Fresh Animations Texture Pack 1.20, 1.20.6 → 1.19.4

Author FreshAlex

Initially, it may not be immediately apparent what changes the Fresh Animations texture pack makes. However, you do not have to search for a long time in Minecraft because a single glance at the mobs should be sufficient. FreshAlex, the creator from New Zealand, focused solely on mobs and did not change any blocks or items. This is not a bad thing at all because the new animations for the Minecraft mobs are exceptional. The project was a success right from the beginning since it was a completely new mod idea.

The project was published at the end of 2020 and is a work-in-progress pack, which means that it is developed over time and is not fully finished. Within a few months, the pack had already received several hundred thousand downloads. It gives an animation overhaul to the creatures in the default look of Minecraft. The goal is to make the mobs more dynamic and believable. You can enjoy better physics and behavior in single-player, realms, and public multiplayer servers. Please note that FreshAlex works and adds new textures at his own pace, so it’s best to refrain from requesting new animations.

By the way, we recommend that you use the Fresh Animations texture pack as an add-on. This means that you should also use another pack so that all textures are enhanced. It is best to select one in the default style from our website because the mobs are also designed in this style.

No More Boring Zombies

Monsters and animals have been improved and do not look the same as they did in Minecraft Vanilla. The new expressive faces and movements make them much livelier. From now on, you will no longer see boring zombies moving unrealistically at night. Instead, the arms and legs move like those of a human. Even the creeper has been changed and looks quite amusing when it moves. The hostile mobs look cool, but they are still dangerous. Especially the mobs carrying weapons look extremely realistic.

Moreover, there are numerous changes to the villagers. However, we will not reveal more features so that you have the opportunity to explore everything for yourself. The best approach is to look for a village in your Minecraft world and see for yourself what changes have been made to the villagers and iron golems.

Honestly, it would have been nice if Mojang had included such animations in Minecraft from the beginning. Fortunately, this is not an issue anymore because you can install the Fresh Animations texture pack in our download section. We hope that more features will be added in the future. Furthermore, the creator is often asked if he can create animations for player models (skins) as well. Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, so there is no way to add animated player models to the Fresh Animation mod. So you have to use another mod if you want to dance with your Steve or Alex skin.

If you like the Fresh Animations resource pack and want to support the creator, you can donate to him. This will give you the supporter role on the official Fresh Animations Discord server and early access to new updates. In addition, it’s great to see that the creator FreshAlex is contributing to other projects, such as the Patrix texture pack. By adding custom mob animation and tweaking the models, Alex is helping to improve the realistic Patrix mod.


Fresh Animations was published on December 30, 2020 and is compatible with these Minecraft versions: 1.20.6 – 1.20.5 – 1.20.4 – 1.20.3 – 1.20.2 – 1.20.1 – 1.20 – 1.19.4 – 1.19.3 – 1.19.2 – 1.19.1 – 1.19 – 1.18.2 – 1.18.1 – 1.18 – 1.17.1 – 1.17 – 1.16.5 – 1.16.4 – 1.16.3 – 1.16

  • ✔️ Animated
  • ✔️ OptiFine

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Use our comparison tool to compare the Minecraft default pack with Fresh Animations.
Fresh Animations textures texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (before)Fresh Animations textures texture pack compared to Minecraft vanilla (after)

How To Install Fresh Animations Texture Pack

Check out the easy steps to install everything with just a few clicks.
  1. To use all the cool features in this pack, download and install OptiFine.
  2. Download the Fresh Animations texture pack for Minecraft from the file section below. Pick the file that matches your Minecraft edition and version.
  3. Launch Minecraft.
  4. Click "Options" on the main menu.
  5. In the options, go to the submenu “Resource Packs”.
  6. Click "Open Pack Folder" at the bottom left to see a folder titled "resourcepacks".
  7. Put the downloaded ZIP file into your "resourcepacks" folder. Or, just drag and drop it into the Minecraft window to add the pack.
  8. You will see the pack on the left side of the resource pack selection menu. Unzip the file if you can't see the pack.
  9. Hover over the pack thumbnail and click the arrow pointing right.
    If the game says the pack is for a newer or older Minecraft version when you activate it, don't worry! It's just a heads-up. Click 'Yes' and enjoy the new textures – it won't affect your gameplay.
  10. Click "Done" and all assets have been loaded.

The pack uses a feature of OptiFine called custom entity models (CEM) to add new animations. It’s important to note that if you have other packs with OptiFine CEM features installed, they will override Fresh Animations CEM, removing the animation.

To use Fresh Animations properly, it’s important to make sure that you have the correct settings in the video options. You need to go to the video settings, click on quality, and make sure that custom entity models are turned on. Random entities and emissive textures are optional settings that can also be turned on.

