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Render Layer Explanation


bigMojitos

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Hi, I'm kind of new to Forge and 3D Rendering in Java and have some questions regarding what a render layer does. If anyone could give any answer no matter the length it would be greatly appreciated!

1.  Are you able to have multiple RenderLayers on one mob for which each have their own different animations?

2. Are render layers useful for rendering items in a custom entity's hand?

3. Should a custom RenderLayer class be an extension of its parent EntityRenderer?

4. What are Render Layers mostly used for?

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RenderLayers are just a way to break up rendering into more bitesize chunks.

RenderLayer -> Renderer is as Widget -> Screen

For the rest of your question, you can use your IDE to find all the vanilla implementations of RenderLayer and look at what they do. Many of these are for rendering carried items.

 

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If you don't post your logs/debug.log we can't help you. For curseforge you need to enable the forge debug.log in its minecraft settings. You should also post your crash report if you have one.

If there is no error in the log file and you don't have a crash report then post the launcher_log.txt from the minecraft folder. Again for curseforge this will be in your curseforge/minecraft/Install

Large files should be posted to a file sharing site like https://gist.github.com  You should also read the support forum sticky post.

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