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Custom on-body armor texture
The vanilla_1_17 feature requires ItemsAdder 2.4.22+ and Minecraft 1.17. It can't work on Minecraft 1.16 and previous versions. To make 1.16 clients see the custom armors you can enable also the optifine attribute, this will allow old clients to see the armors anyway.
If you see bugged textures and you have Optifine installed please read here.

Creating the armor renderer

An armor renderer is a setting which contains the information how to show the armor ingame on the player body.
Note: there can be only one armor renderer with per color.
info:
namespace: myitems
armors_rendering:
my_armor:
color: "#d60000"
layer_1: armor/my_armor/layer_1
layer_2: armor/my_armor/layer_2
use_color: false
This is a configuration which specified how the game will show the armor ingame.
You must decide a color! Even if the armor won't be colored. The color is like an ID (identifier) for the custom armor renderer.
use_color disables the recoloring of the armor using the specified color: "#d60000". In some cases you may want to recolor the armor using the specified color, so you will have to set it to true. This option will also make the item (in inventory) not colored automatically anymore.
color is the color attribute of this armor. It acts like an unique identifier for the armor (and will tint the armor if use_color is true). Use this website to get a valid color: https://minecraftcommand.science/armor-color​
Now I create the two PNG files inside the contents/myitems/resourcepack/textures/armor/my_armor/ folder.
HD armor textures
You can create HD high resolution armors too!
Just make sure they have the same proportions of the original.
For example 64x32, 128x64, 256x128, 512x256..... it's very important! Size must be a power of 2.

Creating an armor piece

Let's create a chestplate. To create other pieces you just have to repeat the following method and change the slot.
my_armor_chestplate:
display_name: "My Armor Chestplate"
permission: my_armor_chestplate
resource:
generate: true
textures:
- item/my_armor/chestplate
durability:
max_custom_durability: 602
specific_properties:
armor:
slot: chest
custom_armor: my_armor
attribute_modifiers:
chest:
armor: 8
armorToughness: 3
The custom_armor property is important, it makes the plugin use the previous textures setting (armors_renderer) for this armor piece.
In this case I didn't specify any color in the specific_properties field of the armor piece because it's already specified in the custom_armor property.
Now I create the item texture and I put it inside the folder: contents\myitems\textures\item\my_armor\
In this example I created also a new folder called my_armor to better organize the resourcepack since you will have 1 texture for each armor piece, and having them in the same textures folder might cause confusion.

Animated textures

You can also create animated armors!
To create an animated armor you have to create an image with all the animation frames. Each frame must be under the previous. This is an example this is a 3 frames animation:
layer_1
layer_2
Now let's edit the rendering properties to support the animation.
info:
namespace: myitems
armors_rendering:
my_armor:
color: "#d60000"
layer_1: armor/my_armor/layer_1
layer_2: armor/my_armor/layer_2
use_color: false
animation:
interpolation: true
In this case I set interpolation: true because I want the animation to be smooth.
Default speed is 24, but you can customize it until you find the right speed value:
animation:
speed: 30
interpolation: true

Emissive textures (glowing in the dark)

You can also create emissive textures which glow in the dark. (You can make both animated and emissive textures at the same time!)
info:
namespace: myitems
armors_rendering:
my_armor:
color: "#d60000"
layer_1: armor/my_armor/layer_1
layer_2: armor/my_armor/layer_2
emissive_1: armor/my_armor/emissive_1
emissive_2: armor/my_armor/emissive_2
use_color: false
In this case I want to make the previous animation emissive, I want it to glow in the dark. You have to make 2 textures in order to make the textures glow. The transparent part won't glow while the colored part will glow.
You basically just have to copy and paste your texture and erase the parts you don't want to glow.
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