotate left 90 BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[1,0,0],[0,1,0]]; //tilt backward 45 degrees BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[0,0.5,0.5],[0,-0.5,0.5]]; //tilt forward 30 degrees BRICK setVectorDirAndUp [[0,0.66,-0.33],[0,0.33,0.66]];

Additional Information

See also:
vectorUp, setVectorUp, vectorDir, setVectorDir


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Posted on March 16, 2008 - 09:50
Command can be also used to rotate camera in all three axis (which also mean it's possible to set camera bank).
Posted on May 9, 2008 - 09:32
General Barron
The object's vectorDir can only control its pitch, while its vectorUp can only control its bank. To set an object's yaw (direction), use the setdir command, before using this command. You would think vectorUp would control pitch as well, but any pitch that would be set due to vectorUp is ignored. The same is true with vectorDir and yaw; any vectorDir that would adjust yaw is also ignored. If this doesn't make sense, try to visualize it with a box or soda can. This command does NOT work with values relative to a unit, but rather it works with world vectors (think world coordinates as opposed to model coordinates). As a result, this command can be difficult to use in many situations, because the input values needed to get a certain pitch / bank for an object vary, depending on what direction the object is facing (yaw). A function to set an object's pitch / bank can be found here
Posted on October 23rd, 2009 - 18:39
Note this odd command may now be better understood. There's a thread about it here: BI Studios Forum Thread

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