Once I had the 3D model in Minecraft, I had to find a way to export the data. There is a free software called Mineways
that allows you to export the data from your Minecraft world.
Once you use Mineways to export the model as a object file, you can then use another software to open it up. I elected to use another open source software called Meshlab
. This program allows you to see your export in 3D form and refine the export for printing.
The final step was to take the export .obj file into a 3D printing program that would prepare the code for printing with the 3D printer at Techshop. That program was called ReplicatorG
. In this program you can move and scale the object to the desired printing size. I attempted to make a print out the size I would need to be able to wear them. That ended up being about 15 times the size of the original model.