Which skin type is better? 🤔add_a_photo

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Nitgo started 5/8/21 9:06 am
Pixel_Wizard replied 5/12/2021 2:43 pm
HD skins vs. Regular skins

For a while now I, & many others, have wondered to ourselves which is better, HD skins or Regular skins? So far I'm not sure.. Because HD skins look better because of the extra detail, but can't be used on all versions of Minecraft; most famously Java edition. On the other hand we have regular skins, which have less detail, but take less time to make, & can fit on any version of Minecraft.

So I've decided to ask the community directly, which do you think is better. If you have another opinion just comment it bellow. Also I've listed some of my skins as examples bellow so you get a bit of a feel for both.


Examples of HD skins:

Examples of regular skins:

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05/11/2021 11:45 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Pixel Painter
ElectrifiedAvian avatar
geez dude a bit racist
05/12/2021 2:43 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Mage
Pixel_Wizard avatar
Normal skins are better because you can use them at both platforms. This also requires the artists to be more creative because you don' t have THAT much space. And: JAVA FOREVER!
05/12/2021 12:09 am
Level 35 : Artisan Procrastinator
ProfTechnic avatar
As cool as HD skins are, Normal Skins are better imo because you sometimes have to get creative with the lack of resolution you have to work with.
05/11/2021 11:39 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Crafter
BrenyonRambo avatar
HD skins might seem like the better option, and in cases of most games besides minecraft, it would be. But minecraft has 16x16 textures and having a 128x128 skin would just be cutting against the grain. In addition to this, I personally think that lower resolutions in skins (and pixel art in general) encourage artists to be more creative since you are forced to work around these limitations.
05/11/2021 10:35 pm
Level 44 : Master Answer
Makaneek avatar
Normal skins because java edition forever
05/12/2021 8:58 am
Level 45 : Master Skinner
HuLeJo avatar
I like HD skins. 99% of the skins on my account are HD
05/12/2021 8:02 am
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
mythicaljay avatar
Personally I like when people make HD because of the detail and since I make my own skins I don’t usually use other people’s skins to play, if I did I’d have to go with normal since I play Java edition.
05/12/2021 6:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Rudolft avatar
Normal skin better
05/11/2021 10:35 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Lemon
AtomicWizard598 avatar
if HD skins are used correctly and shaded, then they can be a really helpful tool, but normal skins put a but more of a limit, causing more attention to creativity and detail. I'd say normal skin in this case.
05/12/2021 2:57 am
Level 75 : Legendary War Lord
Aspirin60 avatar
I love both version! The detail and the illusion of the detail...
05/11/2021 11:20 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Mage
VernaishanElf avatar
I like both of them but I mainly have to go with the regular skins because they are easier to do. Plus I'm still learning how to make better skins
But I do have to say HD skins are able to add more detail and make your Minecraft character pop with detail and talent.  
Pog to all the amazing skin creators on Planet Minecraft!
05/11/2021 11:13 am
Level 31 : Artisan Artist
CornCobDog avatar
i adore well done HD skins, but prefer 64x skins as it fits in better with the game and minecraft’s blocky aesthetic
05/10/2021 4:57 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Theorist
Kord avatar
I kinda like both for different reasons!
05/11/2021 11:57 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Thejagras193627 avatar
from godzilla
05/11/2021 11:57 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Thejagras193627 avatar
make the rodan skin
05/10/2021 5:20 pm
Level 40 : Master Kitten
AlderBee avatar
I like both! Each skin is its own personal... 'cool'. They are all different, and all amazing for different reasons. :D
05/10/2021 3:58 pm
Level 26 : Expert Procrastinator
ShadyViper avatar
Normal skins because every one can use them not just bedrock players
05/10/2021 6:01 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Warrior
SPACERACER242 avatar
The regular skin type since it fits the Minecraft aesthetic more so than the alternative; or as was already stated, the default texture pack.
I also think the x16 skins are more realistic since the actual model stays the same and having a box for a torso and arms is more immersive if the texture is also rather pixelly.

