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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#243 kev wrote at 09/14/2018 03:22 AM (EST):
hi how do you get the programme to run? all i have is a bunch of random files and i cant get the actual programme to run

#244 Klaue wrote at 09/14/2018 11:34 AM (EST):
doubleclick the jar file. If nothing happens, ensure you have java installed. If still nothing happens (or if winrar or something opened instead), get yourself this:
it fixes common problems

#241 Teldra wrote at 08/12/2018 11:57 PM (EST):
It would be really cool if you could somehow manage to get the name of the block to show up when clicked. Overall this is amazing though. Thanks. It's exactly what I was looking for.

#242 Klaue wrote at 08/13/2018 07:39 AM (EST):
it should be in the tooltip when you hover the mouse over it :)

#240 Teldra wrote at 08/12/2018 11:57 PM (EST):
It would be really cool if you could somehow manage to get the name of the block to show up when clicked. Overall this is amazing though. Thanks. It's exactly what I was looking for.

#239 GravityKix wrote at 04/28/2018 07:40 AM (EST):
Can u pls add the blocks meta data when exporting to a text file

#237 Graham wrote at 01/31/2018 05:15 PM (EST):
Hey, I was looking through some of the source code. Would it be possible to merge layers together(bottom to top)? If so, let me know.

#238 klaue wrote at 02/03/2018 08:43 PM (EST):
I'm not sure what you mean with that to be honest. But if you wanna do that, better look in the code of McShematicTool (also on this website), this one is basically a graphical interface for it

#235 Jackson wrote at 09/26/2017 12:15 AM (EST):
My .bat file wont run, it says unable to find javaw file, make sure you typed it correctly

#236 Klaue wrote at 09/27/2017 08:44 AM (EST):
That means you don't have java installed :)

#234 Jackson wrote at 09/26/2017 12:11 AM (EST):
My .bat file wont run, it says unable to find javaw file, make sure you typed it correctly

#232 Vidsify wrote at 08/19/2017 05:48 AM (EST):
Getting a 'Ran out of memory' error. Tried changing the assigned RAM but no luck. Any help?

#233 Klaue wrote at 08/19/2017 09:49 PM (EST):
Not really. Never had that happen to me. The shematic must be huuuuuge

#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 :)

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