I assume by the title you know this will have something to do with skins. Yes, I want to see them improved. I think having improved skins would be a great way for people to really make their skins come to life.
Now what exactly do I mean by 'improved skins'?
Basically what this mod would do is allow players to add more parts to their skin. This could include, wings, larger hats, tails, etc. This mod would allow players to add much more to their skin and give them more possibilities and more ways to express their creativity. If this idea worked, it would also create an even larger variation in skin making and much improve the ideas people could come up with.
Sounds cool, but it seems more like adding than customizing.
It may seem like adding, but the customization part is what I will explain next. Basically, there would be more added layers. A good example of this is the hat layer. The hat layer on the skin adds another layer allowing it to seem to pop-out, right? Well, there is a flaw. Rather than the hat layer seeming to make things 3D, it just makes it 'floating' essentially. With this mod, I think it would be cool to make the layer attach to the previous layer so it doesn't create the floating effect of the hat layer. On the head, there would be several added layers allowing players to create some pretty intricate things. (ie. ears, POSSIBLY horns, etc.) These several layers would not only be on the head, but also throughout the body allowing players to make things like layered clothing and things like that. Another point I would like to add is, only people with the mod would be able to see your customized skin. The skin that is uploaded to minecraft.net would be the skin people see if they do not have the mod.
This sounds cool, but would it be difficult?
I believe so. While I am not a coder, I think it would take a lot of work as there would also need to be a program separate from the mod in order for people to be able to put all the textures in the right spots. I think something like the 3DSkin program would be good which is where the difficulty comes in.
Although difficult, I believe it would be possible. If anyone is willing to take this daunting task it would be a feat indeed.
Please leave a comment if you like this idea! Thanks!