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[BEGINNER] How to Create A Perfect Circle of Any Size! (Images Included!)

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MasterChing
Level 27 : Expert Architect
A perfect circle can be tough to create, especially when the only available sub-shapes are cubes or squares. However, there is a formula that makes it as easy as building a box. Almost. This formula will allow you to create a perfect circle of any size as long as the base is 2 blocks or larger. Before we begin, please remember that this tutorial only shows you how to create a flat circle or cylinder. Io ll be uploading a tutorial on creating a sphere very soon.



First off, as Io ve mentioned, youo ll need to figure out how large of a base you want. The image below highlights what the base of the circle is. It can be any of the 4 sides. The base has to be 2 blocks or larger in order for this formula to work. Any size larger than 2 will do. You can even have a base 100 blocks wide. The first step is to place base side down.

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Next we have to create the first side of the circle. Yes, Minecraft circles have sides. A circle virtually has 4 sides, but lets focus on the first one. To simplify things, weo ll build this circle in a clock-wise motion. Place a row of the same number of blocks as the base, minus one, clock-wise or diagonally from the base. The image below highlights the new blocks in the position you shouldo ve placed them.

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Now we want to repeat this step until weo re left with 1 block. The images below will show the process of positioning and subtracting.

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Alright, now we can begin on the hardest part, which isno t really hard at all. It may be a bit confusing though. If you cano t understand what is done in this step, study the images below. Each o intervalo is in a different color. Look at the o sideo that you created. Each time a row breaks off, it is an o intervalo . In the example below there are 3 intervals. Place a block clock-wise or diagonally from the last block placed for each interval you have. You should end up with an equal number of single blocks to the number of intervals on your base side. Again, if you find this confusing, study the images below.

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Sweet, weo re done the hard part! The next step will seem very familiar. Weo re basically just placing the blocks weo ve placed before in reverse. Place 2 blocks in a row at a 90 degree or a right angle from the base side, and diagonal or clock-wise from the last single block. The image below will show you what it should look like.

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Now we want to repeat this step, adding another block each time until we have the same number of blocks as the base. The images below will show the process of positioning and adding.

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Weo re finally done the circle. Easy right? All you have to do from this point is repeat the steps until your circle is complete. The images below will show a summary of the entire process step-by-step.

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Hopefully this guide helped you create your first or one of your first perfect circles! And hopefully it was as easy as I made it sound. Thanks for reading! Please subscribe for more guides, and diamond if it helped you! Also, I build quite a bit, and have my own collection of creative structures uploaded on the site. Please have a look at them if you have time.

You will now be able to build:

Circles

Cylinders

Circular Arches

Domes

You will be able to learn:

Spheres

Ellipses
Tags:How, Create, Perfect, Circle, Any, Size, Master, Ching, Masterching, Tutorial

Update #4 : 08/01/2012 8:34:51 am8/01/12

Added tech chart.

Update #3 : 07/30/2012 6:32:38 pm7/30/12

Tested the formula for a base of 2 blocks. Works! Also added the rest of the missing pictures.

Update #2 : 07/29/2012 3:17:15 pm7/29/12

Big update, added the rest of the 2 dozen or so images to the procedure summary. Enjoy.

Update #1 : 07/27/2012 9:39:19 pm7/27/12

Changed the featured image.

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MrEpic59
Level 1
New Miner
November 1, 2013, 3:44 pm

i used to hate making circles... not anymore

Tiacta
Level 20
Expert Engineer
August 4, 2012, 9:15 am

Wow, didn't know making circles could be so easy! Thank you so much
I would also like to see the sphere guide. I understand that that would take a very long time though.

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
August 4, 2012, 1:33 pm

Actually, it would only take up to a few hours maximum. I apologize for the huge delay, I've been busy with my newest project. However, I plan on doing it by tonight.

Thank you for the diamond and comment :D

Tiacta
Level 20
Expert Engineer
August 4, 2012, 2:18 pm

Thanks! I really think that it is a valuable tool.

Cammysaur
Level 1
New Explorer
August 1, 2012, 6:30 am

OH MAH GAWSH CIRCLES! JUST TAKE MY DIAMOND!

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
August 1, 2012, 8:59 am

Aha, thank you very much!

Aeterna
Level 15
Journeyman Architect
August 1, 2012, 5:19 am

Great stuff diamond for you , and we hope to see you on our server in the future!

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
August 1, 2012, 5:22 am

Thanks! And you probably will!

spartancuz
Level 10
Journeyman Architect
August 1, 2012, 5:19 am

when i make it i feel like noob guy playing minecraft

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
August 1, 2012, 5:22 am

I wasn't able to make perfect circles on my first attempts either. I had to develop this formula through experience. :D Don't worry you'll be building great things in no time.

MANxNA
Level 14
Journeyman Miner
August 1, 2012, 5:10 am

Nice tower, wow! and good tutorial :D diamond

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
August 1, 2012, 5:21 am

Thanks!

Sammyjo20
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
July 30, 2012, 5:26 am

thx this really helped

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
July 30, 2012, 5:48 am

No problem, I'm glad it did!

architect
Level 23
Expert Architect
July 29, 2012, 6:15 am

these are very good tutorials for my alamut have a diamond

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
July 29, 2012, 6:20 am

Thanks! Will be making one very soon on spheres. Perhaps even tonight.

mrs_Mizi
Level 10
Journeyman Narwhal
July 29, 2012, 1:28 am

Very good tutorial!

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
July 29, 2012, 3:51 am

Thanks so much!

WolfReigh
Level 28
Expert Nerd
July 27, 2012, 8:49 am

What texture pack did yiu use for this?

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
July 27, 2012, 9:12 am

Dokucraft High from Dokucraft, the Saga Continues.

smanrt
Level 48
Master Batman
July 26, 2012, 6:57 pm

nice tutorial diamonded plz check out my blog

MasterChing
Level 27
Expert Architect
July 26, 2012, 6:58 pm

Thanks, will do!

smanrt
Level 48
Master Batman
July 26, 2012, 6:59 pm

Thanks

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