The Techne tool has one simple feature: export models into a format (Java code) that Minecraft can understand. It doesn’t allow players to create models. Instead, it converts existing models into a readable format.
Techne is a useful tool for Minecraft modders and players who want to add a new model into the game. That’s all Techne is designed to do.
The creator of Techne has also made a tool called Techne Online. Unlike the basic Techne tool, Techne Online allows players to create new models that can be used in the Minecraft world. To get an idea of what players can accomplish with Techne Online, check out this video released by the tool’s official creator:
Here are a few of Techne Online’s most popular features:
-Create box models for use in the Minecraft world
-Preview textures and texture mapping
-Map textures onto box models
To read a full list of the details about Techne and Techne Online, check out the official forum thread here.
How to install Techne for Minecraft 1.7.4/1.7.2/1.6.4
Step 1) Find the Techne download link from its official forum thread
Step 2) Extract the .zip file to anywhere on your computer
Step 3) Run the .exe file and start using the tool