How to display player character in gui

I’ve been trying for a while now to get the
player character in the GUI! I have experimented a bit with viewport frames but the only way to display the character is to clone it! But I also want to show what the player is doing. Something like in “Entry Point”. I tried to just refresh the player again per frame, which works but takes a lot of power. In addition, I think that the script could be improved!


Source - Entry Point

with ViewportFrame, this could be possible

I have already worked with viewportframes, but I want to show the player in his current form (Example: If the player equips a tool, the clone in the gui should do that too).

I made a basic one a couple of days ago, i can share it with you. As @Vibe90K said, you are cloning your character into a viewport frame every frame.

local viewPortFrame = script.Parent:WaitForChild("ViewportFrame")
local char = game.Players.LocalPlayer.Character or game.Players.LocalPlayer.CharacterAdded:Wait()
char.Archivable = true

local newCamera = Instance.new("Camera")
newCamera.Parent = viewPortFrame
viewPortFrame.CurrentCamera = newCamera

local clonedChar
game:GetService("RunService").RenderStepped:Connect(function()
	if clonedChar then clonedChar:Destroy() end
	clonedChar = char:Clone()

	local hrp = clonedChar:WaitForChild("HumanoidRootPart")
	
	newCamera.CFrame = CFrame.new(hrp.Position + (hrp.CFrame.LookVector * 6) + Vector3.new(0,2,0) + (hrp.CFrame.RightVector * 2), hrp.Position) 
	--I fiddled around with the position of the camera so you get a little bit of a side on view.
	clonedChar.Parent = viewPortFrame
end)
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My way shows the tools in the GUI, but i guess if you want the camera facing the way your character is in the provided image you should change the camera position to this:

newCamera.CFrame = CFrame.new(hrp.Position + (hrp.CFrame.LookVector * 6) + Vector3.new(0,2,0) + (hrp.CFrame.RightVector * -2), hrp.Position)

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This is my hierarchy, you don’t need the UI aspect ratio constraint

@boatbomber made a script similar to what you are looking for. His script currently doesn’t display tools, but I am sure you can change that by modifying it!

Doesn’t support tools? My friend, you literally linked a post of me demonstrating it with tools!

I downloaded your script, tested it with 3 different tools and they were all not displayed in the ViewPortFrame. Maybe this is a problem coming from me, apologies!