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This function freezes an element (stops it in its position and disables movement) or unfreezes it.

[[|link=]] Warning: This function cancels any animation set by setPedAnimation if you freeze the ped.


bool setElementFrozen ( element theElement, bool freezeStatus )

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Method: element:setFrozen(...)
Variable: .frozen
Counterpart: isElementFrozen

Required Arguments

  • theElement: The element whose freeze status we want to change.
  • freezeStatus: A boolean denoting whether we want to freeze (true) or unfreeze (false) it.


Returns true if the element was frozen, false if it wasn't or if invalid arguments are passed.


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Serverside example

This example binds the "p" key to a function to freeze/unfreeze the player's current vehicle.

-- This function freezes the specified player's vehicle, if he's in one
function toggleFreezeStatus ( thePlayer )
	-- if he is in a vehicle,
	if getPedOccupiedVehicle ( thePlayer ) then
		-- get the vehicle element
		local playerVehicle = getPlayerOccupiedVehicle ( thePlayer )
		-- get the current freeze status
		local currentFreezeStatus = isElementFrozen ( playerVehicle )
		-- get the new freeze status (the opposite of the previous state)
		local newFreezeStatus = not currentFreezeStatus
		-- set the new freeze status
		setElementFrozen ( playerVehicle, newFreezeStatus )

-- now bind a key to this function for all players.
-- first get a list of all players
local connectedPlayers = getElementsByType ( "player" )
-- then, for each player,
for i, aPlayer in ipairs(connectedPlayers) do
	-- bind the player's "p" key to the toggleFreezeStatus function
	bindKey ( aPlayer, "p", "down", "Toggle freeze status", toggleFreezeStatus )


Issue ID Description
#9522 Freezing a ped or player whilst occupying a jetpack will remove their jetpack, but not the jetpack sound

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