NovaSkin - Online Skin and Resource Pack Editor

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  • Just click and draw over a player skin.
  • It's online. You need a modern web browser. No download/flash/java. Works in Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE9, etc.
  • You can zoom, rotate and move by pressing shift+mouse or using on screen tools.
  • Load skins from your files (load button or drag & drop), from a url or load any minecraft player skin.
  • Multiple color slots, gradient lines, rectangles, ellipsis and eye dropper.
    • Middle click or spacebar performs the same eye dropper action.
    • Flood fill tool.
    • Color rotator to change the skin colors.
    • Multiple layers: add, remove, combine.
    • Show/Hide grid and parts. (to draw on head hide the hat)

  • You can get your skin previewed by url.
  • Skins and parts can be imported from different websites: skindex, skincache, minecraft armory, minecrafties.
  • Undo!
  • The skin can be saved as a png image, uploaded direct to minecraft.net;
  • You can also share the links.
  • Take screenshots with your skin in different poses, holding an item.
  • The skins previews are rendered with alpha blending and a transparent background.
  • Embeddable (copy&paste html code) to display a animated, rotatable skin preview for your blog or own site.
  • Papercraft helper.
  • Live gallery with latest skins.
  • Login to save skins.
  • Full 2D editor (pixlr) integration.


  • Nova skin works offline, access the site once online, go offline, go to nova skin, it works.
  • Double click fill the entire area.
  • Right click acts as an eraser.
  • Space bar, middle click acts as the color picker.
  • Drag files from your computer and drop on novaskin. They'll be loaded.
  • Edit skins with Gimp, Photoshop or any other external image editor. When the file is saved, novaskin automaticaly reloads the changes. Userful from real time preview. Use a professional editor, preview, make changes, save online and get screenshots with novaskin.
  • The erase hat button clear the entire upper head cube, util from some skin without transparency.
  • Type a player name at name/url field to load the player skin.
  • Login, novaskin will remember you skins creations. When you save a new skin, it will be added to your collection.
  • All skins saved online at gallery are public. When you save a skin you get:- Short link to your skin (novaskin.me/identifier)- The skin will be uploaded to imgur and hosted online.- Forum BBCode (with screenshot, instant aply link) to share your skin with the community.- HTML code to embed the 3D skin preview in you own site.- The skin is uploaded to the online gallery.
  • If you do not your skin to be public, use the aplly to minecraft button, the skin will not be saved or shown on public gallery. Or click save, right click the flat skin image and choose save image as and close the save window.
  • Use the search tab to find skins on several skins sites at once.
  • Use the nice2draw pose, don't forget to fill the skin parts hidden by the default pose.
  • Check the randomize color checkbox to avoid flat colored skins.
  • Click the pickaxe, choose a holding item and draw over it, setup a nice custom pose, save to get a nice scrrenshot.
  • Change the background to test the skin in different sittuations, try to use soft colors, in game they will look better.
  • Use the flip bottom faces button to fix skins created before 1.0.
  • Chrome users: install the App in Chrome Web Store.

Resource Pack Editor:

  • Minecraft 1.8
  • Mobs
  • Items
  • Blocks
  • Tools
  • Schematics
  • Animation
  • Also with More player models and Mo'Creatures
  • Open texture packs from zip files, import a directory, automatically import from your .minecraft/resourcepacks folder, load texturepacks from your dropbox.
  • Save textures:to the local nova skin texture pack managerto your dropboxinstantly apply to minecraft and test in gamesave to the online gallery


  • No, it is not related to UberHaxorNova click here to discover what nova skin means. The logo is inspired on a beer.
  • This was the first "mod" posted in planet minecraft. This is not a mod, i know. That time there are fewer categories. Anyway, projects are for world levels, blogs are for stories. The site miss a "tools" category.
  • The editor works on any version of minecraft. Skins implementation mostly remain unchanged between versions of the game. The unique change was the bottom face flipping in beta/1.0 transition.
  • This is a site, you don't need to download anything.
  • Abcd is better. Nice, use that.
  • No, it's not "Google Chrome" only. Will work with Firefox, Safari, Opera, even ie9. But you will love how smooth it runs in webkit browsers, especially Google Chrome.

Thanks for all the support! :)
Progress: 100% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.8
Tags:Skin, Editor, Aesthetic, Texture Packs, Resource Packs, Program

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Update #57 : 09/13/2014 5:04:46 pm9/13/14

Update #55 : 07/03/2013 8:02:28 am7/03/13

  • Editor updated and now support the new minecraft 1.6 resource pack format

Update #55 : 07/03/2013 8:01:30 am7/03/13


  • Added support for animation
  • Added Horses

Update #54 : 05/28/2013 8:18:27 pm5/28/13


Added a wallpaper generator with skins. http://novaskin.me/wallpaper
  • Select a wallpaper
  • Click over the player and select the skin
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page
  • Select the wallpaper size
  • Optionally, apply some instagram like filters
  • Download or edit with pixlr to add more details
  • Enjoy your new wallpaper!

