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#1

ArdyAileron

Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:44 AM

Soo, one day I was watching random youtube stuff, and then I saw it, a giant creeper statue. I felt in love. With statues.

My objective was set, make creeper statues, but not just simple creeper statues, creeper statues of all availible blocks, without using any kind of cheats, meaning I would have to gather it using my very own hands and tools!

I tried already twice, starting with the Dirt Creepers, but I didn't even looked properly to a creeper, just guessed the number and built it. It looked awfull, both of then. BUT today I decided to actually do the math for it! How many block will I need? Wich size can I make my creeper in a correct scale? And so, I calculated it all, and i'm going to share with you guys, not only the math, but the progress of my job too. LET'S GO!

I choose to do an 1:1 (1 pixel to 1 block) scale of the creeper, because if divided by two, it'll get messy due to uneven number in the statue =3

Let get it started!

The Head - A simple 8x8x8:

:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:
:Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:
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:Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:

:Green: = anyblock

The side and the back of the head are just 8x8, so does the top, no need for graphs for that right? xD Obs.: If you don't want to make a obsidian face, you can leave it blank, guess it works too.

The Body - Creepers body are the same lenght of it's head, 8 , It's height is 12, and the width is half of the head, 4, pretty plain too, its positioned under the head in a way that there are 2 blocks out in the front, and 2 in the back, something like this, viwed from the side:
:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green: Head
[]  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []
[]  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green: Body

The Feet - It's pretty dull actually, just 2 lage retangles, of 6 height, the same lenght of the body, and all the rest, and 4 depth each part, the "tricky" part, is how they are positioned under the body, it's actually not connected to the body, it should look something like this, viwed by the side:
[]  []  []  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
[]  []  []  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green: Body
:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  []  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green: Feet

Yes, the creeper is an ugly guy =3

Now to the math shall we gentleman?
I've done the math for 3 kind of creepers, the Solid, the Hollowed and the Economic creeper

The Solid
    Head: 8x8x8 - 20 = 492
    Body: 12x8x4 = 288
    Feet: 6x8x4 = 384
    Total: 1116 = 17 stacks + 28 Blocks + 20 Obsidian

Obviously, this kinda of creeper is almost impossible to build, but it would be the ultimade creeper statue

The Hollowed
    Head: 2x8x8 + 4x8x6 = 128 + 192 - 20 = 320
    Body: 2x12x8 + 2x2x12 + 2x2x6 = 192 + 48 + 24 = 264
    Feet: 4x6x8 + 4x6x2 + 1x2x6 = 192 + 48 + 12 = 252
    Total: 836 = 13s + 4 Blocks + 20 Obsidian

Hey! Now that's better! Savin lots of blocks by doing that! This will be my main kind of creeper (I'll not use obsidian initially)!
You can also save more blocks if you're willing to sacrifice some aesthetic:
    Open top of the head: 6x6 = 36 blocks saved
    Open the top and botton of the body = 2x2x6 = 24 blocks saved

The Economic:

    Head: 8x8 + 3x8 - 20 = 68
    Body: 12x8 = 96
    Feet: 6x8 + 3x8 = 72
    Total: 236 = 3s + 44 blocks and 20 Obsidian

Wow, you can make a giant creeper with only 240 blocks? Yes, you can, but it will only look good from the front! Since with the 236 you are only able to build the front of the creeper!

At last, a full "blue print" of the creeper statue so you can build your own!

Front/ Side

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:Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
:Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  :obsidian:  :Green:  :Green:  []  []  []  :Red:  :Red:  :Red: :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:  :Green:
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:Green: / :Red: = anyblock
OBS.: For the Economic creeper, build only the :Red: of the side blueprint. =]
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ArdyAileron

Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:44 AM

TO THE MATH

m = said material
w = processed wood

Woody Creeper
    Solid: 1116/4 = 279 logs
    Hollow: 836/4 = 209
    Economic: 236/4 = 59

Pretty easy, will only need to gather 1/4 of the blocks, and then turn then into processed stuff =3

Glass/Stone Creeper
    Solid: 1116m + 744w
    Hollow: 836m + 558w
    Economic: 236m + 158w

Those smeltable materials will need
N amount of the material + N/1,5 Wood

Wait, wood, not coal? Well, since wood is renewable, and is not used to make torches, i'm going with wood, the processed one, with one trunk you can smelt 6 items, thats good for me.

