MCPainter 1.1.0

MCPainter - skin, statues, pixelart, images!

  1. SB_prime
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.13
    Source Code:

    MCPainter is a simple plugin that allows the players to import 2d and 3d graphics into the minecraft. It is capable to load images from the web, and construct images using blocks. So basically it automatically creates pixel art of you favorite graphics (or maybe your own photo?). Regarding 3d features, the plugin allows you to create one of the minecraft blocks (or items), and to create a statue of a player (finally no more long hours spent on creating and maintaining the hall of fame!). Since almost all the features can lag the server the admins can configure the maximum size of the image that the player can draw (see: Permissions).

    To install the plugin simply follow those steps:
    1. to enable blocks logging and blocks access control download BlocksHub (since 1.0RC-3)
    2. download MCPainter
    3. copy the MCPainter.jar file into plugins directory
    4. copy the data and plette directory plugins/MCPainter/ (you need to create the MCPainter directory manually or restart your server)
    5. copy the 1.8.jar file into the plugins/MCPainter/mods directory.
    6. restart your server (reload should also work)
    Check GitHub GitHub

    Plugin not initialized (nothing is drawing)
    You probably did not install MCPainter correctly. You need to get the full minecraft resource file (the game file). To get this file follow those simple steps:

    For 1.0 RC1 : 1. download and start the original minecraft launcher 1. login and let the game download resources for minecraft 1.13.x (if you did not do that earlier) 1. goto to your minecraft folder

    • on Linux go to ~/.minecraft/
    • on Windows go to %appdata%.minecraft
    • on MaxOs go to "~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • go to versions/1.6.4
    • locate the 1.13.jar file (or other 1.13.x.jar if you are running a different version)
    • copy the file into /plugins/MCPainter/mods (or any other mods folder you have set up in the config file)
    Custom blocks palette and texture packs
    The admin can configure what blocks can by used by the plugin to draw the images (see: Configuration and Palettes). When the plugin starts it goes over all the defined blocks and calculates its mean color. This color is then used to decide witch block should by used to draw a certain pixel of the image. To calculate the mean color the plugin uses the default minecraft blocks texture files, but if your server requires a texture pack you can specify other files for it to use (including HD textures).

    Mods support (since 1.0-RC1)
    MCPainter has support for blocks that are available in mod packs. You can simply use blocks from the mods as "color blocks" for the block palette. You can also draw blocks (and mobs) from those mods if you have a file that contains drawing instructions for those blocks.

    Custom blocks and statues (since 1.0-RC1)
    Tired of simple minecraft blocks? or you want to design your own block statue? the block you need is not available in MCPainter? or you are using a mod that's not yet supported? Now you can design custom blocks and statues by yourself! All you need to do is provide drawing instructions for MCPainter. Check the mods and new blocks section for more information.

    Custom palettes
    Since version 1.0-RC3 server owners can define custom palettes that users can chose to use when drawing models.

    For details check here

    Drawing 2d images
    The plugin allows users to draw images directly from the web in to the minecraft world or to the map. Before drawing the image it can by resized and cropped.

    Minecraft blocks and items
    Minecraft blocks in Minecraft, why not? By using this feature you can draw practically any block that exists in the vanila minecraft. You can use those blocks for decoration, or you can build a larger version of you home.

    Player statues
    Tired of creating statues of yourself? statues in the hall of fame? constantly redoing theme when players decide to change their skin? This plugin will do this for you. With one simple command you can draw a statue of yourself or any other player.

    Mob statues (since 1.0-RC1)
    Want to add a giant chicken to your sanctuary? Now you can do this using one command! MCPainter allows you to draw statues of mobs that are available in the game.

    3D Voxel models (since 1.0-RC5)
    New awsome feature! MCPainter allows you to render absolutely any 3D model you can imagine! Want a giant statue of liberty? a space ship? or mayby a whole? Now you can achieve it in 3 simple steps! Get a model you want to render (create it, download it, buy it!), upload it to the server and render it! A 3d voxel based model will by build on your map. MCPainter supports Wavefront OBJ 3d model files and a wide range of texture files.

    Sample images

    Commands page

    Configuration page

    Mods and new blocks (since 1.0-RC1)
    Mods and blocks page, Drawing instructions

    Permissions page

    Check Block Placer & Lags for more info.

