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Introduced with Arma 2 version1.00
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the network

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Introduced in

Arma 2


Attaches an object to another object. The offset is applied to the object center unless a memory point is provided, in which case the offset will be applied to the memory point position. If no offset is specified, the offset used will be the current relative positioning of objects against each other.


object1 attachTo [object2, offset, memPoint]
object1: Object - object to attach
[object2, offset, memPoint]: Array
object2: Object - object to attach to
offset: (optional): Array - format PositionRelative
memPoint: (optional): String - see ArmA: Selection Translations for czech selections names
Return Value:


Example 1:
player attachTo [car, [0, 0, 1] ];
Example 2:
player attachTo [tank, [0, -1, 0], "Usti hlavne"];
Example 3:
Automatic offset: ammoCrate attachTo [player];
Example 4:

To set orientation of attached object use setVectorDirAndUp command:

_expl1 = "DemoCharge_Remote_Ammo" createVehicle position player; _expl1 attachTo [player, [-0.1, 0.1, 0.15], "Pelvis"]; _expl1 setVectorDirAndUp [ [0.5, 0.5, 0], [-0.5, 0.5, 0] ]; _expl2 = "DemoCharge_Remote_Ammo" createVehicle position player; _expl2 attachTo [player, [0, 0.15, 0.15], "Pelvis"]; _expl2 setVectorDirAndUp [ [1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0] ]; _expl3 = "DemoCharge_Remote_Ammo" createVehicle position player; _expl3 attachTo [player, [0.1, 0.1, 0.15], "Pelvis"]; _expl3 setVectorDirAndUp [ [0.5, -0.5, 0], [0.5, 0.5, 0] ];


Additional Information

Only has to be executed on one client.
See also:


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Posted on June 6, 2009 - 13:47
You can use setDir to change the direction of the attached object. The direction is relative to the object you attach it to, so setDir 180 won't point to the south but to the rear of the object you attach it to. Use setPos to synchronize the direction of the object in a network game. Example code: _obj setDir 180; _obj setPos getPos _obj;
Posted on September 17, 2011 - 19:20
Some objects you cannot attach anything to. To be more precise, you can attach objects to them, but the behaviour is unexpected. For instance: SuitcaseObject attachTo [FoldingTableObject, [0,0,0]]; You would expect the suitcase to jump to the pivot point of the table, and stick to it. Instead, the suitcase will freeze in it's original position. Even if the table is moved, the suitcase will be unaffected: it will not follow the table, it will not even respond to actions it reacted to prior to being attached: pushing, being shot at, etc.. It's just an object frozen in space. In MP it's even weirder, the suitcase would turn invisible. Dodgy objects when it comes to attaching things to them: most in Objects(small), Objects(signs), all of Objects(helpers) categories, etc..
Posted on March 28, 2014 - 16:22
If you attach an explosive charge to an object (e.g. ammobox), the charge will not detonate when you simply set the damage to 1. You must detach it before. private ["_target"]; _target = <<your_ammobox>>; // create and attach charge private ["_charge"]; _charge = "DemoCharge_Remote_Ammo_Scripted" createVehicle position player; _charge attachTo [_target, [0,0,0.2]]; _charge setVectorDirAndUp [[0.5,0.5,0],[-0.5,0.5,0]]; // now detonate charge detach _charge; //Important! _charge setDamage 1;
Posted on 1 Jun, 2014 - 2300
(ArmA3 ver 1.20) attachTo overwrites setVectorDirAndUp if attached obj was changed to attach another one. _obj attachTo [_logic,[0,0,0]]; _obj setVectorDirAndUp [[0,1,0],[0,0,-1]]; _obj attachTo [_logic,[0,0,2]]; //vector no changes _obj attachTo [_anotherOne,[0,0,0]]; //vector changes to default
Posted on September 25, 2014 - 10:00
Attaching an object does not update the accessibility of a place for the AI. The command shouldn't be used for positioning large static objects - the AI will simply walk thru such objects.

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Posted on September 1, 2016 - 17:54 (UTC)
Using attachTo with an objects that have ragdoll physics (such as ammo boxes, containers, etc.) may cause unexpected behaviour. When you do so, if the attached object intersect origin object, origin object may gain some enormous collision properties even if the collision model for the attached object is not present localy to origin object, until detached. Vehicles may start flipping with no mass calculation (ie tank might fly), player object might gain inifinite Z-vector velocity on any interaction with terrain relief and other objects.
Posted on August 13, 2019 - 12:55 (UTC)
When attaching an unit which is playing an animation to a static object, the animation becomes laggy. Presumably because the update frequency of the static object is used.