NovaSkin - Online Skin and Texture 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.

Texture Resource Pack Editor:

  • 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 manager
    to your dropbox
    instantly apply to minecraft and test in game
    save 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 1.6
Tags:Skin, Editor, Aesthetic, Texture Packs

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

  • [size=13px]Editor updated and now support the new minecraft 1.6 resource pack format[/size]

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

  • [size=13px]Added bending and two item holding.[/size]
  • [size=13px][img=HYjKoVlpng]http://i.imgur.com/HYjKo8Vl.png[/img][/size]

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

  • [size=12px]Added the 1.5 new blocks[/size]
  • [size=12px]New texture packs projects are created with "empty" textures, just the edited textures will be included in the generated .zip[/size]
  • [size=12px]Texture pack explorer show the missing files for a texture pack.[/size]

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

  • [size=13px]Added Techne support[/size]

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

  • [size=13px]Updated texture pack editor model centralization in screen;[/size]
  • [size=13px]Locally save the skin and restore it to present lost of work in case of unwanted page reloads.[/size]
  • [size=13px]Fixed issue loading skin edited with pixlr[/size]

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

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

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

[h2][size=13px]Texture Pack Editor[/size][/h2]
  • [size=13px]Import texture packs from minecraft[/size]
  • [size=13px]Load .zip texture packs[/size]
  • [size=13px]Import skins from a directory[/size]
  • [size=13px]Synchronize with dropbox[/size]
  • [size=13px]Edit all the mob, items and blocks[/size]
  • [size=13px]Show texture packs with 3d previews for everithing[/size]
  • [size=13px]Load schematics[/size]

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

  • [size=10pt]Added blocks.
    [/size][size=10pt]aka: texture pack editor (terrain.png)[/size]
  • [size=10pt][img=ZcEpipng]http://i.imgur.com/ZcEpi.png[/img][/size]

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

  • [size=13px]added randomobs support[/size]

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

the search was too laggy

  • [size=10pt]now a kind of "instant skin search" was added.[/size]

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

  • [size=10pt]Gallery improvements[/size]
  • Mob skins listing and new appearance
  • Server-side changes to reduce resource usase during searches
  • [size=10pt]Skin authors now can delete skins[/size]

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

  • [size=13px]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.[/size]

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


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

[size=10pt]new key shortcuts[/size]
  • [size=13px]left, right, up, dowd - rotate the model[/size]
  • [size=13px]ctrl+s - show the save dialog[/size]
  • [size=13px][bgcolor=rgb(255,102,0)] + [/bgcolor] and [bgcolor=rgb(204,102,0)] - [/bgcolor] - change the zoom[/size]

[size=13px]skin is autosaved locally each 30s[/size]
[size=13px]the last edited skin is restored at start[/size]

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

[size=10pt]A bunch of improvements on the mob skin editor, but I am too lazy to list all the new features. Some of them:[/size]
  • [size=13px]new textured-bsptree-triangle render, allows support for load HD skins.[/size]
  • [size=13px]pencil options, size, brush type, new color selection UI[/size]
  • [size=13px]enderdragon is almost finished, now it does not freeze the browser anymore[/size]
  • [size=13px]UI improvements, new icons[/size]
  • [size=13px]Pixlr integration[/size]
  • [size=13px]Can load skins from the gallery[/size]
  • [size=13px]You can load texturepacks .zip and folder to preview the mob skins, now there are big buttons showing this, Try it![/size]
  • [size=13px]a lot of bug fixes[/size]
  • [size=13px]and a lot more, check and see.[/size]

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

  • [size=13px]some layout fixes in firefox[/size]
  • [size=13px]removed the alert message for new version, now show a notification in the status bar.[/size]

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.

Update #32 : 03/07/2012 4:03:10 pm3/07/12

  • [size=13px]Play animation button[/size]

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Level 4
Apprentice Modder
March 30, 2014, 3:59 pm

No netherstars for posing characters?

Level 6
Apprentice Scribe
March 28, 2014, 5:45 am

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

Level 22
Expert Miner
March 24, 2014, 1:51 pm

it isnt a mod, honey

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 5
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.

Level 9
Apprentice Archer
January 26, 2014, 11:17 am

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

Level 67
High Grandmaster Technomancer
February 26, 2014, 11:09 am

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

Level 4
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 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 1
New Crafter
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 1
New Crafter
November 13, 2013, 9:16 am

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

Level 1
New 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 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 12
Journeyman Taco
January 17, 2014, 10:42 am

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

Level 1
New Miner
December 17, 2013, 11:19 am


Level 6
Apprentice Ranger
November 8, 2013, 12:22 pm

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


Level 42
Master Archer
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 1
New 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 3
Apprentice Miner
September 11, 2013, 3:26 pm

I use the site

Level 2
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 6
Apprentice Goblin
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 18
Journeyman Warrior
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

Level 12
Journeyman Unicorn
July 23, 2013, 10:45 am

I want to add different skins into one picture I have seen someone do it for there blogs but never really knew how HELPP :3

Level 17
Journeyman Pony
July 18, 2013, 5:54 am

I hate how you can't upload skins from it onto PMC, but I'm pretty sure you can with texture packs. But I still love it anyways :D

Level 67
High Grandmaster Technomancer
July 31, 2013, 7:52 am

what happens when you try to upload a skin to pmc?

