96,776 Downloads Last Updated: May 3, 2022 Game Version: 1.12.2   +2

ATTENTION: This mod is no longer being maintained by McHorse. It is now maintained by Chryfi. There are still going to be official updates by Chryfi and other contributors, and there have been task forces that are investigating on porting it. If you also want to contribute to official updates, or to the porting effort, please join the official McHorse's Discord server, so we can communicate with you. Check out the source code.


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Disclaimer: this mod has nothing to do with Aperture Science from Portal games. See the article on what is Aperture actually is.

Aperture is a Minecraft mod which allows you to create advanced camera movement (for cinematics or machinimas) using camera editor GUI. It works with Forge for Minecraft 1.12.2 (past versions are available for 1.10.2 and 1.11.2).

Aperture is also available in Chinese language thanks to ycwei982, Chunk7, H2SO4GepaoAX and KuenYo, and Russian language thanks to Andruxioid!


Install Minecraft Forge, download the latest stable version of jar file for available Minecraft version. Also install following mods: McLib. Put it in minecraft's mods folder, and launch the game.

After that, Aperture mod should be installed and will appear in Minecraft's mods menu. If Aperture didn't appear in the mods menu, then something went wrong.

For whom is this mod for?

If you want to setup cameras for a Minecraft machinima/roleplay, and you already use Blockbuster mod in singleplayer, then this is a mod for you!

Aperture mod provides a ton of features to improve your camera (in comparison to other camera):

  • Camera profiles that lets you load and save camera work.
  • Camera fixtures are building blocks within camera profile which lets you flexibly setup different camera movement depending on the type of fixture it is.
  • Camera modifiers allow to post process movement to apply certain effects on top of camera fixtures.
  • Works with Minema.
  • And so much more...

Although Aperture has partial support to work on servers, it's not recommended to use on the servers as these mechanisms are poorly designed!


This playlist is a tutorial series. It should teach you how to use Aperture mod from scratch. It bases of Aperture 1.3.4. Once you watch these videos and learn how to use it, feel free to watch the change log videos for more information about new features.

Meanwhile, this playlist contains a list of videos about Aperture's updates. These are so-called change log videos, which showcase new changes added to Aperture mod.

There is also a stream archive that showcases most of features (even those that weren't covered in the tutorial serires above). It's the most up-to-date tutorial (using 1.7 as a base):

Bug reports

If you found a bug, or this mod crashed your game, make sure to check this compatibility table and incompatible mod list page. The most frequent issue people encounter is that they didn't install the compatible versions of my mods. Or updated only one mod while using older version of my other mods.

If the versions of the mod are correct, then you can report a bug or a crash to me either on issue tracker, or on my Discord server. Please, make sure to attach a crash log (pastebin please) and description of a bug or crash, and the way to reproduce it. Thanks!