Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Physical Parent
Type: Tool, Addon
Tags: Build
File Size
0.008 MB
Mar 11, 2018 @ 5:35pm
Sep 15, 2018 @ 8:23am
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Physical Parent

The parenting tool of the future!
Don't you hate it when you flip your parented car and its body goes through the ground? Or having to use jelly welds to get any physics at all?

Physical Parent allows you to parent entities while keeping perfect, rigid collisions.

This tool will also allow you to create normal parents, with all the settings you've come to expect, such as removing shadows, constraints, and setting the weight of parented entities.
It is recommended you use normal parents for the bulk of your contraption and only use Physical Parents for props that set the collision bounds.

It also comes with Physical Unparent, a tool capable of unparenting both physical and regular parents. And it has area select!

You can change the collision complexity per player limit using the server cvar "sv_physparent_maxcomplexity". The limit is in place to prevent people from creating laggy parents.

(Also, note that the introduction video is a bit outdated in the sense that you no longer have to start with an unconstrained contraption. You can now directly add physical parenting to existing contraptions without any special action required)

If you find any bugs, post them in the bug reports thread!
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17 hours ago
PINNED: Bug Reports
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luca2009 Jun 6 @ 7:12am 
where to get that gutter in screenshot ?
Synkstar May 27 @ 4:37pm 
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
cat: No such file or directory
email debug.log to
Wed May 27 19:37:01 EDT 2020: Server Quit
lego gordon freeman May 13 @ 12:06pm 
to the people asking how to save and dupe this: use advanced duplicator 2.
Djstorm4 Dec 29, 2019 @ 8:50pm 
same igor nothing i save in my dupes saves anything being parented help
im stuck in discord captcha help Nov 10, 2019 @ 8:24am 
how can i make it carry over from save and dupes? if i dupe something that has been parented, the parent contraint is undone, or rather was never there, and the child prop just floats
Who the hell Sep 29, 2019 @ 12:29am 
Instruction unclear I got my coke bottle in my arse
GhostBombKaBoo Sep 13, 2019 @ 12:58pm 
Good. I can make vehicles now.
subnormal_halfspy Aug 26, 2019 @ 11:15am 
Instructions unclear, my toddler was spaghettified.
Blanket Aug 21, 2019 @ 9:57pm 
How to change collision complexity limit in multiplayer??????????????????????
The Offensive Lemon Aug 7, 2019 @ 11:38am 
I'm probably missing something obvious, but how is this different from other parent tools?