New block idea: Columns
Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:59 AM
Here's the recipe:
  => 1 Column Block!
Click here to see a much better picture of the above recipe.
Click here for an example of different column heights. Columns may be placed next to other columns to create groovy walls!
Click here to see an example of columns used in a facade.
How they work:
As you can see in the first image, a column placed by itself has a cap on the top, but not on the bottom. For a stack of any other number of column blocks, the texture is determined as follows:
->If there is a column block directly above the block, but not a column block directly below the block, use the "bottom column" texture.
->If there is a column block directly below the block, bot not a column block directly above the block, use the "top column" texture.
->If there is a column block above and below the block, use the "middle column" texture.
->If there is no column above or below the block, use the "top column" texture.
This allows a single block to use three different textures and to create nice-looking columns no matter how you place them. (It's similar to the way redstone changes its shape when placed next to other redstone.)
The blocks have a column texture on each vertical face and a smooth stone texture on the top and bottom (similar to the texture of a stone slab). They're kind of like wood blocks in this way. In fact, I just reskinned wood blocks as column blocks to generate those screenshots.
I'm submitting this suggestion on the getsatisfaction site.
If you like this idea, go there and click the "I like this idea" button. Then we can have columns in Minecraft yay!
 Here's the texture for the column blocks, if you want to reskin them into your Minecraft as well.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:34 AM
Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:52 AM
EDIT: Oh I see how you've got the different textures for how they are placed. Very cool... you'd need to replace 3 textures for that. Yeah.
In any case, I like this idea.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:56 AM
Fuck yeah, just turned my yellow wool into a column. Feels good, man.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:59 PM
Should definitely be constructable with Sandstone and Wood too. Especially Sandstone.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:03 PM
Topic: Wow awesome idea. I absolutely love it!!!
Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:01 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:01 PM
Perhaps as stable mighty support column they could be immovable by pistons, after pistons are introduced.
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:08 PM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:12 PM
I don't believe you know just how many bad applications I've seen.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:24 PM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:22 AM
Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:42 AM
It's an interesting concept for a block, indeed; I'd just be afraid it was a bit too "niche," really. I can't imagine that there are too many places where the block would look nice; the only place they'd look good is in structures made of stone/cobblestone. You probably couldn't make it look good in a wooden structure, nor could you with a brick structure or a sandstone structure. I suppose that's what texture packs are for, though.