Vector4DistanceSquared Method

RAGE Plugin Hook Documentation

[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]

Calculates the squared distance between two vectors.

Namespace:  Rage
Assembly:  RagePluginHook (in RagePluginHook.dll) Version: (0.56.1131.11510)

public static float DistanceSquared(
	Vector4 value1,
	Vector4 value2


Type: RageVector4
The first vector.
Type: RageVector4
The second vector.

Return Value

Type: Single
The squared distance between the two vectors.

Distance squared is the value before taking the square root. Distance squared can often be used in place of distance if relative comparisons are being made. For example, consider three points A, B, and C. To determine whether B or C is further from A, compare the distance between A and B to the distance between A and C. Calculating the two distances involves two square roots, which are computationally expensive. However, using distance squared provides the same information and avoids calculating two square roots.
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