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[edit] Front and back images

How do you get the front/back images in the gallery? I want to upload a skin, but dont have the other pics. http://www.minecraft.net/skin/skin.jsp?user=melzardust --Melzardust 09:39, 11 November 2010 (CST)

I second this. I believe I brought this up on the Skins_(gallery) page about screenshots of the skin, but I don't recall finding an answer. However the new shots were made is highly effective at visualizing skins and I for one would love to find out how. Oh, and nice skin, Melzardust. Very unique. Jaeil 10:12, 11 November 2010 (CST)
I just render them in blender. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 04:04, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment =P Melzardust 12:35, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm a noob, and expect to be treated as such, but I created a Hello Kitty skin for my gf and would love to give it to the site (I use it so much I feel I owe you guys, but I'm too dead broke to drop a donation). Should I just download Blender, take the pics, and upload them to the page? You can see it at https://sites.google.com/site/cronolexus/random-downloads . –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cronolexus (Talk|Contribs) 03:53, 26 January 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
Ahaha, that's really cute. Don't worry, we don't bite. Not much anyway. If you're able to render them like User:Ultradude25 has, then I guess you can stick it on the list (not sure if they're welcoming anymore entries). Also, if you feel you owe the wiki, perhaps you can make other contributions around various articles, like fixing any spelling or grammar or finding references for any "citation needed" tags! That'd be pretty cool :D --Gnu32 06:35, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Does anyone remember when over head texture have been released ? TheDarkTiger 03:42, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] (article)?

Move to Skin please (over redirect). Putting "(article)" in the pagename is just silly. Ose 15:18, 2 November 2010 (CDT)

This has been done. –ultradude25 (T|C) 21:27, 9 November 2010 (CST)

[edit] Uploading skins?

I tried uploading my new skin on the minecraft site, but the page just acts like its loading, then stops and clears the file address bar. This happens even when I try uploading the default "char.png" file. Is this feature of the site down? --VOR-D09 08:38, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Can the front/back renderings be done in Wings 3D? Blender won't run on my Windows 7 PC for reasons unknown. --VOR-D09 21:17, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Does anyone know why this happened? I created a new skin using Photoshop (I made sure it was saved as a PNG) and tried to upload it to the Minecraft site to use on my player, but it says "Something seems to have gone wrong. We'll have a tinker with it momentarily, please check back again later." I've let it sit for awhile, and it still says that. Anyone know why? --Samness7 05:40, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I've had this problem too. I think it started when they redesigned the site. So now, here I am, stuck as Gordon Freeman. captainsid2001 (a.k.a. freeman2001) 22:37, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
  • I can't wait until 1.8 comes out! I'm planning on making myself a different skin at least every other month. I also think Jeb should make the cape part of the skin file. Mindofthelion (talk) 22:48, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Remove Gallery

I think we should remove the gallery, if someone wants examples we can put a few of those, but not this huge list! MoonBeans (u-t-c) 13:22, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Agreed, or maybe move it to Skin/Gallery or something. It doesn't really help the article when there's 50,000 skins on the page. Ordona 17:48, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
I Agree with MoonBeans, a few examples are fine, but this page is too much. Qcdynamics 23:48, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
The gallery is unprofessional and doesn't contribute to the article in any way. It should be moved asap. Legoless 14:52, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
I think there should just be a another page with the gallery, but not have it on the skins page. Jtlcr777 14:56, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Seeing as how moving the gallery appears to be the clear consensus, I've done so. It is now located at the recommended Skin/Gallery article. --Legoless 13:33, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
I vote to remove the gallery all together. Almost all of those skins are ugly. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by TQuin (Talk|Contribs) 13:30, 1 February 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

[edit] Missing accessory?

