Better Armour Stands
|Last Updated by
|SpecialBuilder32, Misode and Denniss
|Poses Pack, Particles Pack
|Compatible MC Versions
This module allows much more modification of armour stands.
Features[edit | edit source]
To modify an armour stand, write one of the codes in a book and quill, and right click the armour stand. Multiple codes can be written on separate pages to apply these modifiers to the armour stand at the same time. If a page has extra text other than a valid code, that page will be ignored.
Armour stands placed in the world will show arms by default.
Codes[edit | edit source]
Use the following codes for the corresponding effect
Toggles[edit | edit source]
Some of the armour stand's features can be turned on and off.
|Switch the arms of the armour stand
|Switch base plate of the armour stand
|Switch the size of the armour stand
|Switch the gravity of the armour stand
|Switch the visibility of the armour stand
|Switch the direction of rotation of the armour stand
|lock / unlock
|Disable/enable interactions with the armour stand
Pose[edit | edit source]
The pose of the armour stand is customized by "dragging" the specific parts into any rotation, or by applying "flip" or "default" onto the armour stand.
While editing an armour stand, you can undo the latest changes by not holding the book and quill anymore, or by going too far away from the armour stand.
With the Poses Pack expansion, more codes are available, to apply preset poses to the armour stand.
|Additional to "pose", this will mirror the pose of the selected arm/leg to the other arm/leg
|Move the armour stand around you
|Rotate the armour stand
|Flip the full pose of the armour stand
Right click to reset the armour stand to the default pose and features.
Copy/Paste and Item slot interaction[edit | edit source]
Modified armour stands can have their data stored in armour stand items by right clicking it with a book with "copy" and armour stand items in your offhand. This will copy its pose and other modified features to the item and some particles will be displayed to indicate that it has been copied successfully. Placing this item will create an armour stand with the same modifications as the original one.
"paste" can be used to copy the information on the copied armour stand items to existing armour stands.
|Armour stand item(s) in offhand
|Copy modified features onto the armour stand items in your offhand
|Custom armour stand item(s) in offhand
|Copy features from the copied armour stand items in your offhand to the armour stand
|Any item in offhand
|Item in player's offhand will replace the item in the selected armour stand's slot.
This slot can be selected by right clicking its "shoulders" (for a hand item), or its head.
Advancements[edit | edit source]
Customize an armour stand
|Use the book and quill to customize an armour stand
Expansion Packs[edit | edit source]
Expansion packs for this module add new effects to armour stands.
Learn More and Download[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|08 Apr 2015
|Released Better Armour Stands
|30 May 2016
|Updated for 1.9
|Uses book and quill for codes now
|Added "Gettin' Handsy" achievement[note 1]
|04 Apr 2019
|Added invisible and visible tags
|30 Apr 2019
|Changed invisible and visible commands to apply to ALL armour
stands in the same block as the book instead of only the closest
|18 Apr 2021
|Add equip head/hand/offhand
|23 Aug 2021
|Armor Stands are now edited using a "drag"-system, where joints can be edited and moved in real time.
Codes are applied by right clicking armour stand. Added pose/move/rotate, to edit the armour stand's pose/orientation.
Added flip, equip, copy/paste.
|08 Feb 2022
|Add (un)lock and undo
Previous Versions[edit | edit source]
MC 1.9-1.16 Version[edit | edit source]
The book and quill is thrown at the armour stand's feet
|Resets the armour stand to the original look
|Allows the armour stand to float
|Causes the armour stand to fall like normal
|Gives the armour stand arms
|Removes the armour stand's arms
|Makes the armour stand smaller
|Resets the armour stand's height to default
|Removes the stone base plate
|Adds the stone base plate
|Makes the armour stand rotate clockwise
|Makes the armour stand rotate counter-clockwise
|Stops the armour stand from rotating
|Makes the armour stand invisible
|Makes the armour stand visible
|Equip another item thrown with the book in the armour stand's head slot
|Equip another item thrown with the book in the armour stand's hand slot
|Equip another item thrown with the book in the armour stand's offhand slot
MC 1.8 Version[edit | edit source]
The MC 1.8 Version to add arms to an armour stand, 2 sticks would be thrown at the armour stand. The sticks would disappear and the armour stand would gain arms. Throwing a pair of shears at an armour stand would cause it to become small. The shears will not be consumed or damaged. The book and quill feature was not in this version.
Hermitcraft Version[edit | edit source]
In the Hermitcraft version, modified armour stands had to be crafted with a custom crafter.
- now advancements