Tabula – Minecraft Modeler


Currently for Minecraft 1.8.0


How to use tutorial by one of the contributors, Vswe (pre-animation):


4.1.0 update video by myself:


Wax Tablet recipe:


  • Ingame Minecraft modeler. Hit the T button on your keyboard or the T button in the main menu to access. New in 4.1.0, works multiplayer as well, with the Wax Tablet!
  • Workspace folder within the /mods/ folder. Saves, textures, exports, configs, etc go here.
  • Function and UI based off Techne by ZeuX and r4wk. It’s meant to provide a replacement to Techne but not as a proper replacement for third party modelers such as Blender or Maya.
  • Has the ability to open Techne files. Supports Child models and has Undo/Redo save-states.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for New Project, Open Project, Delete, Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste in Place, Save, Undo, Redo.
  • Imports models from Minecraft directly, including mod models (on best attempt). Yes that is how the EnderDragon model really looks like.
  • Exports texture map of model and updated Java code for modders.
  • Animation support! Animate your models! Code export is not yet possible however.
  • Possibly upcoming 1.8 block model compatiblity.


What else do I need for this mod? What version should I get? Help? Answered on the FAQ.



  1. CyanideX November 24, 2014 4:52 pm  Reply

    <3 Thank you for this.

    • Superszean December 5, 2014 7:29 pm  Reply

      pls make a 1.7.2 version ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. SizzlinBacen November 24, 2014 6:33 pm  Reply

    Nice iChun! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. FiskFille November 24, 2014 10:45 pm  Reply

    Bug report (not sure if this is the right place, though):
    When I install Tabula in my development environment and try to press the T in the menu screen, I get this crash:

    • LeFlo November 24, 2014 11:57 pm  Reply

      Try with just IchunUtils and Tabula ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • iLexiconn December 7, 2014 7:36 pm  Reply

      You need to set an UUID in the program arguments

  4. metarmask November 25, 2014 1:56 am  Reply

    “Possibly upcoming 1.8 block model compatiblity.”
    Can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. drago87 November 25, 2014 10:56 am  Reply

    Is there a way to export a “blank” texture where you can see all the parts? If not (and is possible to implement) you can take it as a funktion request.

  6. KnightDemon November 26, 2014 10:06 pm  Reply

    Is there a way to block this from importing models from a mod? I ask as I have models that I don’t want to be “stolen” and claimed as another person’s work and so on. I also wouldn’t like it if they took the models and made their own mod from them.

    • iChun November 27, 2014 8:00 am  Reply

      Send Tabula an IMC Message at init, the class name you don’t want imported. I’ve had that feature since release.

    • Sot_56 December 1, 2014 6:49 am  Reply

      If you’re the mod creator you can put something that check for tabula and if tabula is installed the game doesn’t load and send an error like “tabula is installed pls uninstall it” or something like that no ?

      • deFENCE_ December 7, 2014 3:49 pm  Reply

        Wtf? If he did it like that it won’t let the game start -> mod isn’t usable. Your suggestion doesn’t make sense.

        • minimite February 18, 2015 7:47 am  Reply


        • VMan_2002 April 11, 2015 5:19 pm  Reply

          He was talking about KnightDemon

          • President Awesome October 19, 2015 9:26 am 

            How do you export the models do you put in the URL for the folder or just the name cause i am confused?

  7. alexthe666 November 29, 2014 11:55 pm  Reply

    how do you import a techne model? i clicked the import button but nothing happened. do I need to place them in the tabula folder in the mods folder?

  8. alexthe666 November 30, 2014 12:01 am  Reply

    Also, can you add a showcase mode like in techne?

    • 11pixels March 7, 2017 8:53 pm  Reply

      That’s useless IMO. It just hides the grid and the plank block, and rotates the view automatically unless you move the view.

  9. XDX December 2, 2014 10:12 pm  Reply

    if you make modles with the mod, can you use them in previous updates?

  10. T.A.A December 5, 2014 2:22 am  Reply

    Please make for minecraft 1.6.4

  11. Superszean December 5, 2014 7:28 pm  Reply

    Pls make a 1.7.2 version of this ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. i have a mod idea December 8, 2014 12:29 am  Reply

    how do you import models into your world ichun?

