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How to use Chunky (PC+Mac Minecraft Rendering Program)

An Example of Rendered Thumbnail

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Fox454x
Level 51 : Grandmaster Fox
Hey it's Fox! :D I'm going to teach you a simple,easy way to make render images for thumbnails or whatever you need it for. This tutorial is for Windows, Mac ,and even Linux. Enjoy.

STEP ONE: Download
You have to download a program called Chunky. It works on both Windows, Mac and Linux
Windows & Linux Download: https://launchpad.ne...unky-1.0.15.zip
Mac Bundle: https://launchpad.ne...unky-1.0.15.dmg

STEP TWO: Preparation
Go open up Minecraft and to the place you want to be rendered. Stand where you want the picture to be taken from. Then close Minecraft.

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STEP THREE:
Once you download Chunky, open it up and select the world you want to render
After that you will see your world but from directly above, kinda like a map
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Next you will click one by one all the chunks you want to be in the pic. They will all appear in red.
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STEP FIVE:

Now once you done step three right click the red boxes and a thing should pop saying "Enter name for the new 3D scene. It doesn't really matter what you name it, in my case I'll just keep the name thats already there. Press ok
STEP SIX: Settings
Well now you have something called Render Controls pop up. It has a lot of stuff that you probably don't know what does what. I recommend you change your canvas width and height to be 1024by640 and make it default so whenever you open this up to make it that automatically.
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The bigger image, the better. Also what I do is I go into the sky tab and I load up a Skymap that I found off of google. The skymap is an image that you can put in the pic that covers the sky.
I got mine here: http://www.f-lohmueller.de/pov_tut/backgrnd/im/sky_map_p_04_5200x1300.jpg

Next we go to the Camera tab, you would click the Camera to player button and it would show on another window that popped up before with the Render Controls. It will look like where you stopped in the map ingame. You can adjust the camera position by using the a, w, s, d, and you mouse.

You can even change the sun color in the lightning tab. What this means is that whatever the sun is going on its going to be that color. For example I click yellow then whatever is in the picture gets a yellow tinge it. As shown in the Thumbnail for this Tutorial.
STEP SEVEN: Taking the picture
You might be wondering how you take the render. You go in the Render Controls to the bottom of it. Click the START button next to Render: It should take like 10-25 minutes for a good picture, it also depends on how fast your computer is.
STEP EIGHT:
You don't necessarily have to wait for the rendering to complete 100%, you could just stop it at 80%. But if you do the picture comes out a teeny bit better. Once you are "Okay I like this render now how do I get this as a picture file?" you click "Save Current Frame". A box should appear on where the file will be saved.
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If you want you can even go to Gimp(an image editing software) you can add some effects to it like a glare or whatever you think is right for the picture. So there you have it you now know how to make amazing rendered thumbnail pictures.

This tutorial was requested by PMC user STEATHy. Please diamond and favorite this blog post, it really helps! Thanks for visiting :) Subscribe for possibly more tutorials like this.
Special thanks to nrub for creating Chunky.
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Lelzees1164
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
August 4, 2014, 7:10 am

How do you make it nighttime in chunky?

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
August 4, 2014, 1:53 pm

You use a black or nighttime skymap

Lelzees1164
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
August 4, 2014, 1:56 pm

Oh thanks

VergilPrime
Level 4
Apprentice Miner
December 31, 2013, 1:56 am

Any idea why my larger renders come out speckled in certain areas? (this is after a 1000 spp 2+ hour render)

SkyGeckoMC
Level 45
Master Wolf Whisperer
January 18, 2014, 12:26 pm

From the Chunky FAQ:
Q: Why do I get random dots in the render?

A: Torches and other small light sources cause a very random illumination and it takes many samples per pixel to render such light smoothly. For more information see Path Tracing. One workaround to this problem is just to disable "emitters" in the Lighting tab in the Render Controls dialog.

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
December 31, 2013, 6:26 pm

Is the render not 100% complete?

TheOriginalDunk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
November 29, 2013, 5:46 am

Thanks! I found the error alternitavely: your texture pack must be updated to 1.4.6. maximum my chunky isn't updated

TheOriginalDunk
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
November 21, 2013, 8:30 am

Thanks so much! but i have a crup texture pack, not even the basic minecraft one, who changes all colors and makes it bad! how do u change it???

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
November 22, 2013, 9:31 am

delete the texture pack u have now and the default one will come back

AnteJao
Level 1
New Miner
October 7, 2013, 9:51 am

One question:
How do you open the program itself? I am on a Windows 7 computer and downloaded the .zip file. All I can see is a folder named "License", a text file "ChangeLog", a ReadMe, and a RAR file named "Chunky". I open it, but how do I launch the software?

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
October 7, 2013, 12:57 pm

A rar file has to be unarchived. Download a program to open rar. files.

AnteJao
Level 1
New Miner
October 7, 2013, 11:16 pm

Ok, thanks!

NinjaISV
Level 1
New Miner
August 22, 2013, 12:47 pm

Thank you soooo mush needed this for my youtube thumbnails!

:)

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
September 3, 2013, 8:05 am

You're welcome ^ ^

jbstewart985
Level 23
Expert Architect
August 7, 2013, 4:48 am

what ship is that on your desktop XD?

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
August 7, 2013, 4:52 pm

Probably USS Missouri or Iowa

splitpea1234
Level 6
Apprentice Architect
December 24, 2012, 10:56 am

Thx

iyo83
Level 34
Artisan Architect
December 17, 2012, 10:08 am

thank you so much for this!

Fox454x
Level 51
Grandmaster Fox
December 17, 2012, 5:37 pm

Glad I could help :-)

iyo83
Level 34
Artisan Architect
December 17, 2012, 7:35 pm

I actually helps when u render pictures :)

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