Make 3D PNG Models of your Minecraft Skin


How to make your own png skin models

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Level 47 : Master Droid
(I am not sure if this will work on the 1.7+ skins)

Today i am showing you how to make your own 3D pictures of your skin, to upload to sites or create cool images. The download links are at the bottom, but also where neccesary.

(For you all with a mac, i am sorry, i don't have any knowledge about mac, and i think the software is not available for mac.)


This is what we will have in the end, a png that you can use for any blog, skin post or other website.

With it, you can also create pictures like this, to make a skin preview or something look cool.



The programs you need to create png's like the one above, and to view you own skins in 3D, is Skin Viewer Extended. Using this program you can easily import your own skins and view them in 3D, and i will show you how to do that below. You can download the Skin Viewer Extended HERE.

To view existing skins that people have on them, you can use the reguler Skin Viewer. You can download it on the same page.

Another program that is very useful for creating pictures like the example in the minecraft village, is photoshop. It is definetly the best program to use.


When you have installed Skin Viewer Extended you should have an icon like this:


Click it, and you will open up Skin Viewer Extended:


First off, try to play with steve, you can move his limbs and his head, and you can turn him around by moving his body:

Now we will try to import our own skin, i will use the Gamer Steve skin i made.
Click on the 3 dots button you see next to the dimensions of the textures. you will find a file browser where you can select your skin:


I will select my Gamer Steve skin, but you have to select your own skin of course. After you selected your skin, you will see it instead of steve, and you can move his limbs etc.


Now, we click save image. it will open up another file browser, where you can save the skin as you want:


And There's your png file.


Minecraft Skin Viewer & Extended

Gamer Steve Minecraft Skin

My Youtube


Thank you for paying attention! Next time i will show you how to create one of those pictures with a minecraft village and your skin png's, and i will also show you how to create 3D models from an existing player!


Diamond If it was helpful!


Update #4 : 12/01/2014 3:26:47 pm12/01/14

I dont know if this will work on the 1.7+ skins

Update #3 : 03/10/2014 5:32:30 pm3/10/14

Added the mac info i have (not much sorry :/) + updated download link #2

Update #2 : 03/24/2013 8:46:14 am3/24/13

Updated download link

Update #1 : 03/14/2013 11:59:38 am3/14/13

Changed the image where you can see where the picture is saved.

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  • KukuBanana
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 20, 2017, 5:46 am
Is there an online version?
Thanks! Gave a diamond :D
  • mineman2003
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 22, 2015, 7:15 am
It won't let me import the skin:
Image 'skin.png' has wrong size.
  • KoolKasey204
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • October 13, 2014, 10:31 pm
I can't get on Minecraft forums or Nova Skin D:
  • OmerZ7
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 4, 2014, 4:51 am
thanks man!
  • ccltoe
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • May 5, 2014, 11:50 pm
Very nice. You can do it with cinema4d too :)


Here some examples
is there a way to change the background of the picture
This will work on Mac, just use a program called wine, u might eant to include this in your blog :D it's a great program for running exe files
can i haz mac?
  • WalGy
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
What about the mac do you have any things for that?
  • fillee68
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Archer
  • September 24, 2013, 11:18 am
thank you!
  • 2xPlays
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • August 24, 2013, 7:56 pm
me diamond just cuz i want to :)
Hey I'm on a mac; would someone be king enough to make a model of my skin? My username is CheatForEver. Thank you.
  • KJFighter
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 18, 2013, 1:23 pm
help for mac user pm on youtube XxdinoBUDDYxX
  • Asian_Tango
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • August 12, 2013, 2:42 am
Thanks man!
this did not help
[size=10pt]how the heck do you get your skin on your computer[/size]
Can i have a mac version?
Excellent tutorial, diamond and subbed.

