Note! This guide is outdated and does not provide relevant information. You can read it if you want to. However there’s better ways to manipulate weapons that the dumb author didn’t know about when she wrote this!
This guide will explain how to create invisible models to which you can add, for example, weapons. This can be used to add extra weapons to a scene separate from your character.
Making an invisible character
Before anything, we’re going to make an invisible character. The Anamnesis Wiki explains how we go about this so I won’t waste too much time on what is already there. If you want to be completely lazy about it, you can just download this invisible character file. This is a judgement free zone.
There’s two steps to creating an invisible model.
- Set your race to masculine Hyur, Midlander.
This will prevent your neck from randomly showing up even though the rest of the body is invisible.
- Set the head and body slot to the invisible items.
This will turn your head and body invisible.
After creating the invisible model, you can save it for use later on. No need to go over these steps every time when you can just load it in whenever you need it.
Loading a weapon onto the model
Loading a weapon onto an invisible model is no different than doing it on a normal model. The only thing to keep in mind is the different states you want to have the weapon in.
You want the weapon to be sheathed? Make sure to display the weapon when sheathed on your “character”. You can do so in the character window in game.
You want the weapon to be unsheathed? Go into your actions & traits menu and hit “stance” under the main commands tab.
Perhaps it goes without saying at this point, but its easiest to load this invisible model and weapon onto your own character so that you can easily access these options. This while loading the character model onto a Carbuncle.
Hiding the sheathe
If you want to pose with only the weapon and not the sheathe (or visa versa) go into the character tab while being loaded into gpose. Go to the piece you want to hide and set its scale to 0.