Glass panes are transparent blocks which can be used as a much more efficient alternative to glass blocks.
Glass panes can only be obtained by mining them using a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, otherwise they drop nothing.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
|Stained Glass Pane||Matching Stained Glass|
Glass panes are much more efficient than glass, as they can make windows of 267% the area of glass blocks, because only 6 glass blocks are required to make 16 glass panes.
If placed without anything on the sides, they will appear as a thin vertical • shape , 2x2 pixels in size; but when something is placed on the sides, it will become flat or turn into a or or shape depending on the items surrounding it. The collision box is identical to the shape of the pane, allowing both items and players to fit through 2x2 glass pane holes.
Glass panes are never horizontal.
- See also: Data values
- Block 160
|0||White Stained Glass Pane|
|1||Orange Stained Glass Pane|
|2||Magenta Stained Glass Pane|
|3||Light Blue Stained Glass Pane|
|4||Yellow Stained Glass Pane|
|5||Lime Stained Glass Pane|
|6||Pink Stained Glass Pane|
|7||Gray Stained Glass Pane|
|8||Light Gray Stained Glass Pane|
|9||Cyan Stained Glass Pane|
|10||Purple Stained Glass Pane|
|11||Blue Stained Glass Pane|
|12||Brown Stained Glass Pane|
|13||Green Stained Glass Pane|
|14||Red Stained Glass Pane|
|15||Black Stained Glass Pane|
- See also: Block states
|Specifies the directions the panes extend from its center, when attaching to other panes, stained panes or blocks.|
'silver' refers to Light Gray.
|Specifies the directions the pane extends from its center, when attaching to other panes, stained panes or blocks.|
|1.8||1.8-pre1||Glass panes were introduced.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre2||Glass panes no longer dropped as a resource when destroyed.|
|Beta 1.9-pre4||Glass panes now attach to transparent blocks, mainly stone slabs, stairs, pistons, sticky pistons, farmland, iron bars, doors, signs, and fences.|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Glass panes can be recovered by harvesting them with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe.|
|1.7.2||13w41a||Added stained glass panes.|
|All panes connect to glass and iron bars.|
|13w42a||Textures smoothened, transparency increased, back side is no longer showing, like in regular glass panes.|
|1.8||14w32a||Beacon beams change color when shining through stained glass panes.|
|1.9||15w31a||Glass panes without any connecting blocks are now 2x2 pixels in footprint (like a •, rather than a +).|
|1.11||16w39a||Glass panes now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.12||17w15a||Now connect to the solid back sides of stairs.|
|1.13||18w10c||Water can now be placed on the same block as glass panes.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.2||Added glass panes.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Glass panes now naturally spawn in villages.|
|1.0||build 1||Added stained glass panes, but are unobtainable and use the regular glass texture.|
|1.1||build 1||Glass panes now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.2||build 1||Stained glass panes now have their own texture.|
|build 2||Beacon beams change color when shining through stained glass panes.|
|Light blue stained glass panes no longer have a placeholder name.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU5||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Patch 1||Added glass panes.|
|TU14||1.04||Glass panes can be recovered by harvesting them with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe.|
|TU25||CU14||1.17||Glass pane's inventory icon changed.|
|Added stained glass panes with all previous PC features.|
|TU54||CU44||1.52||Patch 24||Patch 4||Now connect to the solid back side of stairs.|
Issues relating to “Glass Pane” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
- If two glass panes are placed with one empty space in between, a spider (which is 2 blocks wide) can still fit through.
- Glass panes are called "thinGlass" in the game's code, but all glass pane texture files within minecraft.jar begin with the prefix "glass_pane" (e.g. "glass_pane_top.png").
The screenshot that Jeb posted on his Twitter.
Panes are thin, so it's possible for players or creatures to fit in a 1x1x2 space, which makes them useful for creating trophy displays, like this Creeper here.
Stained glass panes as of Update 1.7.2.