I'm trying to create a skin for Minecraft for the first time. I loaded it as my character's skin so that I could see it, but since the head moves around with my mouse I can't see the top, bottom, and sides of the head.

Is there a way to see the skin as a 3D model and be able to pan around it?

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Check out SkinEdit, which will let you edit and view your skin in 3D without constraints. It works for all platforms that support Java: OS X, Windows, Linux, etc.

Screenshot of SKinEdit

When you download it, you'll get a JAR file, SkinEdit.jar: you should be able to just double-click on it to launch it. Once loaded, just click and drag on the model in the bottom-right corner to pan around and see your skin in action.

  • The bottom right box says "Preview broken". I'm using Windows btw, and when I run Launch.bat it says it failed to find my Java installation which doesn't make sense
    – Oztaco
    Aug 1, 2012 at 14:21
  • nevermind I fixed it by deleting the skintest2.jar file and then restarting the program and clicking OK
    – Oztaco
    Aug 1, 2012 at 14:31

I recommend MCSkin3D. It is popular, professional-looking, and has skin management, and editing features. Picture of MCSkin 3D

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