Minecraft Construction For Dummies

Minecraft Construction For Dummies

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An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition. More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. * Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more * Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building * Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks * Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 14mm | 320g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Portable ed
  • 1118968409
  • 9781118968406
  • 119,667

About Adam Cordeiro

Adam Cordeiro is a student at Stanford Online High School who enjoys math, gaming, and programming and has been playing Minecraft since the alpha days. Emily Nelson writes short stories and served as a technical editor for Gamestar Mechanic For Dummies.show more

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"Learn to: " Construct houses, bridges, tunnels, gardens, secret rooms, and more Mine the right materials for basic building Build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Develop your farm for renewable resources If you can imagine it, you can build it in Minecraft -- here's how! Want to build a castle? Create your own island? How about a house that floats in the sky? You can do it with Minecraft, if you know where to get the materials and how to put them together. This easy-to-follow guide gets you started, explains the skills you need, outlines fundamental building principles and offers endless ideas! Get started -- if you're new to Minecraft, learn about the different game modes and when to use them, how to acquire materials, and how to choose a building site Decide what to build -- select high, ground level, or underground structures and construct walls, floors, and roofs Spruce up your creations -- add carpeting, vary the design with colors and textures, and include interior decorating or landscaping Town and country -- build a city or create a farm complete with crops and animals Explore redstone engineering -- discover how to use this powerful element to add circuitry and more Open the book and find: When to use each game mode How to prepare your building site What goes into building a city Tips for creating attractive gardens Ways to automate a farm Advanced building techniques Hints for using lighting effectivelyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Getting Started with Minecraft Construction 5 Chapter 2: Building in Survival Mode 15 Chapter 3: Set ting Up Your Building Site 27 Chapter 4: Exploring Different Types of Builds 41 Chapter 5: The Ar t of Minecraf t Design 69 Chapter 6: Managing Your Space 91 Chapter 7: Using Block Textures 103 Chapter 8: Farming 121 Chapter 9: Using Advanced Building Techniques 131 Chapter 10: Implementing Gardens into Your World 145 Chapter 11: Exploring the Functions of Glass 155 Chapter 12: Implementing Redstone into Your Building 169 Chapter 13: Using Lighting 181 Chapter 14: Ten Steps for Starting a Large-Scale Build 193 Index 203show more