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"Why are my skin's heads messed up?!"

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avatar the_soup
Retired Moderator
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
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So, I assume everyone reading this has gotten a chance to play with PMC's new skin previewer created by Paril. It's a big improvement over the previous previewer even if there are still some bugs to be ironed out. One thing I've noticed a lot of people complaining about, though, is that the new previewer is displaying the bottom of their skins' heads wrong. In this tutorial I will explain what is going on and how to fix it.
First, I'll clear up the biggest misconception about this: that it's a glitch. This new previewer does not display the bottom of the head incorrectly. In the 1.9 update, the character model texture got changed. The bottom of the head, hat, hand, foot and torso areas all got 'flipped' or reversed. Apparently they were supposed to be like this all along, and they were actually 'incorrect' up to that point. What that meant for skins is that a skin that showed up normally before this update now showed up with those areas reversed. PMC's new skin previewer uses the updated (current) character model, and correctly shows how the skin will be displayed in-game.

Alright, I know what you're thinking. If all this has changed, why isn't *insert skin-maker program here* showing the skin correctly? It might be hard to believe, but as far as I know every skin making program uses the out-dated character model except for MCSkin3D. What this means is, even if you create a skin that the program shows as correct, it will still be incorrect in-game.

I know some people with many skin uploads are starting to panic now...but there are easy ways to fix your skin. If you use MCSkin3D (or have been wanting to use it), the latest version (1.4 and beta versions) has a one-click fix for your skins:
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This will flip the offending textures on your highlighted skin. The other way to fix your skins is to use a photo-editing program such as photoshop, Paint.net, GIMP, etc. and manually flip those areas of the skin. Personally, I think the MCSkin3D way is easiest, but these are both easy options that keep you from having to re-draw parts of your skin.

TLDR: Your skins are f**ked up courtesy of Mojang, you'll have to fix them

I hope this has helped you, and please help spread the word of this so that all of PMC's skins can eventually be updated!
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07/31/2014 8:02 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Network
Akki Shu
Smart Blog, I was Wondering This, When I was Making Skins A Time Ago.
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02/20/2013 12:44 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Pokemon
Lax_People
I blame Paril.
He always somehow has something to do with something...
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01/15/2013 9:29 am
Level 26 : Expert Architect
Thewolfpackgames
So is it correct on pmc if it shows the bottom backwards?
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01/15/2013 2:44 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
No. PMC's previewer shows how it will look in-game. If it shows up backwards here, you need to fix it.
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01/15/2013 5:18 pm
Level 26 : Expert Architect
Thewolfpackgames
Ok, I use a skin creator that makes the bottom backwards.
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11/18/2012 7:13 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Goblin
Zortron
Skinheads are always messed up... In fact, all Neo-Nazi groups are, according to the modern social standards, "messed up".
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06/28/2012 12:30 am
Level 37 : Artisan Dolphin
Xeont
you could just make the bottom of the head backwards...
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06/28/2012 12:56 am
Level 25 : Expert Pixel Painter
Trident3
Clever Girl...

And yes, you can do that. That's how I do it.
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07/16/2012 7:07 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Dolphin
Xeont
Im a guy???
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07/16/2012 9:21 pm
Level 25 : Expert Pixel Painter
Trident3
Yeah, but you know the meme "Clever Girl", dont you? If not, serach it up! (it is from

Jurassic park)
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06/19/2012 5:01 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
:( I use skin edit...
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06/19/2012 5:16 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
Use a photoediting program and manually flip those textures, then
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06/05/2012 1:55 am
Level 35 : Artisan Dragonborn
The_Irock
Thank you a ton :)
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06/04/2012 7:33 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
I had the same problem it messed up my contest skin
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05/07/2012 12:29 am
Level 36 : Artisan Chef
Lokibo
I tried my skins in game, they worked fine, there was no problems with my head in game.
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05/05/2012 11:36 am
Level 25 : Expert Mage
Goclonefilms
I hate that I can't use the new previewer.
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05/02/2012 10:43 am
Level 71 : Legendary Robot
LilFella
I don't approve of people adding "flipping the bottom faces" as new update log, it completely messes up things for people who have made proper uploads who need those views from their subscribers. Especially so when some people have like 50 skins.
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05/02/2012 6:44 am
Level 31 : Artisan Engineer
jzpelaez
Did you know that minecraftskins.com also as a latest skin editor so you could edit that into your blog so it does not seem only MCskins 3D is the only thing because its not the only thing thats updated also this happened to every under part of body
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05/03/2012 5:17 am
Level 84 : Elite Scapegoat
Paril
Thanks for letting me know. I avoid those sites though because they tend to encourage stealing and uploading of skins which aren't yours.

