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OranjeJus 4th March 2014 12:26 PM

How do you design your house?
 
Do you plagiarise someone's design from reddit?

Do you spend time in single player creative and mock it up first?

Look at photos of real buildings and attempt to re-create them?

Just start building and see what happens?

Or do you even just dig a hole and add some cobblestone stairs... if you get around to it?


Me? I use Microsoft paint. With gridlines turned on. And at 800% zoom.

Pixel by pixel.

But only for the floor plan and some side views. Decorations, materials, and the gardening is done in game, on-the-fly.

In the Serenity modpack, I also use microblocks to make minor alterations to some of the shapes, but due to their interaction with water for example, some curves I can't 'smooth out' as much as I'd like to :)


- OJ

DarrenM 4th March 2014 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by OranjeJus (Post 4011058)
Do you plagiarise someone's design from reddit?

Do you spend time in single player creative and mock it up first?

Look at photos of real buildings and attempt to re-create them?

Just start building and see what happens?

Or do you even just dig a hole and add some cobblestone stairs... if you get around to it?

All of the above. I've collected a bunch of photos plus screenshots from reddit, mcschematics etc which I use for inspiration. If I'm making something larger I'll have a play in creative to plan it out a bit and get some dimensions. After that I just wing it and see what happens.

Microblocks are great for adding detail to make smaller buildings look good. Also good for giving you a couple chests full of left over panels, strips and other bits :)

Bucket.jdm 4th March 2014 02:32 PM

I found a tree and started from there. Most of my building is in side the tree or underground so i am not to worried what it looks like. I may not have chosen the best spot at the start and if i had to i would chose somewhere else but i don't mind transforming the area around me for my needs.

I have plenty of water to build half a ship which i started off trying to base on a galleon but that went out the window and i just made it up as i went.

I have a weird OCD condition i swear some things need to be perfect and i will spend a long time making them that way but other stuff i just throw together and run with it.

white_bear_84 4th March 2014 05:07 PM

All from memory. I get a picture of what I want in my mind and then go from there, as my picture changes so does the design.

As for microblocks, I have tried to account for these in my build by making the base structure quite basic, so I have room to experiment and try things out.

The creativeness and on the fly design is something I like about playing MC. :)

DaedalusAlpha 4th March 2014 08:03 PM

I basically dig a hole in the ground. But if I do decide to construct something a bit more advanced I tend to use pictures as inspiration.

As for paint, I went with excel instead ;)
One just have to modify the width of the cells and then it's possible to use almost as paint, but with the added benefit of easily adding numbers to keep track of sizes.

Deweyoxberg 4th March 2014 09:07 PM

I kind of go with how I would operate in a post-apoc situation:

- Go to ground ASAP. Survive the first night.
- Find water/reliable food supply by noon the following day.
- Go from there.

Emeraldknight 4th March 2014 09:46 PM

I think of something, go to images.google to see what ideas are on there and start building. Never turns out like the picture but its good enough for me.

Gedarn 5th March 2014 03:03 PM

I just start placing blocks and stuff gets built.

Cheith 6th March 2014 12:48 AM

It depends - last server I built something real from pictures. Usually though I just make it up as I go along.

Brootal 6th March 2014 08:03 AM

I just wing it, might look up some pics ffor inspiration beforehand, but that's about it


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