Brick Creepers
    Solid: 1116m + 2976w
    Hollow: 836m + 2352w
    Economic: 236m + 632w

Similar to the Stone/Glass creeper, it'll need 4x more wood, because you must smelt every piece of clay to turn then into blocks, so Nm + 4N/1,5w.
PS.: The clay to brick block ratio is 1:1, so just N in the formula.

WARNING: Building this creeper might cause your sea level to rise a little. Be prepared for floods.

Snow Creeper
    Solid: 4464m
    Hollow: 3344m
    Economic: 936m
The snow creeper is kinda tricky. I listed how many snowballs you'll need to make the blocks used to build the creepers, so, 4n

The Mineral Creepers:
    Solid: 10044m + 6696w
    Hollow: 7524m + 5016w
    Economic: 2125m + 1416w

WHAT THE HELL? To make any creepers out of solid ore block, you'll need an awfully lot of materials, the formula is 9Nm + 9N/1,5w . Oh my, that's a real lot of thing to mine. I see a world full of clobblerstone buildings, trees and hollow in a near future.

Simple Material Creepers:
    Solid: 1116m
    Hollow: 836m
    Economic: 236m

Those are simple (d'uh). Just get the blocks, and place then in the right places, so the formula is simply, N. =3 Those include Wool, Trunk, lighstone, slowsand, netherstone, obsidian, pumpikin mossy clobberstone and anything else I have missed

TO THE SCREENSHOTS!

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The Creeper Brothers: The most basic materials ever! Woody, Clobby and Dirty sit right beside my base watching over it! Oddly enough, sometimes I find some skelletons lurking around then, even thought it's all lighten up o.O

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Smoothy there! He is in a dirt spiderproof plataform a few blocks away from my base

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Glassy sits on top of ice, over 350 blocks away from my base, the easier way to get to it is by the Nether, using underground ghast-proof tunnels!

NEXT: Nethery Creeper is coming!
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:45 AM

How about adminium/bedrock, how are you going to do that? Use some mod such as BedSidian to be able to mine bedrock?
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#4

ArdyAileron

Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:52 AM

Juze said:

How about adminium/bedrock, how are you going to do that? Use some mod such as BedSidian to be able to mine bedrock?

By avaliable , I actually meant the blocks that can be mined/gathered in the game without any mods/outside help, so things like bedrock, sponges, leafs, and things like that, does not count xD

PS.: I'm editing the post with the math part =3
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ArdyAileron

Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:30 AM

I've finished editing the post, and now i'm starting minecraft to make the Dirt Creeper!

If anybody have any suggestion, question and/or anything, feel free to talk as i'm always open to talk! =D
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:34 AM

This thread inspires me to remake my field of creeper heads.
I am a creator. This makes me infinitely greater and more useful than any war lover.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:48 AM

fill it with TNT and blow it up
that would be awesome

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:07 PM

i made a creeper statue a quite while ago out of cobblestone.
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all legit.
i was gonna make it's face obsidian but i calculated that i needed 80 obsidian so i gave up on that idea.
Don't even think of giving me an internet >:(
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:24 PM

Now I must get a good 1000 Mossy cobble for my statue.

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:32 PM

Nice, I will make one and blow it up.
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ArdyAileron

Posted 12 January 2011 - 09:20 PM

Headspiner said:

fill it with TNT and blow it up
that would be awesome
I did this with my two flawled ones, it took only 4 TNT to blow each one.
But now i'm building for keeps =3

Redmoonblade said:

This thread inspires me to remake my field of creeper heads.
Man, that's awesome, I may build some creepers heads too, I'll have to expand my backyard!

