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[Tutorial] How I make a SIMPLE floating island


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#1

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

So as it stands at the moment, none of you have seen any of my floating islands. The reason for this thread is because earlier when I was building, My brother and sister were fascinated by the style of my islands. They used words such as Simplistic to describe them. So here I go. I figure that if they liked the islands so much, im sure some of you will.

Im going to spoiler this for those of you who dont want to scroll all the way down.

Step One: Finding the location
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Step Two: Creating the base of the island
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Step Three: Building the base - Part Two
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Step Four: Rounding the Edges
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Paso NĂºmero Cinco: Filling in the circle
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Step Number Six: Creating the... Bottom?
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Step Number Seven: Fill er' in
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Step Number Eight: The Hardest Step
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Step Number Nine: Boring parts over, Creativity, ACTIVATE!
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Keep in mind this is a basic Floating island. I have created better and larger. Please take this and expand on it.
Hell, I would love it if you posted your own creations that you've based off of this!
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:14 AM

If you don't mind me asking...

Why is the fifth step title in spanish?
Stop inspecting my post so closely.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:18 AM

I like the detailed step by step instructions and the island really does look nice. What texture pack are you using?

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:18 AM

Strange coincidence, I use a similar method to make floating islands as well!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:19 AM

I <3 you creator lol (no homo)

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:20 AM

Think ill have a go. ;)
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:30 AM

View Postkaihau!, on 10 October 2011 - 06:19 AM, said:

I <3 you creator lol (no homo)
What a coincidence! I love me too :D

View PostVekh, on 10 October 2011 - 06:14 AM, said:

If you don't mind me asking...

Why is the fifth step title in spanish?
Excellent question!
In fact, so excellent that I have no answer.
I have no idea why. I just got bored of typing in English!

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:51 AM

Nice Tutorial ^_^ Might give this a gone one day.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:16 AM

Is it Survival mode? How did you add grass to the top?
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:27 AM

View Postenkryptor, on 10 October 2011 - 10:16 AM, said:

Is it Survival mode? How did you add grass to the top?
lay out dirt wayt till it turns into grass. if the grass dont spread add dirt stairs from a grass block on the bottom till the top and then wait till it fully spreads to the top.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

View Postenkryptor, on 10 October 2011 - 10:16 AM, said:

Is it Survival mode? How did you add grass to the top?
No, i built that in Creative mode to save some time, but I assure you, this is entirely possible in Survival.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:20 AM

That's really nice. I make floating islands same way.
I already built a village in the sky on these floating islands  :D

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:22 AM

i made such a floating island myself and it REALLY takes long (especially if it is done legal)

my island was much bigger and made entirely out of dirt blocks. the most stupid thing was getting grass on the top. i had to make a big stair out of dirtblocks to the ground of the world to get grass slowly grwoing upwards.

check out my work in minecraft:

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#14

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

Hmm... normally I by-pass an area that has a floating chunk of land.  Maybe I think twice on it.  I like the build, and the effects you put on it.  Simple and effective.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

it the island is done legit wouldn't bone meal help spread grass growth?
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:22 PM

View PostZinnie, on 10 October 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

it the island is done legit wouldn't bone meal help spread grass growth?
I dont think bonemeal grows grass.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:18 PM

Im thinking about making another tutorial for another style of island.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:35 PM

View PostZinnie, on 10 October 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

it the island is done legit wouldn't bone meal help spread grass growth?


You can just build a couple rows of dirt blocks up to the top, you need to be within server draw distance for things to grow I believe.  Just build the steps before you go to bed and leave your client on and you'll get progress.  I have done it like so in the past.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:27 PM

I was unable to understand Part 5. Can you please explain it :(?

No, really. Nice tutorial.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:57 PM

I love the little river *.*