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AttachElements seems to break the position of the component

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Hello forums!

to the current script: I created a boat (vehicle) and attached a pirateship to it. On the pirateship there are some doors attached.

I'm using following function to interact with the objects:

addEvent("onPlayerInteraction", true)
addEventHandler("onPlayerInteraction", server.root, function()
  local nearest = getNearest(source, "object", 5) -- is working
  if (nearest) then
    outputChatBox("object found", source)
    local id = getElementData(nearest, "action")
    if (id) then
      local action = server.actions[id]
      action(source, nearest)

      outputChatBox("object found with id", source)
      outputChatBox("object found with no id", source)
    outputChatBox("no object found", source)


If the ship is created (and not moved) everything works fine.

As soon as the ship is moved the function outputs "no object found".

Is this a known bug or am I'm missing something?

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The creation of the elements could be useful for finding a solution

  local ship = createObject(8493, x, y, z)
  server.ships[id].ship = ship


  local doorEntrance = createObject(3093, x, y, z)
  attachElements(doorEntrance, ship, -1.2, -30.3, -9.9, 0, 0, 270)


  local action = #server.actions + 1
  server.actions[action] = enterBoat
  setElementData(doorEntrance, "action", action)
  setElementData(doorEntrance, "parent", id)
function enterBoat(player, element)
  local id = getElementData(element, "parent")
  teleportPlayer(player, true, 3, -4, 1000.6, 90, id) -- simple set position with camera effects


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However it seems like that any element which is attached to another will lose it's element data on move. (maybe it's because the "element" data remains at the default location)

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Hmm that's wierd if it is true.

If your problem is only with the lost data.. then just get the data before the attaching and give it back to it after the attaching I guess?

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I think the door position doesn't follow the ship object. If getNearest() used to find nearest object, maybe try something like this

local attachedTo = getElementAttachedTo(doorObject)
local x, y, z = getElementPosition(doorObject)
if attachedTo then
  x, y, z = getElementPosition(attachedTo)
  -- and do some calculation about the offset position


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