Current supported minecraft version: 1.9 - Many thanks to Inostupid Streams for updating it

It'll probably still work with newer or older versions

09/01/2016: Update to 1.9 by Inostupid Streams, thanks
04/18/2013: Update to 1.5.1. Added 30 blocks and 23 Items!
08/27/2012: Update to 1.3.2. Added additional tree types, sandstone types, 10 Blocks and 3 items.
03/11/2012: Update to 1.2.3. Added 2 Items and 2 Blocks. Also added a workaround for the "ShortTag cannot be cast to IntTag"-Error (that is actually a problem with the exporting program, not with S2B)
01/22/2012: Update to final 1.1.0. 20 items and 13 blocks added. Added print functionality, Marker functionality and fixed the memory problem.
11/7/2011: Update to beta 1.8.1 and various bugfixes. 10 items and 22 blocks added.
7/8/2011: Improved the could-not-parse-file error messages
6/28/2011: Added a text export that's compatible with the Builders-Mod



Texture pack support
How to start

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Schematic2Blueprint is a program to slize MineCraft Schematic export files into single planes. Some people like I myself lack the creativity to build something great in MineCraft, but we still enjoy building stuff. With this program, it is possible to take awesome stuff other people made (and released as Schematic files) and generate a blueprint out of them for rebuilding them.
It also supports exports in either PNG images for the single layers or animated GIF files.

It is also usefull for finding hidden stuff in the schematics, for example, the Millennium Falcon (see below) contains a hidden smuggler chamber that most people probably wouldn't even expect.

A great source for such Schematic files is the website

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Texture pack support

Schematic2Blueprint supports MineCraft texture packs of the size 16x16. The process to do this is similar to the normal install process of the texture pack. You have to take the terrain.png and items.png images out of the texturepack, then open the Schematic2Blueprint jar file in an archive program like WinZip, go to the directory /klaue/mcschematictool/ inside it and replace the terrain.png and items.png there with those of the texture pack.

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The Schematic used in the screenshots is "Millennium Falcon Flying.schematic", which is, as the name implies, the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. Megatech rebuilt it inside MineCraft and was nice enough to let people have the schematic of it, downloadable here.

The main GUI:
GUI Schematic2Blueprint

PNG exports:
PNG export of Schematic2Blueprint

Block counter:
Block counter of Schematic2Blueprint

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How to start

You'll need java version 6, but since MineCraft itself needs java, you'll probably allready have it.

If everything works, you can just double-click the bat (windows) or the sh (linux, mac (probably)).

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Schematic2Blueprint (All operating systems - jar) (667 KB, zip)
The source is contained inside the jar file.

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Would be nice if you would drop a link back to me if you put it in another forum or extend it. As for the rest, you're only bound to the licence of JNBT. See the Licence directory in the jar file for the full licence text.

Schematic2Blueprint also uses the GIF encoder from FM Software

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#228 RaJaBa21 wrote at 07/03/2017 08:58 AM (EST):
The block counter doesn't work, can you help me?

#229 Klaue wrote at 07/05/2017 06:02 AM (EST):
what's wrong with it?

#230 Steve wrote at 07/09/2017 04:46 AM (EST):
I can't get 'Count blocks' to work either. When I click on it, nothing happens.

When I go back to the menus after having clicked it, 'Count blocks' is now highlighted as if I'm hovering over it even if I'm not.

Great tool tho, thanks!

#231 Klaue wrote at 07/11/2017 11:31 AM (EST):
just tried, used a random schematic, this one:

works fine for me..

#226 Welchiepoo wrote at 04/10/2017 10:52 AM (EST):
Is there a way to change the default folder when opening the program? Current: "My Documents"
Desired: "F:\DOCS\...\Schematics"

#227 Klaue wrote at 04/11/2017 02:03 AM (EST):
I'm afrai you can't, it takes the default directory of your user. But you can always just put a shortcut to your directory in there :)

#220 Ross wrote at 03/30/2017 02:28 PM (EST):
I'm having a error come up saying "ran out of memory while trying to open schematic" while trying to load a schematic any ideas?

#221 Klaue wrote at 03/30/2017 11:19 PM (EST):
open the windows.bat in a plain text editor (like notepad) and change the -Xmx512m to -Xmx1g to let it use 1 gigabyte instead of just 512 megabytes of your ram. If that is not enough, try -Xmx2g
then save and start it by doubleclicking the windows.bat

#222 Ross wrote at 03/31/2017 12:51 AM (EST):
i tried them all and none worked. if you want you can try it but it's probably going to be the wrong orientation

#223 Klaue wrote at 04/02/2017 07:41 AM (EST):

#224 Ross wrote at 04/02/2017 08:15 AM (EST):
i have multiple versions of the schematics and none of them worked on any of the programs i found

#225 Klaue wrote at 04/03/2017 12:22 AM (EST):
seems to be a problem with the schematics themselfes.
and if the orientation is wrong, just hit the button to turn it around?

