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created 06/19/2018 2:48 am by BuilderDev
last reply 07/12/2018 9:45 pm
Hi I Am Needing Someone To Help Me Learn How To Build Greatly, If More Information Would Be Needed Like How Much You Want To Learn or How Good Are U Already or What Server We Gonna Do It On. That Will Be Sorted Out Just Pm Me And Add Some Questions If U Want.

Thanks For Spending Ur Own Personal Time To Read This Pm Me If You Want To!

- Sincerely BuilderDev
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07/12/2018 9:45 pm
Level 1 New Miner
Yes JokerOfAllTrades
06/22/2018 1:28 am
Level 74 Legendary Senpai
Hello! I'm looking for rookie builders that have motivation to build. We are building a builder team and willing to teach you and everyone in team to build greater buildings. We have tons of things to be built. Our Wellandel team is very organized. I hope to hear response from you, please let me know if you are interested. Thank you for your time! :D
06/19/2018 4:05 pm
Level 1 New Miner
Wait.. I just wanted to ask you: Is your username in minecraft ALSO BuilderDev?
06/19/2018 2:18 pm
Level 2 Apprentice Explorer
I can't really "teach" you in real time, but here's my tips.

1. Depth.

It's important. Probably the most important thing. Stairs, fences, slabs, window panes. But not just blocks that aren't solid cubes. Actual variance to the building: archways, parts of the house set back, different floors, porches, overhangs. Etc.



Both of these images use both blocks with depth and actual depth in their design.



I don't need to explain why this is bad. It's a rectangle.

2. Palette.

Colour palettes (basically, a set of colours) involve "a lot of artist mumbo jumbo that's difficult to explain, especially when you're a 20-year-old self-taught artist who draws anime dragons". So forget all that. Here's what you need to know as a Minecraft builder.

Figure out what looks good together by experimenting. (Most wood (brown) and cobblestone (grey) looks decent, for instance.) Minimal-textured blocks like clay don't usually look great with detail-textured blocks like planks or chiseled stuff, but try it anyway if you want.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cl5RMXU41vY/maxresdefault.jpg Note they used blocks with a smoother texture to complement the stained clay.

Pick 2-3 main colours/textures for your build. Dark brown and light brown (oak wood and dark oak wood). White and grey (quartz and stone). Black and green (coloured blocks). Texture is important too, factor this into your palette choosing (oak planks and oak bark are completely different and count as different blocks for the purpose of your palette).

You can use highlight colours. A green window here. A rose bush there. Try to use the same highlight colour consistently (green leaves as bushes with green-tinted windows, etc).

Also, distribute your palette. https://static.planetminecraft.com/files/resource_media/screenshot/1226/2012-07-01_165538_2753786.jpg This house would be fine if there was more black in the build. Or if the black was mitigated by other colours and textures. But it's just the roof. An entirely black roof with no variance or distribution. This doesn't look right.

No/limited palette leads to builds like this. https://i.imgur.com/MzFGuLX.png

A large, messy palette leads to this. http://wwwgrabcraftcom-jzoul76nauwdp2hxnkfs.stackpathdns.com/files/products/large/large_viking-house-2449.png (Some people might enjoy this style but I just find it hard to look at.)

3. ...Artist stuff.

Honestly all this will come naturally if you're an artist already. The basic stuff you learn as an artist is universal. What looks good, and what doesn't, is much easier to figure out. If you're blind to this stuff (you looked at the bad examples I showed you and can't easily see what's wrong) all I can suggest is a lot of practice. It gets easier.

Maybe download a bunch of builds, and as you go through them, try to figure out why you enjoyed some more than others, why some seemed better. These things can be hard to put into words, but it can really help your own building.

Extra: References.

As many people as there are who would laugh, Minecraft building is an art. It's architecture and map design with a dose of colouring/texturing all mixed together. And the first rule of art: Use references. Whether you're a traditional artist, sculptor, architect, or Minecraft builder. References.

If you're building a castle, and don't have "Minecraft medieval castle" open in Google Images already, you're doing it wrong. In fact, take it a step further and look at images of ACTUAL medieval castles.

This doesn't mean steal peoples' designs. It's just that, you probably can't create things from memory, especially if you have no experience (and don't know what you're trying to create looks like!). References are meant to guide you towards expressing what's in your head. And it's okay to take inspiration. Just don't block-for-block copy someone else's build.
06/19/2018 3:33 am
Level 6 Apprentice Miner
Depending on what you want to build you could search step by step tutorials, as the can help greatly.

You can go to the link to see a step by step tutorial about how to build Minecraft ships.


I hope this helped.
06/19/2018 3:48 am
Level 1 New Miner
Thanks Will Check It Out!
06/19/2018 7:16 am
Level 6 Apprentice Miner
I Hope it works out for you.




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