Fluid Registry

Adding new fluids to game

Custom fluids are made in a startup script. The event is not cancellable.
This is supported by NeoForge/Forge on all versions, and Fabric on 1.18.2+
StartupEvents.registry('fluid', event => {
  // Basic "thick" (looks like lava) fluid with red tint
    .displayName('Thick Fluid')
  // Basic "thin" (looks like water) fluid with cyan tint, has no bucket and is not placeable
    .displayName('Thin Fluid')
    .noBucket() // both these methods are 1.18.2+ only
  // Fluid with custom textures
    .displayName('Strawberry Cream')

  // Fluid with a modified bucket item
  let tacoSauce = event
Other methods fluid builder supports: (you can chain these methods after create())
  • displayName(name)
  • rarity(value)
    • rarity can be:
      • 'common'
      • 'uncommon'
      • 'rare'
      • 'epic'
  • color(color)
  • bucketColor(color)
  • thinTexture(color)
  • thickTexture(color)
  • builtinTextures()
  • stillTexture(path)
    • path is the path to the texture, for example minecraft:block/sand
    • This texture is recomended to be 16x16, or if animated with a mcmeta file then 16x48 for 3 frames or 16x80 for 5 or 16x240 for 15
    • Frame counts of 3, 5, 15, 6, 10, or 30 will make your life easier, because the flowing animation need to be a multiple of 15 to look good
  • flowingTexture(path)
    • path is the path to texture, for example minecraft:block/sand
    • This texture is recommended to be 32x480 and animated with a mcmeta file
    • Each frame is recommended to be 32x32 (recommended to be the same 16x16 texture tiled)
    • Then each of these frames are shifted one pixel vertically from the previous, so it looks like its moving
    • If you're going to be making your own flowing fluid texture, it is highly recommended to not make these by hand (it's hours of suffering), and instead write some program, or setup something with blender nodes to make it
  • noBucket()
  • noBlock()
  • gaseous()
    • This makes the fluid a gas in Architectury's eyes, which isn't the same as a Mekanism gas!
  • bucketItem
The following can also be used but have no effect unless a mod adds a purpose:
  • luminosity(value)
    • Default: 0
  • density(value)
    • Default: 1000
  • temperature(value)
    • Default: 300
  • viscosity(value)
    • Default: 1000