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How to 3D Render & Edit Minecraft Screenshot with Blender & Gimp [Tutorial]

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avatar PixelatorJ
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
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Hello guys, many of you have been asking me how to make those cool thumbnail for my projects. So here it is.
In this video, i teach you guys how to make awesome rendered images from Minecraft!

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08/28/2016 4:31 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
steveskeleton
Very cool!, but whenever I startup mineways it says:

Warning:
At least one of your worlds has not been converted to the anvil
format.These worlds will be shown as disabled in the Open World menu.
To convert a world, run Minecraft 1.2 or later and play it, then quit.
To use Mineways on an old-style McRegion world, download Version 1.15
from the mineways.com site.

And I have everything that both you and the mineways creator says I need, What do I do?
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10/02/2015 3:33 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Ranger
Cpn_Laylog
I tried it yesterday, and it's just awesome! got some problem with lights though, and my texture are really small, how can we upgrade this? texture pack, other choices in mineways?  Thanks by avance for the vid and all your crazy creations mate!
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08/10/2013 2:41 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Nerd
Nozzergirl
This looks great. I'm definitely gonna give this a go!
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06/30/2013 6:37 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Cyborg
ka2stgo
what a good tutorial here diamond:)
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02/11/2013 10:27 pm
Level 42 : Master Dragon
Voth
I cant even download Blender cuz the frickin website wont load lol
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12/22/2012 9:57 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Musician
Team_Subspace
What if Blender just doesn't open the .obj? I click the file and hit "import" but it kind of freezes after that. Perhaps the model is too big?
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12/03/2012 8:52 pm
Level 27 : Expert Engineer
Milesrrr
Whenever I import the obj file into Blender, everything appears gray, none of the blocks have any color. And yes, I made sure the "color and texture patterns" option was selected when exporting. I have no idea why this is, and don't know how to fix it.
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12/17/2012 11:16 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragon
SneakyMuffin7
Did you select a terrain.png file? I think that's your problem :)
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10/11/2012 7:09 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Farmer
TheReadyBoys
How did you make the shadows not black and the water have a reflection?
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07/19/2012 9:00 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Engineer
NummyWaffles
@0voidwalker Turn the camera so the arrow above it faces down.
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07/14/2012 4:42 pm
Level 23 : Expert Architect
LeonBass
The tutorial's kind of blurry:(
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11/06/2012 10:35 am
Level 36 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
lord_joe43
You probbablly have your YTube Setting (Gear Icon) on low (240). Higher numbers run better but take up more computer speed
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11/06/2012 3:35 pm
Level 23 : Expert Architect
LeonBass
Thanks. But you do realize that you just replied to a 3 month old comment right? On the bright side, at least I got a reply:)
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11/06/2012 3:49 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Creeper Hugger
lord_joe43
Ik, I just rechecked the comments on this post though because I no longer need it as a favorite. I only Favorite stuff I need to go back to, More convinient
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07/14/2012 10:42 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Pokemon
0voidwalker
Hey, i did everyting you said, but when i did render image, it worked fine but it rendered and i got a grey screen?

but i can't seem to get the camera angle fine :(
every time i focus it on my main point, i get a view from the grass or trees or a upsidedown view :3
do yu have any suggestions?

gretz 0void
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07/12/2012 1:31 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
For some reason, it won't let me rotate my camera to check out the different angles of the image on Blender... what commands are there to use to move?
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08/13/2012 12:22 pm
Level 23 : Expert Artist
Snurf_Goggler_1
To rotate your camera press "R", after selecting it in object mode, (Default)then you can make it more spcific by only rotating it on a certain axis, "X Y Z"
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07/11/2012 10:09 am
Level 1 : New Skinner
Snoutfig
OMG these are my favorite editing programs 8D
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08/28/2016 4:34 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
steveskeleton
Me too!
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07/10/2012 11:49 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Dragon
Heloharth
You never showed how to make the individual small lights like you have in the cover picture (look at the front of the house, I'm talking about the small lamps outside)... Can you tell me how to do that? I've always been wondering.
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07/10/2012 1:04 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Engineer
NummyWaffles
Place a light in Blender where you want them.
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07/11/2012 3:11 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Dragon
Heloharth
Alright, thanks! I've never used Blender before, but I have used GIMP, so I never knew that :) Thanks again!
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07/10/2012 4:48 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Soldier
STEALTHy
Wow this helped ALOT, wait no let me rephrase that ALOT ALOT.

