Skins are an important part of customizing Minecraft. Without them, players would have very little opportunity to express themselves and stand out from the crowd. They do like playing as Enderman in costume or maybe Sonic the Hedgehog. Either way, skins make this possible in one way or another.
Skin packs are very popular as they are even created and shared through Minecraft in an official capacity, but luckily players are not limited to these official skins.
Various wonderful and creative artists create skins for players to use in-game, most of them usually quite unique. However, integrating them into the game can be a tricky business and is even more difficult in Minecraft Education Edition. This article will detail how this can be done, so players can freely try out various fun skins in the game.
Minecraft Custom Skins: How to Incorporate Them into Education
As always, purchased skins and packs are usable and easily accessible in Education Edition. Just as they would appear and be usable in Bedrock or Java, if players have purchased them, they are available in all versions.
Getting and selecting skins in Education Edition is quite a simple task. Interested players can follow these steps to do so:
- First, open the correct profile and go to Skins.
- This should be available from the main screen.
- There skins can be edited, changed, deleted or anything else like in other versions of the game.
- Purchased skins, as well as any unlocked skins, should be visible here.
- Select the skin and play.
These packs are usually bought in the market, where almost anything can be found. If they don’t show up, previous purchases may need to be restored. This is currently the easiest way to get skins in the game.
Unfortunately, getting custom skins in Education Edition requires more effort. Custom skins usually come from websites like The Skindex, where individual artists compile their best work for the community to use and enjoy. Almost anything a Minecrafter can imagine can be found on such sites.
Minecraft Education Edition skins require players to create an MCPACK. This should contain all the files needed for a custom skin to be available in-game. This includes PNG image files and JSON files.
JSON files are some of the most confusing files in the game. Luckily, there is a tool available to all gamers that will create the JSON files. It will also combine them with the original PNG image and add them to the MCPACK file, which is basically the whole process.
This full and complete MCPACK file can then be downloaded. Selecting this file will automatically open Minecraft Education Edition and the file should be imported, although this may take some time.
The custom skin should then appear in the skin location along with other purchased skins. If this does not happen, players can try restarting the game and opening the Skins section again. If this step doesn’t work as well, open the files again and try importing them again.
There is no limit to this for as many skins as players want, but the process will need to be restarted each time. Currently, there is no way to bulk download and import custom skins.
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