Ruby Rose Skin

Since its inception in 2013, RWBY has been a worldwide phenomenon.  Animator Monty Oum gained recognition many years earlier with releases like Dead Fantasy, Haloid, and of course Red vs Blue.  Darkrai48 has honored his creation with a skin of one of RWBY’s main characters: Ruby Rose.

 

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This skin does a fairly good job of compacting all of the character’s details.  Each individual accent cannot be translated into Minecraft’s pixellated format, of course, but compared to the original, most parts of her costume are kept in tact:

 

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(credit to jkphantom9 of Deviant Art for this image)

 

With the original not having much shading to speak of, skinners pretty much have free reign over their depictions of RWBY characters.  My favorite part of this skin is how the hood connects to the front – it gives a great illusion of volume.  My least favorite is, as usual the cape connecting to the legs – but of course this is merely an issue with Minecraft’s limitations.

 

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.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

Who is your favorite Monty Oum character (from any of his works)?  Leave a comment below and let us know!

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