Edit structure files with the Structure Editor (short: StrEdit). Structure files are scanned with the Instant Structures Mod (ISM) and have the file extension ".str". The program was originally designed to make it easier to overwork attributes of user structures. You can send your own scanned structures to [email protected] and they will be added to ISM.
StrEdit can not be used to edit stored blocks. It is used to edit information, like the name or genre. For example you can use it to correct typos or incorrect information. Here is a list of editable attributes:
depth of placement
1. File Name
The actual file name. StrEdit offers you the option to activate the ISM naming conventions. This feature uses the structureand creatorname to create the file name. ISM naming convention: "STRUCTURE NAME (CREATOR NAME)".
2. Structure Name
The most important attribute because it will be displayed on many labels in ISM. For example the structure wiki, windows that pops up before you place a structure or the item name.
It is recommend to use always the same creator name for your structures. The ISM structures wiki displays a own page for every creator who published a structure in ISM.
Structures are divided in 11 different genres.
Every genre has a own page in the structures wiki.
5. Link(optional attribute)
Add a link to your website or the official post of a structure.
6. Tags(optional attribute)
Tags are separated by commas. Tags help to describe your and find structures. Structure name, creator name and genre are already included by default. So don not repeat these attributes.
7. Description(optional attribute) Write beautiful story about your structure. 2-3 sentences are enough.
8. Depth of Placement
This is one of the important attributes because it affects the placement of a structure. For example a structure contains a basement or is ship, instead of placing the structure at your position, ISM place it a few blocks deeper. It helps to place structures more realistic and more like people expect it. A structure with a 4 blocks deep basement needs the depth 4.
Look at the animated model of your structure. Red squares symbolize the surface of a Minecraft world. All blocks below these square will be placed below the surface.
But a structure file stores a few more attributes that can not be edited. Most of them are important to place a structure correctly. All non-editable attributes are listed below:
quantity of stored blocks
direction from which it was scanned
length, width and height of the structure
quantity of different scanned blocks
a structure id
the Minecraft version it was scanned with
the ISM version it was scanned with
the version of the scanner
How to select structures and folders
Copy a path of a folder that stores structure files in the "input folder" text field. Otherwise you can select one from the structure editor. Select an output folder to save the edited structure files.
All structures stored in the input folder are listed in a drop down menu.
To support you to change genre or structure name correctly StrEdit animate 3D model of your structure.
You can disable the animation and adjust height, size, rotation and rotation speed of it.
Structure Editor (StrEdit) developed by Marc Schmidt alias MaggiCraft.