This is a quick guide of how to use the Reskin function in the Tinker Tools addon. Once you get the basic steps down, you can reskin to your hearts desire, it’s fast and fun!
Step One: Select Items to Reskin
For this guide I will be reskinning the Brown Brick walls and Brown Shingle roof of this little cottage. I have gathered all of the new building blocks I want to reskin these with and placed them into my inventory.
While in edit mode, hold down SHIFT and LEFT CLICK to multi select all of the wall pieces, in this instance I am using the item list to quickly select each of the Brown Brick building blocks. I can also select each tile manually. It’s helpful to use the Item List when you have many items to select, in this case there are about 100 building blocks to select.
Step Two: Select Reskin Options
Once I have all of the Brown Brick selected I open Tinker Tools (/tt) and select the Copy/Paste button. In this panel I will check Flicker Reduction and Use New Items: Bags as seen in the image below. Now I will open the Reskin panel. From here I select in the top selection Old Skin: Brown Brick, and what I want to New Skin: Grey Wood. Leave all of the tile types checked.
Step Three: Reskin
With the options selected I press in the following sequence to begin the Reskin:
COPY then APPLY (on the Reskin panel) and then PASTE. It’s important to do this in the order or it will not work.
The reskin process will now begin, you should see items being added to your dimension on top of the previous selected building blocks.
When the reskin process finishes a notification will appear in your chat that all items are loaded and selected. The items selected will be the new building blocks you applied.
Since I am just reskinning an object (not duplicating it), then from here I will close the edit (wrench) to save everything, then reopen the edit panel and go to the Item List, find all the Brown Brick, and begin manually removing them from the dimension one at a time.
After I swapped out the walls, I then repeat this entire process with the roof, selecting the Brown Shingles and reskin them to Blue Roof Tiles.