Cyprezz

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  • About

      I'm Cyprezz the owner and lead developer of PMC, a slice of the internet that feels like home. Thanks for hanging out here.

      I like the freedom to be creative and the process of having an idea, building it from the ground up and watching it become something you can be proud of. Minecraft provides this opportunity and we're all watching as the community takes their own ideas and expresses them into the Minecraft medium.

      Like many others, gaming is the main reason I became interested in Computer Science. My first experience of utilizing a computer as a tool for creativity, not just using it, was creating custom Quake II skins, maps and developing a very simple HTML website for a gaming clan. I'd stay up late with my brother and sister and wake up early to fit more game time in before catching the bus. I still miss playing Starcraft & Asheron's Call. My senior year in high school, I took a QBasic class, programmed a Frogger clone and I was hooked. I loved telling a computer what to do, watching a program evolve into something I could not only use myself but continue to tweak and improve on over time. It's a fun and rewarding process.

      After high school, I decided to major in Computer Science which eventually became my minor as I switched to a New Media major and focused on web development. I continued gaming late into the night, even during my Masters degree. In fact, I know I logged more hours in gaming than I needed to study. I learned a lot by working at a student run, new media service on real world projects. Everything felt like it could be solved or improved on with code. Conceptualizing creative solutions keeps me up at night and gets me up in the morning. I still plan on developing a game someday, just not yet.

      After college, I did freelance web development for a number of years. While doing client work, I developed and launched a side project, gamesprays.com, a community site sharing game sprays, digital in-game graffiti art, primarily for Valve's games, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead and Counter Strike. Working on that site pushed my skills in programming, interface design and online content & community management. My Gamesprays code base would eventually lay the foundation for planetminecraft.com.

      I started playing Minecraft in 2010 and like so many others, lost a grasp on space and time. Hours flew by and everything was made, or would soon be made, of blocks. There was and still is nothing quite like Minecraft. Besides the fact that the game itself provides total freedom of creativity, almost everything about the game could be modified from the skins to the code base. The idea to support the community in sharing their creations and custom game content was a instant click. I launched planetminecraft.com on November 8th, 2010 with only a project section, posted my own projects and shared the launch on reddit.com/r/minecraft. As more and more members began sharing their own projects, the site took on a life of it's own and grew with the explosive popularity of Minecraft. It's amazing to watch the game evolve and be a part of the community.

      Today, I can look back and feel humbled while still looking forward to the growing possibilities of the game and the evolution of PMC.
  • Wall Posts

    • Cyprezz shared KawaiiCornz's post
      October 1, 2018, 10:30 pm with Public
      KawaiiCornz
      October 1, 2018, 10:05 pm to Public
      Feel free to participate in Elven Jedi's Skintober Event! Make a skin each day following the themes,


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    • Cyprezz shared ShelLuser's post
      September 30, 2018, 1:05 pm with Public
      MINECON Earth announced some interesting upcoming additions. Get a quick run down from ShelLuser's excellent recap.
      ShelLuser
      September 29, 2018, 2:49 pm to Public
      Panda's, bamboo, crossbows, Pillagers?!! Read more about it and let's discuss here!
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      ShelLuser said 2018-09-30 14:39:15
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      Thanks Cyprezz!
    • Cyprezz
      September 28, 2018, 9:10 pm to Public
      Finishing work on a one week side track from a much larger upcoming update to setup and kick off something new for October! Various changes applied to site now... but the real fun is yet to come. Caw Caw!
      ChatieTheDragon said 2018-09-29 10:52:49
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      Ooh I think I found a tiny change!
      ScarletBox said 2018-09-29 02:12:42
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      Can't wait to experience the updates! :D
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    • Cyprezz shared ArchiGa's post
      August 30, 2018, 8:01 am with Public
      ArchiGa dropping valuable knowledge for our brains to absorb. Pick some of it up!
      ArchiGa
      August 30, 2018, 6:08 am to Public
      THEORY OF PROPORTION - part 2: The Five Orders [Columns]

      Continuing the topic started yesterday (https://www.planetminecraft.com/member/archiga/wall/post/90172/) in this post I will introduce in a general way the proportions of the classical and classicist orders.
      The four basic orders are: the Doric, the Ionic and the Corinthian (from Greece); the Tuscan (from Italy). The fifth order, the Composite (of Roman invention) was added for the first time during the Renaissance in the teatrises of architecture based on Vitruvius' De Architectura.

