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Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways

Want to see your Minecraft creations in real physical form outside of your server?

Mineways is a free program for Linux or Windows users that renders all of your Minecraft builds into full color 3D model files. Those files can then be sculpted using your own 3D printer (if you have one), or uploaded to Shapeways, a company that will print your 3D models creations in colored plastic, which you can then purchase or sell in their online gallery.

Here's a quick look at the transformation from Minecraft build to 3D printed object:

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways

Below, just a few of the many impressive 3D printed Minecraft object that have been made so far. You can see all of them in the Mineways Flickr Group or in the Shapeways Gallery.

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by post-apocalyptic research institute

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by post-apocalyptic research institute

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by post-apocalyptic research institute

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by Mr Eric Haines

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by mvives

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by absize

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by Mr Eric Haines

Print 3D Models of Your Minecraft Creations with Mineways Photo by Mr Eric Haines

For more information, check out some of the tutorial videos below, and visit the Mineways site to download the free program and C/C++ code required. There's also elaborate instructions there for using Mineways.

(1) How to export your Minecraft 3D file to Shapeways via Mineways, (2) The basics to using Mineways in Minecraft, (3) How to clean up your 3D Minecraft model in Mineways for printing, (4) Printing the Mineways-created 3D model on a RepRap 3D Printer, (5) How to import Minecraft map files into Cinema 4D using Mineways

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