Test whether there is a free space before spawning entity
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This is my code for a building weapon. It spawns a models/hunter/blocks/cube075x075x075.mdl a bit above where you are looking. How do i get this to test if the WHOLE area it's going to spawn in is empty and only then spawn an entity. Right now you are able to spawn stuff inside walls and in blocks so i'd like to fix this thx.
SWEP.PrintName = "Builder"
SWEP.Author = "olismith1"
SWEP.Instructions = "Builds shit"
SWEP.Spawnable = true
SWEP.AdminOnly = true
SWEP.Primary.ClipSize = -1
SWEP.Primary.DefaultClip = -1
SWEP.Primary.Automatic = false
SWEP.Primary.Ammo = "none"
SWEP.Secondary.ClipSize = -1
SWEP.Secondary.DefaultClip = -1
SWEP.Secondary.Automatic = false
SWEP.Secondary.Ammo = "none"
SWEP.Weight = 5
SWEP.AutoSwitchTo = false
SWEP.AutoSwitchFrom = false
SWEP.Slot = 1
SWEP.SlotPos = 2
SWEP.DrawAmmo = false
SWEP.DrawCrosshair = true
SWEP.ViewModel = "models/weapons/v_pistol.mdl"
SWEP.WorldModel = "models/weapons/w_pistol.mdl"
local ShootSound = Sound( "Metal.SawbladeStick" )
self:EmitSound( ShootSound )
local ent = ents.Create( "wooden_block" )
if ( !IsValid( ent ) ) then return end
ent:SetPos(Vector(self.Owner:GetEyeTrace().HitPos.x, self.Owner:GetEyeTrace().HitPos.y, self.Owner:GetEyeTrace().HitPos.z + 37.5));
Sandbox Tools uses this functions to place something.
It uses trace. You can store it in the variable instead of calling 3 times.
local min = ent:OBBMins()
ent:SetPos( trace.HitPos - trace.HitNormal * min.z )
util.TraceHull might be what you're looking for
I've done something like this before, heres the code: hastebin
Place this somewhere in lua\autorun
Also why is the syntax highlighting so broken here
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