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This function sets the position of a bone to the specified coordinates. Currently the Player and Ped element types are accepted.

[[{{{image}}}|link=|]] Tip: If you want to attach an element to a bone, see attachElementToBone.
[[{{{image}}}|link=|]] Note: You need to use this function together with onClientPedsProcessed.


bool setElementBonePosition ( element theElement, int bone, float x, float y, float z )

Required Arguments

  • theElement: the element to set the bone position on.
  • bone: the ID of the bone to set the position of. See Bone IDs.
  • x: The X coordinate of the destination.
  • y: The Y coordinate of the destination.
  • z: The Z coordinate of the destination.


Returns true if the function was successful, false otherwise.


CJ with long neck
Example preview

This example shows a surprised CJ with a long neck

local bones = {
    [4] = Vector3(0, 0, 0.15),
    [5] = Vector3(0, 0, 0.15),
    [6] = Vector3(0, 0, 0.13),
    [7] = Vector3(0, 0, 0.13),
    [8] = Vector3(0, 0, 0.1),
function updatePed()
    for bone,v in pairs(bones) do
        local pos = localPlayer:getBonePosition(bone)+v
        setElementBonePosition(localPlayer, bone, pos)
addEventHandler("onClientPedsProcessed", root, updatePed)


Minimum server version n/a
Minimum client version 1.5.8-9.20704

Note: Using this feature requires the resource to have the above minimum version declared in the meta.xml <min_mta_version> section. e.g. <min_mta_version client="1.5.8-9.20704" />

See Also