Fresh Animations Resource Pack 1.17 / 1.16

Is Minecraft already starting to feel plain for you? That’s surprising since the games have a lot in store for players. Nevertheless, what you feel is understandable. Simple animations will make you feel bored eventually. And this is something that Minecraft obviously has. Well, what do you know? That’s not the case anymore. The Fresh Animations resource pack is here to rekindle your love for Minecraft once again! Fresh Animations is phenomenal. It makes Minecraft like a whole new game. But why? Keep reading and allow us to share what we know about it. The Fresh Animations texture pack is an update for Minecraft from FreshLX. The purpose of making this falls nothing short of being simple – improving the animations for the mobs. Before this resource pack, the movements of mobs look very jerky and are limited to predictable forward, sideward, and backward movements. With the Fresh Animations pack downloaded and installed, Minecraft becomes a whole new game. Mobs have smarter behaviors since they can now turn around, run or walk without looking jerky, jump, and execute other complex movements. Fresh Animations is still in the beta phase so expect that there’s a lot more coming. At present, it has three available versions. Version 1.0 provides new animations to villager, iron golem, witch, vindicator, evoker, pillager, and ravager mobs. The creeper, zombie, husk, zombie villager, skeleton, wither skeleton, and illusion enjoy new animations with Version 1.1. Download version 1.2 to get new animations for pig, wandering trader, phantom, and blaze.

Minecraft dungeons and Minecraft trailers were the inspiration for the current and future animations, as per the words of the creator. That’s why you might want to watch these again if you want to get an idea of the exciting features cooking up. So, which is better? Vanilla Minecraft or Fresh Animations? Vanilla Minecraft doesn’t stand a chance against Fresh Animations if we talk about animation. As said earlier, Fresh Animations makes the mobs move smarter. This is something that the predictable and jerky animations of Vanilla Minecraft can’t contest. But in terms of texture and graphics, nothing’s really the same. With that being said, don’t expect this resource pack to make Minecraft compare to highly defined computer games. Fresh Animations doesn’t alter the core gameplay. That being said, don’t expect new mechanics from it. No need to worry because it only makes Minecraft feel like a whole new game without altering the features that make it unique from other games. The Fresh Animations Resource pack isn’t demanding on the computer system. With that said, you don’t have to upgrade your gaming PC to enjoy it. However, you will need to install the Optifine game utility for Minecraft. Fresh Animations Resource Pack works with Optifine’s Custom Entities and Random Entity. To save yourself from the hassle of downloading twice, opt to download Optifine-HDU-G8 because older versions might not work with Fresh Animations version 1.2.

Fresh Animations should be compatible with all of these Minecraft versions: 1.17.1 - 1.17 - 1.16.5 - 1.16.4 - 1.16.3 - 1.16.2 - 1.16.1 - 1.16 - 1.15.2 - 1.15.1 - 1.15

Fresh Animations — Screenshots

How to install Fresh Animations Resource Pack:

NOTE: Many resource packs require optifine to be preinstalled, so be sure to install it.
  1. Download the Fresh Animations texture pack for Minecraft from the download section below. – if there are many different versions, just pick the one that you like or that you think your PC can handle
  2. Launch the game client through the Minecraft launcher.
  3. On the main menu, click "Options".
  4. On the options menu, click "Resource Packs...".
  5. Click on "Open Resource Pack Folder". – folder titled "resourcepacks" will pop up
  6. Move the .zip file you downloaded in the first step to the newly opened "resourcepacks" folder.
  7. Click "Done".
  8. Click on "Resource Packs..." again.
  9. Your pack should have appeared in the left window, just hover over it and click on the arrow pointing to the right.
  10. Click "Done" again.
  11. The pack has now been successfully loaded and ready to be used in your world!


  • Optifine is required! This pack will only work with Optifine and won’t without it!
  • Please note that if you have other packs with Optifine CEM features, they will override Fresh Animations CEM, removing the animation.
  • Player models cannot be animated yet, as they are not currently supported by Optifine.

Required settings:

  • Video Settings > Quality > Custom Entity Models: ON;
  • Video Settings > Quality > Random Entities: ON;

Animated Mobs:

  • Villager
  • Iron Golem
  • Witch
  • Vindicator
  • Evoker
  • Pillager
  • Ravager
  • Creeper
  • Zombie
  • Husk
  • Zombie Villager
  • Skeleton
  • Wither Skeleton
  • Illusioner
  • Pig
  • Wandering Trader (requires Optifine-HD-U-G8 or above)
  • Phantom
  • Blaze

Please pay attention to the fact that:

  • None of the resource packs, shader mods or tools you see on this website are hosted on our servers. We use download links (including direct download links) provided by official authors. Therefore, they are completely safe and secure.
  • We never modify or edit resource packs in any way.
  • Although we are using the official download links, they may stop working after new updates are released. In this case, you can always use the source links from the "Official Links" section until we update the download links. And yes, we update links regularly and manually for every resource pack you see on this site.
  • By leaving comments below and voting for the pack, you help the authors improve their project.
  • Credit for the creation of Fresh Animations goes to FreshLX.

