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Step 1: Background
This is achieved by setting up Minecraft as a multiplayer server. Once this is up and running, everyone can come together to build objects as a community. These social sculptures can than be rendered through CNC processes. I favor 3D printing.
*If you have questions about setting up your own Minecraft server, here is a good guide to take a look at: Setting up a Server.
*Learn to play Minecraft here: Play Minecraft
Step 2: Exporting - Step 1
*If you are running Mineways on a Mac running 10.7 and above, you will need to download and install Quartz.
Step 3: Exporting - Step 2
File > Open World > (Name of Your World Here)
File > Open World > Custom World...
You need to navigate to your Minecraft folder. This is located in your User folder under Library > Application Support > minecaft > saves
You will then see the folder with the names of the world you have created. Click to open one of them and select the level.dat file to open your world.
Step 4: Exporting - Step 3
*If it asks you to locate the terrain.png, download one from the web. Use File > Select terrain.png to navigate to where you saved the file.
Step 5: Exporting - Step 4
Step 6: 3D Printing
Step 7: Conclusion
So what are you waiting for! Get out there and start creating objects with your friends, family members, or perhaps people around the world. We can share ideas and create cross cultural sculptures.
Want to see some of the work I have worked on? Check out my portfolio.