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Returns the object position height above sea level.


getPosASL object
object: Object
Return Value:
Array format PositionASL


Example 1:
_aslPos = getPosASL player;
Example 2:
hint format ["position above sea level: %1", (getPosASL player) select 2];

Additional Information

See also:
getPosASLVisual setPosASL setPosASL2 position getPos getPosATL getPosASLW visiblePosition visiblePositionASL getTerrainHeightASL setUnitFreefallHeight


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Dr Eyeball - c
Posted on Feb 23, 2007 - 07:38 (UTC)
getPosASL _obj select 2; might sometimes return the vertical position above sea level, but over land for stacked objects, it returns the vertical position above the object beneath it or at least affected by this offset. The same problem exists for getPos. There was a discussion (dead link) thread in the BIS forums which suggested the use of the command modelToWorld instead to get around this issue where an absolute vertical position is required. ArmA Ver 1.02.
SilentKiller - c
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 - 19:19 (UTC)
According to Code Optimisation, this command is among the fastest (2x) and should be used (or getPosATL or, best performance-wise, getPosWorld) instead of getPos/position.