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How To Make A Minecraft Render Using Blender

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Pandau avatar Pandau
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Hello guys, today I'm going to show you how to make a 3D Minecraft Render.

Step 1) Download the Free Blender app. You can download it Here

Step 2) Download the Free Minecraft Blender Rig Here

Step 3) I would put the apps on your desktop so they're easy to find

Step 4) Open up the Minecraft Blender Rig

Step 5) Once you open up the Minecraft Blender Rig, you will see a Steve Figure standing on the left and the skin on the right.

Step 6) Now you guys are probably wondering how you open your skin. So on the right side where you see the skin, if you look down you will see where it says "Image". Click that. Then you will click "Replace Image". Then it'll bring up a screen where you will search for your skin (I would have the skin already downloaded on the desktop, so on the far left you can click "Desktop" and select your skin).

Step 7) Now your skin should be showing on the Figure and the Skin side. Theres a little line that seperates the Figure from the skin, hold your mouse on the line and drag it to the far right, you won't need the Skin side anymore.

Step 8) On the far right side, you will see a little menu, on the menu it says "Scene", "RenderLayers", "World", "Camera", "Player", "PlayerArmature", and "Sun". Click the + button right next to "PlayerArmature". It will now say "Armature", "Pose", "Root", and "Bone Groups". Click "Pose".

Step 9) Now the figure has bones. Theres little circles on top of the colored bones, if you want to move the arms, then press "R" on your keyboard and you'll be able to move your arm (press "R" to move every body part). Press "R" twice and your able to move differently.

Step 10) Once your done posing your figure, press "F12" to see the image (If you don't have a F12 on your keyboard then on the top far left side you will see where it says "File", "Render", "Window", and "Help". Click "Render". Then after click "Render Image". Your image will load.

Step 11) To save the Render go to the bottom far left side where it says "View" and "Image", click "Image". Then press any of the save options (I recomend Save As Image).

Step 12) To save it on the Desktop, when you press Save As Image a screen will appear, click desktop on the far left side. On the top, on the second bar you name your Render. Then by the first bar it'll say "Save As Image". Click that then the render is on your desktop.

Good luck on your renders! If you need any help then leave a comment. I'll get right to your comment as soon as I can. If I helped you a lot then leave a comment, like, and diamond! 

 Much Love -PandaMakesSkins

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01/22/2016 11:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
VXSouP avatar
When I go to download the rig, I see the download button is crossed out..

This model is also animation-ready, for use in Minecraft-related videos. Feel free to use it for whatever you wish!

Download the Model
Get Blender

When I open the model, it looks all blurry in the editor!

You probably have mipmapping or filtering turned on. To turn it off, go to User Preferences, and click on the System tab. Uncheck Mipmaps, and make sure that Anisotropic Filtering is set to Off. Voila, your model will now appear as pixelated as ever!

When I render the model, it's blurry.

You may have messed up the texture settings. Under your image texture, make sure that both the Interpolation and Minimum Filter boxes are unchecked (under the Image Sampling options).

When I render the model, I get white fringes around the transparent areas of my hat.

This is a common problem, and fortunately, it's very easy to fix. Just go to your texture in the properties panel and make sure Premultiply is checked (under the Image options).

When I render the model, my head appears completely black or white. What gives?

That probably means you forgot to make the hat slots of your skin image transparent. Minecraft automatically removes hats that are fully opaque, but Blender does not. Make sure you make the hat slots transparent in an image editor like Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The GIMP. Don't use Paint.

The model doesn't seem to have any faces, even when I'm not in wireframe mode!

Update Blender to the latest version for BMesh compatibility. The faces should appear.

I really want to use it, and make my own render, but how do download it?
12/21/2015 9:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
shadow_brine81 avatar
how am i gonna download the minecraft blender rig if its crossed out?
12/24/2015 6:24 pm
Level 45 : Master Sweetheart
Pandau avatar
I don't know what you mean?
12/21/2015 9:01 am
Level 1 : New Miner
shadow_brine81 avatar
Thanks!!! Ive been trying to ask on instagram
12/24/2015 6:24 pm
Level 45 : Master Sweetheart
Pandau avatar
You're welcome! cx
04/29/2015 3:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
TITANtheshadow444 avatar
i have 2 right arms and 2 right legs ;-;
06/16/2014 9:35 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Architect
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Is blender a program 1 can trust easily?
09/05/2015 11:07 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pony
Starlight Glimmer
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Yes, you can easily trust it.
06/16/2014 9:46 pm
Level 45 : Master Sweetheart
Pandau avatar
I'll just say this, I haven't got any virus's from downloading it. And I doubt you'll get any virus's cause a lot of animatorss use that program.
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