    • ichun i have a question December 8, 2014 12:32 am  Reply

      can you delete this comment it was a mistake

  13. ichun i have a question December 8, 2014 12:31 am  Reply

    ichun how do you export the model you made into a minecraft world

  14. DemonmLordx64 December 8, 2014 9:29 am  Reply

    Umm, how do you add textures you made? I clicked “add textures” and nothing showed up, it was completely blank.

    • ichun i have a question December 9, 2014 1:56 am  Reply

      you have to put the texture in the file that says “textures” in the tabula folder

  15. TheJurassicAlien December 12, 2014 3:59 am  Reply

    i nead your help i made a awesome model on tabula but now i want the tabula odel in techne… how do i do it ?

  16. Brennen Stapleton December 26, 2014 10:30 am  Reply

    Very Nice
    i was wondering if anyone had a cape model for it if so i would love is someone would give me a download link

  17. titanknox December 28, 2014 7:36 am  Reply

    I was trying to make a hat model with this for the hat mod, but when it saves as a .tbl file it doesnt show up in the hats gui, and if i manually change it to .tc2 then it is just a blank model. Can you add a feature that makes it so u can save it as a .tc2 or something that will work with hats?

      • titanknox January 3, 2015 1:35 pm  Reply

        Yes, but i am trying to do it only using tabula because of the convenience and i couldnt get my model to load in techne

  18. CoolElf January 2, 2015 3:26 pm  Reply

    All I ask, is how do you export? I have been trying and trying to find it, but I just can’t.

  19. blockerlocker January 4, 2015 3:59 pm  Reply

    WARNING: Does not work with iChun util version 4.1.3
    Well at least not for me.

    Also to the comment above, hi CoolElf!

  20. mine January 4, 2015 7:48 pm  Reply

    I downloaded Tabula ver.4.1.0 but when i open my minecraft it crash how to fix this?

    • mine January 4, 2015 7:50 pm  Reply

      Also I use with iChunUtil 4.1.3

  21. Can you please help me? January 5, 2015 1:48 am  Reply

    How do you change a Techne model into a Tabula model? I want to add animations to a different zombie model I made. Please help!!

    • Can you please help me? January 5, 2015 1:50 am  Reply

      Wait, never mind, I just figured it out.

    • Can you please help me? January 5, 2015 2:42 am  Reply

      Okay, now the animation is acting up. The arm goes up smoothly, but then I have a second component that makes it go back down to the original position and it just “snaps” into place. , someone?

  22. Mel January 6, 2015 5:13 am  Reply

    This mod is awesome.

    can i ask if you there are plan to make textures on the server, and maybe auto save the file to the server. and then load it into the game? without rebooting server?

  23. WearMC Question... January 10, 2015 2:25 am  Reply

    Why can’t I find the WearMC export? I have looked through all the menus and still cannot find it. Any guidence?
    iChunUtil: 4.1.3
    Tabula: 4.1.0

    • titanknox January 17, 2015 9:36 am  Reply

      it isnt in tabula, you have to use a modded version from the wearmc website. its under create something new then turorials

  24. mariodk January 18, 2015 9:30 am  Reply

    a Cubik to Tabula converter?

    so we can get models we made in Cubiks in to tabula some how and then in to WearMC(basically 3d skins/add or replace stuff on player model) mod?
    +cubik has obj importer
    so .Obj(blender or 3ds max)>Cubik>Tabula>WearMC maybe?

  25. scourge January 27, 2015 9:04 am  Reply

    when I installed the mod it installed but when I press t in game nothing happens same with the main menu

    • scourge January 27, 2015 9:05 am  Reply

      wait nevermind I fiqured it out

      • scourge January 27, 2015 9:08 am  Reply

        -_- turns out the button the video said would be their isn’t their so I guess I didn’t figure it out

  26. Thornack February 18, 2015 10:24 am  Reply

    I have noticed that some custom techne models do not import correctly into tabula. Im not sure why but I think it has to do with the way they were built in techne in some way. Who would I contact to demonstrate the issue. It seems that for some of my models that I built in techne the rotations are not imported correctly and the model rotation points arent also. This causes them to look “fallen apart” where in techne they appear correctly. Another bug I have discovered is that you cannot import a project unless you import a project from minecraft first. The Open Project button seems to not have this issue. Also When trying to import models that are already in minecraft that are part of a mod tabula seems to import their texture but not the model itself. – But overall this mod is fantastic I hope it keeps getting updated as it is a vast improvement to techne. I just wish this mod was a separate program like techne was.

