createMarkerLocal

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Description

Description:
Creates a local marker at the given position - the marker only exists on the machine that created it. The marker name has to be unique, if a marker with the given name exists, the command will be ignored. Use deleteMarkerLocal to delete a local marker.

If the position is given in 3D format, z coordinate is stored with the marker and will be used when marker is passed to commands like createVehicle, createUnit, createAgent, createMine, setVehiclePosition for example. However getMarkerPos and markerPos will always return 0 for z.
Local markers have their own set of local commands "xxMarkerxxLocal" to work with. If you use global marker commands on a local marker, the local marker will become global.
Multiplayer:
createMarkerLocal is local, so it should be used along with the other local commands. For global equivalent use createMarker.
Groups:
Markers

Syntax

Syntax:
createMarkerLocal [name, position, channel, creator]
Parameters:
name: String
position: Array or Object - format position: Position2D, PositionAGL or Object (object's model centre is used (see getPosWorld))
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channel: Number - (Optional)The marker side for multiplayer
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creator: Object - (Optional) The marker creator for multiplayer
Return Value:
String - the marker's name, or an empty string if the marker name is not unique

Examples

Example 1:
_marker = createMarkerLocal ["Marker1", position player];

Additional Information

See also:
allMapMarkers deleteMarkerLocal createMarker setMarkerBrushLocal setMarkerColorLocal setMarkerDirLocal setMarkerPosLocal setMarkerShapeLocal setMarkerSizeLocal setMarkerTextLocal setMarkerTypeLocal setMarkerAlphaLocal deleteMarkerLocal BIS_fnc_markerToString BIS_fnc_stringToMarkerLocal

Notes

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Hoz - c
Posted on Jan 06, 2007 - 17:21 (UTC)
To create a marker which is visible on the map you need to define at least the following three settings:
_markerstr = createMarkerLocal ["markername",[_Xpos,_Ypos]]; _markerstr setMarkerShapeLocal "ICON"; _markerstr setMarkerTypeLocal "DOT";