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Mineways: 3D Prints of Minecraft Objects


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#1

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:22 AM

Have you ever built something so absolutely amazing that you wanted to keep it forever? Imagined a structure in Minecraft, and longed to see it brought into the real world?

Well, now's your chance.



Eric Haines from Autodesk (the makers of 3D rendering software, no less) has just released his Mineways program to the world. Mineways allows you to select various blocks from within the game, trim them up, and send them to 3D printing service, Shapeways.

The process is extremely simple, and after a quick turn around, you can have any Minecraft scene, object, or mob rendered into a real life object of your very own.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:24 AM

[quote name='WedTM' timestamp='1324783332' post='11396687']
Have you ever built something so absolutely amazing that you wanted to keep it forever? Imagined a structure in [i]Minecraft[/i], and longed to see it brought into the real world?

Well, now's your chance.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTAztZjP3ak[/media]

[b][url="http://erichaines.com/"]Eric Haines[/url][/b] from Autodesk (the makers of 3D rendering software, no less) has just released his [b][url="http://erich.realtimerendering.com/minecraft/public/mineways/"]Mineways[/url] [/b]program to the world. Mineways allows you to select various blocks from within the game, trim them up, and send them to 3D printing service, [b][url="http://www.shapeways.com/"]Shapeways[/url][/b].

The process is extremely simple, and after a quick turn around, you can have any Minecraft scene, object, or mob rendered into a real life object of your very own.
[/quote] Wow, amazing. :rolleyes:
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#3

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:25 AM

wow that sounds awesome

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:26 AM

Griefers can now save their [i]kills[/i].

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:28 AM

Dude, this is BAWS.

Hey guys, out my fanfic! http://www.minecraft...ne-fan-fiction/

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#6

ilikechewing

Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:40 AM

:O I wanna make my castle into a model! Then I can live in it :D

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:40 AM

WOW this is amazing! minecraft is going to slowly take over real life,

just one day you will see a creeper in the shadows on a dark storm night... sssSSSss...  :SSSS:

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:49 AM

Wait waht?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:55 AM

nice. i got a few awesome creations for this definatly

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:56 AM

This is now the COOLEST way to make D&D boards for games o_O Sending to my dungeon master ASAP!

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 03:58 AM

Guys! we already got this, minecraft print, remember?!@ look in news old, we already have this, not coloured though...

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:22 AM

Awesome. Autodesk and Minecraft! :D

Awesome. Autodesk and Minecraft! :D

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:29 AM

so, can they print out a bunch of floating islands?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 04:33 AM

So during a conversation with two of my friends, the subject of 3D printing comes up. Basically the younger one takes a tech class and he gets to play around with 3D printers. I suggested he play Minecraft since he likes building stuff, and the older one promptly swept my suggestion off the table by saying "No. Make something in Real Life instead." I'd like to see the look on his face when I come back with this.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:27 AM

Hey no .app I want to be able to use this on my mac because its way faster than my windows (I get 1 - 100 fps on my minecraft on my pc).

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:19 AM

Maya 3d is beast. Everybody loves autodesk. I'm going to make some very cool things with this. :D
Thanks minecraft, you never cease to amaze me!

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#17

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

Do computers come with a way to view VRML files, or is there some third-party program that's necessary to view them?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:52 AM

Imagine the whole Buxville map was made from this :P

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:15 AM

I'm waiting on a email :D Selected a large citadel.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:24 AM

Cool! Now I can make a castle for my hamster to live in  :lol: .