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Applies given texture to object's selection. See also Procedural Textures and Retexturing with setObjectTexture.
  • Not all objects can 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 a resolution of 2a × 2b (e.g. 16×16, 16×32, 64×256, 512×512, ...). The largest texture size supported by the RV engine is 4096×4096.
  • Supported formats: .pac, .paa, .jpg, .jpeg, .ogg, .ogv
See setObjectTextureGlobal.
Object Manipulation


object setObjectTexture [selection, texture]
object: Object
selection: Number or Arma 3 logo black.png2.10 String - index of the selection. It is defined in the hiddenSelections array in the vehicle's config (starting with 0). If a string is given, it referes to a hiddenSelection name or clan selection instead of an index.
texture: String - path to texture
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:
Disable randomization before applying a texture to a vehicle in the Editor (if it is a vehicle that supports randomization):
this setVariable ["BIS_enableRandomization", false]; this setObjectTexture [0,"#(rgb,8,8,3)color(1,0,0,1)"];
Example 5:
The "clan" selection can be used to apply a texture to the areas that usually display the squad.xml logo:
MyVehicle setObjectTexture ["clan", "\a3\missions_f_epa\data\img\orbat\b_111_texture_ca.paa"];

Additional Information

See also:
getObjectTextures setObjectTextureGlobal setObjectMaterial getObjectMaterials setObjectMaterialGlobal forceFlagTexture


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Benargee - c
Posted on Aug 25, 2014 - 22:27 (UTC)
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
Longbow - c
Posted on Mar 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)
Moerderhoschi - c
Posted on May 13, 2015 - 14:37 (UTC)
You can also use the game's internal skins: List of MH9 Skins
_obj setObjectTexture [0, "\a3\air_f\heli_light_01\data\skins\heli_light_01_ext_digital_co.paa"];
Killzone_Kid - c
Posted on Oct 24, 2016 - 12:09 (UTC)
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