3D Printing

Feature Requests

It would be great to be able to export to another program like Mineways to be able to 3D print would be beneficial to student learning and understanding 3D relationships such as scaling, area, perimeter.



December 6, 2016 11:02 AM UTC


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Posted By Helpdesk John

December 6, 2016 11:06 AM

Thank you for posting this. I'd also enjoy the ability to export to a 3D Model as a way of using Minecraft as a development environment to make objects in the real world.

Posted By Eric Brewer

December 12, 2016 7:56 PM

There is a program called Mineways that can allow you to export models to 3D Print (and export to 3d modeling software too. ) The industry standard 3D printing file is called and .stl file which most 3d printers can use.

Posted By Helpdesk John

January 19, 2017 10:08 PM

Thank you Eric for your reply. Unfortunately, Mineways is not working for me with the Education Edition. Am I missing a step?

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Posted By Cynthia Duncan

January 2, 2017 4:18 PM

I have had success using MCEdit and Tinkercad to help my students build and understand 3d relationships. My 2nd graders love the minecraft print in tinkercad.

Posted By Amanda Mackereth

February 24, 2017 1:59 PM

I also am looking for this feature. Since Mineways doesn't actually work with the Win 10 or Education version, I'm going to have to try the MCEdit route, but this just seems like a lot of Mickey-Mousing around... I am hoping that Microsoft will just make this happen seamlessly. I heard rumors of it coming, but haven't found anything confirmed.... Anyone know anything?

Posted By Jón Stefánsson

January 28, 2018 2:41 PM

Structure block and export to 3D-paint is working fine for me but I don't have a printer.

Posted By Neel Boone

February 1, 2018 2:21 PM

Typing "/give @s structure_block" gives you the block needed to make a 3D export. Simply place the block near the object you want to export, click left to activate and play with the X/Y/Z size to get your build in range. Press export to get a (. glb) file. I like to use the Mixed Reality Viewer to showcase my build.

To prepare your object for a 3D print you'll need a (. stl) file. Open your exported (. glb) file in the 3D builder of windows 10, and save it as an (. stl) file. Most minecraft exports are way too big for a normal printing bed, so scale it down in 3D builder before converting it to a (. stl). The (. stl) file can be opened in any slice program for any 3D printer. So far I tested 'Simplify3D' and 'Cura' for my prints and they both worked fine.

Posted By Bryan Sanders

February 15, 2018 11:24 PM

I have seen lately some companies using 3D building to make life-sized rooms and homes. Imagine designing it first in Minecraft and then making it IRL . . . .!!!!

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February 21, 2018 9:05 PM


Posted By Grant Kisling

March 13, 2018 3:50 PM

Is the 3D export function limited to 32 by 32 by 32?

In terms of Minecraft creations, this is an incredibly small amount of blocks and doesn't actually let me export student projects in their entirety.

Is there a work-around?

Posted By Vilas Bhagwat

March 15, 2018 2:46 PM

Same question here. It seems that the size of image to be exported is 32 x 32 x 32.

How to export bigger sizes?

Posted By Christian Schirmer

September 5, 2018 11:17 AM

last time i wanted to export i was able to set the height to much more than 32.

bigger sizes can be achieved if you export multiple stiches of the area you want to print and align the exported 3d-models in the 3d-software. thats far from beeing good but it can be done.

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Posted By Paola Lopez Campos

May 18, 2018 1:55 AM

I think you might use 3D Builder to make it bigger.

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Posted By Miquel Sánchez Olmos

April 24, 2018 8:01 PM

Not is possible more now

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