[TUTORIAL] 2d Texture In GUI and 3d Texture In Hand 👾

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[TUTORIAL] 2d Texture In GUI and 3d Texture In Hand 👾
Mon, 03/04/2024 - 04:12 (edited)

SUPPORTS MCREATOR 2023.4 RELEASE

(For 1.19.4 and possibly less use forge:separate-perspective instead of forge:separate_transforms, you will also want to use your_mod_name:items/cool_item_texture and your_mod_name:blocks/cool_item_texture)

 

Hello!

Today I will walk you through a Guide of how to create items that appear as 2d in your inventory and 3d in your hand! ❤️


Creating the Item

First off open Blockbench and select Java Block/Item 🧱

Java Item
         Java Block/Item Selection Menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you've created your model and model texture export both of them to Mcreator and give them your selected names 📜

Now create your item and make sure that the item has the model linked and make sure that you also link the main texture (The 2d one)

 

Item Model
                                                                    Item Model


Once you've finished everything else for your item Lock the Code and open the .json code file 📰

 

Lock Code
                  Lock Code

Json Code

   Click the .json file to enter the coding area 👾

 

 


Once you've done that it should show something near this

 Default Code

It always depends on the item and sometime it has things like size or rotation but this is usually the base 🤖


Changing the Code

Now that you're ready to edit the code follow these steps exactly

 

  • Remove all of the current code, if there is more than showed in the image delete that too
  • Paste This in:

{
  "loader": "forge:separate_transforms",
  "gui_light": "front",
  "base": {
    "parent": "your_mod_name:custom/cool_item_model",
    "textures": {
      "0": "your_mod_name:block/cool_item_model_texture"
    },
    "display": {
      "thirdperson_righthand": {
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ],
        "scale": [
          0.55,
          0.55,
          0.55
        ]
      },
      "thirdperson_lefthand": {
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ],
        "scale": [
          0.55,
          0.55,
          0.55
        ]
      },
      "firstperson_righthand": {
        "rotation": [
          -0,
          -0,
          -0
        ],
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ]
      },
      "firstperson_lefthand": {
        "rotation": [
          0,
          0,
          -0
        ],
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ]
      },
      "ground": {
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ],
        "scale": [
          0.55,
          0.55,
          0.55
        ]
      },
      "fixed": {
        "rotation": [
          0,
          -90,
          0
        ],
        "translation": [
          0,
          3,
          1
        ]
      }
    }
  },
  "perspectives": {
    "gui": {
      "parent": "item/generated",
      "textures": {
        "layer0": "your_mod_name:item/cool_item_texture"
      },
      "gui_light": "front"
    }
  }
}

Of course you can change things like translation, scale and rotation later to fit to your liking! 👍

 

To explain the texture and model linkings:
 

"your_mod_name:custom/cool_item_model" is the model name. An example is "wizards_and_warders:custom/fire_wand_model"

The first part is your mod name, then the model name (The file you imported, the .json one)

 

"your_mod_name:block/cool_item_model_texture" is the model texture. An example is "wizards_and_warders:block/fire_wand_model_texture"

The first part is your mod name, then the model texture (The file you imported with the .json one, the .png texture file)

 

"your_mod_name:item/cool_item_texture" is the item texture. An example is "wizards_and_warders:item/fire_wand_texture"

The first part is your mod name, then the item texture (The image file you created for the item in your inventory and GUI)


 

Thank you for reading this post! If you need help feel free to comment ❤️

(After the new update I will update this code to make sure it still works. Update, it does! c:)

Edited by Pizz4Ninja on Mon, 03/04/2024 - 04:12
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Any idea on how to make this…
Sun, 08/27/2023 - 22:39

Any idea on how to make this work on 1.20? Seems like they changed the name of forge:separate-perspective to something else

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Nevermind if anyone is…
Sun, 08/27/2023 - 23:10

Nevermind if anyone is wondering on how to get this to work for 1.20 just change separate-perspective to separate_transforms

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Updated!
Wed, 08/30/2023 - 23:46

Updated!

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does this work for fabric?
Sat, 10/14/2023 - 09:12

does this work for fabric?

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Sadly not :c Someone just…
Sat, 10/14/2023 - 22:36

Sadly not :c

Someone just asked me this recently and I couldn't find a solution and I'm not familiar with Fabric much lol

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I'm having a bit of trouble…
Sat, 11/18/2023 - 18:43

I'm having a bit of trouble with using this, I have all the file names input correctly (I believe) and i've changed "seperate_transforms" to "seperate-perspective" (as i am working on 1.19.2) but all it shows is the missing texture/model when it's in my inventory, and when I hold it. I'm pretty sure the problem is just me being dumb somewhere, but any idea what the cause could be?

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I've managed to fix my…
Sat, 11/18/2023 - 22:27

I've managed to fix my problem, In earlier versions instead of "your_mod_name:block/cool_item_model_texture", and
"your_mod_name:item/cool_item_texture" it's "your_mod_name:blocks/cool_item_model_texture", and
"your_mod_name:items/cool_item_texture"

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Fantastic tutorial! I was…
Wed, 01/03/2024 - 01:50

Fantastic tutorial! I was still trying to use the outdated forge loader. Thanks for the tip! I know for a fact there's a lot of people who could put this to good use.

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Thank you!
Tue, 01/16/2024 - 23:53

Thank you!

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i just followed the tutorial…
Mon, 02/05/2024 - 23:27

i just followed the tutorial (really easy to understand even for a new user like me, thank you for that). my gui icon works perfectly, same as the model, but cant say the same to the texture on the model. it has the missing texture in it instead of the one that is suppoused to have.

this is what my code looks like:

{
  "loader": "forge:separate_transforms",
  "gui_light": "front",
  "base": {
    "parent": "shacoinminecraft:custom/nasus_staff_v6",
    "textures": {
      "0": "shacoinminecraft:blocks/nasus_staff_v4_67x217x15"
    },

*all the display options that im going to skip bc i havent changed them + to make this a little bit shorter*
  },
  "perspectives": {
    "gui": {
      "parent": "item/generated",
      "textures": {
        "layer0": "shacoinminecraft:item/nasus_staff_icon"
      },
      "gui_light": "front"
    }
  }
}

am i missing something? have i done something wrong?

tell me what to send to make solving my mistake easier. my discord is lxver8

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SOLUTION TO MY ERROR: not be…
Wed, 02/07/2024 - 04:39

SOLUTION TO MY ERROR:

not be using version 2023.4 of mcreator xd

there probably is a way to do this, but im not skilled enought do to it, neither have the time to find someone willing to dig deep on this

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nevermind it doesnt work
Wed, 02/07/2024 - 05:26

nevermind it doesnt work

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Thu, 02/15/2024 - 19:09

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This does work on 2023.4, I…
Thu, 02/15/2024 - 23:18

This does work on 2023.4, I have just tested it.

 

LxVer has a different unrelated problem to this