-P
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05/02/2012 1:17 am
Level 24 : Expert Unicorn
glutenusmax
my skins are f***ed courtesy of Mojang <3
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05/01/2012 11:52 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Pixel Puncher
Creeper Hugs U
*sigh* I couldnt be bothered fixing my skins :/
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05/01/2012 6:34 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Musician
Mr. Barrelroll
Thanks for clearing that up! By the way, do you know why the new previewer keeps crashing on me?
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05/03/2012 5:18 am
Level 84 : Elite Scapegoat
Paril
The new-new previewer is now in WebGL - it shouldn't crash like before.
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05/01/2012 6:57 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
My only suggestion would be to make sure you have the latest version of Java installed
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05/01/2012 12:34 pm
Level 40 : Master Droid
big_butcher
if parts are flipped on the previewer it is correct, the old previewer lies :P

also, am i the only one who resently cant see the preview???
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05/01/2012 12:16 pm
Level 49 : Master Artist
SuperAdamGalaxy
Great post!!
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05/01/2012 12:37 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
thanks!
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05/01/2012 11:55 am
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
Meldorn
Thanks for the information. I hadn't noticed. Are they going to change it back? They do realize that millions of the skins that people have made are all wrong now, right?
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05/01/2012 12:37 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
Nope, they're not going to change it back...like I said to them it's 'corrected' now while before it was 'incorrect' >.<
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05/01/2012 10:04 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Archer
Greenbeans51
One huge problem with this is that it often crashes my google chrome -_-
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05/01/2012 12:36 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
Do you have the latest version of Java installed?
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05/01/2012 7:11 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Unicorn
Dawnwhisker
Go to Perils forum. It says at the top in bold letters what happened.
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05/01/2012 9:01 am
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
I wrote this because many people were ignoring that and asking him why their skins were 'messed up'
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05/01/2012 5:32 am
Level 44 : Master Batman
DrThresh
Takes a blog like this to tell everyone what happened to Minecraft, was it, 5 months ago? lol

I think what concerned me most is that no one ever noticed it in game, then again, who else is looking at the skin you're wearing, but other people. Still told people exactly what you said lol

Shun the non believers! Shun!
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05/01/2012 9:05 am
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
I know...I sorta shudder to think how many people there were walking around with unintentional beards
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05/01/2012 4:40 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Scapegoat
LightTwig
This has been bugging me for the longest time, thank you very much Soup. If I hadn't already subscribed, well I'd subscribe.
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05/01/2012 9:05 am
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
heh, thanks
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05/01/2012 1:02 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Toast
NorthenerSouth
I used SkinEdit before this, but you've convinced me to get MCSkin3D.
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05/01/2012 1:11 am
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
I hope you like it!
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04/30/2012 11:34 pm
Level 48 : Master Bunny
gooberdaddy
A little picky thing to notice, but you spelled MCSkin3D wrong in the 2nd paragraph. You spelled it "MCSkine3D" :)
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04/30/2012 11:37 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
whoopsie!
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05/01/2012 9:39 am
Level 48 : Master Bunny
gooberdaddy
:P
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04/30/2012 9:27 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Technomancer
ChibiAssassin
OH sooooooooo thats why my skins look like that
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04/30/2012 9:33 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
Yup! :)
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04/30/2012 6:51 pm
Level 43 : Master Scribe
Happybandaid
Once again, Paril and The_Soup save the day.
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04/30/2012 6:55 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
*gets on horse*
*rides into sunset*
*leaves Paril with donkey*
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04/30/2012 7:24 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pirate
ThunderHooves
Diamond just for that.
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04/30/2012 7:25 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
haha thanks
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04/30/2012 7:00 pm
Level 43 : Master Scribe
Happybandaid
Hehe.
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