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#1

sedentarygecko

Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:18 PM

I am, as a side project, creating instructional builds aimed and new players and those players needing some spark of inspiration, modeled in the style of LEGO build instructions. I present a parts list, then show the progressive steps of the build from angles which allow others to follow along without long, verbose instructions.

This thread will collect all the various Step-by-Steps I post in one place. If you want to follow this project, just mark "Notify me when replies are posted" at the bottom of a reply to this thread. When I add a new thread, I'll add a new post here, and all that want to follow along will get an email alert.

Step-by-Step Builds
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Minecart Systems


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Small/Component Builds


Guest Step-by-Step Builds:
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Praise for Step-by-Step
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Thosha said:

Simple and lots of pictures

ThaSnipe said:

i love how you make the tutorial, using layers and a lot of pictures :grass:

GreatGanuke said:

Great Idea i would love to see more.

Rhys655 said:

Simple and sexy, i like it :grass:  :sponge:

Jdc1197 said:

Very nice! Its so simple, yet well executed.

Keep up the good work.  :grass:

Zaccheus said:

Your flow with the enviornment is very impressive. I'd love to see more of these "step-by-step's".

Aesthetica said:

This is really cool.

ZGiSH said:

I really love these kind of things. Taking basic concepts and just having fun and perfecting them.

LegoDruid said:

The step-by-step tutorial obviously took some time to put together. Thanks for that.

erikmagic said:

I very appreciate what you are doing, keep the good work !

IVIinecraft x said:

All The Pictures Are Really Helpful Keep Up The Good Work Man !  :Glass:  :grass:

nick2go said:

The way you make the tutorials are so easy to understand. Keep making them!

Ghoster312 said:

please dont stop making Step-by-Step's You are one of the best ive seen so far.

XxN0P4ncakeM1xX said:

Awesome! I hope you keep these step-by-steps up.

Frozzuz said:

im loving these step-by-step guides of yours :grass: simple and easy to follow

Doryphore said:

I think your guides are very informative and well done! I hope they help new players! :grass:

PearSquirrel said:

Wow, this is very in-depth and informative.  Great way of presenting!

Woutman said:

...I really like these step-by-steps. Shows that buildings in Minecraft don't have to be huge or complex to be pretty.


Thanks to all who have offered feedback! I greatly appreciate knowing that I'm making a positive contribution to the forum community.

See you in the mines!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

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ThaSnipe
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:59 AM

Nice :chestfront:

#3

erikmagic

Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:42 PM

I very appreciate what you are doing, keep the good work !
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:04 PM

This is such a great idea! I know that this is the very thing I would have needed my first go around playing Minecraft. Sometimes I still need it! I really appreciate what you're doing here, and I'm sure many other people do too.

You don't seem to have too many. I'm sure you're working on more as we speak, one such as yourself doesn't seem like a slacker! However, if you need suggestions, I have some:
Try some tutorials on mob towers [generators, traps], a few more versions of the log cabins and the incinerator to cover all tastes, simple minecart designs, chest placement designs for most efficiency, simple forge rooms, nice looking watchtowers that make it easy to locate and snipe out mobs, efficient crops for sugarcane, wheat, cactus, and trees, and some automatic farming crops as well.
Don't forget a fun section of awesome and easy creations we can make, like small rollercoasters, double helixes, easy statues, lava floes decorating rooms, underwater houses, and overwater houses in a glass sphere filled with water!

Also, if you're havin' trouble getting them all done, I would LOVE to help! I could even do an easy image tutorial as an example if you are hesitant that I would have the skill. Either way, Good Luck! I'm sure you will help a lot of people. :]

Edit: Oh! And to make sure everyone sees this and you have the most people helped to people who see it ratio, it's a good idea to visit suggestions and discussion and find people who need help building these things. That way they get their help and know where to go when they need more! :]

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#5

SimbaRocks
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:41 PM

Make a Step-by-step SMP base-griefer-safe.

Darvince said:

Creepers are a kind of rock now? wtf

#6

sedentarygecko

Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

Just added a link in the OP to a new Double Door build! Check it out!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#7

sedentarygecko

Posted 02 May 2011 - 07:04 PM

I just added a build link in the OP for an Improved Disposal. Check it out!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#8

Doryphore

Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

I like it! I remember that it took me like a week to figure out double doors when I started. I don't need these now, but I think your guides are very informative and well done! I hope they help new players! :iapprove:

#9

Mr_Grandtree
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

If I made a step-by-step would you add it to the list?

#10

sedentarygecko

Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:36 PM

I just added a 4-way minecart junction build to the OP. Check it out!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#11

sedentarygecko

Posted 07 May 2011 - 12:35 AM

I just added a very simple 3-way minecart junction to the OP, based on a build by MonkeyDKS. Check it out!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#12

sedentarygecko

Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:42 PM

A new build of a pagoda added to the OP, originally designed by wiredrawn
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#13

Chinahat242

Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:30 PM

Nice post thus far, and I am following your work.
I don't know if you are accepting suggestions, but a think a sandcastle with sand and/or sandstone would be neat.

#14

BasiltheBatlord

Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:36 PM

If you are taking requests. A simple Castle would be amazing!

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:23 AM

Please do a good warehouse or storehouse for good storage. i can never seem to come up with anything good.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:47 AM

I went behind your back and posted my own step by step tutorial here: viewtopic.php?f=1041&t=342081

It isn't as good as these ones, but the project is a lot of fun.

Keep up the good work!

#17

sedentarygecko

Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:43 PM

I just organized the builds into topics (to help readers find what they are looking for) and added a extendable minecart junction build, an evolution of the previous builds.

I also added cecilhowe's step-by-step to the list as a guest build

Check it out in the OP!
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

#18

sedentarygecko

Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:58 PM

lane said:

Please do a good warehouse or storehouse for good storage. i can never seem to come up with anything good.

Here you go! (Also added to the OP)
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:02 PM

Dude, this is awesome, I love this type of thing. I was just thinking to myself that there should be a forum section for schematics/step-by-step guides for building everything, and these things are exactly the type of thing that could fill it.

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sedentarygecko

Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

tb said:

Dude, this is awesome, I love this type of thing. I was just thinking to myself that there should be a forum section for schematics/step-by-step guides for building everything, and these things are exactly the type of thing that could fill it.

I concur (unsurprisingly).

There is always a risk of giving too much direct guidance to new players and robbing them of creativity. I think, however, that scaffolding builds in this way demonstrates techniques that players can use to build new buildings, and helps new players by demonstrating different ways to combine block types to achieve visual styles.

In this sense, then, content such as the Step-by-Step series can be valuable (are you listening mods?)
I have a collection of Step-by-Step builds on the forums.

I'm also curating an archive of great builds.

I support the wheel and OceanCraft