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I am currently making a mini resource pack for Minecraft 1.9 and when I got to the Elytra I was thinking of making it so players could have a different texture for the item depending on what name they gave it in an anvil. So like maybe when they get the Elytra its whatever default texture I decide to give them but then if they take it to an anvil and rename the Elytra to say... Grass Wings it changes to a more green version of the Elytra.

  • Probably not possible without mods if you want the Elytra to function as wings – KenzoEngineer Mar 22 '16 at 21:31
  • @KenzoEngineer Sorry if I was not clear enough I don't need them to function as wings just for the texture to change dependent on the name given to the item by the player via anvil. – Brandon Rankin Mar 22 '16 at 21:34
  • Are resource packs allowed? – KenzoEngineer Mar 22 '16 at 22:06
  • @KenzoEngineer thats what I was looking to make :3 – Brandon Rankin Mar 22 '16 at 23:07
  • @BrandonRankin There is a (small, granted) difference between texture packs and resource packs. Sounds and version are the main ones. I think Kenzo was asking if 1.6+ resource packs were allowed, when only 1.5- texture packs were mentioned. – ash4fun Mar 24 '16 at 13:43
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Each texture is assigned to each item, therefore this would not be possible without a mod. However you could make multiple items like "Green Elytra" and "Elytra" if the item you are basing the texture off of has multiple versions.

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you can do it based on damage values. although you'll need to give it using commands and having unbreakable:1b applied to it so it doesn't change textures whilst getting damaged. here's a tutorial I found:

and you can make the elytra function as wings using command blocks.

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I don't think you can do this, but it would be possible to use a command block to create green particles (try HappyVillager) around the "leaf Elytra". I would suggest using a command generator (like "MC stacker") to make this command, and no mods/plugins/resource-packs should be requred for this method. The only problem is that the Elytra will never change color, just look epic on the ground.

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