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RayValue

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RayValue

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A RayValue is an object whose purpose is to store a single Ray. Similar to CFrameValue, a RayValue’s stored ray cannot be viewed or edited within the Properties window within studio. Instead, use the Command bar to get and set the value of these objects. For example, you can use a line like the one below to create a new RayValue named “Value” within the Workspace. It creates a ray at (0, 50, 0) and it faces in the positive-X direction.

Instance.new("RayValue").Value = Ray.new(Vector3.new(0, 50, 0), Vector3.new(10, 0, 0))

Since there is no trivial way to edit rays within Studio, sometimes it is better to use a CFrameValue instead (which can be changed through a part or the camera). You can reconstruct a ray from a CFrame using Ray.new(cf.p, cf.lookVector * dist), where cf is a given CFrame and dist is the length of the Ray you want to construct.

Like all “-Value” objects, this single value is stored in the Value property. The Changed event for this (and other objects like it) will fire with the new value being stored in the object, instead of a string representing the property being changed.

Properties

Ray

Value

The stored Ray.

Inherited from Instance: Show Hide

bool

Archivable

Determines if an Instance can be cloned using /Instance/Clone or saved to file.

string

ClassName

[ReadOnly] [NotReplicated]

A read-only string representing the class this Instance belongs to

int

DataCost

[ReadOnly] [NotReplicated] [Deprecated]

The cost of saving the instance using data persistence.

string

Name

A non-unique identifier of the Instance

Instance

Parent

Determines the hierarchical parent of the Instance

bool

RobloxLocked

[Deprecated]

A deprecated property that used to protect CoreGui objects

bool

archivable

[Hidden] [NotReplicated] [Deprecated]
string

className

[ReadOnly] [NotReplicated] [Deprecated]

Functions

Inherited from Instance: Show Hide

void

ClearAllChildren ( )

This function destroys all of an Instance's children.

Instance

Clone ( )

Create a deep copy of a Roblox instance and descendants where Archivable = true.

void

Destroy ( )

Sets the Instance/Parent property to nil, locks the Instance/Parent property, disconnects all connections and calls Destroy on all children.

Instance

FindFirstAncestor ( string name )

Returns the first ancestor of the Instance whose Instance/Name is equal to the given name.

Instance

FindFirstAncestorOfClass ( string className )

Returns the first ancestor of the Instance whose Instance/ClassName is equal to the given className.

Instance

FindFirstAncestorWhichIsA ( string className )

Returns the first ancestor of the Instance for whom Instance/IsA returns true for the given className.

Instance

FindFirstChild ( string name , bool recursive )

Returns the first child of the Instance found with the given name.

Instance

FindFirstChildOfClass ( string className )

Returns the first child of the Instance whose Instance/ClassName|ClassName is equal to the given className.

Instance

FindFirstChildWhichIsA ( string className , bool recursive )

Returns the first child of the Instance for whom Instance/IsA returns true for the given className.

Variant

GetAttribute ( string attribute )

Returns the attribute which has been assigned to the given name

RBXScriptSignal

GetAttributeChangedSignal ( string attribute )

Returns an event that fires when the given attribute changes

Dictionary

GetAttributes ( )

Attributes are not currently enabled, so this API member may have no effect, emit a warning or raise an error. Do not use it in new work.

Returns a dictionary of string → variant pairs for each of the Instance|Instance’s attributes

Objects

GetChildren ( )

Returns an array containing all of the Instance's children.

string

GetDebugId ( int scopeLength )

[NotBrowsable]

Returns a coded string of the Instances DebugId used internally by Roblox.

Array

GetDescendants ( )

[CustomLuaState]

Returns an array containing all of the descendants of the instance

string

GetFullName ( )

Returns a string describing the Instance's ancestry.

RBXScriptSignal

GetPropertyChangedSignal ( string property )

Get an event that fires when a given property of an object changes.

bool

IsA ( string className )

[CustomLuaState]

Returns true if an Instance's class matches or inherits from a given class

bool

IsAncestorOf ( Instance descendant )

Returns true if an Instance is an ancestor of the given descendant.

bool

IsDescendantOf ( Instance ancestor )

Returns true if an Instance is a descendant of the given ancestor.

void

Remove ( )

[Deprecated]

Sets the object’s Parent to nil, and does the same for all its descendants.

void

SetAttribute ( string attribute , Variant value )

Sets the attribute with the given name to the given value

Instance

WaitForChild ( string childName , double timeOut )

[CustomLuaState] [CanYield]

Returns the child of the Instance with the given name. If the child does not exist, it will yield the current thread until it does.

Objects

children ( )

[Deprecated]

Returns an array of the object’s children.

Instance

clone ( )

[Deprecated]
void

destroy ( )

[Deprecated]
Instance

findFirstChild ( string name , bool recursive )

[Deprecated]
Objects

getChildren ( )

[Deprecated]
bool

isA ( string className )

[Deprecated] [CustomLuaState]
bool

isDescendantOf ( Instance ancestor )

[Deprecated]
void

remove ( )

[Deprecated]

Events

RBXScriptSignal

Changed ( Ray value )

Fired when RayValue/Value is changed

RBXScriptSignal

changed ( Ray value )

[Deprecated]

Inherited from Instance: Show Hide

RBXScriptSignal

AncestryChanged ( Instance child , Instance parent )

Fires when the Instance/Parent property of the object or one of its ancestors is changed.

RBXScriptSignal

AttributeChanged ( string attribute )

Fires whenever an attribute is changed on the Instance

RBXScriptSignal

Changed ( string property )

[DetectingPropertyChanges]

Fired immediately after a property of an object changes.

RBXScriptSignal

ChildAdded ( Instance child )

Fires when an object is parented to this Instance.

RBXScriptSignal

ChildRemoved ( Instance child )

Fires when a child is removed from this Instance.

RBXScriptSignal

DescendantAdded ( Instance descendant )

Fires when a descendant is added to the Instance

RBXScriptSignal

DescendantRemoving ( Instance descendant )

Fires immediately before a descendant of the Instance is removed.

RBXScriptSignal

childAdded ( Instance child )

[Deprecated]

Code Samples


Rays, RayValue and Raycasting

This code sample demonstrates constructing a Ray, storing the Ray within a RayValue and Raycasting to find other parts between two parts named “PartA” and “PartB”.