If you are a wallpaper artist and want to contribute with your artwork, reply to this thread or e-mail me at [email protected] , there are some special settings/skin to use when rendering the image so it can be used as a wallpaper template in novaskin.

Update #53 : 05/16/2013 2:16:54 am5/16/13

  • Added bending and two item holding.
  • HYjKoVlpng

Update #52 : 03/14/2013 5:56:55 pm3/14/13

  • Added the 1.5 new blocks
  • New texture packs projects are created with "empty" textures, just the edited textures will be included in the generated .zip
  • Texture pack explorer show the missing files for a texture pack.

Update #51 : 03/06/2013 5:15:02 am3/06/13

  • Texture pack editor updated to minecraft 1.5
  • New block added

  • Block and Items now are saved in separated texture files inside a textures folder.
  • Added integration with Techne Online
  • Added a voting system to the skins inthe gallery
  • Texture pack editor save window polishment, simplified but maintains the same functionality.
  • Corrected bugs with skin uploads and cursors positionation

Update #50 : 01/22/2013 2:04:57 am1/22/13

  • Added Techne support

Update #49 : 01/11/2013 3:28:08 am1/11/13

  • Updated texture pack editor model centralization in screen;
  • Locally save the skin and restore it to present lost of work in case of unwanted page reloads.
  • Fixed issue loading skin edited with pixlr

Update #48 : 01/09/2013 11:40:44 pm1/09/13

  • Added gallery search to the texture pack editor. Let's see if it help increase creativity like happened with the player skin editor :)

Update #47 : 12/20/2012 2:08:47 pm12/20/12

Texture Pack Editor

  • Import texture packs from minecraft
  • Load .zip texture packs
  • Import skins from a directory
  • Synchronize with dropbox
  • Edit all the mob, items and blocks
  • Show texture packs with 3d previews for everithing
  • Load schematics

Update #46 : 08/24/2012 5:59:19 pm8/24/12

  • Added blocks.
    aka: texture pack editor (terrain.png)
  • ZcEpipng

Update #45 : 08/20/2012 8:11:13 pm8/20/12

  • Updated the Mo'Creatures Mobs in the Mob Skin editor:
  • Added NewHorse, new Wolves, Goat, JellyFish, Ostrich, Ray, Snake and FishBowl.

Update #44 : 08/07/2012 5:33:52 pm8/07/12

- fixed blured images in Chrome

Update #43 : 07/25/2012 8:39:35 pm7/25/12

  • added randomobs support

Update #42 : 06/26/2012 1:32:14 pm6/26/12

the search was too laggy

  • now a kind of "instant skin search" was added.

Update #41 : 06/15/2012 6:34:34 am6/15/12

  • Gallery improvements
  • Mob skins listing and new appearance
  • Server-side changes to reduce resource usase during searches
  • Skin authors now can delete skins

Update #40 : 05/30/2012 12:21:45 am5/30/12

  • Changed how "undo" works with pixels, now ctrl+z undo all the drawings from the last click-move-leave sequence instead of undo pixel-by-pixel.

Update #39 : 05/27/2012 11:18:07 pm5/27/12


Update #38 : 05/12/2012 2:53:05 am5/12/12

new key shortcuts
  • left, right, up, dowd - rotate the model
  • ctrl+s - show the save dialog
  • + and - - change the zoom

skin is autosaved locally each 30s
the last edited skin is restored at start

Update #37 : 05/11/2012 12:27:51 am5/11/12

A bunch of improvements on the mob skin editor, but I am too lazy to list all the new features. Some of them:
  • new textured-bsptree-triangle render, allows support for load HD skins.
  • pencil options, size, brush type, new color selection UI
  • enderdragon is almost finished, now it does not freeze the browser anymore
  • UI improvements, new icons
  • Pixlr integration
  • Can load skins from the gallery
  • You can load texturepacks .zip and folder to preview the mob skins, now there are big buttons showing this, Try it!
  • a lot of bug fixes
  • and a lot more, check and see.

Update #36 : 03/26/2012 3:50:04 pm3/26/12

  • some layout fixes in firefox
  • removed the alert message for new version, now show a notification in the status bar.

