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Classes Guide

All you need to know about Classes

All entities in nanos world are represented by a Class. In Lua, classes are represented by tables. That means that every interaction with entities (Players, Characters, Props, etc) are made with Classes/tables methods following an OOP (Object-oriented programming pattern). In this page we will explain more about that.


In nanos world we have 3 types of Classes (or structures): Classes, Static Classes and Utility Classes.


If you read our Quick Start guide, you noticed we were spawning entities in the following format:

-- Criando uma entidade com um Construtor
my_entity = Entity()

-- Interagindo com a entidade com seus métodos

Access to Entities / Spawned Objects Methods are made with :.

This is how OOP works! You create objects and call functions/catch events on that object. Unlike other scripting games which have tons of global functions and events to interact with entities, nanos world scripting is a modern approach to modern programming.

Aulas Básicas

Under the hood, nanos world Classes follow an Inheritance Pattern, which means we have base parent classes, and it's children which "inherits" all functions, events and properties from them. You will notice that all Classes that can be spawned in the world are Base Actor, for example in Character and Prop it is possible to call the function: :SetLocation(Vector).


The Base Actor is a very important class in nanos world. It contains the most of methods which are shared through all Classes we have, and also Static Methods to get and retrieve entities directly.

Gerando Entidades

Spawning entities in nanos world is extremely easy and straightforward, let's say we want to spawn a Character:

meu_personagem local = Característica()

Each Class will contain it's own Constructor, Properties, Methods and Events.

Check all Classes that nanos world provides in the sidebar SCRIPTING REFERENCE -> Classes item.


Keep in mind that some Classes can only be spawned in the Server, others can only be spawned in the Client.

Destruindo Entidades

All classes (but Player) allow you to destroy them with the method :Destroy():


Destroying an Entity will trigger the event Destroy and also will automatically detach all attached entities it had attached with :AttachTo()¹.

¹If you attached entities with lifespan_when_detached parameter other than -1, all attached entities will be destroyed as well 😉.

Static Classes

Static Classes in nanos world are Classes which you cannot Spawn. Instead you can use it's methods directly with ..

For example, if you want to interact with Sun/Sky/Weather, you will need the Sky Static Class:

-- Makes it 9:25 AM
Sky.SetTimeOfDay(9, 25)

Access to Static Classes / Static Methods are made with ..

Utility Classes

Besides Classes and Static Classes, we have the Utility Classes! Those are mostly structs used in nanos world API such as Vector, Rotator, Color, JSON and some others.


All Utility Classes are Open Sourced at Feel free to push merge requests and suggest changes!