MCMap is a tool that creates isometric images of your Minecraft world. It’s considered a map renderer because it takes data from the Minecraft world and converts it into picture format.
After running the MCMap tool, players are presented with wide-scale images that provide a large view of the landscape in your Minecraft world. The term ‘isometric’ view refers to the fact that images are taken from high above the terrain, giving players a birds-eye perspective on whatever they have created.
Some might consider these images to be pixel art, and in any case, it’s a great way to show friends what you’re making in Minecraft. Images are taken at a number of different detail levels. You can take a shot of your entire Minecraft world and everything in it, for example. Or, you can focus in on a specific part of the terrain.
The GUI of MCMap is plain but easy to navigate. Technical knowledge of Minecraft helps, although it’s not necessary. However, the type of players who use a tool like MCMap generally have experience working with the technical aspects of Minecraft. For example, modders might want to show off the worlds they’re creating, or server admins might be proud of the work that has been done towards building a massive monument.
Using the GUI, players can do all of the following with the click of a button:
-Take shots of the whole world
-Take shots of a limited area (simply type in the chunk coordinates)
-Choose whether they want to take shots during daytime or night-time
-Take shots of underground details
-Choose the direction of the shot
MCMap also allows players to input command lines to enhance the usefulness of the tool. In fact, the first build of MCMap didn’t have a GUI at all, and players had to use command lines in order to navigate. Today, players can choose to use either commands or the GUI, and detailed instructions about commands can be found in the official MCMap forum thread.
MCMap was originally designed to give server admins to track the history of their server. The tool can be programmed to take pictures every hour or so. This can provide a unique glimpse into the creation of massive structures, and at the very least, it allows you to see what’s going on in any Minecraft world without actually entering the server yourself. An automatic script for this feature can be found in the MCMap forum thread.
If you want to take wide-scale shots of your Minecraft world, then MCMap is one of the fastest and most effective ways to do that. Download MCMap today to start taking pictures of the Minecraft world you’re most proud of.
How to install MCMap for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Find the MCMap download from this forum thread
Step 2) Extract the .zip file to anywhere on your computer
Step 3) Run the .exe file included within
Step 4) The GUI is self-explanatory, but if you want to get more out of MCMap, then you can use a number of different commands, including the ability to take pictures of a server every hour. Check out some of these commands in the official MCMap forum thread.