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avatar thetypinglizard
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
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This blog is about Armor Stands (also known as ArmorStand). Now I'm sure you've seen some youtube videos where there are items sitting flat on a block (the top of it). Well, you probably know the basics of Armor Stands (if not, go check it out on youtube, or the forums). /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.1 ~ {NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[0F,0F]},ShowArms:1} Well, there's a THIRD number of degrees. {Pose:{RightArm:[0F,0F,0F]}} Change the third number to 90 (or -90) and then click on it with your tool (the list is at the bottom) that you want to "set down". Just saying, you might want to make the armor stand invisible, because if not, then it won't look loike it's being set down on the block. And you can't kill the armor stand when it's invisible, so use this command: /kill @e[type=ArmorStand].  Here's how you make an ITEM, not a tool, sit on a block: /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1} .

This is the finished command ,paste this command into a command block: /summon ArmorStand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1} 
Now Shift-Right Click on the command block with whatever block you want, and activaite the command block (ONLY ONCE).
To place down the item/tool, right click the center of the block

               
Thanks for reading!
        --TheTypingLizard
Tools:
Sword, Axe, Pickaxe, Fishing Rod, Carrot on a Stick, Shovel, Stick, Blaze Rod.
Items: ALL (except for the ones listed above).
Blocks: NONE (unfortunatly).
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08/21/2018 6:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
SeriousGuy888
Really great!

Since its a really old post tho, you now need to replace ArmorStand with minecraft:armor_stand.
Also to make it allow you to place the item in the block that you executed the command on, a small modification to the command will let you do that.





/summon armor_stand ~ ~-1.3 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1}
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07/08/2018 6:02 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Kiralushia
Isn't there a way to put it a little more up? I don't know commands, but I was trying to put a food on a plate on a table (cryfish furniture/decocraft) and it could word if the food was a little more up, so it could be in the plate. Just trying to understand how the command works-
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04/09/2019 1:11 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Cmdb26
For the plate i just placed a fence and then a pressure plate on top of the fence.

Then for the item, i did this for 1.12.2.

/summon minecraft:armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1}

Just copy and paste this in a command block and done! Hope i helped.:)
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02/28/2018 5:40 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
EthanEV3
I did

/summon armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {ShowArms:1,Small:1,Invisible:1,HandItems:[{id:"minecraft:diamond_sword",Count:1b},{}],Pose:{Body:[0f,0f,0f],LeftArm:[0f,0f,0f],RightArm:[90f,0f,-90f],LeftLeg:[0f,0f,0f],RightLeg:[0f,0f,0f],Head:[0f,0f,0f]}}

then

/summon falling_block ~ ~ ~ {Block:"minecraft:stone_slab",Data:0,Time:1,DropItem:0,Passengers:[{id:"falling_block",Block:"minecraft:0",Data:0,Time:0,DropItem:0}]}

i doesn't work perfectly, though
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01/12/2018 2:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
MCArchitecture
Please help, I used the command that Neocraftz shared in the comment section but It appears that the tool is facing down while it's vertical, and I want to put it horizontal, what command or parameters can you give me to fix my problem.
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11/04/2017 9:01 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
Starwarschamp4
Amazing command dude!
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09/07/2017 12:23 am
Level 1 : New Miner
skippyjonjones
It worked, except for the fact it's just floating in the air? I'm not very good with commands, and don't really understand them, could somebody help me?
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12/28/2016 10:12 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
Neocraftz
just tried it out, you need to replace ArmorStand with minecraft:armor_stand in a command block.

