Object refers to a building block within a scenario. In general when using this term the author refers to the representation of an object (soldier, house, crate, etc.) that can be manipulated when in the 3D environment via the scripting language. As there is a special representation that is used in the mission editor, one might distinguish between a 'game object' (this article) and an 'editor object' (see Editor Object).
An Object in the scripting language is a generic reference for a soldier, vehicle or building. Such an object can be animated (a house, a tank), can have AI associated with it (a soldier), or, simply be a rock. Various commands in the scripting language can refer as equally to generic (e.g. Object) types, as much as specific sub-types.
In this wiki, when describing commands, various 'subtypes' of an object are distinguished. Although in general the commands accept parameters of type 'object', when a subtype is listed, the use of subtypes indicates that the command might not make sense or might not work on all objects.
|Vehicle||A vehicle is an object such as a tank, car, helicopter or jet.||-|
|ObjectRTD, HelicopterRTD||A helicopter using the advanced flight model.||Arma 3, Take On Helicopters|
|Game Logic||If a game logic is created via scripting after mission start, then the logic will be local to the client that created it. A logic is an invisible object with no model. It has a namespace like every object and it has simulation like most objects.||-|
|Animal||An animal such as dog and goat.||-|
|Rope||A rope is flexible and is connected to another object at one or both ends. See ropeCreate||Arma 3, Take On Helicopters|
|Unit||A unit is either a person or a vehicle.||-|
|Units||Units are an Array of type unit.||-|
|Unit(s)||Unit(s) refers to either an array of type unit, a single unit or a Group. This distinction in the command reference refers to very different types, any of which could be used in the same command syntax.||-|
|Building||When used in the command reference, this object specifically refers to a non AI type model, such as a house, a rock or any other static object.||-|
|Container||A container can hold items such as weapons, magazines and uniforms.