  27. racerclc March 8, 2015 5:23 am  Reply

    please make this mod for 1.8. thx

  28. Omegami March 13, 2015 1:22 am  Reply

    Tabula is just amazing. I have already made some amazing models. I have even worked with animating them, which is real easy and fun to do. My only hope is that you can implement exporting soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Suatae March 13, 2015 6:21 am  Reply


  29. Epicraft March 18, 2015 9:16 am  Reply

    Why does the game crash when i try to add a second component to an animation?
    Please help me understand.

  30. YourMinecraft April 5, 2015 12:57 am  Reply

    Please make mod for 1.8 and screenshots. Thanks a lot!

    • Neronix17 April 6, 2015 3:56 am  Reply

      It is for 1.8. And screenshots? Do You mean Snapshots? Which never have mods made for them?

  31. gojiman April 26, 2015 7:51 am  Reply

    i’m having a problem, i’m trying to export the texturemap of a model, but when i do, it crashes and the texturemap is not exported.
    any help?

  32. skythekidAZ May 11, 2015 1:57 am  Reply

    Question: can u export models for rendering?

  33. FarmArt May 16, 2015 10:23 pm  Reply

    Hey, i can’t use it! I’ve installed IchunUtil and Tabula, but the “T” button don’t works!!!

  34. matt May 20, 2015 7:42 am  Reply

    This could uscoulde a lot of improvement such as

    Camera viewing angles- theyre inferior to technes you can only zoom in at the middle of your model.

    Texturing loading- you can see how your model looks when being textured on the spot in techne while using paint and save just to see how your mob looks while being textured while tabula does not. Tebula is good for linking child parts to parents. There’s some good things about tabula and a lot of things that aren’t compared to techne.o

  35. Ryan Peabody May 25, 2015 10:36 pm  Reply

    When trying to work this I got this 3 times!

    —- Minecraft Crash Report —-
    // Don’t do that.

    Time: 5/25/15 10:30 AM
    Description: Rendering screen

    java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: us.ichun.module.tabula.client.model.ModelBaseDummy.render(FLjava/util/ArrayList;Ljava/util/ArrayList;FZI)V
    at us.ichun.mods.tabula.client.gui.GuiWorkspace.renderWorkspace(
    at us.ichun.mods.tabula.client.gui.GuiWorkspace.func_73863_a(
    at net.minecraft.client.renderer.EntityRenderer.func_78480_b(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_71411_J(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_99999_d(
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:148)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.launch(
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.main(

    A detailed walkthrough of the error, its code path and all known details is as follows:

    — Head —
    at us.ichun.mods.tabula.client.gui.GuiWorkspace.renderWorkspace(
    at us.ichun.mods.tabula.client.gui.GuiWorkspace.func_73863_a(

    — Screen render details —
    Screen name: us.ichun.mods.tabula.client.gui.GuiWorkspace
    Mouse location: Scaled: (316, 261). Absolute: (633, 276)
    Screen size: Scaled: (640, 400). Absolute: (1280, 800). Scale factor of 2
    at net.minecraft.client.renderer.EntityRenderer.func_78480_b(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_71411_J(
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.func_99999_d(
    at net.minecraft.client.main.Main.main(SourceFile:148)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.launch(
    at net.minecraft.launchwrapper.Launch.main(

