First of all – I’m going to drop some computer wisdom at the end of this post, so if you feel like learning something, be sure to read to the end. Anyway: continuing briefly with the candy theme from yesterday, I present to you Crafty’s Subscriber Landmark Skin named Candy! Rumor has it that her clothes are made of melted and resolidified gummy bears, but I can’t really be sure.
Crafty crafted Candy in celebration of reaching 1,000 subscribers. This number may not seem like much to frequenters of YouTube, DeviantArt, and the like, but for PlanetMinecraft it is a pretty significant number. Every one of those thousand subscribers are well deserved, too; Crafty is one of my favorite skinners.
Moving on, let us take a look at this great skin. First off, Candy is wearing a pretty interesting outfit – tall striped socks, a long T-shirt, elbow-length gloves, a pretty short skirt (or shorts?), and an adorable bow in her hair. All of the colors in this outfit match well – some other skinners I’ve seen recently could take a cue or two from Crafty about color theory.
The shading is interesting and develops a nice texture. The way that the highlights are placed make Candy look more like plastic in some areas, especially because the highlights that cross over clothes to skin stay in the same path with the same intensity. This gives the feeling of either candy-like texture or some really shiny clothing.
Candy is awarded ten out of ten magically healthy sugary treats!
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
There are a decent number of candy and food themed skins on PMC. Which is your favorite? Post a link in the comments below!
Promised computer wisdom: check the URL for this skin. Candy’s name isn’t mentioned anywhere else but here. You can often see some minor extra details about a link by carefully examining its URL. Also a great way to stay safe on the net. Check it out!