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avatar Mattianmcc
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
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This project was inspired by a geode and thinking about what I could do with tryneplagues tutorial of floating islands. A wiki of geodes is provided below for those who aren't native English speakershttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geode

I used the tutorial on using falling sand to make the platforms, but while they were upside down I used a series of topsoil filter in MCEdit and fill-replace to turn the (mountain) into a multi-layered Russian stacking doll like arrangement with water at its center. With these platforms I created the stacked arrangement you see below. I though that I would used these platforms to build a city on, but instead I built two identical modest houses to start you off with. The rest is up to you. Just as a helpful hint to all those who have read this far, resources (coal, iron, gold, lapiz, diamond) can be found were you find the crystals of a geode. They are very difficult to obtain safely, but that's part of the fun. The schematic goes from floor to ceiling so placement should be easy.
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Update #1 : 10/05/2012 1:32:25 pmOct 5, 2012

Added new pic :)

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  • Geppetto
  • Level 25
  • Expert Cake
  • October 14, 2012, 2:57 pm
Well, did you use worldpainter for those islands and put them together with McEdit?
I'm quiet interested in the way you built this.
  • Mattianmcc
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • October 15, 2012, 8:34 am
I was quite pleased with how I built it, so I put it in the description above. Check it out and let me know if you have any specific questions about the build.
  • Unnatural
  • Level 20
  • Expert Toast
  • October 5, 2012, 1:02 pm
You be add'n new pic right n left
  • Mattianmcc
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • October 7, 2012, 9:27 pm
I found a rendering program (chunky) that dose a lot of the work for me, so in this time where I need a break I'm taking pics of my previous work.
  • Novv
  • Level 74
  • Legendary Pirate
  • March 19, 2012, 7:37 am
you should edit your tags better man, i literally fill the whole thing till it wont let me add any more. that way these huge builds would get a little more well deserved love.
  • Mattianmcc
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • March 19, 2012, 10:40 am
Yeah, I always rush at the end to get my projects out. Some of my stuff is popular and some isn't, but I think its all great, so whatever attention it gets has to be good enough. I feel like photoshoped images and videos go a long way to helping the popularity too, but I don't know how to do photoshop and I've yet to find a video capturing software that I'm happy with.

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