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ItemBlock with IItemRenderer


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Hi everyone,


I have the following problem I want to render a block in the inventory based on nbt. Sadly this is not possible with ISimpleBlockRenderingHandler (as far as I know).

Since I was going to add an ItemBlock anyway I tried using an IItemRenderer on it. For a normal Item the renderer was working fine but not with the ItemBlock. After some tracking I figured that MinecraftForgeClient.getItemRenderer(item, INVENTORY) didn't return the renderer.


public static IItemRenderer getItemRenderer(ItemStack item, ItemRenderType type)
        IItemRenderer renderer = customItemRenderers[item.itemID];
        if (renderer != null && renderer.handleRenderType(item, type))
            return customItemRenderers[item.itemID];
        return null;


The method uses the itemID from the stack which should be the blockID. If I remember correctly ItemBlocks have their own or shifted ids.


Is there a proper way to register IItemRenderers for ItemBlocks or was it never intended to? (I'm testing this on 1.7.2 atm)

The only work around I found so far was to create an Item with its own normal id.


hopefully someone can help me out here.

greetings Letiu o/

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There's also "cheaty" ways of doing what you need.  If you're just trying to render an item, you can do this:


RenderManager.instance.renderEntityWithPosYaw(es.itemEnt, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0);


'es' is the TileEntity being rendered (this line is in my TileEntitySpecialRenderer and Model class structure) and the TE holds a reference to an item entity object (the object you get when you drop items on the ground, but this one is not added to the world) and then I just tell the renderer to render it (and have some GL11 calls to position and rotate it where I'd like it to render).


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