If you simply remove the "uv": [ ], part, minecraft will do projected UVs which are always proportional, and ideal if you're using the texture to fit to that one face. That saved me a lot of time.
My torch is similar, so I nudged it around to fit the emitter.
You CAN affect the regular torch without affecting the redstone torch, edit normal_torch_wall instead of torch_wall. Torch_wall is a parent model used by the other torches. Using model parenting is pretty handy, you dont even need to not assign textures in one, it can be a normal model, then you use it as parent and assign new textures. I think that's done in vanilla pistons, as an example. Definitely in flower pots. Or my new dandelion variants.
Iron bars and piston arms aren't particularly good candidates for projected UVs. Pretty sure with iron bars it would likely have a similar effect to default, mapping to the middle of the texture which they don't have designed for that mapping. Like I said, they could make a new texture to designate to the edges so no UV work was needed. Might be useful with piston arm, but then again if you're going to create another texture that is only used for that single face you might as well use the same trick that I mentioned again (since vanilla maps it from the right half of the texture, you could use the larger left half for something else, like the iron bars edge in the middle if you wanted to). Projected UVs is more useful on complex things that are meant to be a single material (especially if you design the texture around it anyways) and thus don't need specific (non-projected) textures. That's why I didn't mention it.
I think you've misunderstood my comment on torches. I already have different models for almost every form of torch. My problems were:
1. normal wall torch... I wanted to move this model to 0 (LIKE the normal torch) not only to look better when a block was below it (but the torch was on the wall!), but ALSO because with how high it is in default it looks weird on on a 2-block-high wall (like cheap tunnels). This has nothing to do with the normal torch model.
2. I have a dedicated redstone wall torch, but it doesn't line up with the emitter. It's in the middle of the wall for aesthetics and somewhat for redstone 'lore' (like how buttons are in the middle, I did it like that like the redstone torch is EMBEDDED in the wall), as for aesthetics it looks really good with certain blocks of mine with a center-centric pattern (like iron blocks and wool).
If it wasn't clear, I was saying that [independently] the fixed emitter placement has ruined one potential idea (which I scrapped) and another that I'm probably going to keep.
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"I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly.
It’s the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out.
I’d rather be in, in a good system. That’s where my discontent comes from:
being forced to choose to stay outside.
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he's a boy, its been almost 5 months actually xD, I mentioned it earlier but noone noticed (hooray for stealth tidbits), there might be a second spawn on the way, Although I no longer know what's going to happen between me and my wife, she's not happy and has been increasingly difficult, I'm actually kind of worried and depressed (between that and a depressingly mind-numbing job where the customers are bastards who enjoy robbing the store and yelling their problems into my face, I feel like I could drop dead anytime now). -blah balh bah personal issues aside- I'm still very happy about my son regardless.
A 5-month old boy! Still, again, CONGRATS! You were really good at the stealth tidbits. Future congrats on the second one when it comes
Don't worry, we all have personal issues. It's one of the many gifts that life gives you. Just help your son with his problems above all else!
P.S. Customers, no matter where you work, suck. Even at amusement parks, they are terrible. Even when 4 armed security personal are need to take 1[ONEEEEE] man out of a roller-coaster car with his wife & 3 kids there too.... Yeah almost everywhere you go to work, there will always be bad customers.
How much I would love to tell you my good old tales of my good old ... terrible ... working days, I think that would go against the off-topic rule of the forums... so yeah.