Ive created a skin for my character that uses the head accessory area, but that part is missing when I use the skin. Is there something I have to do to get it to work, or what? —Neithan Diniem 20:04, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

If you're filling the entire hat area with pixels, it won't work. All you gotta do is make one of the pixels transparent and the rest will appear. Preferably one of the pixels on the bottom side, so it doesn't make a noticeable difference. Dunny 07:53, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
Actually the skin has only a few pixels on the accessory area, the rest is transparent. —Neithan Diniem 18:15, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm having this problem as well...wonder if skins are just buggy right now or something.--Spirallingshape 02:22, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Beats me, I modified another skin that used the accessory area used as well and it works this time, so IDN if it was just how I did the previous skin or what. It showed up on the website I uploaded the skin to, it has a built-in skin editor with a live character model preview box, and it was working fine. —Neithan Diniem 15:13, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
If you made your skin in microsoft paint, than the accessories will not appear but the rest will. Use a program like Photoshop, or pixlr.com to edit in instead.Gmansoliver 17:24, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Gman is right. I had this problem when using paint. CommanderZapp (talk)

[edit] New Cloak

Can someone please add this Cloak DB.png to the article? http://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/60980770084364288 Drenay 12:48, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Seconded. belongs to Danny Baranowsky, and was given for... god knows why. Something about genitalia or something. Animalbrad 16:34, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

I know why he got it. Yes he was sexting with notch, and notch promised the cape in return for leaving him alone.

Also, why is the page locked in the first place? Isn't anyone paying attention to this?Drenay 00:54, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Page was locked because before they were posting minecraft skins here, and they don't want them there anymore I believe. —Neithan Diniem 18:56, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
No, the page was locked because people were posting fansites on the page. Somebody500 (有人500) 15:49, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Concerning " transparency is not allowed on the skin file except on the second head area, which is transparent by default"

This is most certainly not true. I've tried editing char.png (the skin file) to have no arms and creeper legs (basically a creeper). It worked. When I saw other people with the default skin they looked exactly like a creeper, and when I pressed the inventory button I looked like a creeper to. This shows that it is not only the second head area that can be transparent. Vincent2128 15:30, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

I think that the entire body can be transparent, cause I've seen floating head skins quite often. What I'm wondering is why the transparent head area on my skin doesn't work =/ —Neithan Diniem 18:58, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Fancy/Fast Settings?--Neil2250 20:11, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Because you edited char.png, and not UPLOADED the skin to minecraft.net. Calinou - talk × contribs » 22:15, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

[edit] wearing cloaks?

is there any way to wear a cloak? is there like an option or something somewhere?Ecreme 23:45, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

i dont think so, it might be somewhere on the skin, i dont know, im sure somebody here knows the answer.--Higbey 00:47, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Animated Skins?

I've been thinking, and would like to request testing on animated skins. What I mean by this is that I want someone to find a way to make animated skins that actually work. I would assume that a .gif file would work for this, at least for Macs, but I'm not so sure about Windows and Linux or whatnot. Pikman01 15:50, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Not so sure that would work. I think MineCraft would have had to have code specifically for the purpose, and besides, aren't MineCraft skins PNG files? Pitzik4 03:35, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm sure that won't work. If the code says "use(char.png)" it certainly won't accept char.gif. On the other hand, I remember seeing an animated JPG image. Besides, changing extension from gif to png may work. By the way, why won't YOU find that way? I think the Google works the same for us all... MaxKing 22:01, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
There is no such thing as "animated JPG". It's likely was a GIF image with it's extension changed. Changing extension from gif to png will not work because image viewers usually tries every supported format if attempt to open file with algorithm corresponding to file extension failed. If game don't support any image types aside from Portable Network Graphics, it won't work. — MiiNiPaaT|C 12:16, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
I bet you meant animated PNG. they are rare, but exist...--TakeruDavis 04:01, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
I'd like to say that Minecraft can use ordinary .png images to animate personalised water, lava, portals and fire. I've made a few animated texturepacks using .png images to give them a better look. I dont know if minecraft uses this method to animate the default animations, but it's used to make personalised ones. They are made by having 32 slightly different images in a vertical line, each just slightly different from the one above, for example: File:Animated_Fire.png. I use this to make the water, lava, portals and fire but the thing is you need a patch to make these animated versions visable, meaning minecraft can't use it on its own. So even if you figured the method of stacking a minecraft skin the right way, you'd run into the problem of minecraft not even being able to use your skin. Even if you found a perfect patch to make the skin visable, you'd be fine on your own but noone else will have it so if you wanted to show it off to friends on a server, it would look like the default skin so would it even be worth the trouble? Hope you didn't get bored reading all that... Frogundergrove 06:42, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
I know this discussion hasn't been edited in years, but I have seen animated mobs in texturepacks as of 1.5.2, with blinking cows, rippling creepers, and burning ghasts. Meeples10 signature.png Talk
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Yeah, a few days ago my brother was talking about a cool skin with a rubik's cube head. Yesterday, I was looking at the various capes and I looked at the Mojang employees cape and, until we remembered that the back of Notch's head is blank, we thought that, to preserve Notch's identity, they bleeped out his face. My brother and I were like, "You can tell it's Notch! Why bleep out his face if you can tell who it is anyway?" --Mindofthelion (talk) 16:28, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Image preview sizes?

