The Animation API mod is an amazing tool for authors who want to add their own models and other content to Minecraft. See, just adding a new monster or item or block to Minecraft isn’t enough – you have to animate many entities as well unless you want them to just slide along on their feet without moving at all. Not only does this mod allow you to create custom animations for custom sprites, but it also contains a library of many commonly used animations which, with some tweaking, you can apply to your own creations. This makes it good for professionals and amateurs alike.
But that doesn’t mean the Animation API mod isn’t a complicated tool. There are a lot of things to learn before you can reasonably start using it to make anything meaningful, and the author created a tutorial to go along with it precisely because of this. Animation API is put together so well that it has actually been used in a number of other popular mods to animate custom mobs. Lycanite’s Mobs, Mutant Creatures Mod and the Better Horses Mod all use this API to give custom animations to the new mobs contained in them. This is just a few of the mods too; there are many more.
As for the animating part, it’s not very different from any other program that allows you to animate things. The scale is somewhat simple since Minecraft is such a blocky game and animations, even the good ones, will invariably be rigid and stiff. That doesn’t mean you can’t get good looking animations from the Animation API mod though, quite the opposite. Using this mod to make your custom animations may yield better results than more complicated mods or software. If you create custom mobs and content, you might want to give this mod a look.
Animation API Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10 Changelogs
- Fixed issue where mod crashes servers.
- Updated to Minecraft 1.7.10
- Fixed the packet sender to be more compatible with 1.7
- Added a setScale method for ModelObjRenderer
- Added ModelJoint class.
- Added ModelObjRenderer class.
How to install Animation API Mod?
- Download the mod!
- When you haven’t installed Forge API yet, download and install it.
- Move the downloaded .jar into the mods folder.
- Have fun!
Download Links for Animation API Mod
for Minecraft 1.7.10
Credit: thehippomaster21 – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum