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Spring Minecraft: Block and Item Design

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Ages 8-12 · Co-Ed
MakerKids 2451 Bloor St W TorontoONCanada  M6S 1P7
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Ages 8-12 · Co-Ed
MakerKids 2451 Bloor St W TorontoONCanada  M6S 1P7

Spring Minecraft: Block and Item Design

Apr 11 - Jun 13 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM - 7:55 PM

Ages 8-12

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C$339.00

Meeting Dates

From Apr 11, 2017 to Jun 13, 2017

Each Tuesday from 06:00 PM to 07:55 PM

About This Activity

10 x 2 hour classes every week. For some people, an open sandbox world composed of over 500 different blocks, items and entities is not enough to express their own creative vision. Thousands of resource packs and mods (videogame modifications) have been created for Minecraft by the Minecraft community. They range from small changes in game behaviour (e.g. gravity affects cobblestone like gravel) to introducing brand new items, creatures, and dimensions. In this course students are first shown what makes things in Minecraft look and sound the way they do. They’ll learn how to change the color and shape of items using image editing software and will have the chance to experiment with making the game look the way they want it to. After doing the same with the sounds and music in the game, Java, the programming language used to write Minecraft, is introduced. We’ll explore within the decompiled application’s files and folders making small changes to the code here and there to gain an understanding of how all of the rules and assets work together to make a full video game. After manually creating test mods touching on several of the different components of the game, 3rd party programs are utilized to enhance and simplify the mod making process to allow students to focus on creativity. Students can make their own armour or weapons, think up brand new blocks and crafting recipes, and modify the looks and behaviour of some of the existing creatures found in the game. Learn to recode parts of Minecraft itself to truly realize your own creative vision. New and returning Makers are welcome! Program topics: Java Programming Language Compiling Programs vs Binaries Minecraft internal program structure Assets (blocks, items, and entities) Properties (Names, IDs, and Data Values) Functions 3d Models, textures, and sounds 3rd Party GUI tools

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