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Hello Everyone!


I am developing a mod and I making a mob that is semi-transparent. I used photoshop to make the skins semi-transparent. In the game, if the mob is in the nether, it is sometimes transparent. And is not transparent at all in the over world. Should I put some code in my rendering class? I was looking at GL11.glColor4f() and making the red, green and blue 1 with the alpha 0.5 but I think I put that code in the wrong method. Here is my render code:


package assets.bm.romejanic.client.render;

import assets.bm.romejanic.common.entity.EntityGhost;
import cpw.mods.fml.relauncher.Side;
import cpw.mods.fml.relauncher.SideOnly;
import net.minecraft.client.model.ModelBase;
import net.minecraft.client.model.ModelBiped;
import net.minecraft.client.model.ModelSkeleton;
import net.minecraft.client.renderer.entity.RenderBiped;
import net.minecraft.entity.Entity;
import net.minecraft.entity.EntityLiving;
import net.minecraft.entity.EntityLivingBase;
import net.minecraft.entity.monster.EntitySkeleton;
import net.minecraft.item.Item;
import net.minecraft.item.ItemArmor;
import net.minecraft.item.ItemStack;
import net.minecraft.util.ResourceLocation;
import net.minecraftforge.client.ForgeHooksClient;

import org.lwjgl.opengl.GL11;

public class RenderGhost extends RenderBiped
private static final ResourceLocation[] textures = new ResourceLocation[] {

	new ResourceLocation(EntityGhost.getGhostTexture(0)),
	new ResourceLocation(EntityGhost.getGhostTexture(1))


public RenderGhost(ModelBiped model)
	super(model, 0.5F);

protected void func_82422_c()
	GL11.glTranslatef(0.09375F, 0.1875F, 0.0F);

protected ResourceLocation func_110860_a(EntityGhost ghost)
	return ghost.isAngry ? textures[1] : textures[0];

protected ResourceLocation func_110856_a(EntityLiving par1EntityLiving)
	return this.func_110860_a((EntityGhost)par1EntityLiving);

 * Returns the location of an entity's texture. Doesn't seem to be called unless you call Render.bindEntityTexture.
protected ResourceLocation getEntityTexture(Entity par1Entity)
	return this.func_110860_a((EntityGhost)par1Entity);



An I tried to put the GL11.glColor4f(1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 0.5); in the func_82422_c() method, but am I wrong?






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I am just guessing because I have never tried this, but it might give you a couple of clues to try:

- I suspect that alpha blending might sometimes be turned off for rendering entities. 


You might need to write a custom renderer for your entity and turn the alpha blending back on


            GL11.glBlendFunc(GL11.GL_SRC_ALPHA, GL11.GL_ONE_MINUS_SRC_ALPHA);



- see EntityRenderer.renderWorld() about halfway through.






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