    Optional dependencies:

    • WorldEdit - Used to provide access to: region selection and editing session (WorldEdit's //Undo and //Redo commands).
    • Vault - Used to provide access for permissions and economy,
    • BlocksHub - block login and blocks access control
    Programmer: "an organism that turns caffeine and pizza into software".

    If you like you can buy me a pizza ;)


    This plugin uses MCStats to gather statistics. It gathers only the standard stats gathered for most of MCStat's enabled plugins (for example: OS, Java version, CPU, country, plugin and server version). For details what exactly is gathered click on the graph below. To disable the stats you need to disable stats gathering for MCStats (set opt-out to true in plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml). This disables all the stats gathering for all plugins that use the default MCStats.

    Thank you for using this plugin.


Recent Reviews

  1. agentguy12345
    Version: 1.1.0
    Not another plugin that does the job like it, great for custom paintings and posters. Please 1.15 support, my players love your plugin. :)
  2. TommyGC
    Version: 1.1.0
    Very good plugin. How can I create maps bigger than 128x128 in more blocks like 2x2 blocks with 256x256 png file?
    1. SB_prime
      Author's Response
      Select an area and use the HD Image command.
  3. MrPowerGamerBR
    Version: 1.1.0
    The new update works fine in Minecraft 1.13.

    Awesome plugin, very useful for decorations and to make your server more awesome!
  4. Swede
    Version: 1.0.0
    For those of you wondering, this plugin still works on 1.12.2. I haven't tried any of the statues or 3D options, but the picture rendering is absolutely amazing and just a little bit too addictive...
  5. davewolax
    Version: 1.0.0
    Excellent plugin! works as intended. just drag and drop to your plugins folder and it works like a charm. I really like this plugin because I don't need to do any other things like creating a folder or configuring the config files. it just works out of the box like magic. never seen a great plugin like this. well coded and optimized and it gets weekly updates I really like the updates. they recently added update for 1.12 it also can make statue of mobs and player or even items like Chests! its amazing how this plugin works very fast and great. it also works with FAWE (Fast Async Worldedit) that does it so quickly with a blink of an eye. I get no errors in console whatsoever and everything works perfect! couldn't recommend it any better. its a must have plugin! I wish it was paid plugin I would pay $90 for this great plugin so good! worth every penny. thank you for making this amazing plugin I love it! the support also is great the developer actively responds to inquiries and problems. even if you give low rating, he doesn't care he has a big heart and he spends his precious time helping to fix bugs and issues. however, I did not find any particular issue with this plugin. I'm very happy this plugin exist! there should be more great developers like this guy I vouch for him! he is the best person in the community and does it very well. I dont know why he hasn't been hired by Mojang at this point, guess mojang is missing out! such a great developer I can't thank him enough for this. I love you man! you're awesome. thank you
  6. krashing
    Version: 1.0.0
    awesome plugin, definitely the best in its category! didn't work for me at the start but after reinstalling it carefully it worked.
  7. MrPowerGamerBR
    Version: 1.0.0
    MCPainter is a unique plugin, made by @SB_prime.

    While it seems it doesn't do too much, if you are creative you can do amazing and huge things, those things that your players "wow" when they see it.

    Yeah, it isn't updated anymore, because it doesn't need more updates, it is already feature complete.

    Thanks for @SB_prime for creating this amazing plugin.
    1. SB_prime
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the kind words. I would love to see what did you manage dot do with it :D
  8. StrangeOne101
    Version: 1.0.0
    Amazing plugin! Does exactly what it should do, and well, so nice job! :D

    A few suggestions: Maybe add an upscale command that allows you to convert a small WE selected region into big blocks? That would be neat. It would also be good if all the 1.8 data (apart from the jar) was pre-generated as well. Apart from that, amazing job. Really like your plugin! :)
  9. Ranzer_
    Version: 1.0.0
    Images doesn't show up, and when I try to it's just saying drawing image done and doesn't the image doesn't show. Update the plugin and I'll say if it's working. I'm using 1.8.8 btw
    1. SB_prime
      Author's Response
      The Plugin works just fine IF you install it correctly. Apparently you did not follow the installation instruction. That was your first mistake the second one was giving a rating before sking for support
  10. TNTUP
    Version: 1.0.0
    Awesome ressource, why it doesn't load out the 1.8 new layer player skins or I missed that feature?
    1. SB_prime
      Author's Response
      The player statue was never updated to 1.8 format