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  1. Adyen

    LEGENDARY PACK, legendary work.

    Question tho:
    Your animation pack sometimes overwrite SOME custom mob textures and sometimes it doesn’t.
    Can you just add animation without changing the custom textures?
    Maybe it’s also the other pack maker’s issue.

    Ex: Like, Quadral Zombies benefit just fine from your animation while keeping their custom skin.
    But let’s say, Copper Golem on Iron Golem (Golems Family) pack and some other mobs can’t be animated while keeping the custom texture.
    We gotta either use standard texture with fresh animations or the new texture and lose the animation.

    Sorry to trouble you with this, but that Copper Golem piggyback is just too delish to let it slip your attention lol.

    1. Adyen

      Another idea that I’m sure you’ve already heard is compatibility with the Villagers Enhanced pack which provides trade tools for villagers.
      That one also doesn’t work with Fresh animations. Or at least not on my 1.16.5 and 1.17.1 clients.

  2. blademiss

    There is a bug with skeletons if the animation resource pack is turned off and on frequently that makes the skeleton’s torso a solid magenta prism (missing texture).

  3. pax

    Man why skeletons body is missing textured?

  4. EndyStar9d9

    The texture for the desert profession for the zombie villager has some extra pixels still in it that causes the Desert Zombie Villagers to have a dark green eye,

  5. EndyStar9d9

    Desert zombie villagers without hats have one black eye, which should be red.

  6. NightAngel123

    haha this is funny hahaha

  7. Dont Care

    bruh its just like the regular texture pack

    1. eeee

      it animations not texture

  8. TheWestSideWiz

    I cant see chreepers or spiders

  9. supahbruh

    is there a download for optifine 1.17 snapshot?

  10. zhuang

    it keeps saying theres a error while i used it pls reply and help me

    1. Zarir

      Do u use optifine?

  11. Pablo Henrique Pereira Da Silva

    There is a programming flaw in the spider when it dies, enters the ground and ascends.

  12. Pablo Henrique Pereira Da Silva

    Keep up with this freshLX friend’s project, I really liked it and it makes the game feel new and more alive and fun tmb, don’t abandon the project we love.

  13. ToucanMurk

    I am using OptiFine, and only my pigs have white eyes. How can I fix this?

  14. Daia

    Can you make from bedrock?

  15. molkolgames

    bro its best but pls make more mobs thnx

  16. stingyjeff007

    white eyes. why white eyes

    1. I Am SoreN

      you need optifine (read the article)

    2. BlackJack720

      No OptiFine. Use an OptiFine client and it should stop showing white eyes.

  17. JvsuUzumvki

    I need doggo

  18. JvsuUzumvki

    Please make wolf and enderman

  19. tuiu222

    Please repair the creeper swiming animation.
    The feet come off the body.

  20. AncientPro7047

    bro this is sick

  21. Kresei

    Using on 1.17.1 fabric and my game every 3 seconds gets freeze for 3-4 seconds over and over until I don’t remove this resource pack

    1. vezo

      same with me and my gf – 2 other PCs

  22. wika111

    it isnt work only what II sawed is herobrine eyes on revenger and villager its totaly poop

    1. Waxxier

      Are using with Optifine? if no this is why

  23. Forggio

    it’s nice but it creates a pink block on zombie’s head and i don’t know how to fix it

  24. joan

    can we use another tex pack with this?
    it’s awesome but ist just the animations

    1. alex

      yes, you can

  25. Victorrestart

    I want a fresh animation pack so please can I?

  26. Fingerboy

    Hey, do you know when this will be available for 1.17?

  27. amxyargaming

    I just want to ask if the player also have fresh animations like (player) steve have actual walking animations

    1. Admin (

      You should have read the “Important” section on this page.

  28. Jack

    What is the resource pack used in the screenshots? i love it!

  29. eRotic

    Will it run with Seus shaders and other resourcepacks?

  30. bean_boy

    Really well done! The little expressions of each mod gives so much more life to the mobs of the various dimensions.

  31. faaad

    not on optifine?

    1. Admin (

      We don’t know what you mean, but this pack requires an optifine and won’t work without it.

    2. Huhac

      Most of RP needs OptiFine…
      And I also use OptiFine when I don’t have RP …
      I recommend it :)

  32. Huhac

    This looks really good!
    I try it :)