Mineways lets you export your creations from the Minecraft: Java Edition into 3D files you can use for making images, movies, or 3D prints. Using a Bedrock Edition of Minecraft? You can convert your world so that Mineways can read it.
Quick start: Download and unzip the files somewhere, double-click mineways.exe, and watch a minute of this video (then this and this for advanced tips), or go to the quickstart page for written instructions. Look at the main documentation page for detailed information about all features and options. To run Mineways on Mac or Linux see these instructions.
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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 your export with Blender, Cinema 4D, 3DS MAX, Maya, or other rendering system. Click these links or the icons below for package-specific steps.
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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.