Minecraft Map Art - Survival Tutorial - Mac & PC

This tutorial video will guide you to make Map Art in Minecraft in your survival worlds. The biggest assistance is a program, developed by Redstonehelper, that can take any image and convert it to Minecraft blocks. So after learning how to run the program, you can simply import the file into Minecraft to create the Map Art in your survival world. - Map item format - http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Map_item_format - Reddit tool - https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/2yck3f/i_made_a_tool_to_help_you_create_map_art_in/ ------------Help command---------------- cd "$(dirname "$0")" java -jar MapConverter.jar --help ------------Run command----------------- cd "$(dirname "$0")" java -jar MapConverter.jar "image.png" test1 --nodither ------------Additional Help---------------- ######################### If all else fails, here's a download for my completed version of the tutorial. This is a last resort for people that are having problems. Please don't use this to bypass the tutorial as you'll miss out on a lot of information. http://www.mediafire.com/file/76b4g7eibagz85e/MapConverter.zip ######################### 11:31 People are having problems while running the script and finding their image.png file. Some things to try out. 1. Make sure all the files are in the same folder. 2. Make sure it's a .png file. If it's something else like a .jpg file, then change the script to "image.jpg". 3. For some computers, it will hide the .png at the end of the file name. When you type in "image.png" It's actually "image.png.png" Try taking off the .png that you've put into it. 20:47 If you are importing multiple maps using mcedit, uncheck [copy air]. This will allow you to import your schematic files right beside each other without them cutting each other off. Thanks Sean Wilson (Nosliw) If you want some help with the building process, you can use a mod called Schematica. After running the program to convert your image, you can use the Schematica mod to copy the blocks and create a hologram in your survival worlds that show you where to place what blocks. http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/1285818-schematica **Keep in mind that even tho you need forge to run the mod, this doesn't mean your world has to be forge for the mod to work** ___If anybody makes map art using this tutorial, please share them with me. I always enjoy seeing other players creations : ) ___I started making map art in Minecraft years ago and they have become my most popular videos on my channel. I've had a lot of people ask me for tutorials or assistance so that they can make map art too. This tutorial is not how I make my map art, as I make mine using Photoshop & creative mode, but it will be very useful for people that want to create map art in their survival worlds. ___The biggest problem with this method is understanding how to run the program. It's not a fully complete program as it need to be ran using commands. Most people don't know how to do this. Hopefully when everything is set up, the program is easy to operate to create the best possible map art you can think of. 2nd Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChmAOO_KrXb4AtbviCLT8Mg Twitter: https://twitter.com/3GreyLeaves Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/3GreyLeaves/466418083420888

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colgah: #3GreyLeaves very new at this stuff - I have read the comments below and know that a lot of Windows users are having the same issue, but haven't seen a solution that works for me. I am not able to get the Help file to stay open even after following the instructions at 8.00 minutes. It just flashes open and closes.

m0sifer: turning prismarine into Piorise is the greatest magic trick of this century

Marcello: i tried to follow the tutorial but it gets stuck and gives me this error

C:\Users\grave\Desktop\map stuff>java -jar MapConverter.jar "image.png" test1 --nodither
Converting image image.png:
Loading and preparing image...
Something went wrong:
javax.imageio.IIOException: Can't read input file!
at javax.imageio.ImageIO.read(Unknown Source)
at MapConverter.loadImage(MapConverter.java:1133)
at MapConverter.main(MapConverter.java:64)
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at MapConverter.main(MapConverter.java:65)

Lieutenant Walrus: Around the 8:00 mark is a troubleshooting bit for running the help.bat file, and when you say to open cmd. I only get the option to open PowerShell, so I just windows + r and typed in cmd to access the terminal, but when I drag and drop the help.bat file I get the following message:
C:\Users\Ash>cd "$(dirname "$0")"
The system cannot find path specified

C:\Users\Ash>java -jar MapConverter.jar --help
Error: Unable to access jarfile MapConverter.jar

I made sure that the mapconverter and the batch file were in the same folder, and I made sure I copy and pasted everything correctly. I tried dragging and dropping the help.bat into PowerShell, but nothing happened. I don't know what to do at this point.

Scared Meh: This is an amazing video. The only problem for me is when i try to load the schematic it just loads the glass base. Is there any ways to fix this ? Also thanks for this video!

MTGT: Hey i know im kinda late but for some reason it says cannot execute binary files. and doesnt add Test1 when I run it

Doggphin: To anyone unable to use "open command prompt here", at ~8:40, you can make a .bat file called "cmd" with the code "start cmd.exe" instead. Put it in the folder where everything else is.

Paige Nicholas: it doesnt work

Danielle Gonzales: Break it down: Pris- marine.

nicole: Question, I've been using this program for a while now and it has been working fine. All of a sudden, the schematics have turned to just glass. help?

Pilpy Fimbleton: "Survival"

vagga2U Gaming: Thank you so much! Although some things have changed and you need to edit a few commands in the newer versions, this helped so much and I couldn't have done it without you.

Arron ODonnell: How do I download the thing on Mega it wont work on safari

Vander: Amazing tutorial, man!

The Colorman: This is a really good tutorial. You deserve more recognition!

Pink-Knight Gamer: wow this really helped me I am a mac user that has touble finding these tutorials for macs thank you so much for your help

maikerumine: Great tutorial!

Mary Jane: Hey, I was having problems with the help.bat file (windows 10), when I put "chmod u+x etc" and press enter (in command prompt) it just says:
'chmod' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
But I defnutely saved the notepad doc as a .bat

irony, but uh help xd

Marcello: i get this error
Error: Unable to access jarfile MapConverter.jar

Madman Games: When I click run, the thing pops up for about half a second and then goes away (I'm on windows)