Buy a $4 3d print of your minecraft world
Ever wondered what it would be like to actually feel your world with your fingers, instead of just seeing it on a screen? Well, now you can! For just $4 (not including shipping) you can get a (white only) 3D print of a section of your world (not including shipping). Not only can I print worlds on the computer, I can print worlds from Minecraft: Pocket Edition!
Each building is also hollow, with furniture and all. In fact, there are even caves in the print, some of which are visible on the side and bottom of the print.
Why is it so cheap? There are many different kinds of printers. Mine is smaller, and has less features, but the plastic is not only cheaper but it also prints faster. The model above, when printed from a 3D printing company, could cost $15 or more! It is because their printers are better at larger models and can print in many things, but are not as good at small plastic prints.
Each print is about 4 inches big, and you can choose where in your ingame world you want printed with a screenshot.
How to buy
First, upload your world to Dropbox (scroll down for tutorial). If you don't have one, create an account (it's free and really easy for uploading files). Then, get a shareable link by selecting the world file on Dropbox and pressing "Share". It will give you a shareable link, which you can then copy and give to me by contacting me with the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After it is done printing, and before it is sent, is when you will pay for it. This includes shipping (should be between $3-$8). Each model costs $4, and will be 4 inches on the longest axis (X or Y). If you want a certain size, you can request that. I will send the model once you buy it with one of the below buttons:
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Getting the world save file
WINDOWS (ANY VERSION OF WINDOW)
Open the file explorer, then at the top bar (where it says you location), erase what is there and type "C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves" and press enter. There will be a bunch of folders (or a few, depending on how many worlds you have). Copy (do not move) the world you want to print to your desktop. Next, in Minecraft, open the world. If in survival mode, press Esc and "Open to LAN". Then, enable cheats from the menu that shows up, and press "Open". Finally, do /gamemode 1. Now, fly up above the area you want printed, look straight down, and take a screenshot. Copy the screenshot into the world folder on the desktop.
Then, right click the world folder, hover over "send to", and select "Compressed (zipped) folder". It will add a zip folder to the Desktop, which you can then upload to Dropbox.
MAC (ANY VERSION OF MAC)
Open Finder, and on the top bar select "Go" and press specific path from the dropdown list. Then, in the popup text box, type "/Users/<your name>/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves" and press enter. You will see a list of all your worlds. Copy (do not move) the world you want to print to your desktop. Next, in Minecraft, open the world. If in survival mode, press Esc and "Open to LAN". Then, enable cheats from the menu that shows up, and press "Open". Finally, do /gamemode 1. Now, fly up above the area you want printed, look straight down, and take a screenshot. Put the screenshot into your world folder on the Desktop. Now, right click it and press Compress. It will create a zip file. Upload that to Dropbox.
POCKET EDITION (iOS ONLY)
For this, you will need to install iExplorer. It is free, though there is a full version (not required). Plug your iOS device into the computer, and open iExplorer. On the sidebar, press "Apps". Scroll through the list until you find Minecraft Pocket Edition. Double click it. Then, double click "Documents", then "games", then "com.mojang", then "minecraftWorlds". Find the world you want, and right-click it. Press "Export to folder...", and find a folder to save it in. Now, exit iExplorer. Then, on the iOS device, open the world you just copied to the computer, fly up (survival mode players will have to "nerdpole" up) and take a screenshot. Copy the screenshot (by email preferably) to your computer, and place it into the world folder which you copied off of the iOS device. Then, compress the world folder and upload it to Dropbox.