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.

Oracle pulled a fast one on us, newest (Oracle) Java versions have horrible licencing. So either choose 1.8, the last proper version, or chose OpenJDK:
Java 1.8 via
Newest Java via

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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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#282 Alex wrote at 03/23/2020 05:52 PM (EST):
How do i add more meroy to schmatic2blueprint

#283 Klaue wrote at 03/23/2020 05:54 PM (EST):
Edit windows.bat and double the number after Xms and Xmx (starting and maximum memory)

#270 Valareos Draconrouge wrote at 02/26/2020 03:40 AM (EST):
This program is certainly still useable! I did have to increase the memory in the bat file to 1gb and 2gb to get it to load certain files, but load they did (even with the ? issues, which are understandable.)

A technical question, and if you dont remember that is ok as well. To add in new blocks, is there anything other than updating the text file in the jar to include new ID's and add the images to texture area to get it to recognise more recent versions?

#271 Klaue wrote at 02/26/2020 12:41 PM (EST):
I'm afraid so. If I knew back then how much minecraft would still be updated and how long this thingy would be used, I would have made such an easy to update this for dumb blocks.
Hell, if I made it today I'd probably make lots of things differently ;)
Thing is, plenty of blocks change how they look not only according to their ID but according to their data as well. For example, ID 35 is wool, but the data value determines which color.

Anyway, at the bare minimum, you had to edit NameProvider getNameOfBlockOrItem (id x = this text) and ImageProvider getImageByBlockOrItemID (id x = this image) and make an image file. This should work, but only work for one image/block because of how caching works (so no different images for different data) but it would be quite simple. I guess even someone who knows nothing about programming could do it, but it would require you to figure out how to compile/run java from source which isn't that simple (not hard but probably more work than you're willing to put in ;))

#272 Valareos Draconrouge wrote at 02/27/2020 03:29 AM (EST):
pity, but thanks for the info, I may toy around with it and see if I can figure it out.

#273 Klaue wrote at 02/27/2020 08:21 AM (EST):
if you want to play around with it/try it, the stuff that actually interprets the blocks is all in MCShematicTool. It's inside the S2B-jar and its sources should also be, just as a heads up

#274 Valareos Draconrouge wrote at 02/29/2020 01:19 AM (EST):
So looked over everything, and looks like I should be able to upgrade this ti 1.12 compatable easy enough (Hopefully). When done I will send you the files to upload.

After that, Minecraft changed how their block data was stored, and would require a more intense rewrite of the program.

Good thing is, seems that is using 1.12 datasets, so people using that to design then this program to do a layer by layer should be able to use it.

Ill get this up to 1.12 compatable, then have to see where we can go from there

#275 Valareos Draconrouge wrote at 02/29/2020 01:54 AM (EST):
Actually, doing some research, Seems everyone has abandoned the Schematic format entirely and going to the Structure Format, So the latest version this program is relevant for is 1.12 anyway.

As a bonus, Schematics are only ones that support builds larger than 32x32x32 chunks. Structure format using the Mine craft API is limited.

So, ill upgrade this to 1.12, and you can say this program is complete with no further updates needed. As long as your using a Schematic format, it will work (cause 1.13 and higher the schematics format doesn't really exist.

And as long as you are limiting your general world building to 1.12 blocks, you should be able to continue to design, build, and use this program for a layer by layer option.

Ill let you know when its done :)

#267 Yordle wrote at 02/12/2020 08:01 AM (EST):
Hey, somehow the block count tool in Schematic2Blueprint doesn't work for me, when I click it nothing happens

#268 Klaue wrote at 02/12/2020 05:41 PM (EST):
please note that this wasn't updated in 4 years (and I don't plan to, I haven't even started MC since about then) and MC changed quite a bit.

If you give me a proper error message, I could have a quick glance about what went wrong but chances are it won't get fixed. To do that, open a command prompt in the folder the jar is in (make sure no file is selected, hold shift and right click in the folder, not on a file, there should be an entry "open command prompt" or "open power shell" there) and input/copy paste (right click to paste) the following line:
java -Xms256m -Xmx512m -jar Schematic2Blueprint.jar

the program should open. Open a shematic file and open the block counter and there should be an error message in the command prompt

#278 Valareos Draconrouge wrote at 02/29/2020 08:12 PM (EST):
Hey Yordle,

The issue is directly related to the current program only up to date up to 1.9. Anything beyond that, the system does not recognize, and the java errors force the count to fail

This seems to have gone away with the updates I am working on (be patient :P) but schematic file system will still only valid up to 1.12. So, any builds made with blocks from 1.13 or higher will not ever work in this program because the Schematic format is depreciated in favor of the structure format

Schematic format is still more robust, just dont use 1.13 blocks or higher :P

#266 Canjul99 wrote at 11/09/2019 06:58 PM (EST):
Hey, I love the program but it seems to be having trouble opening newer schematics.

Opening some older schematics (but still newer than the last version) gives a message that some ids weren't recognised. The blocks show as "?", but hovering over them gives the id so it's no big deal.

However, newer files just give a flat error and a "could not read file" mesage.

Is this ever going to be updated? I know it's been a while, but it would be amazing to have all the new blocks in there.

#269 Klaue wrote at 02/12/2020 05:46 PM (EST):
Sorry I must have missed that somehow. I'm sorry to say I don't plan to update it - I haven't played MC in years myself, and an update of even one version to the next is hours of work, updating the at least 20 versions since then...

