Must have texture pack for people who like to take Minecraft editing to the next level.
V.1 - Initial release
V.2 - Updated for 1.2.3
So what is this texture pack?
This is a must have texture pack for people who are serious or wanting to get into visual effects for Minecraft. This is great for people who like to (or want to) make great Minecraft movies. Simple cropping and clipping of clips are OK, but won't always cut it. This will take it to the next level of video editing. You could make Steve go from a green screen set to being in outer space! This texture pack includes several options for your VFX needs! The three types will be explained further down.
Psshh.. I could do this in Blender or Maya!
That's true, but learning those programs could take years to fully master. With these texture packs, you could record anything you wanted to in-game and still make it look like you have done it in Blender or Maya after some editing! Since your footage will be recorded in Minecraft, it will look better in the final result! No more endless hours of editing positions of characters frame by frame! What could take you an hour in Blender or Maya could take you less than 10 seconds with this texture pack! If you download certain mods, you can make your character's movement look more realistic to the situation he is put it, just making this texture pack better than Blender or Maya!
OK, so where's your proof?
After setting up a quick green screen and set, I took a picture in-game. This is what it looked like:
After keying out the green and adding in a few images, this is what my final result was. This was done in less than 10 minutes in After Effects CS5.5, so it is not the greatest. It's just an example.
This texture pack is not limited to just being used for pictures. It can be used for videos, too!
Is there anything else I need to know?
Why yes! There are three variants of this pack, each completely different from each other! They are listed below.
Green Screens and Sort
The first one is the Green screens and Sort texture pack. This is what I used to edit the images above. This includes green, blue, blue with white, white, and black screens! This is what you would use to key the background out with a simple box with the screen of your choice that has an open roof. Below shows what blocks are what type of screen:
: Green screen
: Blue screen
: Blue screen with white dots
: Black screen
: White screen
: Motion tracking point
This is what it would look like in-game:
I had to use glass as motion tracking points because if an other block was used, you would be able to see through the ground. If you don't know what motion tracking points are for, I will tell you. When you have a moving or shaky camera and want to add effects in, you link them to the motion tracking points you set. (Can be done in After Effects.)
Note: Glass will not work in this texture because it is used as a motion tracking point.
This is where Blender and Maya can become obsolete. This texture pack completely removes all redstone items, including wires, torches, levers, and pistons! (Minecart tracks excluded.) This is great if you are making a movie that has redstone, but can't just fit it off screen. This can also make great for situations where you wanted to make blocks pop up, but had redstone showing. It is completely up to you. The options are endless! Below is an example of what it looks like before and after the texture pack is applied.
Note: Stone slabs can not be used when this texture pack is applied because the bottom two pixels were removed so that diodes could become completely invisible. This includes double stone slabs, as well. The base of the lever shows a bit, as well.
Redstone particles are not shown, either! (That's a good thing.)
The Cameraman is the final variant of this texture pack. This will remove boats, minecarts, redstone torches, and tracks from being seen. This is great for if you are the person recording the shots. It is now easy to get shots without having the minecart or tracks in the way. Both powered and non-powered booster rails are hidden. The particles of redstone are hidden from the shot, too, so you don't have to worry about anything. This is great if you want to get clean shots for your film without having to worry about you running into anything while recording on foot! This also stops air bubbles from being shown if you are under water.