Adding Styling: Building Part 3

This week, after putting some final touches to the structure itself, we decided to improve the landscape around the structure a bit more. The final parts of the structure which need completion was just some tidying up around the edges the make the viewing platform appear more rounded. Also we decided that being able to go […]

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Building: Part 2

This week we continued our build within Minecraft, this week focusing on building the top of the structure. The viewing platform part of the Space Needle. As, the main part of the structure was completed last week. These images show the progression of the structure. The main issue in production this week was building a […]

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Getting into the Game: Building Part 1

The past blog posts have focused around some Minecraft experimentation but after the past few weeks of planning and discussion of what we really wanted to achieve we headed into the game to start production. Minecraft is included free within Windows 10 so accessing a copy of the game was the easiest part. However, our […]

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Pixel Perfect: Paint based planning

During research last week we saw how paint can be tool in which to quickly plan Minecraft builds without the time and effort of drawing everything by hand.  After seeing how paint could be used in planning the group decided to take advantaged of this much quicker form of pixel planning. This week explored further […]

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Hand drawing complications

This week we wanted to get some final ideas and designs together in order to get the producing something within the games, as the previous posts and weeks have focused on looking at different experimentation within the realms of Minecraft. From the start it was obvious that we would have to thinking about Minecraft construction […]

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Expanding beyond the screen

Video source – TheFamousFilms,  Youtube This week I decided to do some more research about other aspect of Minecraft style production, as I was still unable to meet up with my other team member due to illness. So I thought I’d use the time to research further to then be able to discuss the other […]

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Play Doh Inspiration

Within the social media lab sessions we were encouraged to process the information from the readings and lectures through making models to represent different ideas with play doh. This made me reconsider the approach to the Minecraft group. I wanted to design on paper and then in-game from the start. But the Play Doh made me […]

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Social Media Helping us Connect

Meeting up as a group every week or every two weeks isn’t always possible. DMU Minecraft has been put briefly out of action as the other member of my team has sadly had to spend some time in hospital. Despite this he remained keen on completing and progressing through our project. We continued to communicate […]

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Finding inspiration through recycling media

Within DMU Minecraft our idea was to produce Minecraft art therefore our first meeting was to do group research and just explore the boundaries within Minecraft. One thing which stuck out to me is the reproduction of already existing items in the media. As you can see below I’ve attached a link to a YouTube video […]

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