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Introduced with Operation Flashpoint: Resistance version 1.75
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance


Textures object selection with texture named in array. Array has the form [selectionNumber, "Texture"].
The selection number is defined through the hiddenselection[]={} array in the vehicle's config (starting with 0).

  • Not all objects could be textured this way. To find out, run getObjectTextures command on an object. Empty array [] usually indicates it cannot be textured.
  • All textures must have resolution 2^x / 2^y (e.g. 16 / 16, 16 / 32, 64 / 256, 512 / 512, etc). The largest texture size commonly supported by graphics cards and RV engine is 4096x4096
  • Supported formats: .pac, .paa, .jpg, .jpeg, .ogg, .ogv


object setObjectTexture [selectionNumber,texture]
object: Object
[selectionNumber,texture]: Array
selectionNumber: Number
texture: String
Return Value:


Example 1:
_objectname setObjectTexture [0, "\pboname\texture.paa"]; _objectname setObjectTexture [1, "\pboname\texture2.paa"];
Example 2:
_obj setObjectTexture [0, "#(rgb,8,8,3)color(1,0,0,1)"];
Example 3:
_obj setObjectTexture [0, "#(argb,512,512,1)r2t(rendersurface,1.333)"];
Example 4:
When applying custom texture in Editor on vehicles that have randomization enabled (Arma 3 Assets), disable randomization first:this setVariable ["BIS_enableRandomization", false]; this setObjectTexture [0,"#(rgb,8,8,3)color(1,0,0,1)"];

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Posted on Aug 4, 2006 - 23:40
In MP this command has only local effect. If you want to change a texture on all clients, you have to execute this command on each client (or setObjectTextureGlobal). This command has also a bug: when a saved game is loaded the texture you have set will disappear and needs to be reset.
Posted on December 19, 2009 - 23:16
Lou Montana
Instead of bitmaps, procedural textures can be used.
The syntax for those is #(argb,8,8,3)color(R,G,B,A), where R,G,B stands for Red, Green, Blue, and A stands for Alpha, all values can be anything between 0 and 1 (including decimals). e.g. _obj setObjectTexture [0,'#(argb,8,8,3)color(0,1,0,1)'] would color myObj in flat green. See Procedural Textures for more details.
Posted on August 25, 2014 - 22:27 (EST)
Also works with absolute path and .jpg files. _obj setObjectTexture [0, "C:\Folder\Folder\Texture.paa"]; _obj setObjectTexture [0, "C:\Folder\Folder\Texture.jpg"]; Texture can also be blank: _obj setObjectTexture [2,""]; This will make the texture selection invisible on certain units without an error message. In some cases this is a desirable effect

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Posted on March 18, 2015 - 03:09 (UTC)
It is also possible to apply texture to unit's backpack, as it also has hidden selection (unfortunately does not work for vests) (backpackContainer player) setObjectTexture [0,'#(argb,8,8,3)color(0,0,0,1)'] Also keep in mind that player's custom texture is being reset when you open BIS Arsenal (even without changing any gear)
Posted on May 13, 2015 - 14:37 (UTC)
You can also use the gameinternal skins: List of MH9 Skins _obj setObjectTexture [0, "\a3\air_f\heli_light_01\data\skins\heli_light_01_ext_digital_co.paa"];
Posted on October 24, 2016 - 12:09 (UTC)
Killzone Kid
Sometimes it could be necessary to set default material on an object for the texture to take effect: _block = createVehicle ["Land_VR_Block_02_F", player getPos [20, getDir player], [], 0, "CAN_COLLIDE"]; _block setObjectMaterial [0, "\a3\data_f\default.rvmat"]; _block setObjectTexture [0, "#(rgb,8,8,3)color(1,0,0,1)"]; Courtesy of Larrow