- Minecraft skins allow players to customize their appearance in the game, with many millions of unique skins created over the years.
- An image circulating in the Minecraft community shows what blending over 6 million unique skins together results in, depicting a familiar character resembling Steve.
- The project of blending the skins together was achieved by finding the average color of each pixel per skin and applying them to a model, resulting in a skin that closely resembles the default character, albeit with gray colors and different eyes.
An image compiled by a Minecraft fan currently making the rounds in the game’s community reveals what almost 7 million unique skins would look like if they were all blended together into a single design, with the result surprisingly depicting a very familiar character. While the sheer number of skins used to derive this avatar seems ridiculous, it doesn’t include every Minecraft skin ever created, and doesn’t even come close to the number of potential skins that could be created.
For those uninitiated, Minecraft skins provide custom textures that fans can optionally choose to apply to their player characters in the game. Whether players choose to select from a number of pre-made default skins or create their own appearances is also up to them, but either way, skins are seen as a pretty essential feature by those who wish to make themselves stand out in the game, either in multiplayer servers or as content creators who share their love for Minecraft online.
Every Default Minecraft Skin, Ranked
There are nine default skins in Minecraft. How do they measure up?
Using this considerable sample size, one Minecraft fan known online as Dinhero21 has compiled a total of 6,749,939 skins into just one. The result of this intriguing project has caught the attention of many fans, as the final result presents a skin which looks pretty much identical to Steve, Minecraft‘s simple yet popular default character. While the only real difference seen in the skin shown in the post is the anime-like eye design and far more washed-out colors, the similarities to Steve aren’t all that strange considering the number of “Steve-clones” out there, with such skins making only a few small adjustments to the base design.
With the countless skins in Minecraft essentially just being different combinations of colored pixels applied to a player model, it seems like this project was achieved by finding the average color of each pixel per skin and outputting these colors to the corresponding pixels on a model. Considering the total number of available colors and the number of pixels used in each skin, players have previously discovered that a total of (2^32)^1632 outer appearances exist for the original Minecraft player model as of Java version 1.7
With skin customization existing as a feature available to all Java Edition players for over a decade now, it’s not much of a surprise that many millions of unique skins have been created by Minecraft‘s expansive community over the years. Since some of the more recent updates to Minecraft have taken a particular focus on player expression, Mojang has added a considerable variety of new default skins to the game over the past couple of years beyond the regular Steve and Alex skins.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game that puts players in procedurally generated worlds and offers them no guidance whatsoever in where to go or what to do, creating a sense of freedom that was unparalleled in 2011.
Minecraft has gone on to become the highest-selling video game of all time.