Level 17
Journeyman Pony
August 2, 2013, 2:23 pm

Disregard that, I just realized that I sounded like a moron when I said that.
I meant that skins made there aren't exactly allowed on PMC, pre-made parts and all. Sorry. :P

Level 58
Grandmaster Hero
July 17, 2013, 9:16 am

I like how you can't use novaskin for PMC, but it's still up as a mod.

Level 67
High Grandmaster Technomancer
July 31, 2013, 11:16 am

Teorically you "can't" use it for contents. Because it has pre-maid parts and they want skins 100% made by your self from scratch.

But of course you can create original art work with Nova Skin, just forget about the pre-maid parts and create a skin from a blank template.

You can take periodically screenshots or make a speed art video to prove the originality.

Level 1
New Explorer
October 24, 2013, 3:59 pm

Oh okay. At first I thought it was just banned flat out.

Level 1
New Crafter
July 5, 2013, 1:18 pm

Like that it's easy to use. :)

Level 1
New Explorer
July 3, 2013, 2:42 pm

I don't know how to download any mods yet

Level 17
Journeyman Mage
July 5, 2013, 6:58 am

just go to www.9minecraft.net and download something called magic launcher, then once you get it, get (a) mod file(s) and put it in a visible folder (example; if you have a folder called HIIII and the folder HIIII is on the drop-down list at the top of the magic launcher window after clicking the add button, that folder called HIIII is a visible folder) in a zipped file (dont do it directly, put it in the visible folder first then click and drag it over to the zipped folder) then click "add" and then click the drop down list, find the file where you put the mod(s) and click on the zipped file, you may need forge for it though, so, happy downloading!

Level 19
Journeyman Skinner
July 30, 2013, 4:28 am

Does it come with a free virus too?

closer75 JRHE
Level 16
Journeyman Warrior
November 11, 2013, 4:40 pm

if you get magiclauncher from the actual site it doesn't come with a virus

Level 19
Journeyman Skinner
November 15, 2013, 1:47 am

It was sarcasm... but OK :I

Level 58
Grandmaster Hero
July 17, 2013, 9:15 am

I wouldn't recommend getting anything from 9minecraft, 12minecraft, or anything like that.

Level 4
Apprentice Crafter
July 3, 2013, 5:56 am

cool! i even used it!

Level 21
Expert Creeper
June 28, 2013, 11:08 pm

Looks good

Level 10
Journeyman Modder
June 18, 2013, 6:12 pm

I didnt know this was on planet minecraft, its my favorite skin editor:)

Level 1
New Crafter
June 17, 2013, 7:44 pm

Guess I've been living under a rock because I had never heard of this until today-- Unbelievable job man, works great.

Level 1
New Miner
June 14, 2013, 1:32 pm

Looks GREAT! Downloading and a diamond for you!

Level 9
Apprentice Narwhal
June 11, 2013, 3:59 pm


Level 1
New Miner
November 15, 2013, 11:03 pm

Thats basicly What I said.

Level 1
New Explorer
June 9, 2013, 4:03 pm

how do u install this? plz help me

Level 1
New Explorer
June 9, 2013, 11:26 am

Can you upload the skins you make on this to Planet Minecraft?

Level 1
New Miner
June 4, 2013, 3:31 pm

YES it works on chrome!

SFGC Cheesefesters
Level 1
New Crafter
June 1, 2013, 3:37 am

how come this is only installable on chrome?

Level 1
New Miner
May 30, 2013, 2:10 pm

I love this. you get diamond.

Level 38
Artisan Pony
May 29, 2013, 10:53 am

diamond and fav

Level 1
New Explorer
May 29, 2013, 8:36 am

works on safari!? F*** yes!! diamond :)

Level 1
New Pixel Puncher
May 28, 2013, 7:54 pm

You guys know that this is just a copy coz it is a site...

Level 1
New Pixel Puncher
May 28, 2013, 7:54 pm

It is just a website you do not need to download it xD

Level 19
Journeyman Dolphin
May 28, 2013, 12:52 pm

How do I edit the head but not the hat? It's driving me crazy!

Level 67
High Grandmaster Technomancer
May 28, 2013, 4:16 pm

Uncheck the top box in the bottom left selector here:

[img=OUEYQYqpng ]http://i.imgur.com/OUEYQYq.png[/img]

Level 19
Journeyman Dolphin
May 28, 2013, 4:18 pm

Thank you so much!

Level 32
Artisan Herobrine
May 14, 2013, 8:22 am

i need help my pack wont gennerate a zip

Nomadic Miner
Level 7
Apprentice Archer
May 7, 2013, 5:05 am

Love it!

Level 1
New Explorer
April 30, 2013, 11:31 am

Hey. I am planning to do a YouTube Tutorial series on this site. Is that okay with you?

Thanks so much,

Level 67
High Grandmaster Technomancer
May 15, 2013, 10:14 pm

In fact, I've already found it on youtube and it is really funny and informing!
Hope you continue doing more tutorial videos.
If you need any help with novaskin features just send-me a PM or contact me http://novaskin.me/contact

Level 1
New Explorer
May 21, 2013, 11:46 am

I will do that if I need it. Congrats on a great program and thanks for subscribing. It means a lot.
Keep up the good work!

Level 1
New Miner
April 29, 2013, 1:35 pm

is this for forge?

Level 27
Expert Modder
June 11, 2013, 11:22 am

This not is Minecraft mod.

Level 1
New Crafter
May 11, 2013, 9:03 am

To me this looks like an app for Google Chrome

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