Rapid Modeling for Minecraft(tm) : How to Get Your Model Into Minecraft
Minecraft is the most popular kids gaming platform in the world. Creating new worlds to explore is one of it's most exciting aspects. To help with this challenges, here we show kids how to access popular modeling tools like Tinkercad, SketchUp & MCEdit to make building worlds a lot faster and easier. Creating familiar objects like cities, castles, houses or 3D scans of people or animals is all taken care of with the methodology in this book. The first section relates the process of bringing a giant horse model from a 3D database into Minecraft. The second section shows how to create a model of a famous castle: Neuschwanstein, with all its nooks and crannies faithfully recreated with extreme speed and efficiency. This book represents a new departure for Minecraft modeling. The tools for making awesome 3D models are (nearly) as cool as Minecraft itself. Kids in the normal education system get very little opportunity to think about spaces, relationships between spaces and objects, scale and decision making. These are skills that normally require attendance at a degree course in architecture to start exploring, so the opportunity this represents is massive. DesignerDojo is a movement that shows kids how to access cool 3D technology for free. www.designerdojo.ie contains many of the companion resources for this book, and was founded by the book's author, Paul Lee, an experienced architect, educator, blogger and author. DesignerDojo was founded along the principles of CoderDojo, a hugely popular worldwide movement to help kids to learn coding skills. Paul's first book, "Construction Documents Using SketchUp Pro & LayOut" is a very popular book for builders, technicians, architects and engineers.
- Paperback | 26 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
- 30 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Paul J Lee
Paul Lee is an architect from Trinity College Dublin and works in digital modeling, architecture, product design and education. Founder of the DesignerDojo movement which teaches kids 3D modeling & 3D printing for free, Paul has championed the use of free/ low cost modeling software in the Irish education system. With appearances on TEDx UCC & TEDX Tallaght, the Irish Times Technology Section, the Sunday Business Post and RTE (Irish national broadcaster), Paul has brought awareness of extraordinary new technologies to an extremely broad audience. Paul's started a company, Viewsion Virtual Environments which has brought top level expert training to many areas of industry including Engineering, Architecture, Product/ Mechanical Innovation and others. His book "Construction Documents using SketchUp Pro" pioneered the use of SketchUp as a fully fledged construction documentation tool as an optional replacement for traditional 2D CAD. Paul has trained hundreds of architects and engineers in advanced SketchUp and 3D printing, as well as publishing video material that has captured more than 250,000+ views worldwide. Paul joined RetailEverywhere in 2015 bringing years of experience as a 3D modeller, publisher, designer and communicator to a team with diverse and powerful talents. Paul is busy making great products and services for retail."