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Model

Deprecated

Model

Deprecated

Models are container objects, meaning they hold objects and group objects together. They are best used to hold collections of BaseParts and have a number of functions that extend their functionality.

At their most basic level, Models allow developers to group selections of BaseParts together. This is particularly useful when building environments in Roblox Studio as it means the grouped parts can be moved and rotated together. When not storing collections of BaseParts it is recommended that developers use the Folder object, as they will not benefit from the additional functionality Models provide.

To access some of the extended functionality Models provide, the Model/PrimaryPart property needs to be set. This property points to the BasePart within the Model that is to be used when moving or otherwise manipulating the model.

Models have a wide range of applications, including being used for Roblox Player Characters. They also have a number of unique behaviors that are important to keep in mind when using them:

  • When a Humanoid and a Part named “Head” are parented under a model, a name-tag GUI will appear with the name of the model.

  • If a Part's position on the Y axis hits the Workspace/FallenPartsDestroyHeight value, and it was the last object inside of a Model, the Model will be destroyed as well.

Properties

BasePart

PrimaryPart

Points to the Model's primary part. The part is the BasePart that is used as a basis when positioning the model using the Model/MoveTo and Model/SetPrimaryPartCFrame functions.

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int

DataCost

[ReadOnly] [NotReplicated]
The cost of saving the instance using data persistence.
Instance

Parent

Determines the hierarchical parent of the `Instance`.
bool

RobloxLocked

If true, the `Instance` and its descendants cannot be indexed or edited by a `Script` or `LocalScript` and will throw an error if it is attempted.
string

ClassName

[ReadOnly] [NotReplicated]
A read-only string representing the class this `Instance` belongs to.
string

Name

A non-unique identifier of the `Instance`.
bool

Archivable

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

Functions

void

BreakJoints ( )

Breaks connections between BaseParts, including surface connections with any adjacent parts, WeldConstraints and all Welds and other JointInstances.

Vector3

GetExtentsSize ( )

Returns the size of the smallest bounding box that contains all of the BaseParts in the Model, aligned with the Model/PrimaryPart if it is set.

CFrame

GetPrimaryPartCFrame ( )

Returns the CFrame of the Model's Model/PrimaryPart. This function will throw an error if no primary part exists for the Model.

void

MakeJoints ( )

Goes through all BaseParts in the Model. If any part’s side has a SurfaceType that can make a joint it will create a joint with any adjacent parts.

void

MoveTo ( Vector3 position )

Moves the Model/PrimaryPart to the given position. If a primary part has not been specified then the root part of the model will be used.

void

SetPrimaryPartCFrame ( CFrame cframe )

Sets the BasePart/CFrame of the Model's Model/PrimaryPart. All other parts in the model will also be moved and will maintain their orientation and offset respective to the Model/PrimaryPart. This function will throw an error if no Model/PrimaryPart exists for the model.

void

TranslateBy ( Vector3 delta )

Shifts a Model by the given Vector3 offset, preserving the Model's orientation. If another BasePart or Terrain already exists at the new position then the Model will overlap said object.

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Array

GetDescendants ( )

[CustomLuaState]
Returns an array containing all of the `Instance`'s descendants.
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.
Instance

FindFirstChildWhichIsA ( string className , bool recursive )

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

FindFirstChildOfClass ( string className )

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

FindFirstChild ( string name , bool recursive )

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

FindFirstAncestorWhichIsA ( string className )

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

FindFirstAncestorOfClass ( string className )

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

FindFirstAncestor ( string name )

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

IsA ( string className )

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

GetPropertyChangedSignal ( string property )

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

GetFullName ( )

Returns a string showing the `Instance`'s ancestry.
string

GetDebugId ( int scopeLength )

[NotBrowsable]
Returns a coded string of the `Instance`s DebugId used internally by Roblox.
Objects

GetChildren ( )

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

Destroy ( )

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

Clone ( )

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

ClearAllChildren ( )

This function destroys all of an `Instance`'s children.

Events

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RBXScriptSignal

AncestryChanged ( Instance child , Instance parent )

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

Changed ( string property )

Fired immediately after a property of an object changes.