EngineReplaceModel

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Note: Please note the loading order that is used in the examples as other orders can cause collisions, textures or the DFF not to load due to technical limitations

This function replaces the given model ID with the model contained in a DFF file loaded by engineLoadDFF. This function supports vehicles, objects, peds and players.

To replace weapon models you must use their object IDs, not weapon IDs. There is a weapon model list available at weapons.

[[{{{image}}}|link=]] Note:
  • Default GTA map objects behave inconsistently when using this function on them. If you want to replace models in the original GTA map, use one of the methods shown here.

Syntax

bool engineReplaceModel ( dff theModel, int modelID [, bool alphaTransparency = false ] )

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Method: dff:replace(...)

Required Arguments

  • theModel: The model to replace the given model ID with
  • modelID: The model it to replace the model of

Optional Arguments

  • alphaTransparency: Set to true if model uses semi-transparent textures, e.g. windows. This will ensure other objects behind the semi-transparent textures are rendered correctly. (Can slightly impact performance, so only set when required)

Returns

Returns true if the model was successfully replaced, false if it failed for some reason, ie. the DFF or the model ID is not valid.

Example

Example 1:

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Client

Client-side example for replacing vehicle model and texture with custom ones.

function ReplaceVehicle ( )
outputChatBox ( "> replacing the euros vehicle" )

txd = engineLoadTXD ( "data/euros.txd" )
engineImportTXD ( txd, 587 )
dff = engineLoadDFF ( "data/euros.dff" )
engineReplaceModel ( dff, 587 )
end

addEvent ( "replaceVeh", true )
addEventHandler ( "replaceVeh", root, ReplaceVehicle )
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Server

Server-side example function for triggering the replace.

function ReplaceCommand ( )
triggerClientEvent( "replaceVeh", root, replaceVeh )
end
addCommandHandler( "replace", ReplaceCommand )

Example 2:

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Client

Client-side example for replacing weapons with custom mods.

function replaceWeapon() 
txd = engineLoadTXD ( "m4.txd" )
engineImportTXD ( txd, 356)
dff = engineLoadDFF ( "m4.dff", 356) -- use weapon model ID, not weapon ID (model ID from https://wiki.multitheftauto.com/wiki/Weapons)
engineReplaceModel ( dff, 356) -- Likewise, model ID, for M4 as example it's 356

end
addEventHandler ( "onClientResourceStart", getResourceRootElement(getThisResource()), replaceWeapon)

Example 3:

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Client

Client-Side example for replacing object collision, texture and model with custom ones.

function ReplaceObject ( )

col = engineLoadCOL( "MyModel.col" )
txd = engineLoadTXD( "MyModel.txd" )
dff = engineLoadDFF( "MyModel.dff", 0 )

engineReplaceCOL( col, 1234 )
engineImportTXD( txd, 1234 )
engineReplaceModel( dff, 1234 )-- replace the model at least

end

addEvent ( "replaceObj", true )
addEventHandler ( "replaceObj", root, ReplaceObject )
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Server

Server-side example function for triggering the replace.

function ReplaceCommand ( )
triggerClientEvent( "replaceObj", root, replaceObj )
end
addCommandHandler( "replace", ReplaceCommand )

See Also