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Another Invisible Item Frame Pack - Use Shears to make Disappear!

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MisterSandman's Avatar MisterSandman
Level 41 : Master Crafter
I know, I know, I'm not the first one to come up with this on this site, nor will I be the last. However, I wanted to try and do it a little differently than renaming Item Frames in anvils. This time: By using Shears!

- Works in 1.16 and while not tested, should work in the latest Snapshots.
- Should totally work in Multiplayer!
- Datapack not appearing when adding it to a world? BE SURE TO EXTRACT THE FILE!

Simply place Shears in an Item Frame to "shear" away the frame's edges! After making the Item Frame invisible, you are free to remove the shears, fret not when the frame turns back to normal after that, because while there are no items in the
Invisible Frame, it'll reappear!
That way, you won't end up with loose hidden frames around your base.

Want the Item Frame to work like normal after you've turned it invisible? Just remove it and replace it, and it'll be good as new!

If you ever want to remove the Datapack, be sure to hit the [​Disable] button that appears when you do /reload. While there are no scoreboards in this pack, it's still nice to have an easy way to remove it when need be!

Send pics of any builds you guys do with this, and if there's any bugs/suggested features, be sure to comment that below too!
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16
toMinecraft 1.17

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05/04/2021 11:58 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
ToxaEagle123's Avatar
This is a great datapack! I tested it with other datapacks and this datapack is the most optimized of them all, keep up the good work!
12/23/2020 3:24 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
MineFriggs's Avatar
PS: Now, the frame works even when the file is zipped properly. I don't know why it had a bug before. No need to keep it as an open folder. Whatever you prefer.
12/23/2020 3:23 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
MineFriggs's Avatar

Advantages of this datapack

First of all. This is the ideal solution. And I shall take some time to expose here what makes this pack better compared to other solutions.

  1. It is a texture pack you can place inside the world working on multiplayer and singleplayer seamlessly.
  2. It allows to use item frames in the conventional method and as invisible suport for both items and maps.
  3. It leaves the tags free for other uses which is highly recommendable for mapmaking.
  4. The items are visible if not sheered (as some other solutions offer as well).
  5. Minimal impact on other datapacks.

Known installation issues

Now, some word on those people who could not make it work in the first place, like me.

You MUST DECOMPRESS the zip folder. I do not really understand the reasons for this, but it is requiered to unzip the folder. I actually took the folder out and made the proper zip folder, as I do with other datapacks. But it was not working. It must be decompressed.

/reload is imperative! Then the message Invisible Item Frames Loaded! will appear. If you have clicked on the message [deactivate] by accident, simply reload and it will be there again.

Tested world:

I tested this in MC Java Version 1.16.1 along woth more than 20 other datapacks and an elaborated resourcepack. And it works smoothly!

Many thanks for sharing MisterSandman.
12/13/2020 7:46 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
LittleUphir's Avatar
The newest snapshot does seem to break this datapack. Although I am going to keep an eye out for updates.
12/15/2020 1:29 pm
Level 41 : Master Crafter
MisterSandman's Avatar
Tested it on the latest snapshot, and it does actually seem to work!
Be sure you:
  • Extracted the Folder from inside the ZIP file into your Datapacks folder, rather than just drag-and-dropping it. When you do /reload in your world, a message should pop up reading Invisible Item Frames Loaded! If this doesn't happen, you probs did something wrong. If you DID do thisand you're still having issues, then:
  • Try using the shears on the frame, remove it, then place a new item in. The item frame only goes invisible when items are inside of it!
If you're still running into issues after this, let me know.
12/18/2020 11:01 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
LittleUphir's Avatar
Sorry for the delayed response. I have extracted the file and did the /reload, however it still doesn't seem to work. It doesn't even come up in the reloading system. :(
12/18/2020 5:38 pm
Level 41 : Master Crafter
MisterSandman's Avatar
Do you happen to have other datapacks that could be preventing it? Even on it's own in other test worlds it seems to work just fine. :0
12/09/2020 3:29 am
Level 27 : Expert Engineer
Guris's Avatar
This is the best and clean invisible item frame pack i've ever seen. Good job!
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