This is killing my ocd ;_;

There are a ton of previews that are extremely larger than others, which messes up the entire chart. Can I fix these?RacinFreek 07:30, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Skin preview removed from minecraft.net?

When/why was the animated skin preview removed from the profile page on minecraft.net? The one that showed the character with the skin running and flailing its arms. 66.31.37.172 04:41, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Skin URL

No mention of the actual URLs used by the client to fetch skins?

--Mozai 19:39, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Deadmau5 ears

On the standard skin texture color thingy, you can customize it so that it gives you deadmau5 ears(to an extent. To give yourself the ears, you have to change the source code to read your name instead of deadmau5's ears. Its purely clientside). Anyways, I think that the texturemap (skinmap?) for the skins should include the section for the ears. Thoughts? I can upload the texturemap including the section for the ears, if needed 65.7.181.151 00:50, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Xmas 2011 Cloak

In the article it says:

It is unknown if the Christmas/New Year capes will be given out yearly, however they were not given out for Christmas of 2011.

But we have an image of a so-called Christmas 2011 cape. I don't recall seeing any capes on Christmas personally. Ordona 21:50, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Using Skins

I used WinRAR to open minecraft.jar and deleted the default character look (char.png) and put my Roxas skin but when I started playing, my character was completely blank. Why did this happen? Bluelucario24 09:10, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

um, you forgot to upload. uploading changes the skin so that you can show it off. so goto minecraft.net, click 'profile', click 'Change file', then click upload. sorted! now go onto minecraft and see if you have a blank skin anymore.--Crazytobuild 05:41, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
I did that and I'm still Steve... HELP ME PLEASE Tommyq17 03:14, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

I s your client cracked? 74.73.15.166 20:57, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Disable capes?

Does anyone know if there (is/will be) a way to disable capes? --Hourcraft 23:57, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

There is, there are mods which allow you to do so. But I would love Mojang to allow us disable/switch between our capes... –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.86.195.54 (Talk) 18:01, 30 April 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

[edit] changing skin on the 360

I was wondering if they're going update the 360 edition so that players can change their skin. because not to be offensive but being steve the whole time is kinda boring –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.122.213.2 (Talk) 16:19, 17 May 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

There's more than one default skin to use if you're talking about the default blue shirt Steve. Just read the relevant article pages and please don't post comments that can be answered by reading. - Asterick6 (talk) 22:16, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Danny's Cape?

How did DannyBystyle Get his cape? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.218.86.181 (Talk) 14:50, 19 May 2012‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

He may have been a friend of one of the mojang employees

[edit] SquaredCheerio cape?

Does anyone know how this guy got this cape? This isn't a mod it can be checked by using Disguise, it is a legit cape and i have no clue what cape it is. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Fluffyman24 (Talk|Contribs) 18:46, 29 June 2012‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~ Squaredcheerio.png

See here (and here). -- Orthotope 19:22, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

That is the OptiFine donator cape. Please use vanilla minecraft next time to see if he still has the cape. Videomixer99 21:30, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Xbox 360 normal Steve

I see the old bearded steve but when I play as him he has the newer skin. I think the newer image of steve should be uploaded.

