New Rendering Methods

1 emerald 3 replies 89 views | started 08/19/2017 3:50 pm by Cardinal System
I realized that the rendering methods have changed for 1.8, but I cannot figure out how to use them. I have successfully rendered throwable entities first by including a factory in the render class, then registering it in the main mod class using this method:

RenderingRegistry.registerEntityRenderingHandler(EntityGrenade.class, RenderGrenade.FACTORY);
But I cannot render regular entities. I tried the same methods but with no success, they render as invisible entities.

My render class for the regular entity is here: https://hastebin.com/cemirozewi.java
and the register method I used is as follows:

RenderingRegistry.registerEntityRenderingHandler(EntityNuke.class, RenderNuke.FACTORY);
So what exactly is the trick to rendering in these newer versions?


I loaded the mod and pressed F3 + B then an outline appeared around each entity. After doing this I placed the BlockNuke and ignited it. There was no outline present, but there was an explosion as programmed in the EntityNuke class. Now I am more confused then ever...


It took a while to find, but there was a thread in the entity class that was killing the entity before it could render. I simply changed when this thread killed the entity, and everything worked great!
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Cardinal System
Level 10 : Journeyman Network

3 replies

09/14/2017 10:42 pm
Level 66 High Grandmaster Modder
I don't recommend using a singleton (static instance) for your render factory - use a new instance of it for each entity, e.g.:

RenderingRegistry.registerEntityRenderingHandler(EntityChu.class, new RenderEntityChu.Factory(new ModelSlime(16), 0.25F));

Then make sure your render class extends one of the vanilla entity renderer classes and overrides / calls the required methods. Example.
08/25/2017 8:18 pm
Level 30 Artisan Modder
How and where are you registering your EntityNuke class. It should be registered on both sides preferably in your main mod class in the FMLInitializationEvent


static int modEntityId = 0;

private int getNextModEntityId() {
return modEntityId++;

public void init(FMLInitializationEvent event) {
EntityRegistry.registerModEntity(new ResourceLocation(MODID, "entity_nuke"), EntityNuke.class, "entity_nuke", getNextModEntityId(), this, 64, 20, true);

08/25/2017 9:05 pm
Level 10 Journeyman Network
Cardinal System




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