      It is good to differentiate the rules of proportion according to the Classical Codex and the Classicist Rule.

      CLASSICAL CODEX: greater flexibility in the proportions, the orders respond to a language that attributes to each of them different features.
      - Tuscan: bald and solid
      - Doric: severe and robust (symbolize the male body)
      - Ionic: elegant (symbolize the female body)
      - Corinthian: refined and pure
      - Composite: sumptuous and regal

      CLASSICIST RULE: each order responds to standard and not flexible proportions.
      These ratios were theorized during the Renaissance from teatrises written by architects, the most influent was "Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Canon of the five orders of architecture)" by the Italian architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, to which the successive architects refer.

      Here is a table with the proportions between the diameter of the column (considered 1 unit) and the height of the column for each order (capital and base included)




      It is clear that, assuming all orders of the same height, the diameter decreases from the Tuscan to the Corinthian-Composite.
      1) Tuscan, 2) Doric, 3) Ionic, 4) Corinthian, 5) Composite

      - Proportions of the Tuscan Order - T.O.P topic part 3.1: www.planetminecraft.com/member/archiga/wall/post/90588/
      - Proportions of the Doric Order - T.O.P topic part 3.2: www.planetminecraft.com/member/archiga/wall/post/90825/
      - Proportions of the Ionic Order - T.O.P topic part 3.3: www.planetminecraft.com/member/archiga/wall/post/91017/
      - Proportions of the Corinthian Order and Composite Order - T.O.P topic part 3.4: www.planetminecraft.com/member/archiga/wall/post/91205/




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    • Cyprezz shared Wildcard_Gamer's post
      August 11, 2018, 1:44 pm with Public
      Wildcard_Gamer
      August 11, 2018, 1:31 pm to Public
      my system error contest is halfway through its runtime and the tropical fish contest is nearly done! to anybody who likes fun unique idea contests like the tropical fish contest, the system error contest is a very fun one to do, The idea is to make a skin using inverted colors, and with a technology theme. Right now there's only 1 participant and it's a shame because I know tons of people love the idea.
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    • VR Turtle King
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      48 diamonds
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      11 comments
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      Posted 05/24/2018
      by Cyprezz
      Format: 1.8+ Only Skin 64x64
      Model: Steve (4 pixel arms)
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    • PMC Community Brainstorm : Member Profiles
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      145 diamonds
      11,486 views
      209 comments
      39 favorited
      Posted 12/19/2014
      by Cyprezz
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    • Planet Pack v1.4.2
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      1,073 diamonds
      145,104 views
      24,095 downloads
      749 comments
      255 favorited
      Last updated 10/25/12
      Posted 02/12/2011
      by Cyprezz
      Game Version: Minecraft 1.4
      Resolution: 16x16
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    • Upvote or Downvote : What to do?
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      367 diamonds
      11,490 views
      327 comments
      34 favorited
      Posted 10/11/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Grizzly Stronghold
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      7,273 views
      964 downloads
      54 comments
      29 favorited
      Posted 06/24/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Black Widow Keep
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      94 diamonds
      14,714 views
      1,854 downloads
      71 comments
      28 favorited
      Posted 03/13/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Black Widow
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      48 diamonds
      5,092 views
      55 comments
      12 favorited
      Last updated 03/06/11
      Posted 02/14/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Toadstool Tower
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      139 diamonds
      36,248 views
      7,589 downloads
      61 comments
      51 favorited
      Last updated 02/24/11
      Posted 02/17/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Scorpion Fortress
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      341 diamonds
      124,117 views
      36,242 downloads
      159 comments
      135 favorited
      Last updated 02/10/11
      Posted 02/05/2011
      by Cyprezz
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    • Demon Dragon
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      58 diamonds
      13,889 views
      1,478 downloads
      26 comments
      13 favorited
      Posted 02/04/2011
      by Cyprezz
      Format: Universal Skin 64x32
      Model: Steve (4 pixel arms)
      Skin
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