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This function sets the velocity (movement speeds) along each axis, for an element.

This is not compatible with all elements. Only the following elements are compatible:


bool setElementVelocity ( element theElement, float speedX, float speedY, float speedZ )

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Method: element:setVelocity(...)
Variable: .velocity
Counterpart: getElementVelocity

Required Arguments

  • theElement: The element you wish to set the velocity of.
  • speedX: A floating point value determining the speed along the X axis.
  • speedY: A floating point value determining the speed along the Y axis.
  • speedZ: A floating point value determining the speed along the Z axis.


Returns true if the speed was set successfully, false if a bad element was specified or other bad arguments.


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This example adds a function which copies the speed of a random player to another random player. If there are less than 2 players it returns false.

function equalTwoRandomPlayersVelocity()
    if getPlayerCount() < 2 then -- If there's only one player (or no players) this doesn't make sense
        return false
    local randomPlayer1, randomPlayer2 = getRandomPlayer(), getRandomPlayer() -- Get two random players
    while randomPlayer1 == randomPlayer2 do -- Make sure the two players are different
        randomPlayer2 = getRandomPlayer()
    local speedx, speedy, speedz = getElementVelocity (randomPlayer1) -- Get the velocity of the first random player
    setElementVelocity(randomPlayer2, speedx, speedy, speedz) -- Copy that velocity to the second random player
    outputChatBox("Now " .. getPlayerName(randomPlayer2) .. " runs as fast as " .. getPlayerName(randomPlayer1) .. "!", root, 255, 128, 0)
    return true
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This example lets players jump their vehicle into the air (if they are the driver).

function initBind()
	bindKey("lshift", "down", jumpKey)
addEventHandler("onClientResourceStart", resourceRoot, initBind)

function jumpKey()
	if not isPedInVehicle(localPlayer) then return end

	local vehicle = getPedOccupiedVehicle(localPlayer)
	if vehicle and getVehicleController(vehicle) == localPlayer then
		local vehType = getVehicleType(vehicle)
		if vehType == "Plane" or vehType == "Helicopter" then return end
		local sx, sy, sz = getElementVelocity(vehicle)
		setElementVelocity(vehicle, sx, sy, sz + 0.33) -- The jump effect is achieved by raising the Z axis (height) coordinate

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