This text is about participant skins in . For skins in , see MCD:Pores and skin. For world textures, see useful resource pack.


  • 1 Properties
  • 2 World textures
  • 3 Altering or putting in participant skins
    • 3.1 Java Version
    • 3.2 Legacy Console Version
    • 3.3 Bedrock Version
  • 4 Character creator
  • 5 Pores and skin packs
    • 5.1 Java Version Pores and skin Packs
  • 6 Templates
    • 6.1 Official pores and skin templates
    • 6.2 Different templates
  • 7 Historical past
  • 8 Gallery
  • 9 References


Skins are divided into areas that act because the floor space of the character (for instance, the entrance head space, left leg space, and many others.). There are a complete of three,264 pixels that may be personalized, with 1,632 on every layer. The second layer can be utilized to present the character glasses, hats, or different equipment (even a much bigger head).

In , a pores and skin permits solely a stable coloration; transparency will not be allowed on the pores and skin file besides on the second layer, which is clear by default; taking part in offline, pixels will be left free leading to “holes” within the pores and skin. If a pores and skin with clear pixels on the primary layer is uploaded, the clear pixels render as black pixels in-game. There are about 9.571 656 652 × 1031441 attainable skins on this version, with 5.412 073 956 × 1027511 suitable on-line.

In Bedrock Version, skins can have double the decision of a standard pores and skin. This implies the pores and skin template will be as much as 128×128 as a substitute of simply 64×64. The traditional templates nonetheless apply, however gamers get 4× the quantity of pixels to work with, since each dimensions have been doubled. Transparency can be utilized, even on the primary layer, although there must be no less than one seen pixel on 5 physique components, so a completely invisible pores and skin cannot be made. The transparency should even be 0% or 100% as translucent colours will not be allowed in both layer.

Pixel measurement of the 2nd layer on physique, legs and arms is 0.25 pixel larger than the pores and skin pixel (internal layer).
For head 2nd layer (Hat layer) it’s 0.5 pixels larger than the pores and skin layer (internal layer).

World textures[edit]

Essential article: Useful resource pack

A pores and skin also can discuss with different textures within the recreation, corresponding to block textures, merchandise sprites, mob skins, and many others. A listing of those will be discovered right here.

It’s price noting {that a} zombie and its variants can use typical participant skins (and vice-versa). Skeleton mobs can use typical participant skins as nicely, however remember that they’ve their skinny legs and arms. If a skeleton mob pores and skin is used as a participant’s pores and skin, their legs and arms don’t seem skinny.

In an effort to use the participant pores and skin for zombies, the consumer should align it to the right place on the .png to keep away from a visible break within the texture.

Altering or putting in participant skins[edit]

Java Version[edit]

Solely gamers who’ve bought can change their character’s pores and skin. That is accomplished on the profile web page or within the Minecraft launcher by importing a legitimate .png texture that’s 64×64 pixels or legacy texture that’s 64×32 pixels, which then replaces the default pores and skin.

Skins even have the choice of getting 3 or 4 pixel large arms, which will be modified on the profile web page as nicely.[1]

The steve.png and alex.png information in minecraft.jar (Previous launcher) or shopper.jar (New Launcher) may also be modified and changed through a useful resource pack, however the results are seen solely to gamers utilizing the useful resource pack, and impacts all gamers with the default pores and skin.

Legacy Console Version[edit]

A wide range of Alex skins obtainable within the Legacy Console Version. Left to proper: Tennis, Tuxedo, Athlete, Default, Swedish, Bike owner, Prisoner, and Boxer.

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