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Minecraft Speedbuilding Lady Gaga

Hey guys!
This time it’s Lady Gaga! Yeah, well, I like her and her music very much and this picture of her was good to try out some more color for my speedbuilds. Sadly, I couldn’t use her music or else this would get flagged for copyright reasons.
I’m sorry it took so long, but it wasn’t easy! I had to practice a little bit first. It took about 4 hours to build this and my hard drive was full several times (thus some missing/corrupted bits, but I hope my editing makes it somewhat enjoyable).
Fun Fact: the raw video data was 210 GB big and it’s sped up by 4500%
(btw: don’t turn this into a pro/con Lady Gaga flame argument – just appreciate the work, please)

Tutorial “how to speedbuild like this”

Music used is
YACHT – Summer Song Instrumental

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Tutorial: Minecraft Pixel-Art Speedbuilding

Hey guys!

Since I began making my Minecraft Speedbuilding videos a long time has passed and the most frequent question asked in this time was: “how did you do this?”. Well, I already gave short explanations in comments or my video descriptions, but today I’ll give you a simple step by step tutorial, so you can too start to make amazing pictures in Minecraft! I use Adobe Photoshop here, though I’m sure you can do all these steps in most of the freeware picture editing programs.

Step 1:

First you should look for the picture you want to build – you should probably start by making something simple and clear. I chose “Teemo”, a champion of League of Legends. You should also resize your picture to a reasonable size.

Step 2:

This is where most of the magic happens. Make sure you have a clean, neutral background (white) and then go to “Filter -> Pixelate -> Mosaic”. In the upcoming window you’ll be asked by how much you want to pixelate your picture. Move the slider to see how your picture will turn out – chose something thats recognizable but not too complex to build (the smaller the number the bigger the picture will get in Minecraft! In my example I chose “8”)

Step 3:

If you start practicing building self-made pixel art in Minecraft, you should begin with as few colors as possible, in my opinion. That’s why I chose to turn my picture black and white by going to “Image -> Adjustements -> Black & White”. (Attention! Some pictures are actually easier if they’re in color, but most of the time B&W should be simpler)

Step 4:

You could start building now, but it would be still pretty hard. There’s another step which makes everything easier:

Go to “View -> Show -> Grid” and enable your grid. It probably doesn’t match, so you have to adjust it by changing the value of “Gridline Every” under “Edit -> Preferences -> Guides, Grid, & Slices” to the number you chose in your “Pixelate -> Mosaic” step. If everything went right, it should be just about right now and much easier to recognize the single pixel blocks.

Step 5:

Make a screenshot of your picture while having your grid turned on! Save the screenshot. Congratulations, you now have your blueprints to Minecraft Pixel-Art Speedbuilding.

(Note: Some people pointed out that there apparently is an application for turning pictures into minecraft blocks. I don’t use it, but if it works, this would be easier than doing this and thinking about what block you should use for each color. But it’s no fun if it’s no challenge, right? 🙂 )
Now you’ll need to begin working in Minecraft. Since I’m lucky and have a laptop and a PC I can run Minecraft twice on a self hosted Minecraft Server – my laptop Minecraft is my “Camera” and the PC is the “Builder”.

But wait! Where should we build on? Well, you need a canvas and there are several ways of getting one. If you look for it on the Minecraft Forums there should be some “empty” worlds where you can just build on the ground (though they usually are pretty grey-ish), or you use MCedit to edit an existing Minecraft world (Tutorials on MCedit can also be found in the Minecraft Forums). I made it the “hard” way and actually build my background canvas by myself. Just listen to some music or podcasts and start building as much as you think you’ll need. Give it a nice border and make sure to backup this world-save somewhere (if you want to make several pictures).

You’re pretty much done now! Open your picture you made in step 5 and start building. If you want to record yourself doing this though you’ll need a video capture program (I use Fraps) and either a second PC/laptop or a patient friend who’ll be your cameraman.

Have fun and if you have more questions, just ask

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Minecraft Speedbuilding Creeper Surprise

 

BOOM!
This is just a little something I wanted to make for a while now, but it took me longer than I thought. I had to testbuild the creepers face a few times which took about 2 hours, the real time for this was about 3 hours though (had to restart twice because my computer hates me). The footages original length is 1 hour, sped up by about 1700% to those 4 minutes.
I hope you enjoy watching this, and if you do, share/like it or a creeper will explode behind you!

Music used is:
YACHT – Paradise Engineering (instrumental)

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Minecraft Speedbuilding Simon and Lewis of the Yogscast (and me)

 

This is a picture of the Yogscast and me on the Gamescom 2011 in Germany. Really a nice day 🙂
Actually, this time it was pretty hard because I had to start over quite a few times (I believe I did Simons head…about 4 times?), because Fraps didn’t want to record properly on my laptop and I had to increase the size of my background. Also it took a lot longer because Lewis head was just pretty complicated to transfer to a pixel art and then into Minecraft. Guess he is too pretty :p
As you can see at the end I used a photograph as reference again, but I tried to do it spontaneous mostly.

The pure time for building it was about 2 hours, though I needed around 7 hours because of several difficulties as explained above. Btw, it’s sped up by about 1300%

Music used is
Brad Sucks – Sick as a Dog
Brad Sucks – Out of it

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Minecraft Speedbuilding Toby Turner (Tobuscus)

 

This is the first time I actually did something like this, but I hope you enjoy it anyway. As you can see at the end I used a photograph as reference, but I tried to do it spontaneous mostly.

The real time for it was about 1 hour, it’s sped up by 1000%

Music used is
Brad Sucks – Bad Sign
Brad Sucks – There’s something wrong

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