Bone-Based Player Animation

Adds animations to the players' head and right arm.

Player Effects / Power Ups

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Makes the head, and the right arm when you're mining, face the way you're facing, similar to Minecraft. Compatible with 3d_armor. This is an ugly hack. Forked from Kaeza's animplus mod.

The head only turns up and down relative to the body, except it turns slightly to the right/left when you strafe right/left. When you turn the body turns with the head.
Works in both singleplayer and multiplayer.

Created by Rui, this document was written by sloantothebone.


Version of player model

Player models supported by this mod:

  • minetest_game after 4 Jun 2017, Minetest 0.4.16
  • minetest_game after 4 Nov 2017, Minetest 5.0.0

The delay of sideways body rotation

Configure playeranim.body_rotation_delay. It's the number of frame delay of sideways body rotation.
The default value is 7.

Lengthways body rotation in sneaking

Configure playeranim.body_x_rotation_sneak. It's the degrees of the body's X-axis rotation in sneaking.
The default value is 6.0.

The speed of an animation

Configure playeranim.animation_speed. It's the number of stepping per seconds.
The default value is 2.4.

The speed of an animation in sneaking

Configure playeranim.animation_speed_sneak. It's the number of stepping per seconds in sneaking.
The default value is 0.8.



Do you recommend this mod?

  • Brings life into the players

    It's a little bit choppy but that could be the nature of the game itself. But it looks so much better now!

  • Cool!

    I love the sneak animation that comes with it :D I also like how the body doesnt move with the head. However when I use it with emote and type /sit or /lay, my legs are under my head and my arms are up like they're on a roller coaster... But when I sit on a chair, that stuff never happens. So how do I do /sit or /lay or anything like that without my character looking wonky...