So the finished command should look like: /summon minecraft:armor_stand ~ ~.7 ~0 {Invisible:1,NoGravity:1,Pose:{RightArm:[-90F,-90F,90F,]},ShowArms:1,Invisible:1}
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12/28/2016 10:13 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
Neocraftz
Same goes for the /kill command
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08/27/2016 4:54 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
TiredFragger
I do not understand how this works. The item is always floating and I am unable to place a block where it is. Can someone help. I am trying to get an item on a wooden plank.
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12/28/2016 10:14 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
Neocraftz
Uh, you may have already found the solution(fairly easy), but to future users, one way to "fix" this is to place the command block beneath the actual block that you're trying to place the object on.
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09/28/2017 9:07 am
Level 1 : New Miner
JollyMineCrafter
the stick i place just floats... i want to pretend its a branch, but it just... FLOATS
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02/07/2016 10:37 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
DashieMC
I can't get rid of it! How can I get rid of it without deleting all of the other things in the world? (i don't wanna do /kill @e cause it'll kill all of the custom armor stands i have)
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07/06/2016 7:26 pm
Level 23 : Expert Mage
Jearlpro
/kill @e[type=ArmorStand,r=2] Stand Right next to it
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11/10/2015 5:21 am
Level 1 : New Miner
VatISDIS
I have never thought of that,thank you!
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10/01/2015 10:32 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Network
ElegantImpact
Great tutorial!
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09/25/2015 8:09 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Button Pusher
Jaxonminer
How do you make the item flat?!?!?
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06/15/2015 2:30 pm
Level 41 : Master Crafter
Fode0100
Hm, mine only seems to place the item about 1 block over the command block. Mind assisting me with what I am doing wrong?
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01/25/2016 11:00 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
The Iron Golem1
its supposed to do that ~(insert number here) makes the same number higher than where the command is done
it does not use ones that have .s (Dots/Periods) in the command
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03/04/2015 12:05 am
Level 48 : Master Fox
Orbiter
This is soooo helpful! It really worked! Thanks!
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01/29/2015 6:09 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Mage
Arctic100
THANK YOU! I NEEDED THIS SO MUCH!
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01/27/2015 7:18 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
Crafterkid123Gaming
The tools look like they've been shoved into the block. How can i make them flat? Thanks.
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01/09/2015 7:17 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
rhea9love
wELL IT works :D
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01/09/2015 6:15 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
rhea9love
any versions or only one?
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03/22/2015 7:51 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
This only works in 1.8 or above.
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01/02/2015 6:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PilotJD
it works
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01/02/2015 8:29 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
I'm getting so many didn't works. *Sigh
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12/28/2016 10:16 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
Neocraftz
Eh, don't fret. I tried this in 1.11, your command still works. Be proud of it, your command is incredibly useful.
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01/01/2015 9:40 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Cake
PhantomTiger105
didnt work...
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01/25/2016 11:02 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
The Iron Golem1
Are You In 1.8? This Only Works In 1.8 AND you have to click the INVISIBLE armor stand with the item you want to put on the block plus they will be ONE block above the player or command block that activated the command.
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01/01/2015 12:45 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
KoolkidAK
i dont understand
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01/01/2015 7:57 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
What  do you not understand? The point? Or is the tutorial unclear? Please let me know ASAP.
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01/01/2015 11:29 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
Also, please check out my Moving Powerups tutorial. http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/moving-powerups/
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01/01/2015 12:41 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Kriskersss
how do i make the stand invisible
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12/31/2014 5:34 pm
Level 41 : Master Artist
BrokenEye
Can you pick up the items?
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12/31/2014 8:12 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
Yes, but youhave to right click it, and it depends on the angle of the armor stand, but yes.
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12/31/2014 1:26 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
waxerman1000
IT WORKS WITH GRASS BLOCKS!!!
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12/31/2014 2:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PilotJD
everything,too
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12/31/2014 2:38 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
waxerman1000
Well It said that it doesnt work with any of the blocks so yea... thats why I said that
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01/01/2015 10:33 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
By that, I meant that by placing a block in the armor stands' hand, it will look sideways, and crooked, but you can mess around with it to change it if you want to.
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12/31/2014 5:52 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
Pixelspark
I would love to see more of these command block tutorials ! I'm subsribing only for that ! don't let me down
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01/02/2015 9:19 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
Have you seen the top of this post (a link to my other tutorial)
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12/30/2014 6:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PilotJD
It spawns on my comand block not next to it, how do i move it .
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01/01/2015 11:27 am
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
The armor stand is supposed to bein the  command block
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12/30/2014 7:05 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
You'll have to decide which coordinates to use for X/Z, but keep the Y coordinates the same.
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12/30/2014 6:10 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
It dosen't matter if there are spaces or not inbetween the curly brackets. Everywhere else, yes.
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12/30/2014 6:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PilotJD
Are there any spaces?
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12/30/2014 3:19 pm
Level 25 : Expert Princess
ChrisTheKing
Mine doesn't spawn with arms
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12/30/2014 3:37 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Engineer
thetypinglizard
Forgot to show, please check the updated one.
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