Saturday, 4 July 2015
It's been a long time (10 months but who's counting?) since any kind of update involving the Minecraft server and I'm working to address that. Back in September when everything was up in the air, I said the server would stay at 1.7 until a viable replacement was available. Well, there is now a viable 1.8 server that should retain current functionality. I'm planning out the migration at this time and hope to have something available within a week.
Chunky image rendering! If you have ever beheld a view while playing Minecraft and thought: "Wow, that looks really great," then looked at the screenshot later and thought, "maybe?" - let Chunky put the magic back into that scene for you! Even if you've not heard of the Chunky Minecraft mapping and rendering tool, you may have seen the work. It can produce stunning images from otherwise normal views; a sample is available at the Chunky website: http://chunky.llbit.se/gallery.html
A gallery of 87cubed.net renders is available at the Gallery page
Make no mistake, Chunky can produce wondrous images, but the better/larger images can take a long time to render, and most people don't want to tie up their desktop computers for hours or days at a time for such an effort. This is where 87cubed.net comes in. There is plenty of spare CPU capacity on the server, so I would like to offer that up for renders of 87cubed.net members.
How this works
- Read the Render Help page
- Find a view and line it up the way you would like it rendered (may require pillaring with dirt to get the angle right)
- For each view you'd like rendered, send screenshots
PLEASE read the Render Help page before sending screenshots - I'm abbreviating the instructions here to avoid a Wall of Text. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!