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Minecraft 3D Skin Creator with Blender

I was actually looking to do a few Minecraft-based tutorials, and realized that there was not a great way to create the skins for these characters. So, to remedy that, I made a setup in Blender allowing anyone to paint textures for a Steve or Alex model. The setup allows you to create both with a Skin and Overlay portion, taking advantage of the entire texture space, and when done, you can save the image and it exports as a perfect Minecraft character texture!

Minecraft 3D Skin Creator Preview

Minecraft 3D Skin Creator in Blender, painting the map in 3D and 2D.

You can learn how I created this setup in the following Youtube video:

Turning Blender Into the 3D Minecraft 1.8 Skin Creator

You can also learn how to use this setup to create and export your skins in the video:

How to Create Skins with the Blender 3D Minecraft 1.8 Skin Creator

Lastly, you can download the Blender setup here, with some added additions shown in the 1.8 Skin Creator use tutorial:

Minecraft3DSkinCreator

Enjoy!

NOTE: This is the first release, so if there is something you wish was different or better, let me know, and I’ll try to make it happen. 🙂

Minecraft 1.8 3D Skin Creator in Blender
Reviewed by DBrown on.
Summary:This Creator allows anyone to create skins quickly efficiently, and allow them to see the progress as they create.

Description:A great free 3D solution for creating Minecraft Skins. No more pesky pixel-by-pixel creation, and create with effects by default.
Rating: 5