How to edit the Minecraft Skin template

If you have the Minecraft skin template file and an image manipulation program, you’re ready to start learning. The first thing that is not obvious is what is going on in that template file.

editing a skin template
Edit a Skin

In the previous post, we learned what is involved with making your own “skin” for Minecraft. Every step is pretty simple and self-explanatory – except for the part about editing the Minecraft skin template.

To recap, we log into our account on the Mojang site, and go to the Profile page: Continue reading “How to edit the Minecraft Skin template”

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How to make a Minecraft Skin

“Your skin is the look of your Minecraft character. This is how you are presented to other players that you meet in the game.” – Mojang website.

I’ve recently been recruited by my daughters to set up a Minecraft Realm, where they can hang out with eachother and their friends. This seems like a fun prospect, but as I face the moment of meeting my daughter in a virtual space, I really don’t want to just stand there looking like one of the two default characters. I want to know how to make a Minecraft skin. Continue reading “How to make a Minecraft Skin”

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Code & Art

I didn’t learn anything about three.js doing this – it’s all the same technojunk as my previous “experiments”. But this is fun. This is code & art.

As I was going through the introductory websites for three.js, I couldn’t help but notice that one thing that’s very common in a “beginner’s demo” was virtual worlds stuffed with a whole bunch of similar¬†geometric primitives. Cool. But none of the demos I saw went beyond demo. They tend to be pretty colourless, pretty motionless, pretty boring.

So I couldn’t help but get something stuck in my head. Oh sure, it’s an ocean of geometric primitives. And sure, I didn’t learn anything about three.js doing this – it’s all the same technojunk as my previous “experiments”. But this is fun. Continue reading “Code & Art”

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Artist, Content, Audience, the Internet – and David Bowie

When I set up this site recently, I didn’t imagine that I’d be posting anything like a David Bowie video here.

David Bowie passed away yesterday. And my Facebook has been chock-a-block with tributes, memes, a hundred music videos, and this interview.

In this video, Mr. Bowie speaks with great insight and eloquence on the subject of the Internet. And how the internet “will” radically alter Continue reading “Artist, Content, Audience, the Internet – and David Bowie”

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