Mineways lets you export your Minecraft creations into files you can use for making images, movies, or 3D prints. It is a free, open-source program for exporting your Minecraft models for 3D printing on your own printer or through a service such as Shapeways or Sculpteo, viewing on the web through Sketchfab, and rendering with Blender, 3DS MAX, Maya, Cinema 4D, or other rendering system.
What's next? Go to the quickstart page.
Among other packages, you can export models for use in:
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.