[edit] Xbox 360 Custom Skins

I saw in a YouTube video that 4J said [or Tweeted rather] they're working on getting user-made skins to the Xbox Edition, but due to legal issues and what "gets lawyers excited," it will be quite a while before Xbox users get it, or as 4J Tweeted "possibly much later." --24.145.54.216 18:33, 23 July 2012 (UTC)


I want a Vault 13 Jumpsuit skin sooo bad for 360!

Whoever posted the V13 jumpsuit comment should've signed their post [it's funny because I don't have an account], but I agree. Fallout skins are something I want badly, especially a V101 jumpsuit. Especially since I don't see 4J including Fallout skins in a pack at all. 24.145.54.216 18:20, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Athelete Steve

Is it just me or is athelete steve kind of racist?

masterfighter:No clearly that gold chain is a Gold olympics medal he is not black he clearly is darker skinned it is not racist you just dont watch the Olympics

[edit] skyrim skins

anybody else wonder why there,s no skyrim skins. id really like them for the 360 edition. i mean theirs halo ( great game ) skins and G.O.W ( good game ) skins why is there no skyrim ( mint game ) skins. skyrim has the notched pickaxe ( cool ) Easter egg why cant we have a couple of skyrim skins. somebody should ask 4j if they can get the rights to make some skyrim skins. 92.18.234.34 16:08, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

[edit] Multiplayer and custom skin

According to 'Changing Player Skin' section, other players are able to see custom skin. I think this is only uploaded profile page of minecraft.net, not modified jar file. Is this right? I've never played multiplayer games.--AMotohiko 23:34, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes; changes to your jar file do not affect anyone else. -- Hower64 02:00, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

[edit] How do you make skins that blend in with the skins colors

I would really like to know how i can get my skin to blend and if its not called blending sorry im new to skin making please help

[edit] Why are all skin viewers bugged?

Why does it seem that just about all skin viewers / editors / etc. seem to have certain faces (the bottom of the torso for example) mirrored. This and usually one of the limbs each consistently appear differently than they do in game. 24.228.188.12 19:11, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Skin Pack 4

I think the bottom left skin in the picture is Caboose from Red vs Blue!

It does certainly seem so. Terrorizer231 17:21, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

I wonder if they will add the RvB characters.

[edit] Hidden skin & cloak set

http://s2.postimage.org/g8m3ymygl/minecon_skin.jpg

Please click the above link to have a look on the image because I'dont know how to preview it out. The image is I accidentally created during Minecraft 1.4.7 without uploading any skin. Normally create a new user will get a "Steve" instead of this one. I've googled up some mentioned the cloak is called "Minecon Cloak" and the skin should be "Mage". Anyone has idea of how to get this skin without uploading it to profile? Thanks.

[edit] External links removed

Heyho. I don't really agree with the following changes: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/index.php?title=Skin&diff=prev&oldid=455637

I had some users asking me about cape and skin directories and I sent them to the wiki page finding out that they no longer can find any of the needed information :-/ So I came here to check where it was gone and found the changes linked above. Those links were not against any rule that I could find. And those were not any "communities" or something, but useful external references which many users can no longer find.

Undoing the change is not possible for me, so I'd be glad if someone could help here to fix this again?!

DerFlash 09:11, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Skin directory sites are part of the general fan community, and so fall under wiki rule #11. We also removed links to lists of seeds and servers due to problems with advertising and spam. If you need to find sites listing skins, Google is your friend. -- Orthotope 10:35, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Somehow, I got a cape without downloading anything....

I was playing with my brother, and we were playing this stupid game where he trys to blow me up with tnt, anyway, I was playing, after jumping off a cliff and dying, I get a cape!!

It's the cape with the red creeper face?

Can anyone explain this?

thanks!

27.96.198.138 02:24, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

you landed on minecon. 209.240.119.54 13:21, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

[edit] MCPE capes available?

