Umbra is the night, the darkness, and with that in mind it makes sense that the Gloaming Umbra resource pack should feature lots of darker, shadowy textures that make all of Minecraft look like it’s in a constant state of nightfall. This pack will make you feel like you’re in a completely different world thanks to the completely revamped set of textures – nothing looks like it does in vanilla Minecraft, for better or for worse. The trees are especially strange since they look like 3D shapes made out of stained glass, like they’re windows rather than trees. They still yield wood when broken though.
Along with the different tree types, the doors all have unique appearances in the Gloaming Umbra resource pack. If you’re the type of Minecraft player who gets bothered by the doors all looking more or less the same except for spruce doors, then you’ll definitely want to check out this pack. The doors come in colors never even before seen – greens, pinks, blues and even teal and purple varieties. The only bad thing there is to say about this pack is that it isn’t finished yet! With about 20% of the job done there’s still a lot of work left to be done, but it looks to be finished over the next three months or so.
As a nice touch, some of the textures in Minecraft are also animated thanks to the Gloaming Umbra resource pack – textures you wouldn’t normally think people would spend that kind of time on to animate. Bookshelves are one, but enchanting tables already have an animation of their own, so the new one isn’t too spectacular. The new water effects are significantly better than in vanilla Minecraft and out of nowhere, redstone lamps are also animated thanks to this pack.
Gloaming Umbra Resource Pack for Minecraft 1.8.8 Changelogs
- Added Trees, Planks and Doors.
- Added Stone, Cobble, Brick and Mossy.
- Added Andesite and Smooth Andesite.
Download Links for Gloaming Umbra Resource Pack
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: nekoathena – Original Thread on Planet Minecraft