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How to use Worldedit for terraforming.

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crafter4ever avatar crafter4ever
Level 52 : Grandmaster Blob
Hello everyone! I recently heard that the Angel Block society was back! So I decided I would do a terraforming project. I have used Worldedit many times before but I have never really attempted a large scale project with it. Before I do that I would like to teach my fellow players how to use it themselves.

1. Getting Worldedit

There are two versions of Worldedit, the multiplayer plugin and the one in the single player commands mod.

You must have permissions on a server to use it, or you can get it for your server here: http://dev.bukkit.org/server-mods/worldedit/ There is also the single player version, here: http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/94310-125-single-player-commands-v322-official-download/

2. Basic commands

Make sure you are holding a tool when using these commands.

First thing you need to know is the brush command


after that you can do //br sphere , //br cylinder and //br smooth

//br sphere grass 3

Instead of grass you can pick any block you want. the "3" is the size, the max size is 5.

//material grass

this command allows you to "transmute" as I call it from a long distance away and not create a sphere instead of what you want.

//mask grass

This combined with the //material command allows you to make all of the blocks you chose in //mask to be turned into //material

//smooth is a command that smooths out the terrain you right clicked, so if you had a large spike sticking out of the ground, you could turn that spike into more of a hill.

3. How to use the commands in terraforming.

Ok so let's say we wanted to make an island. First select a large area of water to remove, do //wand, left click position one and then right click position two. Do //replace water air, make sure the area you selected was the area with the water in it, the selection forms a cube. Next start using the brush command to make a hill. I would recommend //br sphere stone 3. Make sure this hill goes above water.next smooth out the hill, use //br smooth 3, and just right click at the bottom of the hill, it will smooth it out and make it look more realistic. Next you need to make this island look normal. So use //material sand, and //mask stone, and make the whole island sand, do //material grass mask sand and make the top grass, use //material dirt, and //mask sand, and add patches of dirt into the sand, also add some clay if you like. You can use //size 3, to increase the size of the brush. Now you should be able to use //replace air water to make the sea come back and you should have a new island!

Thanks for reading! If this helped, let me know, if I made any mistakes or you thought It wasn't helpful let me know, I would like some feedback please! Remember to keep crafting!

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Update #1 : 02/02/2013 10:05:17 amFeb 2nd, 2013

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03/18/2018 4:16 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
blblbl avatar
Really, really useful! Tysm for doing such a useful short tutorial with most important commands!
10/02/2014 5:14 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Explorer
Jmar avatar
Thanks for the helpful article :D
12/02/2013 9:41 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Dragon
samkee00 avatar
to put the water back, you could just do //fixwater 10
11/26/2013 8:35 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Warrior
upuu avatar
Thanks. You totally helped me out. 1+ diamond for you. I hope to see you doing more World Edit tutorials.
10/25/2013 12:25 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
Patriots_Terran avatar
I just saw this, this is the material I exactly wanted. You deserve a praise :)
10/25/2013 4:04 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Blob
crafter4ever avatar
Thanks, but it might be outdated. I haven't played in so long.
09/25/2013 12:38 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Lego Builder
SnowyOxygen avatar
Good tutorial :D. Maybe try Voxel though? :o (Not saying it's better, just a suggestion lol)
09/26/2013 11:01 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Blob
crafter4ever avatar
I had forgotten about this tutorial lol. I didn't use voxel because I just liked worldedit more. Also I don't terraform anymore. :P
06/22/2013 8:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
rocketofpower avatar
03/27/2013 7:01 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
gbdoger avatar
is this also for 1.5.1?
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