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World Building With Minecraft

Build new worlds with 3D modelling

Games
Games
Minecraft
Minecraft

£80-£110

  • Ages 9-12
  • All equipment is provided

Minecraft allows fans of all ages to exercise their creative powers, making exciting worlds and populating them with all sorts of wonderful creatures and objects. Don't worry if you've not yet stepped into the Minecraft community,  this workshop is open to both experienced fans and first-time gamers. For parents who want to understand more about some of the educational and social benefits of Minecraft, there are plenty of discussions and articles on the Internet, such as this New York Times blog post.

This courses focuses on design and graphics, including 3D mapmaking and importing and editing structures with third party software packages:

  • 2D painting topographical maps with WorldPainter
  • Navigating and building in 3D spaces with MCEdit
  • Importing new worlds and structures into your Minecraft game

 

World Building With Minecraft

Whether you’re a hardened gamer or a complete newcomer to the world of Minecraft, these workshops will have everybody taking their creativity and building to the next level.

By the end of the workshop, students will:

  • Be comfortable and confident navigating within a 3D design space (using X, Y and Z axes).
  • Produce a Minecraft world from scratch using a range of freely-available, cross-platform tools.
  • Confidently create objects, combine shapes and paint with 2D and 3D brushes and tools.
  • Import 3D schematic files into MCEdit.
  • Create original adventure maps with WorldPainter.
  • Test, share and play their worlds in Minecraft.

"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."

Christina, Age 10