(Whispers)thank you...
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07/10/2012 2:29 am
Level 82 : Elite Architect
bohtauri
well done! thank you for helping upskill the community.
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07/10/2012 1:00 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Architect
reVolusion_minecrXft
Can u take renders of a minecraft world with a texture pack in it??? Please reply.
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07/13/2012 8:39 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
PixelatorJ
yea of course actually.....
you set the terrrain.png file in mineways. its in the video
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07/13/2012 9:23 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Architect
reVolusion_minecrXft
thats wat i did. the texture of the blocks seem really simple. u can see the results in the first image of this project:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/rotastein--the-flying-capital-of-industry--with-download/ . is it suppose to be like that?
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07/10/2012 8:32 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pegasus
DasDuriel
not with this method
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07/09/2012 10:06 am
Level 44 : Master Turtle
oghgo300
Thanks this helps so much :D
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07/09/2012 9:35 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Miner
marius_3_3_3
Thanks, I was always wondering how to get those cool screenshots other people have of their world!
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07/09/2012 5:09 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Architect
carloooo
Why not jMc20bj? It supports stairs and fences and etc
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07/09/2012 5:50 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pegasus
DasDuriel
mc2obj is realy buggy :/ doesn't work with my worlds most of the time
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07/09/2012 5:19 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
PixelatorJ
i didnt know until now, lol. thx ^^
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07/09/2012 6:56 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Architect
carloooo
No not really it works 100% of the time for me
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07/09/2012 9:56 am
Level 1 : New Miner
DarkPit
It might be the detail of his worlds?
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07/10/2012 8:46 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pegasus
DasDuriel
yes mc2obj like to crash if u have many nonsolid blocks (or just have 2.000.000+ at all)
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07/09/2012 12:53 am
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Pyro
CrespoChimp
Oh that's how you do the amazing photos! Thanks so much! :D
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07/09/2012 12:51 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
TheMineMan
Thanks!!!
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07/08/2012 9:29 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pig
Greytopher
You have no idea how this helps me.. I've been wondering for so long what program they use for this type of screenshot! Thank you!
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07/08/2012 7:56 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Architect
reVolusion_minecrXft
:D thank you!!!
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07/08/2012 3:15 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Architect
Cirquo
I HIGHLY recommend to use Cinema 4D and Mc2Obj which supports fences, stairs and everything. Also you can get the textures with Cinema 4D and anyways MUCH better render.
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07/08/2012 1:45 pm
Level 46 : Master Network
linkin1503
thanks for the great help. it is much appreciated.
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07/08/2012 12:25 pm
Level 22 : Expert Dragon
sihplak
Will trees always look kind of like green boxes?
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07/08/2012 12:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
LoveBeard
how does mineways work? does it give you like blueprints and then you build it out of lego or do you get it in the mail?
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07/09/2012 9:16 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Miner
marius_3_3_3
Mineways makes files that you can render or export to a 3D printer. The 3D printer will then print the files in 3d (actual blocks in real life). However since most people dont own 3D printers you have to export it to a site that will print it for you for a small price.
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07/09/2012 10:04 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
LoveBeard
thx for explaining, good sir

-Fuckbeard
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07/08/2012 9:17 am
Level 24 : Expert Dragon
Haxious
Does this work with photoshop or sai ?
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07/08/2012 9:21 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
PixelatorJ
yea it does :) you can do what i did in gimp with other program too. but for rendering, u use blender :)
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