Jabba the Hutt Skin

Star Wars fans everywhere rejoice!  In celebration of Star Wars Day, user Aximili has crafted this magnificent Jabba the Hutt skin.  May the fourth be with you!

 

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This is by far one of the best fan skins I’ve seen in a long time.  The essence of Jabba the Hutt was captured excellently, with great attention to detail and skillfully executed shading that adds dimension to the model.

Perhaps the color palette is slightly off – saturated more in some areas and less in others – but I personally think it works well for the model.  When judging skins it is important to keep in mind that they are in a new environment and must appear to fit in with the surroundings.

Also, there is a surprise waiting for anyone who disables the layers on this model…

 

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For those who are not familiar with Jabba the Hutt, here is a reference drawing:

 

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Of course, the player model could not be altered to fit the actual size or shape of the original character.  Nonetheless, this is an excellent fan skin.

 

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:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.

 

Who is your favorite Star Wars character?  Discuss in the comments below, and if applicable, leave a link to his/her/its Minecraft skin!

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