    — System Details —
    Minecraft Version: 1.7.10
    Operating System: Mac OS X (x86_64) version 10.10.3
    Java Version: 1.6.0_65, Apple Inc.
    Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (mixed mode), Apple Inc.
    Memory: 113273984 bytes (108 MB) / 274751488 bytes (262 MB) up to 2134114304 bytes (2035 MB)
    JVM Flags: 5 total; -Xmx2G -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -Xmn128M
    AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
    IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
    FML: MCP v9.05 FML v7.10.85.1291 Minecraft Forge Optifine OptiFine_1.7.10_HD_B7 7 mods loaded, 7 mods active
    mcp{9.05} [Minecraft Coder Pack] (minecraft.jar) Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    FML{} [Forge Mod Loader] (forge-1.7.10- Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    Forge{} [Minecraft Forge] (forge-1.7.10- Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    iChunUtil{4.1.3} [iChunUtil] (iChun-Util-Mod-1.7.10.jar) Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    ReiMinimap{1.7.10} [Rei’s Minimap] (Reis-Minimap-Mod-1.7.10.jar) Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    Tabula{4.0.2} [Tabula] (Tabula-4.0.2.jar) Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    wearmc{1.7.10g} [WearMC] (WearMC-Forge-1.7.10g.jar) Unloaded->Constructed->Pre-initialized->Initialized->Post-initialized->Available
    Launched Version: 1.7.10-Forge10.13.2.1291
    LWJGL: 2.9.1
    OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce 320M OpenGL Engine GL version 2.1 NVIDIA-10.0.31 310.90.10.05b12, NVIDIA Corporation
    GL Caps: Using GL 1.3 multitexturing.
    Using framebuffer objects because ARB_framebuffer_object is supported and separate blending is supported.
    Anisotropic filtering is supported and maximum anisotropy is 16.
    Shaders are available because OpenGL 2.1 is supported.

    Is Modded: Definitely; Client brand changed to ‘fml,forge’
    Type: Client (map_client.txt)
    Resource Packs: [faithful32pack]
    Current Language: English (US)
    Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
    Vec3 Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
    Anisotropic Filtering: Off (1)

  36. Atenefyr June 1, 2015 2:59 am  Reply

    Any support for exporting WearMC models planned?

  37. Dangerboy1a June 25, 2015 8:27 pm  Reply

    how do i get textures

  38. SteveOriginal July 13, 2015 2:50 am  Reply

    Put Animations Code Export Please ๐Ÿ™

  39. alexthe666 July 13, 2015 8:21 am  Reply

    .obj Export please. There is no other export-to-Obj from a tabula/techne file other than toolbox, which costs money.

  40. Cober August 16, 2015 11:33 pm  Reply

    What….i made a texture and put it on texture folder
    but when i click import and then click on the texture nothing happens!

  41. Aleoui August 21, 2015 4:47 am  Reply

    anyone knows how to combine or mix shapes so i can animate my models easier, Thanks

  42. :P September 19, 2015 8:57 am  Reply

    I cannot import the custom models into the game. can someone help me with this?

  43. omar June 15, 2016 5:05 am  Reply

    there is a way to put my Techne models transfer them Tabula ?

  44. Nathan September 1, 2016 2:01 am  Reply

    How to get a file you made in Techne in Tabula?

    • Nathan September 1, 2016 2:10 am  Reply

      My error, xD Didn’t read the description properly…

  45. Nathan September 1, 2016 2:26 am  Reply

    How do I export a Tabula file, that I imported as a Techne file first, to a json file?

  46. Dragonofasparas November 12, 2016 11:12 pm  Reply

    When can we also export the animations?
    I am only using this because i would like to animate the mobs easy.

  47. Log64 November 13, 2016 7:54 pm  Reply

    Hello, if anyone knows, the model of this mod can be used CustomNPC?

  48. Soul April 30, 2017 9:05 am  Reply

    I would suggest making one “res” folder instead of saves, exports, and textures. It would make it quicker to edit textures, load them in, and export and move models.

  49. MJhash November 13, 2017 7:59 pm  Reply

    If someone knows how to use the animation that I just created could you please make a video tutorial?

  50. MJhash November 13, 2017 8:00 pm  Reply

    Can anyone make a tutorial on how to use the animation that I created in tabula…….

  51. Epicghost505 May 5, 2018 10:04 am  Reply

    How do you go about creating armor

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