Update #35 : 03/22/2012 10:08:51 pm3/22/12

Update #34 : 03/18/2012 11:35:01 pm3/18/12

now is possible to see the skin creation history for novaskin gallery skins. For example, a girl skin and the derivations: http://minecraft.novaskin.me/o gallery/1538385/rach-me3/o history

You can also go to your profile page (http://minecraft.novaskin.me/gallery/o profile/my ) and check your skins to see if anyone has edited a skin based on one of yours creations. There is a derivations link for each skin page.

Update #33 : 03/08/2012 10:55:09 pm3/08/12

Move parts to pose the character with left mouse button.

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Level 25
Expert Warrior
November 15, 2014, 2:01 am

Level 1
New Miner
November 4, 2014, 3:33 pm

i dont know y but its slow and laggy but a great program

Level 14
Journeyman Toast
October 24, 2014, 5:40 am

How do you create the link to the website? That website is not whitelisted on PMC.

Level 1
New Miner
September 28, 2014, 7:59 am

Can anyone help me? I don't know what to do for the Resource pack? I am kinda confused about it. Can you make textures for everything then save it. I don't know how to save my textures when i customize them? Please help, anyone?

Level 68
High Grandmaster Technomancer
October 9, 2014, 12:25 pm

You need to create a Project, to be able to create a project you need to allow novaskin store files on your computer when prompted by the the browser.

Edit a resource (wolf skin for example) and save to your project.
Go to your project and click zip and save the zip file.
place the resourcepack zip file on the minecraft folder as you normally would do with other resource packs.

There will be a easier button to apply textures in the future, but I need to get a java applet code signed before it happens.

Level 1
New Miner
September 18, 2014, 1:33 pm

Can you add support for the new Alex model?

Level 68
High Grandmaster Technomancer
October 9, 2014, 12:27 pm

I will add it to the main editor soon, but you can edit Alex textures useing the resource pack editor also:


Level 22
Expert Crafter
September 16, 2014, 6:59 am

Speaking of this, I made my avatar with it!

Level 22
Expert Crafter
September 16, 2014, 6:56 am

I used this website for ages. It's awesome!

Level 17
Journeyman Dragonborn
September 15, 2014, 4:58 am

shouldn't this be in skins?

Level 14
Journeyman Toast
October 24, 2014, 5:41 am

Dude, it's a program, not a skin.

Level 1
New Explorer
September 14, 2014, 8:48 pm

dude...i can't upload my models on nova skin editor anymore what happened?!i can't texture anymore XD since this has been updated to 1.8 it been very confusing idk how to upload my techne models to novaskin anymore to texture them can i get a bit of help?

Level 68
High Grandmaster Technomancer
September 16, 2014, 2:21 pm

I'm going to add the open .tcn button again, as PMed.

Level 25
Expert Creeper Hugger
August 11, 2014, 4:26 pm

*Goes to snapshot* *Gets error* *Omg face* No derp!

Level 46
Master Modder
August 9, 2014, 8:06 pm

It's completely unuseable on my computer. :L
Rotating the model goes at literally 4 frames per minute...

Level 1
New Miner
July 1, 2014, 6:22 pm

This is awesome! and i have gained a whole new level of respect for all you guys making resorce packs to make my game look cool!

Level 5
Apprentice Miner
June 17, 2014, 7:11 am

Its not a mod though...

Level 1
New Miner
June 21, 2014, 3:23 am

Read the FAQ

King Peanut Butter
Level 11
Journeyman Skinner
June 5, 2014, 6:40 pm

its amazing!

Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
May 14, 2014, 8:22 am

Heres a good ida that would make my sad kitty photo happy! an idea: The user should be able to choose the size of pixels for the texture backs!

Level 1
New Miner
May 10, 2014, 7:48 am

Seems like a good mod, I am going to try it.

Level 11
Journeyman Architect
October 22, 2014, 7:39 am

it is not a mod, read the description.

Level 14
Journeyman Ranger
April 19, 2014, 4:24 am

You have a lot of bugs! Fix them! For example: almost always when I just click, the skin gets into a random position. I would also love if you would have a button which allows you to set "on/off" the thing so when you texture a hand or a leg to "do/don't " copy it to the other one, which will allow us to, for example, to make a cyborg!

G goldenapple
Level 20
Expert Toast
April 18, 2014, 8:00 am


The Mutant Gaming Reptile
Level 19
Journeyman Skinner
April 18, 2014, 1:19 am

this is not a mod this is just advertising a website.

Level 11
Journeyman Architect
October 22, 2014, 7:40 am

it is neither a mod or advertising. read the FAQ.

Level 6
Apprentice Modder
March 30, 2014, 3:59 pm

No netherstars for posing characters?

