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How to change block material?


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Hello there,


I'm trying to create a block that can replace other blocks, and keep the properties (and material) of that block. This way I can assign some extra functionality. Right now I create a new instance of that block each time it's placed. This way I can give the material to the super and imitate it that way. This is not a very nice way of doing it though, so I'd like to ask if there's another way. Thx! 

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I don't know if there is a blockstate based getmaterial method. But that's what you would override. 

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If your custom block extends Block, there is no method for setting the material. The variable for Material is protected final and is only edited on construction. And getBlockState() returns a BlockStateContainer object which only has a method for getMaterial(). Not to edit the material.


I think it is safe to conclude that there is no way to set the material other than when constructing the block. If there is a way I'd like to know as well since it might be a useful feature.

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