Also, Alex over Steve, since I thought this would be about that and I had the answer prepared.
05/10/2021 11:22 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Ninja
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I like the ruguler skins.
05/10/2021 11:21 am
Level 26 : Expert Dragonborn
DJDragonBroYT avatar
regular skins all the way
05/10/2021 11:20 amhistory
Level 2 : Apprentice Skinner
wii_ avatar
I do prefer hd tho
05/10/2021 11:19 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Skinner
wii_ avatar
Well, there’s options in my opinion it depends on the skin if its a mob skin I prefer a HD skin but if your mind sees the skin as he do it! If not do a regular one!
05/10/2021 6:04 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Artist
The Local Cryptid
The Local Cryptid avatar
human skin is pretty nice, but i could go for whatever suits my collection best
05/09/2021 9:55 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Explorer
Nitgo avatar
Oh wow, 56 points for normal skins, and 15 for HD so far.
05/12/2021 3:02 am
Level 75 : Legendary War Lord
Aspirin60 avatar
05/10/2021 11:20 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Skinner
wii_ avatar
Wow that’s surprising
05/08/2021 1:37 pm
Level 34 : Artisan uwu
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: when it comes to these skins, context is everything. A 32x, 64x, 128x, whatever-resolution skin looks best when paired with a texture pack of the same resolution. Otherwise, it looks out of place and weird.
05/08/2021 9:17 am
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Fish
FishStacks avatar
ngl both are cool
even with different skinners and what not hd and normal skins seem to have their own style, so i like both equally
05/08/2021 3:19 pm
Level 27 : Expert Artist
Elithris avatar
Both can be either amazing or terrible, it all depends on how good the artist is. 16x skins fit the Minecraft style more, but HD skins can look absolutely amazing and, although they don't always fit into the game, they can add the extra details that 16x skins can't.
05/08/2021 10:07 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Princess
mellieee_ avatar
Definitely normal skins, but HD skins do look pog, ngl <3
05/08/2021 9:52 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Necromancer
Chabilulu avatar
I love both! 16x skins are certainly less time consuming, and can be great for doing more vague details, but HD skins are also very naice
05/08/2021 11:33 am
Level 9 : Apprentice Lemon
OldDallion avatar
Minecraft has a very defined style that the hd skins ignore. Its not that hd skins are bad but they simply dont work in vanilla minecraft and dont feel like the are meant to be in the game. As for the process of making them. i think both styles have their challenges. pesonally i believe being able to tell a story or depict a character through the limit on detail can be more difficult than being able to draw pretty much whatever you want on the hd skins. Yes i know the hd skins do require more technical skill, but it takes a certain amount of innovation and being able to work around a problem like not being able to put something in because god damn thats not a lot of pixels(or whatever you call them).
05/08/2021 2:00 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Explorer
Nitgo avatar
You do got a point my G
05/08/2021 2:24 pm
Level 38 : Artisan uwu
Fates avatar
So, I'm starting to lose some interest in making skins with the normal resolution, for me it is kind of repetitive and, ideas for skins are increasingly limited for me, and with HD skins the possibilities are greater, but I have a great laziness in making HD skins, I think that if I were going to do only HD skins, it would be once a month, but I would have more ideas, but with less frequency of skins, because they are very hard to create, I already took me more than 2 hours to make only the head of an HD skin.

But there is also the "Decreasing Resolution" tool, but it doesn't have a good result on almost any HD skin, for some reason on the phone, the results are better, if you made a palette for your skin, on the phone it don't miss the palette, on the PC, the skin get full of gradient and transparency, and Bedrock, there's a lot that Java doesn't have, and I also have only Java, so I think, you cannot miss both types of resolution, but more often in skins with regular resolution.
05/08/2021 9:42 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
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I like 16x more because it fits more into the minecraft world. HD skins can seem like a random pop of texture thown in. Don't get me wrong, both can look awesome, but I generally prefer default 16x skins.
05/08/2021 9:14 am
Level 22 : Expert Cookie
kianna naran
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I like regular skins.

but hd is still really cool though
05/08/2021 12:04 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Collective
Slime_Payazz avatar
You see it really depends just normal skins in general vs HD skins seem very bland to me, you can get a 2016 cheesy gamer boy skin and an HD skin full of noise so I can't exactly answer that question. However I did vote normal skins because I play Java and ya can't use HD with java, that's not how it works, I think-
05/08/2021 9:50 am
Level 21 : Expert Pokemon
PhantomLegand avatar
I like how normal skins look
05/08/2021 9:24 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Crafter
Sweetly_Marshmallow avatar
Normal skin. because HD skin is looks cool, but I like regular skin.
05/08/2021 9:18 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Dragon
Growele avatar
When I try to make HD skins my eyes hurt with all of the pixels. I like when other people make them though. They are very cool.
05/08/2021 12:20 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Painter
Tgw Creeper
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i personally like normal skins, first of all they feel more minecrafty then you also can use them in java edition and i dont have bedrock
05/08/2021 12:18 pm
Level 27 : Expert Skinner
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I think that bigger resolution is better for mob skins than for player skin.
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