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Sketchup-ur-space Magazine - June 14

Author : Paul Lee

SketchUp - Minecraft Export

To do this you need 3 software downloads:

  • binvox & viewvox available here You can install these program files anywhere on your system.
  • Obj2mc available here
  • MCEdit available here

Once you have downloaded the above packages:

  1. Create a folder on your desktop called “Minecraft
  2. Put the .zip files into this folder.
  3. Unzip the files.
  4. Open the SketchUp file that you wish to export to MC. (Use a small model to start with. Nothing too complicated.)
  5. You must export the model as an .obj or .3ds file.... (Note: The .obj exporter is built into SketchUp Pro but if you are using the free version you need an .obj converter plugin. To get the converter you must download and install this plugin file. To find out how to install a plugin, check this instructional page.)

    Open the “obj2mc” folder and doubleclick on the “obj2mc” program file

  6. Click on the “select” button (the 3 dots) This will open the file selection window.
  7. In the file selection window select “.obj” filetype for conversion. (red box below)

    Browse to find the .obj file that you previously exported from SketchUp. Click on the required file and select “convert”

  8. The file will be converted to a “.schematic” file.
  9. Open the MCedit software and import the .schematic file that you created. You can find out more about how to import, orientate and position the file using the MCedit tool here.
  10. When you have edited your world you can then open and play with it in Minecraft!

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Paul Lee - paul@viewsion.ie

www.viewsion.ie

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