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This function will tell you what visible distance a blip has.


float getBlipVisibleDistance ( blip theBlip )

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Method: blip:getVisibleDistance(...)
Variable: .visibleDistance
Counterpart: setBlipVisibleDistance

Required Arguments

  • theBlip: The blip whose visible distance you wish to get.


Returns one float with the blips visible distance, false if the blip is invalid.


This example will demonstrate basic functionality of getBlipVisibleDistance

local blip = createBlip(0, 0, 0, 47, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1000)
outputDebugString("Blip visible distance: "..getBlipVisibleDistance(blip))

This example will combine the total visible distances of all blips

-- Retrieve a table containing all the blips that exist
local blips = getElementsByType("blip")
local distance = 0
-- Loop through the list, storing the blips visible distance with the rest.
for index, blip in ipairs(blips) do
	-- Retrieve the blip's visible distance
	distance = distance + getBlipVisibleDistance(blip) or 0 -- "or 0" just incase its false ;)
outputDebugString("Combined total of all blips visible distances: "..distance)

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