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This function will set the visible distance of a blip.


bool setBlipVisibleDistance ( blip theBlip, float theDistance )

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Method: blip:setVisibleDistance(...)
Variable: .visibleDistance
Counterpart: getBlipVisibleDistance

Required Arguments

  • theBlip: The blip whose visible distance you wish to get.
  • theDistance: The distance you want the blip to be visible for. Value gets clamped between 0 and 65535.


Returns true if successful, false otherwise.


This example will demonstrate basic functionality of setBlipVisibleDistance

local blip = createBlip(0, 0, 0, 47, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1000)
outputDebugString("Blip visible distance: "..getBlipVisibleDistance(blip)) --1000
setBlipVisibleDistance(blip, 2000)
outputDebugString("Blip visible distance: "..getBlipVisibleDistance(blip)) --2000

This example will set the visible distance of all blips to half the original value.

-- Retrieve a table containing all the blips that exist
local blips = getElementsByType("blip")
-- 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 and divide by 2
	setBlipVisibleDistance(blip, getBlipVisibleDistance(blip) / 2)

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