Is there a way you can make players or entities glow in the dark?

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Well, its not really glowing in the dark, but maybe you could use the Glowing effect (id = 24) http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Potion_effects Note: This will only work in the latest snapshots and above.

This will draw an outline around the mob/player, which you can see through a wall(maybe not what you are looking for).

  • "Note: This will only work in the latest snapshots and above." is no longer true.
    – pppery
    Mar 10, 2020 at 20:25

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