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Armor textures (old 1.16 and lower)

Manually creating Optifine custom armors textures
Optifine is not officially supported by ItemsAdder, but if you want to get more customization you can read these tutorials.

Please don't ask support about Optifine features. Thanks!

Custom textured armors on 1.16 and lower

If you want to add a custom texture and not just a custom color to armors you can use Optifine.
This is an old method for clients with version 1.16 and lower. The new method for 1.17+ don't need Optifine for this.

Custom textured armor

Download the example addon here​

Step 1

Create your custom namespace (if you didn't already), follow this tutorial. In this tutorial my namespace is named mystuff

Step 2

Create custom textures for the inventory items. I put them in the folder: contents/mystuff/resourcepack/mystuff/textures/item/example_1

Step 3

Create custom textures for on-body armor. You can get an example here:
layers_example.zip
6KB
Binary
Edit the textures as you wish (use Paint.NET, Photoshop, GIMP or similar programs) and save them as layer_1.png and layer_2.png

Step 4

Create the optifine folder, this is where we want to put out custom textures for the worn armor: contents/mystuff/resourcepack/minecraft/optifine/
You must create it under the folder minecraft, sadly you cannot create the optifine folder inside your namespace folder (in this case mystuff). It's an Optifine limitation.

Step 5

Now save the previously created on-body textures (layer_1.png and layer_2.png ) inside this folder: contents/mystuff/resourcepack/minecraft/optifine/cit/mystuff/armors/example_1/entity/
So you have this:

Step 6

Create these files: boots.properties, chestplate.properties, helmet.properties, leggings.properties inside contents/mystuff/resourcepack/minecraft/optifine/cit/mystuff/armors/example_1/entity/
Each of the files must contain this:
nbt.itemsadder.namespace=mystuff
nbt.itemsadder.id=example_chestplate_1
​
type=armor
items=diamond_chestplate
texture.diamond_layer_1=layer_1
texture.diamond_layer_2=layer_2
For each of the .properties files you have to change the 1th line setting your namespace instead of "mystuff", the 2nd line to your item id and the 5th line to the item type (diamond_leggings , diamond_boots ....)
Now you should have this:

Step 7

Create a file to contain this custom armor, to better organize it. Name it example_1.yml and place it inside your namespace, in this example: contents/mystuff/configs/example_1.yml

Step 8

Add content to the .yml file. As you can see I decided to base my items on the Minecraft DIAMOND armor and I didn't specify any color because I don't need to color it, Optifine will apply a texture to it.
info:
namespace: mystuff
items:
example_helmet_1:
display_name: Example
permission: example_helmet_1
resource:
generate: true
material: DIAMOND_HELMET
textures:
- item/example_1/helmet.png
durability:
max_custom_durability: 275
specific_properties:
armor:
slot: head
attribute_modifiers:
head:
armor: 9
armorToughness: 1
example_chestplate_1:
display_name: Example
permission: example_chestplate_1
resource:
generate: true
material: DIAMOND_CHESTPLATE
textures:
- item/example_1/chestplate.png
durability:
max_custom_durability: 400
specific_properties:
armor:
slot: chest
attribute_modifiers:
chest:
armor: 7
armorToughness: 1
example_leggings_1:
display_name: Example
permission: example_leggings_1
resource:
generate: true
material: DIAMOND_LEGGINGS
textures:
- item/example_1/leggings.png
durability:
max_custom_durability: 375
specific_properties:
armor:
slot: legs
attribute_modifiers:
legs:
armor: 5
armorToughness: 1
example_boots_1:
display_name: Example
permission: example_boots_1
resource:
generate: true
material: DIAMOND_BOOTS
textures:
- item/example_1/boots.png
durability:
max_custom_durability: 325
specific_properties:
armor:
slot: feet
attribute_modifiers:
feet:
armor: 3
armorToughness: 1

Done!

Notes:

If you will create another namespace which contains other armors it's highly advised to maintain the same structure as I did in the tutorial to avoid mistakes.
For example if you create a new namespace named space_armors you will have this Optifine folder: contents/mystuff/resourcepack/minecraft/optifine/cit/space_armors/armors
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