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Tutorials 3D-Editing Creation

Here you will learn how to create your first remodeled custom skin. (This is the old version)

If you encounter any issues with this tutorial or you don’t understand part of it, you can ask for help on the Killerskins-Discord server
or you can contact me directly: Yoru#1006

Required tools

Video Tutorials

Installing RiotFileTranslator

IMPORTANT NOTE: The .env file is not fully correct in this video! If you do it like this you cannot load weighted models!
It is missing the \others in the path for scripts.
This is how it has to look (depends on your placement ofc, just the paths in red have to be the same):
MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH = D:\Dokumente\Maya plugins\Maya 2018\bin\plug-ins
MAYA_SCRIPT_PATH = D:\Dokumente\Maya plugins\Maya 2018\scripts\others
XBMLANGPATH = D:\Dokumente\Maya plugins\Maya 2018\icons

After following the video you can load the plug-in like this:

Maya 2018 Basics

Basic Skin Creation Process

NOTE: The installation part of this video is OUTDATED!!
Refer to the second part of THIS VIDEO on how to create skins or just scroll further down.

Advanced/Smooth Weighting

Updating .skl after patch 11.3

Riot updated their .skl format with patch 11.3 so now it is necessary to update it on every skin you make.

Creating a mod in LCS-Manager

Closer Look at the UV Creation/Texture creation in GIMP



  • Make a basic concept of what you want to do and gather all the files you need beforehand:
    • I always get the folder of the champion base skin and all of the .skn and .dds files of the models I want to use

Who to start with

Champions which are somewhat easy to chose as a starter in my experience:
Diana, Katarina, Leona, Karma, Lucian, Lux, Miss Fortune, Sivir, Soraka, Vayne

Definitely stay away from those for your first remodel:
Evelynn, Neeko, Ezreal, Ahri, Nami, Kalista, Jhin, Zoe, Xayah, Rakan

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Hi. 2015 Maya with its 2015 plugin also doenst work?


I can’t get my hands on Maya 2018, because of autodesk only let’s me until 2019, does that mean I can’t make custom skins? Because I can’t find any othe way to neither open .skn nor compile from another format.


Hi hi i’m having problems installing the plugin lol even seeing the video i’ve tried 2 times but when i open maya it’s not there
help me


Can you only use Maya 2018? I have a latest version.