Amethod to quickly create real-world locations in the Minecraft game world was developed by Reddit user Kevin JNguy01. He posted his work on the forum on November 29. According to the author, it uses data from the Google Earth service, which contains virtual models of some major cities and landmarks.
After extracting the templates, he edited them in the free Blender editor and saved them in .obj format. Then, using his own program that converts textures and polygons into blocks of the desired color, he transfers the objects to the game world. To reduce the massive weight of 3D objects, Kevin reduces the amount of detail.
However, even with reduced quality, screenshots of landmarks look quite recognizable. Moreover, it takes about 10 minutes to create such an object. The author notes that he spent about 5 minutes on each of them to recreate New York and London. The presence of this tool will greatly simplify the life of the creators of game worlds in Minecraft.
Unfortunately, the author cannot yet publish his program in the public domain, as this violates the rules for using Google Earth maps. At the moment, he is thinking about alternative options for its distribution.