I made a new addon http://sites.google.com/site/mineblend/ to directly import Minecraft saved game data into Blender.
I think it’s high time it’s available for anybody to play with, as I tried some Cycles renders yesterday and the results were incredible.
I hope this thread will act as a feedback thread for improving the script (also feel free to post renders!). For the moment, most of the details are on the google site rather than here in the forum, so please check it out if you’re interested.
Unzip the folder from the 7zip into your blender scripts/addons directory, and then enable in User Preferences (should appear as Minecraft 1.7+ under the Import-Export addons).
I’m receptive to all feedback, suggestions, whether anyone is actually interested in this at all, etc.
Disclaimer: Feature/content wise, the script isn’t yet complete, but I will be making a lot of additions soon and will prioritise these based on what’s most needed.
Anyway, I hope someone finds this useful.
All the best!
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If you have problems, please as a minimum level of info state your Operating System, and in the event of the script halting or crashing, please provide the last several lines of text in the Blender system console after the error (Help > Toggle System Console if not visible).