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Create new Eden Entity. Used for creating individual entities; to create a composition (e.g., infantry squad), use create3DENComposition and to create a layer use add3DENLayer.
This is the only way to add new editable entities to an Eden Editor scenario. Other 'create' commands like createVehicle or createUnit will still work, but the resulting entity will not be editable.
Eden Editor


create3DENEntity [mode, class, position, isEmpty]
mode: String - can be "Object", "Trigger", "Waypoint", "Logic", "Marker" or Arma 3 logo black.png2.14 "Comment"
class: String - entity class, defined in one of the following classes:
  • CfgVehicles - objects and logic entities
  • CfgNonAIVehicles - triggers
  • CfgWaypoint - waypoints
  • CfgMarkers - markers
position: Array format Position
isEmpty: Boolean - (Optional, default false) true to create vehicle without crew
Return Value:
Eden Entity

Alternative Syntax

group create3DENEntity [mode, class, position]
group: Group - group in which an AI character or waypoint is created.
  • When missing for AI characters, a new group is created for them
  • When missing for waypoints, an error is logged and nothing is created
  • When used on any other mode, it is ignored and the entity is created as usual
mode: String - can be "Object", "Trigger", "Waypoint", "Logic", "Marker" or Arma 3 logo black.png2.14 "Comment"
class: String - entity class
position: Array format Position
Return Value:
Eden Entity


Example 1:
dude1 = create3DENEntity ["Object", "B_Soldier_F", screenToWorld [0.5, 0.5]];
Example 2:
dude2 = group dude1 create3DENEntity ["Object", "B_Soldier_AR_F", screenToWorld [0.5, 0.5]];
Example 3:
myMarker = create3DENEntity ["Marker", "mil_warning", getPosATL player];
Example 4:
mytrigger = create3DENEntity ["Trigger", "EmptyDetectorArea10x10", getPosATL player];
Example 5:
Arma 3 logo black.png2.06 Create a shape marker:
m = create3DENEntity ["Marker", "", getPosATL player]; // default rectangular marker m set3DENAttribute ["markerType", 1]; // 0 - rectangle; 1 - ellipse m set3DENAttribute ["brush", "DiagGrid"];

Additional Information

See also:
create3DENComposition delete3DENEntities add3DENLayer


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R3vo - c
Posted on Sep 06, 2019 - 08:33 (UTC)
To create a waypoint, use the alternative syntax and pass the group which should receive it as the left-hand argument.
Posted on Oct 09, 2022 - 07:26 (UTC)
Due to an unknown reason, you cannot create3DENEntity animals, will cause a crash of the game.