[TUTORIAL] How to make 3D rendered armor, with moving arms, legs and head.

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[TUTORIAL] How to make 3D rendered armor, with moving arms, legs and head.
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 19:40 (edited)

First, I recommend using Block Bench to make your models, as Techne is outdated and broken, and doesn't seem to work for this. I won't be giving a guide on how to use Block Bench as there are tutorials for that already, just how to make your model work with armor.

When making your model, you want to make sure everything you make is within groups. And you must have a group for each body part, head, body, right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg. For the boots, you're going to want to make a separate group exactly the same as the legs. When modeling the actual armor pieces, you want to make sure each piece is under the corresponding group you want it to be moving with. For example a helmet you made would be under the head group.

It is also VERY important the group's origin points are the same as the player model, so that they rotate together.

I recommend making a plain biped model to help guide you, but it is not required.

Example of how the groups are supposed to be set up:

Example

For a player model, the origin points are:

  • Head and Body: 0, 24, 0
  • Right Arm: 5, 22, 0
  • Left Arm: -5, 22, 0
  • Right Leg: 2, 12, 0
  • Left Leg: -2, 12, 0

After you're done, export it, and when MCreator asks which parts to animate, you can skip that, as that doesn't do anything.

When making your armor, select the group for each corresponding body part. Don't worry about the arms for now, for the helmet choose the head group, for the body choose the body group, and for the legs and boots, choose the left leg group for "L" and the right leg group for "R"

Animating arms is little bit more complicated as it requires you to put two lines of code:

NOTE: You must change the part where it says "name of x here" to whatever you made the name of the group  for that body part in Block Bench.

Under this line of code:

armorModel.bipedBody = new NameOfModelHere().NameOfBodyHere;

Put in these two lines of code.

armorModel.bipedRightArm = new NameOfModelHere().NameOfRightArmHere;
armorModel.bipedLeftArm = new NameOfModelHere().NameOfLeftArmHere;

After that everything should be working and animated!

Example of it working on armor:

Example

If you have questions or need help leave a comment.

Edited by StrawS on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 19:40
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  make a tutorial on youtube…
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:18

 

make a tutorial on youtube pls

 

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When you mean left/right,…
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:34

When you mean left/right, are you talking about, when your the player? Or the model, from your "side" like the N in blockbench.

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What's up with the helmet…
Sun, 11/10/2019 - 22:08

What's up with the helmet texture glitch?

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this is MUCH better than…
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:30

this is MUCH better than MCreator's new armor system, which doesn't allow for moving arms!

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I'm having the same problem,…
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:58

I'm having the same problem, if no answer has been found yet, maybe we should move this to a dedicated topic.

 

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Nice tutorial, I am pinning…
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 19:41

Nice tutorial, I am pinning it so more users can see it ;)

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Thank you for the tutorial! …
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 19:56

Thank you for the tutorial! :D

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StrawS, can I summarize this…
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 09:05

StrawS, can I summarize this post in a wiki page (I would copy some parts of the text)?

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The size of the model  each…
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 19:34

https://scontent.fbkk5-7.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/82513776_593527811477983_6207916987717255168_n.png?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=N2cgZu6Y5nwAQlOVmwNHkjYI6RQ2osPmuI4I6xI2jtbAvxnm2djN4yeUw&_nc_ht=scontent.fbkk5-7.fna&oh=07bd9c3f9a7ea76c1301b81ee3693b4d&oe=5E9B49F1

The size of the model  each part What size is it?.
 I don't know position and size 
 May I have a sample file?  

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  Well, could you help me…
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 15:59

 

Well, could you help me please? I'm having problems with the 3d armor textures, and I don't know if this can be fixed, or if it's a mcreator error. And as you are experienced with armor, I decided to talk to you. The description and complete files are here: https://mcreator.net/tracker/issue/55315

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