I have a question though, how did you create the font you used for the headings?
Ex. The heading titled "using skin viewer"

Thanks much!
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • August 1, 2013, 12:14 pm
Do some stuff on photoshop, then upload it on imgur.
  • Darth Ryval
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Archer
  • May 21, 2013, 5:45 am
Hey awesome blog post, diamond for u !
Thank you!!!!! Diamond for sure!
  • AlexanPT
  • Level 26
  • Expert Dragon
  • April 27, 2013, 10:06 am
I was looking for this and now I found it!! Thanks!! :D
Diamond +!
  • martor99
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • March 24, 2013, 7:29 am
This is so cool cant wait to try it.
  • PixelBit
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • March 24, 2013, 7:08 am
Diamond for you!
  • Ennen
  • Level 49
  • Master Artist
  • March 24, 2013, 4:56 am
Um...are you seriously taking credit for something on Planet Minecraft that you can just Google the name of for?
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 24, 2013, 5:00 am
No, i explain how the program works. The download link directs to their page, you have to download it from their adfly. I am not taking credit for anything.
where is the link fo[size=10pt]r it??????[/size]
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 10, 2013, 10:54 am
Everywhere on this page
Okay, when I try to download skin viewer extended, It tries to make me download iLivid. Which is apparently a REALLY bad computer virus! What do I do?
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 10, 2013, 8:56 am
no, it doesnt.
Ilivid makes lots of adverts on (Ad link removed) />just press skip ad and you will download the file. dont pres download beneath the ilivid.
that seems cool but i cant get it 2 work!! grrr.....
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 10, 2013, 1:47 am
whats the problem?
  • natevd95
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 9, 2013, 10:12 am
well, im pretty sure that anyone who can use a web browser to navigate to this page can also find, download, and figure out the Minecraft Skin Viewer program. Thanks, however, for wasting my time and trolling the banner.
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 10, 2013, 1:47 am
what do you mean bij trolling the banner and wasting your time, i think this is much easier than looking on google.

btw, if you look for "3d minecraft skin png" on google, this will be the first result.
  • natevd95
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 11, 2013, 8:10 am
ouch, google really screwed up on that one...
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 11, 2013, 8:18 am
:( when i post something on pmc, i post the link on other sites. this makes it have lots of backlinks. not google's fault, but mine. But thanks for the compliment :( :(
  • natevd95
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 11, 2013, 8:22 am
k, makes sense, sorry for the hate
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 11, 2013, 9:07 am
np ;p
  • Sc0rpion
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • March 9, 2013, 9:04 am
Grrrrr.... I HATE MACS!!!
  • mysteryman3546
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
  • March 9, 2013, 7:55 am
D+S Awesome
  • YPandaMan
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • March 9, 2013, 5:52 am
I have a question. When you put the png into the blog or whatever, how exactly do you insert it? I can't seem to insert my pngs by copy and paste, insert image, or in a spoiler text.
Upload it to imgur, right click on the image and pressy copy image url, then go to PMC and click insert image, then paste the url in the box that come up.
  • Ebonyman
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • March 8, 2013, 10:31 pm
Very helpfull! thanks! one diamond! ;)
this will definitely help me with making cool images. great program.
This is a nice blog. Very helpful too! Diamond since it was helpful!
  • YPandaMan
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • March 8, 2013, 4:03 pm
Thanks you! This helps soooo much!
Or you can just use Novaskin... LOL
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 8, 2013, 1:11 pm
Hmm, check the discussion below ;)
What about it? it just proves my point LOL
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 8, 2013, 1:29 pm
No, i mean the arguments i had against it.
Just ignore him. He's an arguer.
  • Turtle
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • March 8, 2013, 12:37 pm
Wow, thanks for this. This will DEFINETLY help me with my image-making hobby :) But, how do you do that stuff with photoshop? I don't own the program, but it would be cool to know....
  • Rhedd
  • Level 47
  • Master Droid
  • March 8, 2013, 11:25 am
I will do my next tutorial about that, as mentioned in the article. So stay tuned!
  • Profoak0117
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Geek
  • March 8, 2013, 10:39 am
Congrats on Pop Reel :)
  • robot55_
  • Level 23
  • Expert Architect
  • March 8, 2013, 10:10 am
  • pat58339
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • March 8, 2013, 7:32 am
knew this :P

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