GetEffectVector(effect, int)

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Retrieves an object parameter of an effect.

vector GetEffectVector(
    effect eEffect,
    int nIndex


The effect to check a parameter of
The index of the parameter. Valid values 0 through 1.


Get the float parameter of eEffect at nIndex.

nIndex bounds: 0 >= nIndex < 2.

Returns: the value or {0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f} on error/when not set.


This digs into an effect to get some values that are currently set on it. For instance EffectVisualEffect you can check what the translation or rotation of the effect is. These vectors may dynamically change during runtime.

See the other types of effect values with GetEffectInteger, GetEffectFloat, GetEffectString and GetEffectObject.

The experimentation of this function has been documented on the lexicon; you can find GetEffectVector information on the Effect Constructor Functions.

The functions this applies to are:

Some effects that set a "location" such as EffectDisappearAppear look at GetEffectFloat instead.


This function was added in 1.83.8193.21 of NWN:EE.


// OnUsed event to tell the person their EffectVisualEffect translation information.
void main()
    object oUser = GetLastUsedBy();
    effect eEffect = GetFirstEffect(oUser);
        if(GetEffectType(eEffect) == EFFECT_TYPE_VISUALEFFECT)
            vector vTranslate = GetEffectVector(eEffect, 0);
            SendMessageToPC(oUser, "Visual effect found. Translation vector, x: [" + FloatToString(vTranslate.x) + "] y: [" + FloatToString(vTranslate.y) + "] z: [" + FloatToString(vTranslate.z) + "]");
        eEffect = GetNextEffect(oUser);

See Also


Effect Constructor Fucntions

GetEffectInteger, GetEffectFloat, GetEffectString, GetEffectVector


Various constants, see Effect Constructors.