What is Vanillin?
Vanillin is a semi-realistic resource pack for Minecraft, closely resembling vanilla (hence the name) but handpainted in an unique, stylized way by fantasy illustrator @yevvie.
Vanillin attempts to fill the niche between cartoony and photorealistic, while keeping the original tone and vibrancy of the game, opposite of what many medieval and grimdark packs do. We're keeping things clean and true to lore, and if you want extras... there will be extras!
In the base pack, we're trying to be as close to vanilla Minecraft as we can, providing smooth transition from low-pixel world into a brand new experience, yet still familiar.
Ever downloaded a pack mid-playthrough and applied it just to see your existing build suddenly look awful and out of place? No more disappointments like that!
Vanillin keeps the balance of tone and color of original Minecraft block, making it so your build palette is just as smooth as it was before. You can freely mix variety of blocks, keeping the gradient consistent and flowing.
Not everyone wants or can use shaders - this is why Vanillin is developed to look good without them.
While skilled players can create shaders to enhance the visuals, this won't be necessary to enjoy our high-quality textures.
Everything was handpainted to create unique sense of beauty, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the view.
Texturing started at 1.19, although once the baseline of the pack is done more versions will be supported. The timeline of these updates highly depends on the funding to free up our artist's queue and allow them to work full time on this pack.
From 64x to 512x
As Vanillin is handpainted, this allows for high quality of textures to be distributed. Still, the higher the quality, the more work I have to put into detailing every little thing. This takes a lot of time to ensure the visuals are balanced and cohesive.
Despite that, I do want all types of players to enjoy this pack, even the ones who cannot afford supporting us - and will release 64x pack completely free of charge. ♥
Currently on indefinite hiatus.
Since my mother's cancer diagnosis, I'm focused on juggling multiple jobs to keep us afloat. One day, I may be able to come back and work on this more, but there's no ETA.
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