I was completing a quest at a foundry where I touched the molten steel. I did not die, but my player model caught fire and burned for a few seconds. I managed to save myself by taking a number of stimpaks.

Unfortunately this altered my players model seemingly permanently. I did not notice it right away. I have a number of permanent wounds, including most of my hip and waist region completely damaged and removed. When I crouch in first person, most of my view is blocked with a bloody wound (presumably my face although looking at my face from the front shows no damage.

Does anyone know how I can reset my characters model? I have tried using the console commands (sexchange, showlooksmenu) in an attempt to force a reset/redraw of the model, but the damage persists.

  • try disable followed by enable, dunno if it works for the player character but does for most NPCs
    – Robotnik
    Nov 27, 2015 at 9:12
  • Just tried it. No joy. Damage still blocks the first person crouching view. Nov 27, 2015 at 9:17
  • does the equipped armour make any difference? for instance a suit of power armour?
    – jammypeach
    Nov 27, 2015 at 11:19
  • It did not. Tried two different suits of power armor and two different sets of normal armor. Nov 27, 2015 at 11:56

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The below actions result in resetting your characters looks, but it does fix the problem. It looks like at some point I was damaged in such a way that a skeleton was added inside my model. This apparently intersected with and was exposed from the skin on the model and when crouching, I believe I was seeing the sternum and ribcage.

To reset your characters model:

  1. Enter the console ~.
  2. Select your character with the mouse.
  3. unequipall
  4. Select your character with the mouse (just to be sure).
  5. recycleactor

Your character model should now be reset and without a skeleton, unfortunately, you will have to recreate your characters features. Perks seem to require removal and re-add.

Use the player.removeperk and player.addperk commands to first remove perks and then re-add them otherwise they seem to display, but activate (e.g. I had Locksmith 3 perk, but could not open but the easiest locks).

  • 2
    This is probably the only instance in life where removing your skeleton is a good thing :P
    – Robotnik
    Nov 30, 2015 at 0:39

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