Does anyone know how you can use /setblock to make a sign face what direction you want?


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You can do the following command.

For standing signs: /setblock ~ ~ ~ standing_sign <0-15, each representing a direction.>

For wall signs: /setblock ~ ~ ~ wall_sign <0-15, each representing a direction.>

0=South, 4=West, 8=North, 12=East

With F3 you can see the rotation on the right side of the debug overlay. Please note that when you put two floating signs together, it will automatically fall off. The reason for this is because when you place the sign on another it automatically updates the first sign causing it to pop off because off no block support then causing the second sign to fall from the first signs update.

  • For some reason if I want to have a sign on a block facing west, but I can't find the number for it do you happen to know what it is? Nov 15, 2014 at 14:38
  • It will be 4 for facing west.
    – 54D
    Nov 15, 2014 at 14:38
  • 3 faces south.. Nov 15, 2014 at 14:39
  • It it's I must of passed that. thanx Nov 15, 2014 at 14:44
  • I believe, for the data values, 2=north, 3=south, 4=west, and 5=east (from this source).
    – clabe45
    Sep 27, 2017 at 18:11

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