EngineLoadIFP

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This function loads an animation library (IFP) file into GTA with a custom block name. All three IFP formats are supported ANPK, ANP2, and ANP3. Unfortunately, GTA 3 animations are not supported, however, you can load GTA:VC IFP files using this function. You don't have to replace any animation to play a custom one, to play a custom animation, load the IFP file using this function, then use setPedAnimation.

If you wish to replace a GTA internal animation with a custom one, you can use engineReplaceAnimation. To unload the IFP file, use destroyElement, restarting or stopping the resource can also unload the IFP file automatically.

Syntax

ifp engineLoadIFP ( string IfpFilePath, string CustomBlockName )

Required Arguments

  • IfpFilePath: the file path to the IFP file you want to load.
  • CustomBlockName: the new block name for the IFP file. You cannot use the GTA default internal block names.

Returns

Returns an IFP element if the IFP file loaded, false otherwise.

Example

Example 1: This example loads a custom IFP file (parkour.ifp), adds a command "animation" that takes 1 parameter as animation name for playing animations within that IFP.

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animation.lua
--[[
credits to Paul_Cortez for the IFP file.
parkour.ifp has following animations:

BckHndSpingBTuck
BckHndSping
CartWheel
FrntHndSpring
HandPlant
]]

-- you can choose any name you want, do not choose a default GTA:SA block name
local customBlockName = "myNewBlock"

-- load the IFP file
local IFP = engineLoadIFP("parkour.ifp", "myNewBlock")

-- let us know if IFP failed to load
if not IFP then
    outputChatBox("Failed to load 'parkour.ifp'")
end

-- execute the command using /animation <NameOfCustomAnimation>
-- for example, /animation CartWheel
function setanimation ( commandName, animationName )
    -- check if IFP file has loaded
    if IFP then
        -- now play our custom animation
        setPedAnimation(localPlayer, customBlockName, animationName)
    end
end
addCommandHandler ( "animation", setanimation )
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meta.xml
<meta>
    <info author="Saml1er" version="1.0.0" description="Just a simple test resource for custom ped IFP animations" />
    <file src="parkour.ifp" />
    <script src="client.lua" type="client" />
</meta>

See Also

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