Let us start with the theoretical idea behind Social 3D Printing in Minecraft. Minecraft
is a sandbox style building game. In the game, you obtain blocks that you can use to create objects. These objects can range from simple houses to elaborate collaborations to recreations of the Lord of the Rings world. What is unique about the environment, is just about anyone can easily gain the skills that are required to build their dreams. If you have played with legos, think of Minecraft as a virtual lego world. Because of its accessibility, people of all ages can take part in the environment. Children, teenagers, adults, parents, and grandparents alike can create objects together in this virtual environment.
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