I also put in a few fail saves (like the ?-blocks) so if it doesn't load at all any more, chances are there were some changes to the schematic file format, which would be even more difficult to update

#259 DarkSpeedKiller wrote at 10/22/2019 09:42 PM (EST):
So how do i get the blueprint file.all im getting from exports is a bunch of PNG images which represents the layers. OR a txt file that is actually useless. What i want is from schematic to blueprint but i get useless png/txt.

#260 Klaue wrote at 10/22/2019 09:56 PM (EST):
What are you expecting? A schematic file? Then don't use S2B at all. The PG images ARE the blueprint. If you expect anything but a, well, blueprint, like any proprietary blueprint format, then I'm afraid his isn't for you. I don't even know what you're talking about

#261 DarkSpeedKiller wrote at 10/24/2019 01:45 PM (EST):
Idk if you're a gm/admin/proggamer or whatever.The file and website clearly says schematic to blueprint.But all it does is png and txt.Both are useless and i cant use any of them.Since im using minecolonies it lets me scan and export/import blueprint files.So how am i supposed to make the png/txt files into blueprints in order to put them in my world.Also what do you mean "I don't even know what you're talking about" Are you even playing minecraft and using shecmaitcs in the first place like 1.14+ u cant anymore unless its a blueprint file

#262 Klaue wrote at 10/24/2019 06:05 PM (EST):
Dude, blueprint is a word for schematic drawings. Referring to, you know, actual blueprints on paper. There's no such thing as universal "blueprint files". PDF can be blueprints. EPS can be blueprints, PNG can be blueprints.. If you refer to a specific format, then name that or what program.
Minecraft itself has no blueprint file format (except, well, schematics)
Saying "This doesn't give me blueprints it gives me useless PNG" is like saying "this doesn't give me sound, it gives me useless mp3" about a recording app.

So I suggest you go to minecolonies or what its called and ask them what their blueprints actually are and how to transfer schematic files to their format. Maybe they're just renamed schematic files, I have no idea. But I suggest when you ask them, don't act quite as entitled as you did here.

Whatever you want, this is not the right tool for you. It provides blueprints (as in, schematic drawings so you can rebuild structures on servers by hand) from the very widely used schematic file format -
It does not transform schematic files into a proprietary format of a single mod that didn't even exist the last time a new version of this program was released.

#263 DarkSpeedKiller wrote at 10/25/2019 09:43 AM (EST):
Okay then i guess you have to rename it .Schematic is a format type and blueprint is another format type.So Schematic2blueprint means changing formats.Something that this app doesnt do.CHange it to something else more specific.Bye

#264 Klaue wrote at 10/25/2019 07:42 PM (EST):
Why should I rename anything when I used a word in use for that purpose for hundreds of years just because some mod somewhere uses it differently after I already used it that way?

Maybe you've been just stupid and should own up to it.

#265 PopBop wrote at 11/09/2019 12:01 PM (EST):

#252 cliff wrote at 09/07/2019 01:20 PM (EST):
i'm trying to install the minecraft schematics viewer but it won't unpack correctly, anyone got tips? just a new laptop so don't know what to do...

#253 Klaue wrote at 09/07/2019 06:44 PM (EST):
If you mean another program by "minecraft schematics viewer" I can't help you. If you mean Schematic2Blueprint tho..

What do you mean it won't unpack? I just tried it, it does just fine. do you get an error message (which?) or do you get random files without knowing what to do with them?
if it's the latter, you're probably unpacking too much. The content of the zip you downloaded don't have to be unpacked again, it's a jar (a special kind of zip). You probably don't have java installed. get it from (this is JRE 8, an older version, but oracle decided to fuck every java user over and make wacky licencing stuff for newer java versions, so just get that one)
if you already have java, try running the jarfix-

#257 cliff wrote at 10/06/2019 12:11 PM (EST):
great, it works again, found java again and it succeeded. thx for the help. :)

#258 j.hj.dzj wrote at 10/13/2019 05:06 AM (EST):

#251 Tache wrote at 08/26/2019 06:36 AM (EST):
There's a problem with the count block. With some schematics it doesn't work. When I click on it, nothing happens.

#254 lynkins wrote at 09/09/2019 10:26 PM (EST):
Count Blocks does not work.

#255 lynkins wrote at 09/09/2019 10:28 PM (EST):
Sorry I meant it as a standalone comment. But yes I have had this problem too.

#256 Klaue wrote at 09/10/2019 05:10 PM (EST):
works fine with the ones I tried. Maybe link the schematic with which it doesn't work

#249 arnold wrote at 07/27/2019 01:09 PM (EST):
have any one the Millennium Falcon Flying.schematic? the downloads link dont find it.

#250 Klaue wrote at 07/27/2019 04:27 PM (EST):
Seems mcschematics is no more. Try this:
Seems to be an improved version of the one I used back then - it's by the same guy

#248 arnold wrote at 07/27/2019 01:05 PM (EST):
have any one the Millennium Falcon Flying.schematic? the downloads link dont find it.

#247 Andy westwell wrote at 05/15/2019 03:15 AM (EST):
Love the program as it lets me customise the materials when recreating in Minecraft windows 10 edition but as a suggestion maybe make a mobile/tablet app to read schematics

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