The Garry's Mod Tool Gun is an all-in-one gadget that can do whatever the player's heart desires (provided, of course, they have installed the addon correctly) The model is designed to look like the gun stock for a magnum-type weapon, with a battery-powered screen and other unknown time-and-space-bending-items attached.
The model is seen for any option and task that the player selects from the model select screen. When fired, it lets out a beam of light/static electricity at the whatever it points at (ground, wall, a spawned object/ ragdoll) and performs the selected task.
Constraint tools are used for making in-game contraptions; from simple pendulums to complex vehicles and focus more on the physics aspect.
Welds two things together, allowing them to move on an axis
Creates a ball socket between two entities.
Constrains props/ragdolls by attaching them to a customizable elastic cord.
Constrains objects with a variable length.
Welds two objects together in a way that allows them to rotate on an axis automatically.
Constraints objects with a variable length.
Nails objects to each other or to other surfaces.
Creates a pulley
system between two objects using a rope.
Spawns a rope between two entities.
Constraints two objects on a sliding axis.
Solidly welds two objects together with a customizable force limit.
Contraints two objects using a winch
While some having other uses, construction tools are primarily used for building structures and contraptions.
Spawns balloons to be used as props or part of a makeshift flying machine.
Makes buttons that can be 'wired' to perform certain tasks.
Copies one, or more than one, entitie and can be placed somewhere else. Can save whatever copy is one hand for later use.
Spawns dynamite for massive, customizable, damage.
Spawns an object than can emit several particle effects, including blood splatter and sparks.
Spawns an orb than can lift objects off the ground.
Sets anything pointed at on fire, including some NPCs.
Keeps an object upright at almost anytime.
Spawns a 'lamp' with several customizable lighting effects.
Spawns a lightbulb with adjustabl properties.
Gives objects magnetic properties.
Allows one, or a group of, props to 'noclip' through each other.(except walls, floors, and other natural map barriers.)
Changes the physical properties of an object (ex: allows metal objects to have the properties of wood or flesh)
Changes an object to allow it ability to make copies of itself.
Removes entities from the in-game world.
Attaches thrusters to stuff, allowing them to be propelled at the user's command.
Attaches a turret to an object, allowing them to shoot things.
Attaches wheels to an object.
Poser tools work with 'ragdolls' to change certain aspects.
Changes the direction a radoll looks at. Right-clicking makes the ragdoll 'look' at the player.
- Face Poser
Poses the mouth postions, amoung other things, on a ragdoll's face.
Poses the fingers on the individual hands of a ragoll.
Inflates a certain part of a ragdoll.
Turns the ragdoll into a single mass, allowing it to be moved without compromising the positions of the individual limbs. (Until the ragdoll is 'unfrozen')
Render tools have the power to... um.... render. These tools are used for special effects and additional details for screenshots
Spawns a camera, which can be looked through by the player (or moved around with the Physgun
Changes the color, or opacity, of an object.
Changes the texture of an object.
Places decals and other designs (wounds, burn marks) on an object.
Captures real-time footage to be sent back to a 'monitor' or to an object set up with the "RT Camera" material.
Makes an object release a trail of particle effects when moved.
Since Garry's Mod is an open-source
communities have written additional tools to be used in-game. Many of these tools have become popular enough to be considered as staple since they allow for easier rendering or construction.
- Advanced Duplicator
- Advanced Spawner
- Smart Weld
- Prop Resizer
- Skin Switcher
- Door (s)tool
- Paint Remover
- NPC Control
- Sensor Tool
- Ladder Tool
- Crate Maker
- Wire Mod