Azasoth said:

i made a creeper statue a quite while ago out of cobblestone.
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all legit.
i was gonna make it's face obsidian but i calculated that i needed 80 obsidian so i gave up on that idea.

Well, tou can just replace the dirt with obisidian so it takes only 20 blocks =]

catzalot said:

Now I must get a good 1000 Mossy cobble for my statue.
It's really hard to, but not impossible... For those hard to get blocks (mossy clobberstone and clay), I'm allowing myself to use Cartographer to point me somewhat toward it, but nothing more.

ma77ym said:

Nice, I will make one and blow it up.
Just do it! =D

On my progress, i'll start building it now, but I have only a few hours to build, but i'll rush it the most I can, expent the morning clearing the old ones, then slept =3
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:44 AM

ArdyAileron said:

Azasoth said:

i made a creeper statue a quite while ago out of cobblestone.
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all legit.
i was gonna make it's face obsidian but i calculated that i needed 80 obsidian so i gave up on that idea.

Well, tou can just replace the dirt with obisidian so it takes only 20 blocks =]

well no... if it was smaller then i would need 20 obsidian but i made it to a size that one 2x2 block would be equal to a single pixel on an actual creeper.
and since the creepers face is 20 pixels and 2x2=4 i need 4 times more obsidian. 20x4=80.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

I shall make this.
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This is Minecraft, you fool. Anything can happen here.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:09 AM

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:29 AM

Redmoonblade said:

This thread inspires me to remake my field of creeper heads.
...
Field of creeper heads? Have any pictures of the older on you had? :Diamond:

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This just in

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:35 AM

irobby said:

Redmoonblade said:

This thread inspires me to remake my field of creeper heads.
...
Field of creeper heads? Have any pictures of the older on you had? :Spider:
That actually sounds really awesome.  I'm picturing an easter island of creeper heads.  XD
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:42 AM

I know it's not a full-on statue, per se, but I made a Creeper bust atop the mountain behind my fort.

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ArdyAileron

Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:52 AM

Hiro said:

I know it's not a full-on statue, per se, but I made a Creeper bust atop the mountain behind my fort.
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It drools lava :RedShroom:

Really awesome! I would make my creepers drool lava/water but they are just above my mob trap, so, no can do.

Blagob said:

I shall make this.
Go for it =D

MustanGrande said:

irobby said:

Redmoonblade said:

This thread inspires me to remake my field of creeper heads.
...
Field of creeper heads? Have any pictures of the older on you had? :)
That actually sounds really awesome.  I'm picturing an easter island of creeper heads.  XD

Man, if only I had a ocean nearby, and easter creeper island would be my next project!

Updating my progress, I've already made the Dirty and Clobby Creepers (those are they nicknames) and as you can see I am about to axe the hell out of the florests around my house =D

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:39 AM

ArdyAileron said:

Updating my progress, I've already made the Dirty and Clobby Creepers (those are they nicknames) and as you can see I am about to axe the hell out of the florests around my house =D
Might I recommend a flint and steel?
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This is Minecraft, you fool. Anything can happen here.

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You punch trees. Your arguement is invalid.

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'In Sovjiet Minecraftia, Trees harvest YOU!'

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Guys. Learn ur facts. The Minecraft World is shaped like Notch's head.

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ArdyAileron

Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:57 AM

Blagob said:

ArdyAileron said:

Updating my progress, I've already made the Dirty and Clobby Creepers (those are they nicknames) and as you can see I am about to axe the hell out of the florests around my house =D
Might I recommend a flint and steel?

I could use it, but i need the leaves to decay so I have more wood, gonna need truckloads of it to fuel the furnaces!

The creeper family just got bigger, Woody joined then! I'll post some pics latter. =3

Now I'll take a break and continue laying underwater traps and building an underwater base before the update hits =D
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