native trace_forward(const Float:start, const Float:angle, Float:give, ignoreEnt, &Float:hitX, &Float:hitY, &Float:shortestDistance, &Float:shortestDistLow, &Float:shortestDistHigh);
Trace line direction
Units that a trace line can be longer than the shortest trace line to still be considered hitting the same obstacle
Entity index that traces will ignore, -1 if traces should not ignore any entities
Variable to store X axis value of shortest trace line endpoint in
Variable to store Y axis value of shortest trace line endpoint in
Variable to store length of shortest trace line in
Variable to store Z axis offset of shortest trace line in
Variable to store Z axis offset of highest trace line that satisfies "give" condition in
- Attempts to describe an obstacle by firing trace lines in a specified direction, offset on the z-axis around an origin.
The functionality of this native can mostly be replaced by a single hull trace. This native does not write to the global engine module trace handle.
This native is intended to examine an obstacle in front of a standing player. Start should usually be the origin of a client while angle should be its forward angle vector. 73 traces are fired, each offset by one unit on the z-axis from the last, starting at -36 and moving up to +36. This is because a standing player model is 72 units high, so 73 units of clearance are required to fit them. The values stored in the various parameters then attempt to describe the obstacle.
To fully understand the nuances of the algorithm it is necessary to view its source code located in engine.cpp of the engine module.
- This function has no return value.