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Exporting in 3D

Watch this video to see a demonstration of 3D exporting in Education Edition in action!

How it Works

Build (or locate) an object you would like to export from Minecraft.

Change your world to creative mode (opening the in-game menu, enabling cheats, and changing your personal game mode to creative), if you are not in creative mode already.

Type this command: “/give @p structure_block 1 0” without the quotation marks to give yourself a Structure Block. Open your inventory to gain access to the Structure Block (“E” key).  Place the Structure Block on the ground near the object you would like to export by holding the Structure Block in your character’s hand, and put it on the ground.

Fill in the numbers in the fields, and watch your structure appear in the larger dark grey area.

When you’re done and everything looks fine, select “Export” to export your structure locally. If you don’t want to save your export locally, press the Cancel button to close the Save window.

If you upload your file to Remix 3D via Paint3D, you may enter a description and add tags.  Press “Upload” when you are ready to share with the world.

You can also use the Mixed Reality viewer (Windows 10) to put creations in the classroom – or anywhere!

Helpful hints

  • When putting data into the 3D export window you can only use positive numbers
  • Put the structure block one level below your creation
  • Share your creations with us by tweeting @playcraftlearn and using #3DMinecraftEdu

Additional Resources

Updated October 9, 2017

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