Stunning Minecraft Cityscapes

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Stunning Minecraft Cityscapes
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Feast your eyes on this set of absolutely stunning cityscapes created in Minecraft by a user named Rikkuness. I've stared at them for several minutes and my eyes just can't believe they aren't photos of the real world. These are easily the most beautiful things I've ever seen built with blocks.

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Those are stunning!

Just one more block and I swear I'll stop.

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Um, Wow.

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Those look interesting, but I can't quite tell - are they using three blocks or four blocs for open vertical space in building storeys?

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I cout 4 i 2d picture, Sam.

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Hmm... I think you're right. However, it looks like one of those blocks makes up the floor plate, leaving only three blocks of actual floor space. Looking at it, there's one block for floor plate, then one block for window lip, two blocks for glass and the next block actually belonds to the next floor and is another floor plate. So that's a floor plate every four blocks, with three blocks of vertical space.

This is a completely idle, pointless question of mine, by the way, but I'm trying to correlate this city with my building from a long time ago. In it, I found three blocks to be too low a ceiling, so I made every floor with four blocks of vertical space. You have a floor plate, then four blocks of open space, then another floor plate, so the ceilings everywhere are roughly twice the height of the character. It's not entirely realistic - we don't have 12-feet ceilings in our buildings, but for some reason three just makes me feel claustrophobic.

Also completely unrelated: I'd love to see that city at night. I wonder how they illuminate those buildings. I found it's pretty hard to keep a good light level with torches and you still end up scattering them all over the floor.

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Someoe suggested tere is a "shaders" plugin for te lighting.

Amazing, looks like your using a shaders mod. The sun-set one (top) is the best in my opinion followed by the 3rd thru the 6th. 3rd one reminded my of Baltimore alittle. Again great job.

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There are probably thousands of texture mods for Minecraft by this point. I wouldn't be surprised if a Shader mod existed. It looks a lot better than my Minecraft does. It doesn't look like it came from 1994, at the very least.

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There are several shader mods, many create realistic water, dynamic lighting with real time shadows, and swaying vegetation. It can make Minecraft's interesting landscapes look positively amazing.