#219 Ross wrote at 03/30/2017 01:45 PM (EST):
I'm having a error come up saying "ran out of memory while trying to open schematic" while trying to load a schematic any ideas?

#218 Ross wrote at 03/30/2017 01:44 PM (EST):
I'm having a error come up saying "ran out of memory while trying to open schematic" while trying to load a schematic any ideas?

#216 Emily wrote at 03/12/2017 03:14 PM (EST):
I love this program, but is there ANY WAY to make the images smaller or proportion them? I have a build of 100 layers and I need it down to

#217 Klaue wrote at 03/15/2017 10:04 PM (EST):
Uh.. change the zoom level? Don't really know what you mean :)

#205 Greg wrote at 01/12/2017 08:35 PM (EST):
Whenever I try to open a schematic it tells me it ran out of memory

#206 Klaue wrote at 01/15/2017 12:38 AM (EST):
you must have some massive schematics. just open the windows.bat in text editor and increase the 512 after Xmx to 1024 then

#207 Greg wrote at 01/15/2017 02:47 PM (EST):
Apparently so, the ones i have been trying to open wont even open at 1024.

#208 Klaue wrote at 01/15/2017 07:04 PM (EST):
you do start it doubleclicking the bat, not doubleclicking the jar?

#209 Greg wrote at 02/01/2017 01:06 PM (EST):
I am now, what is the max size I can open. I have one that I'm trying to open and even with it set at 1024 it wont open. According to properties it says the file is 2.41mb. I have gotten it to work with smaller files

#210 Greg wrote at 02/01/2017 01:07 PM (EST):
Sorry it took so long to reply, i didn't get a notification this time

#211 Greg wrote at 02/01/2017 01:17 PM (EST):
Sorry it took so long to reply, i didn't get a notification this time

#212 Greg wrote at 02/01/2017 01:20 PM (EST):
Sorry it took so long to reply, i didn't get a notification this time

#213 Greg wrote at 02/01/2017 05:02 PM (EST):
Sorry it took so long to reply, i didn't get a notification this time

#214 klaue wrote at 02/03/2017 08:03 PM (EST):
There's really no upper limit, you just increase the xmx. frankly, I'm a bit surprised this didn't work, but the schematics are compressed. still, 1GB should work for much. just increase it some more, I mean, common for modern computer is 8GB, so I'm sure you can allocate more than just one :)

#204 AntOfThy wrote at 01/02/2017 08:46 PM (EST):
I was just pointed to this after creating a video on using world edit and schematic2blueprint to build a statue on a survival server.

Ants 024 Survival Statue

I have updated the video text to point to this version.

After a quick test I see that the 1 Sept 2016 version understands the Igneous Rocks, Purpur Blocks, and End Bricks, but does not understand End Rods (displays '?'), or Dragon Heads (shows air).

I have not tested it against Purpur Plants, Skulker Boxes, or Observer Blocks.

#202 Roy Singh wrote at 11/12/2016 11:10 PM (EST):
Hi Friends,

This little program is amazing and I Love It. But it seems even after the latest update there are still Question Marks (?) for Item ID. 198 (End Rod). Could somebody please kindly update it and inform me where to download the Updated Version.

Thank You

#203 Klaue wrote at 11/13/2016 08:42 AM (EST):
there's just me. and I'm sorry but that probably won't happen, I stopped playing MC years ago, without inostupidstreams even this update would have never been

#200 Paul wrote at 10/06/2015 05:05 AM (EST):

After looking at the pictures you have posted to build the Millenium Falcon layer by layer i really want to build it. It looks awesome and much better than most of the videos on youtube. Unfortunately i cannot download the files to print off. I have tried to download java and a zip file programme but i am useless with computers. I was wondering if it was possible for you to email me the pictures please. I have printed off the pic of 15 stages but they are blurry when i zoom in to have a closer look. Many thanks and look forward to your reply, Paul

#201 Klaue wrote at 10/25/2016 01:43 AM (EST):
Sorry Paul, missed that.
I'm afraid I can't really help you there, I lost my account on mcshematics and can't redownload the falcon, and don't have it locally anymore

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