Better Animal Models is a mod that addresses a key issue around Minecraft for quite some time. For some, the design of common game animals such as chickens, cows, and pigs is far too sloppy or straightforward. As its name suggests, Animal Models Better or Best Models for Animals replaces the models of these common animals with improved versions of themselves, which helps to improve the graphics of the game significantly and allows players to live a more pleasant experience.
Have you ever looked at the common pigs, chickens, cows, etc, then looked at the horse? You may have noticed a clear difference in design, and how much better the horse looked. As you know, something similar happened in 1.13, but in reverse. So the question is, why make the horse worse when you could make the other animals better? This mod aims to do just that. This mod is very simple in its goal–better animal models but without adding genders, breeds, special care, etc., as some of us simply want the vanilla animals to look a bit better.
The Better Animal Models mod adds models for the following animals:
- Cave spiders
- Silver fish
- Polar bears
Q: Can I disable certain replacements?
A: Yes. There is a configuration file that allows you to disable replacements.
Q: Is this mod compatible with [mod]?
A: Unless it’s listed in the features, then no, we don’t replace its models. Some mods will also override our overrides or cause other issues. See “What mods is this not compatible with” below.
Q: Does the server’s configuration affect anything?
A: No, this mod does nothing when installed on a server, and it’s not required to be installed on the server.
Q: Can I join servers with this mod, without the server having it installed?
A: Yes, this mod is client-only. It could be compared to a resource pack, but fancier. You can join vanilla servers with it to no issue whatsoever.
Q: Can I use this mod in a pack?
A: Yes, so long as it is hosted on Curse or private. If you wish to publicly host a pack on another platform (like technic), please ask or consider using Curse as it supports developers.
Q: What mods is this not compatible with?
A: We explicitly do not support Wolf Armor or Spiders 2.0. There are also known incompatibilities with Charm variants, which can be disabled. There are also known problems with texture packs using Optifine’s Random Entity Textures feature, these can be disabled in Optifine’s settings (“Video Settings” -> “Quality” -> “Random Entities”).
Q: Why do my animals look normal or have odd textures when I use this mod?
A: It’s likely another mod or texture pack is overriding our model changes or applying a different texture. You should see the question above for known incompatibilities and fixes. Try without certain mods or without Optifine. You can also use our config to disable the problem entity override and go back to the normal model if your textures are weird.