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Minecraft.Print()

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Minecraft is a video game focused on creativity and building. Players build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world�everything from a hut, to a train station, to a fully functional computer. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? Minecraft.Print() is our attempt to do so by creating a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D printers. A Minecraft player defines a 3D space to be printed, after which the software extracts the object, structure, or other creation from the virtual space and creates 3D-printable version. Minecraft.Print() takes advantage of the basic CAD functions of the game, thus allowing 14,000,000 (and counting) players to experience 3D modeling and printing�an area previously limited to those with more specific technical backgrounds.

Minecraft is a video game focused on creativity and building. Players build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world�everything from a hut, to a train station, to a fully functional computer. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? Minecraft.Print() is our attempt to do so by creating a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D printers. A Minecraft player defines a 3D space to be printed, after which the software extracts the object, structure, or other creation from the virtual space and creates 3D-printable version. Minecraft.Print() takes advantage of the basic CAD functions of the game, thus allowing 14,000,000 (and counting) players to experience 3D modeling and printing�an area previously limited to those with more specific technical backgrounds.