Download Mineways 6.08 for Windows (works with 1.13 and earlier) or download Mineways 5.10 for Mac (deprecated; works only with 1.12.2 and earlier). See this section for how to run the newest Windows version on the Mac or Linux.
Mineways lets you export your creations from the Minecraft Java Edition into files you can use for making images, movies, or 3D prints. It is a free, open-source program. You can create 3D prints on your own 3D printer or through a service such as Shapeways or Sculpteo, view your model on the web through Sketchfab, or render with Blender, Cinema 4D (make sure you have a newer version), 3DS MAX, Maya, or other rendering system.
Problems running? MSVCR140.DLL missing or VCRUNTIME140.dll not found? Cinema 4D model have a strange, radial texture? See the troubleshooting guides for Windows, Mac, Linux, or consult the general guide, or use the search engine below.
Have a different version of Minecraft than the Java edition? You may be able to convert your world to be readable by Minecraft.
Among other packages, you can export models for use in:
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Rendered with Blender
3D printed at Shapeways
Shared on Sketchfab (click it!)
If you're wondering, Mineways is a hobby of mine, I don't make money on it (just the opposite). In this podcast I talk about why I made it. Short version: for fun! My payoff is seeing what people do with Mineways, so please do send me pictures of 3D prints or renders or movies you make.
Kids like Mineways, too. We've done 2-hour workshops about 3D printing at Parts & Crafts in Somerville, Mass. - here are the presentation slides. I've also presented at Minecon 2016; here's my report, slides, and talk.
BTW, secret tip: click at the top of this page on the teapot and you'll cycle through all Mineways documentation pages.