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3d Skin Layers


Replaces the usually flat second layer of player skins with a 3d modeled version. Will automatically switch to the vanilla 2d rendering when players are further away than 12 blocks in order to increase the framerate. Also supports transparent parts on things like glasses!

Since this mod is purely visual and fully clientside, it doesn't have to be installed on servers and works everywhere!



  • none


  • HD Skins
  • Epic Fight Mod

Tested with

  • First person mod
  • Not enough animations
  • Sodium
  • Iris
  • Optifine
  • Emotecraft animations(1.19+)
  • BetterCombat(1.19+)


Make sure you pick the correct File depending on Forge/Fabric!

Can this be done with armor/mobs too?

I'll look into it at a later point.

How do I get a skin for this?

The skins are normal Minecraft Skins. Go onto namemc or other sites, download a skin and upload it in the Minecraft Launcher.

Help the layers are gone!

Check under Options > Skin Customization that you didn't accidentally disable your skin layers.

Support via Discord or Github!

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