If you have problems with the activation and get an error message in the launcher, please restart the game. Our final question for you: Do you like the animations? Feel free to write a comment.

How To Install Fresh Animations Add-ons and Extensions

You can install add-ons and extensions in our download section. These are extra packs with additional features for Fresh Animations. They need to be loaded above the base Fresh Animations pack to work correctly.
How to install Fresh Animations add-ons and extensions

Fresh Animations Texture Pack Download

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Bedrock Edition, Minecraft PE and MCPE:
[MCPACK] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack

Java Edition:
[16x] [1.20.X] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine HD U I3 or newer required.
[16x] [1.19.4] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine HD U I3 or newer required.
[16x] [1.19.2 – 1.19] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine HD U H9 or newer and add-on required.
[16x] [1.18.2 – 1.18] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine and add-on required.
[16x] [1.17.1 – 1.17] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine and add-on required.
[16x] [1.16.5 – 1.16.2] Download Fresh Animations Texture Pack– OptiFine and add-on required.

The extensions are supplementary texture packs that enhance Fresh Animation with more features. Load these packs above Fresh Animations to work correctly.
[16x] [1.20.4 – 1.20.2] Download All Extensions
[16x] [1.20.1 – 1.20] Download All Extensions
[16x] [1.19.2] Download All Extensions

The add-on pack adds animated blinking textures, some extra texture details, fixes, and extra texture variants for a few mobs.
[16x] [1.19.2 – 1.19] Download Fresh Animations Add-on
[16x] [1.18.2 – 1.18] Download Fresh Animations Add-on
[16x] [1.17.1 – 1.17] Download Fresh Animations Add-on
[16x] [1.16.5 – 1.16.2] Download Fresh Animations Add-on

Community Add-ons:
Fresh Animations x Bare Bones
Fresh Animations x Faithful
Fresh Animations x Pixel Perfection Legacy

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  1. I would like the player to have animations as well. With that being said, this is a truly excellent animation pack. I didn’t even know animation packs existed! Additionally, you can use other textures with it by placing it at the top of your texture list using the arrow that points to the top when hovering over it. This is incredibly awesome!

    • Hello, you have mixed something up. It is the 1.8.1 developer version of Fresh Animations. This version works with the latest Minecraft update. If you have problems, please read the installation guide again.

  2. I downloaded this mod pack, and when I went into my survival world, no difference was made, except for every mob not having any pupils/iris’s. Can you/ you guys help with this bug?

  3. I tested the animations in my game and I really like them, but for some reason, the add-on pack seems to make their eyes roll back/turn white. It sucks because I really liked the texture variation, but I’ll need to hold off on that until it doesn’t do that anymore. Definitely keeping the base texture pack in though

  4. when I click on the 1.19 file it comes up with the 1.18 file instead? idk why it does i’ve tried 3 times it does the same thing with the add ons too

    • It is the correct 1.19.X version, but it has the wrong pack_format. You can still activate the pack and the creator of Fresh Animations will surely fix this bug.

  5. I tried it in 1.18.2, but some of the textures aren´t working.

    For example, dogs don´t have eyes.

    Playing on the newest OptiFine version and with bac.

    Hope you can help me 😀

  6. I think the Fresh Animations bedrock download is for another texture pack or are those the ones that come with it? cause the pig, and cow look different

    • The bedrock version is different from the java version. The download is for a similar pack because Fresh Animations is not officially available for bedrock.

  7. Minecraft Bedrock Edition MediaFire Link doesn’t work “This is usually caused because the file is no longer stored on MediaFire” which means the file removed from MediaFire

  8. i tried using this mod but it gives the mobs white eyes then i got optifine but nothing happends it saids in chat openGL error 1280 (invalid operation) openGL error 1282 (invalid operation)

  9. hey can you update the players animations? I really like your work an want to pair this texture pack with a thirdperson mod, but while other mobs look cool with their movements the player is just so rigid. Please and thanks!

  10. the addons are not working but the animation is and its very cool in case you cant see the animation go to options ==> video settings ==> quality ==> custom entity models: off, press on it and it will change to on, then you’ll be able to see the pack without and not just white eyes.
    hope that you fix the addon 🙂

  11. When I downloaded this everything was great! But when I went to see the villagers they had pink blocks on their head and only the nose and the body of the villager was showing. I don’t know how to fix this or if I did anything wrong, but if you someone knows can you tell please? Thanks.

  12. If you don’t care about your texture pack you can just tell me, all I am saying is you should check it out because something is wrong… try installing and running it on 1.16.5

  13. I enter the game with 1.17 optifine, when everything is open source package, the essence of the villagers turns white and the eyes of the golem disappear

  14. I downloaded the texture pack and I am playing in 1.16.5 but it says the texture pack is meant for a later version….