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How to Build – Chapter 4: Getting Inspiration
Welcome back to the How to Build guide, now with a new, spiffy design. This will talk about where to get inspiration, what to look for with this inspiration, and how to translate that back into Minecraft.
Chapter 4: Getting Inspiration
Welcome back to the How to Build guide! It’s been a few months since the last one, but I’ve tried to make up for the time with an increase in quality. Today we’ll be talking about getting inspiration, which can be a big problem for a lot of people when coming up with builds. If you prefer watching videos, or want a more in-depth guide, there is a video companion right here:
Where to Look
The first thing that we need to talk about when it comes to getting inspiration is where to look for it. There’s almost an infinite amount of places to look if you know how, but to start out, I’ll narrow it down to a few good sources.
Architecture/Room Porn Subreddit
First of all, it’s not actually porn. These subreddits are part of the SFW porn network, which show off cool things in multiple categories. For this, those categories are interior and exterior design. This url combines both subreddits onto one page, where you can see the latest in cool rooms and buildings. If you’ve never been to either before, the top section will have the coolest things.
Quick Link: http://reddit.com/r/architectureporn+roomporn
Google Maps City View
For those who have access to the more recent updates of Chrome, Google Maps have a great feature that allows you to get a 3d overview of certain large cities. If it’s available, a box will show up in the lower left corner of your screen marked “Earth”. When you click on it, you can then change into 3d mode, and fly to a city to find a cool building. The best thing is, once you find one you like, you know where it’s located, so you can look it up to get some more close-up pictures.
Quick Link: https://www.google.com/maps/
The Great Outdoors
Yes, there is a place beyond his computer screen. And it’s actually teeming with inspiration. As long as you don’t live miles away from humanity, inspiration is all around you. You can gather this by specifically looking for details whether it be on a vacation, a commute, or even a walk down the street. If you pay attention, there’s a lot more to everyday than you’d expect.
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