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Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.00
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are not broadcasted over the network and remain local to the client the command is executed on

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Introduced in

Armed Assault


Defines the area monitored by the given trigger. The area could be either rectangular or elliptical. Since Arma 3 v1.59.135137 it is possible to define 3 dimensional area to monitor by specifying extra param for the area height (see pic).

Just like with a and b dimensions, c dimension will alter area in opposite directions from the trigger position along z axis. Therefore if the trigger position is on the surface, half of the trigger area will be above the surface and half below. To place the whole area above the surface, adjust trigger position (move it up c meters). If c is not specified or <= 0, the trigger area considered infinitely tall, like in old triggers.


trigger setTriggerArea [a, b, angle, isRectangle, c]
trigger: Object - object of the type "EmptyDetector"
[a, b, angle, isRectangle, c]: Array
a: Number - trigger area X size / 2, in meters
b: Number - trigger area Y size / 2, in meters
angle: Number - trigger area rotation in degrees
isRectangle: Boolean - true if rectangle
c (Optional): Number - trigger area Z size / 2, in meters         (Since Arma 3 v1.59.135137)
Return Value:


Example 1:
_trigger setTriggerArea [100, 50, 45, false];
Example 2:
Possible since Arma 3 v1.59.135137:_trigger setTriggerArea [100, 50, 45, false, 100];
Example 3:
_trg = createTrigger ["EmptyDetector", getPos player, false]; _trg setTriggerArea [5, 5, 0, false]; _trg setTriggerActivation ["CIV", "PRESENT", true]; _trg setTriggerStatements ["this", "hint 'Civilian near player'", "hint 'no civilian near'"];

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