Can the Cape Creator app for iOS make capes for MCPE? I sort of way it now that I see it. 2553399 Woo 05:11, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

No. All cape creator apps require a mod that works only on PCM Single player or multiplayer. Even if the mod worked on PE, it would not show up to other players, as there is no coding for capes to be present in PE. However, if the other user had the mod, they probably would be able to see yours.24.196.4.184 01:43, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Recent Vandalism

Someone by the name of Nu3ga moved this page and all it's subpages to Darkness of death. I have moved them back. If I have created any broken or double redirects please help me by fixing them. FalkirksTalk 19:48, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Monstercharity Cape

Last night, there are lots of tweets requesting Jeb and Dinnerbone to release MonsterCape for the attendees of MonsterCharity concert. --180.183.119.189 10:25, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

[edit] How?

how do you change your skin?I use the computer btw99.174.200.114 18:55, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

never mind someone can delete this since I don't know how to do that ether<:D--99.174.200.114 00:28, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Download Uploaded Skin

Should the article mention the link to download your uploaded skin. s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftSkins/Username.png KnightMiner (talk) 03:17, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

[edit] info about changing the steve.png (specifically where it's located) is out of date EDIT: also minecraft no longer allows steve.png to be changed

info about changing the steve.png (specifically where it's located) is out of date. There is no file called "minecraft.jar" in minecraft anymore. Instead the version number replaces the word "minecraft" now that we're able to pick from a few different versions in the launcher. Also I've changed the "steve.png" in it (making sure the filename of the replacement is the same) and it's never worked for me. 24.68.154.229 03:13, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit: just tried again, and after the change I re-opened the jar in winrar and re-examined the steve.png file. It WAS changed. However running the program seems to have changed it back during the launcher's quick loading sequence. Re-examining it AGAIN after running minecraft for a few seconds (actually went into a map and played for 5 seconds) reveals that the file has changed back to the default. So apparently no, you can't edit the steve.png anymore. 24.68.154.229 03:23, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
It is still possible, but the game automatically syncs your minecraft version with the official. To change the skin without resource packs you must change the version name from 1.7.4, basically like a mod. KnightMiner (talk) 17:34, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
Link to steve.png on this page has gone 404 too. 203.118.183.134 00:54, 19 February 2014 (UTC) Cutie
Fixed. -- Orthotopetalk 01:12, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Dinnerbone/Grumm flipping and capes.

I've seen in some cases that Grumm and Dinnerbone can toggle wheather they are upside down. I've found that if you log in as them, the "Show Cape" button toggles the flipping. Can someone write this in to the article, I don't know how to phrase it. Pokechu22 (talk) 21:05, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

How do you log in as Grumm or Dinnerbone? Dragon29 29 (talk) 13:30, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

[edit] New Skin Layout in History

Few hours ago today (11AM, now 1PM), the skin format for making skins have been changed. Can someone add the change to history/images? Pianoboy8

The downloadable skin from Minecraft.net hasn't changed, and I honestly don't know what the skin changes are or how to figure out what they are. Someone else mind taking a look? I wonder if it's in 1.8's code. Firebastard (talk) 00:35, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Girl Skins

Can an adminstrator put up all the minecraft girl skin? I want it to be there so I can post it into my userpages. I need photos so I can post to the main page of all the skins. If you do, there will be ways to find it rather than all steves

23.243.80.13 01:51, 18 February 2014 (UTC)


[edit] Unique Skin Calculation

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect. I think it's closer to 3x1023581

97.65.115.12 00:35, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

The page is correct. Since the skin file is 64x64 pixels, and with 256 values per color component for each pixel, there's no possible way to have more than about 69 billion different skins. Some of the pixels are not used, so the actual number is somewhat lower. -- Orthotopetalk 01:14, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I agree with Orthotope. If you want numbers I found, there are 3,264 different pixels out of the 4,096 pixels of the skin used (for the larger 1.8 skin). That times 16,777,216 (2563) for the three bands of color. All arrives at 54,760,833,024. Of course, many of these colors appear the same to the eye, so even less unique skins can be made.
--KnightMiner (talk|contribs) 03:27, 19 March 2014 (UTC)