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Space Station-minecraft Style
Topic Started: Sep 24 2017, 06:20 AM (206 Views)
Neco the Nightwraith
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So... Since I don't have any fancy graphics programs or anything to design my own space station, I'm using what I have- Minecraft, lol. Though a MUCH more simplistic "design" medium, I think I can make it work as I get better at graphing the designs.

It does have its limits, but I literally just saw a gigantic spaceship somebody designed (it took them 3 YEARS) and it was amazing, so I figured I would learn how to do that myself.

The problem I've found is getting the scale correct in-game, so I'm starting with what is probably a very small station design. I've got the first section of core and the spokes of the "wheel", but have not started designing the habitat ring yet. I'm still trying to decide how long to make the "spokes".

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It's an interesting start. let us know how it progresses.
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I'm always fascinated by people being able to persuade software to do things that its authors obviously never thought of.
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I added "airlocks", and another section to the spokes. The passages ways in the spokes fit one person and allow transit up, down and out from the core section. I'm trying to decide if that's what I want, but for now, it's good enough. I'm going to be finding a page of graph paper, as I need to work out how to design a spherical shape (the ring) out of cubes.
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Here's a guide to constructing circles and spheres. Might it help?
http://www.dummies.com/programming/program...s-in-minecraft/
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Ah, thank you! That should be very helpful. :smile2

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Damn. There's a flaw in my design. I failed to take into account the orientation of the decks in the habitat ring.

Then again, as I cannot alter the gravity in Minecraft, or set the station to spinning, or myriads of other things that a space station should have or take into account, it matters little anyway.
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It might be easier to construct if you used hexagons instead of cubes. Hexagons can sort themselves into a ring. Lace makers love hexagons. But they are usually working on 2 dimensional objects.

It's fun to watch your idea grow.
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lynxlacelady,Oct 4 2017
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It might be easier to construct if you used hexagons instead of cubes. Hexagons can sort themselves into a ring. Lace makers love hexagons. But they are usually working on 2 dimensional objects.

It's fun to watch your idea grow.

Minecraft is a fairly old game, and it deliberately mimics the styling of even older (8-bit) games. Everything is squares/cubes in the game, up to and including the Sun itself, with oh, say, 16-bit era texturing. There ARE no other shapes to use! The trick, therefore, is how to align the square building blocks you are given to achieve the best approximation possible of other shapes.
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