[1.16+] XGlow - Simple ProtocolLib based API to create glow on your entities

Tested on Paper 1.16+
(May work on older versions too)
Supported Java version: 8+

Plugin depends on ProtocolLib

Download: GitHub

(I noticed that the GlowAPI from the inventivetalent has been abandoned, has not been updated for a long time, has bad reviews and bugs, as well as a rather low-quality code - so I decided to make and publish my own version of the api for the glow)

XGlow - is a simple, easy-to-use API to create glow on your entities. Its also supports animation for glow out of the box.


First you need to create a Glow object:
(You can use a builder for this)

 * If you specify several colors,
 * you will also need to pass the main plugin class to the builder,
 * the animation refresh time in ticks, and,
 * optionally, whether the animation should be performed asynchronously
Glow glow = Glow.builder()

You can add entity to glow object holders,
to make this entity glow with glow object colors.
The glow of the entity will be seen by all viewers
which the glow object contains:


To remove the glow of an entity,
you can remove it from the glow object holders.
The entity’s glow will disappear for all viewers of the glow object:


You can add a viewer to the glow object so that he immediately sees the glow of all holders of the glow object:


When the viewer is removed from the glow object,
all holders of the glow object will
no longer glow for removed viewer:


For more features check out XGlow wiki page on github:

If you use XGlow and you like it, please rate and leave a review about it!

This looks really solid. Will take a closer look later, but I will definitely consider using this when revamping my plugin using inventive’s GlowAPI. Glad I don’t have to write one myself :smile:

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