public static function SamplePosition(sourcePosition:
Vector3,
out hit: NavMeshHit,
maxDistance: float,
areaMask: int):
bool;

public static bool SamplePosition(Vector3 sourcePosition,
out NavMeshHit hit,
float maxDistance,
int areaMask);

sourcePosition | The origin of the sample query. |

hit | Holds the properties of the resulting location. |

maxDistance | Sample within this distance from sourcePosition. |

areaMask | A mask specifying which NavMesh areas are allowed when finding the nearest point. |

**bool**
True if a nearest point is found.

Finds the closest point on NavMesh within specified range.

The function samples the NavMesh to find the closest point on the NavMesh.

The closest point is returned based on distance to the query point. The function does not check for obstruction in the world. For example, you the sourcePosition is on the ceiling, a point on the second floor will be returned (if there is NavMesh there), instead of floor position on the first floor.

The function can get quite expensive if the search radius is really big. A good starting point for the maxDistance is 2 times the agent height.

If you are trying to find a random point on the NavMesh, it is better to use recommended radius and do try multiple times instead of using one very large radius.

#pragma strict // RandomPointOnNavMesh.cs public class RandomPointOnNavMesh extends MonoBehaviour { public var range: float = 10.0f; function RandomPoint(center: Vector3, range: float, result: Vector3) { for (var i: int = 0; i < 30; i++) { var randomPoint: Vector3 = center + Random.insideUnitSphere * range; var hit: NavMeshHit; if (NavMesh.SamplePosition(randomPoint, hit, 1.0f, NavMesh.AllAreas)) { result = hit.position; return true; } } result = Vector3.zero; return false; } function Update() { var point: Vector3; if (RandomPoint(transform.position, range, point)) { Debug.DrawRay(point, Vector3.up, Color.blue, 1.0f); } } }

// RandomPointOnNavMesh.cs using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class RandomPointOnNavMesh : MonoBehaviour { public float range = 10.0f; bool RandomPoint(Vector3 center, float range, out Vector3 result) { for (int i = 0; i < 30; i++) { Vector3 randomPoint = center + Random.insideUnitSphere * range; NavMeshHit hit; if (NavMesh.SamplePosition(randomPoint, out hit, 1.0f, NavMesh.AllAreas)) { result = hit.position; return true; } } result = Vector3.zero; return false; } void Update() { Vector3 point; if (RandomPoint(transform.position, range, out point)) { Debug.DrawRay(point, Vector3.up, Color.blue, 1.0f); } } }