Level 14
Journeyman Cowboy
March 28, 2014, 5:45 am

Not on the Chrome Store anymore? Or bad link..

Level 48
Master Enderdragon
March 24, 2014, 1:51 pm

it isnt a mod, honey

Level 11
Journeyman Architect
October 22, 2014, 7:41 am

read the FAQ

Level 1
New Crafter
March 15, 2014, 3:40 pm

Its awesome! It just takes time to upload a texture pack...

Level 1
New Explorer
March 13, 2014, 7:48 am


Level 6
Apprentice Archer
March 1, 2014, 6:03 am

I use this for all of my skins. Go NoveSkins! Really, great but there are alot of bugs. Randomly it will start erasing my skin when I press a color. It's weird.

Endermonarch Durbius
Level 13
Journeyman Network
January 26, 2014, 11:17 am

This needs to be updated to the new 1.8 skin files type

Level 68
High Grandmaster Technomancer
February 26, 2014, 11:09 am

I'm working on it.
There is a preview here snapshot.minecraft.novaskin.me

Level 5
Apprentice Miner
January 5, 2014, 6:32 am

i use this to create my skins too!!!

Kiro Yakuzas
Level 1
New Miner
November 26, 2013, 3:42 pm

How To Put Mod In Minecraft Teach Me Plz

Level 11
Journeyman Architect
October 22, 2014, 7:41 am

this is not a mod, read the FAQ

Level 1
New Miner
November 15, 2013, 11:05 pm

How Do you Edit The Sounds When Making a Texture (Resourse) Pack.

i had a cool idea i could like import 1 of my fav songs.eeeeeeeeee

Level 2
Apprentice Modder
January 3, 2014, 9:41 am

You have to transfer the sound files into Ogg Vorbis ( blahblahblah.ogg ) files and than put that in the respective folders in the resource pack.

Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
November 13, 2013, 9:16 am

this is awesome, i love the way you can make ur skin pose:)

Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
November 10, 2013, 12:06 pm

Too bad its against the rules to post skins that have been created with this. Things would go so much faster otherwise. v.v

Level 14
Journeyman Ranger
April 19, 2014, 4:25 am

You can use Nova Skin, you silly.

Level 34
Artisan Spelunker
November 11, 2013, 9:45 pm

You are allowed to use Novaskin if you draw ALL the pixels yourself. You are not allowed to use it, if you use pre-made parts.

Level 1
New Miner
November 8, 2013, 8:46 pm

Does it in-clued a virus?

Level 17
Journeyman Taco
January 17, 2014, 10:42 am

Its a website and you don't need a download so NO

Level 14
Journeyman Ranger
April 19, 2014, 4:27 am

This site is not a virus, but it doesn't matter if it's a site. You just have to go on a page and BOOM: Virus to the face!

Level 2
Apprentice Miner
December 17, 2013, 11:19 am


Level 8
Apprentice Ranger
November 8, 2013, 12:22 pm

My LORD! This is the best Editor OUT THERE! Thanks for the awesome editor.


Level 11
Journeyman Architect
October 22, 2014, 7:43 am

you do not need to put your name after a comment.

Level 51
Grandmaster Artist
October 29, 2013, 9:03 pm

I use this alot but is it right to post it as a mod?

Level 1
New Explorer
October 24, 2013, 8:10 am


Level 2
Apprentice Crafter
October 23, 2013, 5:39 am


Level 1
New Miner
October 14, 2013, 12:36 pm

i wonder if this works with techne, hmmmm.

Level 1
New Miner
September 18, 2013, 8:36 pm

This is a great organiser for your skins.

Level 4
Apprentice Miner
September 11, 2013, 3:26 pm

I use the site

Level 3
Apprentice Crafter
September 4, 2013, 7:23 pm

this is really good

Level 1
New Explorer
August 30, 2013, 4:26 pm

Amazing thx

Level 1
New Network
August 27, 2013, 12:18 am

This isnt a mod

Level 1
New Crafter
October 24, 2013, 5:24 am

a litte bit a mod, cause it can help to make resource packs

Level 1
New Miner
September 3, 2013, 6:08 am

  • [size=small]"This was the first "mod" posted in planet minecraft. This isnot a mod, i know.That time there are fewer categories. Anyway, projects are for world levels, blogs are for stories. The site miss a "tools" category."[/size]


Level 20
Expert Dragonborn
August 17, 2013, 3:44 pm

its a bit confusing

Level 1
New Miner
August 3, 2013, 4:33 am

I always use this to make my skins. However,recently I haven't been able to do this,because the model has went up,and now I can't edit it.

Level 1
New Miner
July 30, 2013, 4:19 pm

I used it to make my custom skin

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