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#1 Offline Kahi

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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 02:26 PM

For those who don't know, the cast of The Three Virtues, including myself, has been working on a Minecraft machinima based off the first year in BIONICLE called BioCraft Chronicles. We've been working on it for over a year now, and have now entered post production on the movie. We hope to release it very soon.

To film the movie, however, we had to build the entire island of Mata Nui within Minecraft. Each of the Koros, as well as some other iconic elements such as the Nui Rama hive, Mt. Mangaia, the Great Telescope and more were painstakingly recreated as much as the boundaries of Minecraft would let us at the time.

While we do plan to open up the map in a hosted server after the movie is done, we also decided that it was high time to show off our creation, and thus have created high quality wallpapers of several iconic locations. We imported the map into a computer program that used path tracing to render out parts of the map in a higher quality than a normal screenshot would give.

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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 02:28 PM

Looks great, Kahi! My personal favorite of these is Ga-Koro! The island also looks great!You should mention how these nearly fried your computer :PPosted Image
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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 02:30 PM

Looks nice indeed. Mind if I ask which program you used for the renders?
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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 02:44 PM

Everything looks spectacular! Can't wait to see the finished product. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.png
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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 02:57 PM

This is fantastic. Po- and Ta-Koro look simply amazing. I can't wait to see the film!
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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 04:48 PM

That's fantastic.I am PUMPEDEDIT: Do I see some chunk errors on po-koro?

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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 06:19 PM

Glad to finally release this to the public, and that people seem to be enjoying it. I personally love these; my favorite would have to be Ga-Koro. It looks quite amazing.Really appreciate all the work you did for this, Kahi.-Mesonak
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Posted Jul 26 2012 - 11:33 AM

When the map is released... BZPRPG Minecraft anyone?Anyway, nice job on... Minecraftinizing(?) Mata Nui! I can't wait to see the movie! =D
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 02:49 AM

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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 06:50 AM

This is magnificent. Really magnificent. Any chance of the map for single player?
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 08:06 AM

This is magnificent. Really magnificent. Any chance of the map for single player?

Yep, we will be releasing a single player map as well as an adventure map with it's own story once the movie's been released :)

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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 08:29 AM

This is simply beautiful. So much detail... even the cartography is a masterpeice.
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 11:50 AM

Wow, I had no idea you guys built all of Mata Nui, that just looks awesome. I can't wait to see the movie and explore the map! The Mata Nui Island is my new iPod wallpaper. :D
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 06:40 PM

This is...wow.Will a download of the map ever be made available?
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 09:53 PM

This is...wow.Will a download of the map ever be made available?

Yeah. As has been said, after the movie's release, we're going to put up a server for one month to let people tour the island and check out all the sights, and maybe have some other things going on. After that runs for a few weeks, though, we're going to release the map for download to the public.-Mesonak

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Posted Jul 28 2012 - 12:13 AM

This is...wow.Will a download of the map ever be made available?

Yeah. As has been said, after the movie's release, we're going to put up a server for one month to let people tour the island and check out all the sights, and maybe have some other things going on. After that runs for a few weeks, though, we're going to release the map for download to the public.-Mesonak

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Posted Jul 28 2012 - 03:15 PM

Psyched for the movie! I hope everything works out just fine.I will patiently wait for when that map goes public. Been meaning to give my new Toa Faybos skin a try.
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Posted Jul 28 2012 - 11:28 PM

Just came across this, and the world looks AMAZING. Lots of great work was put into this! The movie should be great too! Can;t wait till we can all try it out ;)
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Posted Aug 03 2012 - 09:07 AM

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Posted Aug 03 2012 - 10:29 PM

Whoa. You must have put a lot of work on this. Byte, you should remove one layer on the kaukau waterfall's top.

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Posted Aug 04 2012 - 11:41 PM

Well, I am glad I decided to peek into GA. This is some really spectacular work you guys have done here - the level of detail is amazing, and like everyone else I can't wait to get a chance to explore it myself.
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Posted Aug 06 2012 - 07:29 PM

Alright, this is one of the few BIONICLE projects I am keeping my eyes on. It looks fantastic, the island looks professionally created, as do the Koros. I would be even more excited about this if I had Minecraft.
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Posted Aug 07 2012 - 09:05 PM

Wow, this is amazing! I especially like Le and Onu-Koro. I would never be able to make anything even close to this. (Because I don't have the dedication, and I only have the mobile version of Minecraft. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/tounge2.gif)
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Posted Aug 08 2012 - 08:58 AM

Impressive it looks awesome, I can't imagine how long it took to make some of that necause of how detailes it is! So after you guys make the movie and finish the island, are ya'll going to make Metru Nui :P?

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Posted Aug 10 2012 - 02:31 PM

This is sweet! Can't wait to explore the island once the map is released!
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Posted Aug 10 2012 - 04:37 PM

Looks nice indeed. Mind if I ask which program you used for the renders?

I believe they are actual minecraft screenshots using the GLSL shader moderator with Sonic's Unbelievable Shaders configuration.

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Posted Aug 11 2012 - 04:21 PM

That is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.... I'll tell you that!
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Posted Aug 14 2012 - 03:56 PM

This is so impressive! I can't wait to see the final product in action!
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Posted Aug 15 2012 - 02:49 AM

So, are we able to access Makuta's lair?

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Posted Aug 16 2012 - 08:34 AM

I was considering making something like this, but now it looks like I won't need to. Will the server be accesible if you can only play the game offline?
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Posted Aug 18 2012 - 06:09 PM

Awesome! probably going to use the Le-koro one ! :)Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Ta-koro inside the volcano ? :dozingoff:
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Posted Aug 18 2012 - 07:09 PM

So, are we able to access Makuta's lair?

Yes.

I was considering making something like this, but now it looks like I won't need to. Will the server be accesible if you can only play the game offline?

No. There's still the offline map though.

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Posted Aug 19 2012 - 07:28 AM

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Ta-koro inside the volcano ? :dozingoff:

If I'm not mistaken, Ta-Koro is surrounded and built on lava and it does have mountain-like stone walls around it, but it is not an actual volcano. The one you're probably thinking of is Mt. Mangaia, which is a different location in and of itself.

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Posted Aug 19 2012 - 11:25 AM

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't Ta-koro inside the volcano ? :dozingoff:

If I'm not mistaken, Ta-Koro is surrounded and built on lava and it does have mountain-like stone walls around it, but it is not an actual volcano. The one you're probably thinking of is Mt. Mangaia, which is a different location in and of itself.

I always thought that it was inside Mt. Mangaia :huh:

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Posted Aug 20 2012 - 08:51 AM

wow, the island is my favorite, mostly because its the first one I ever saw accomplished. le-koro also looks pretty cool. props to you!
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Posted Aug 23 2012 - 02:51 AM

This is simply amazing. Really it is. I can't wait until you release the maps! Also I noticed that Le-Koro isn't using the jungle textured trees. Did you make it before the that update came out? It'd be cool if you could convert the trees to that texture :P if not thats cool.ALso I was thinking, there is a moderator so you can put your own NPCs. TechniPack I think? I might be wrong with the name. Anywho, it would be awesome if you could use that so that we could have actual Matoran and Turaga!
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Posted Aug 23 2012 - 08:21 AM

Wow. I've never played MineCraft, never really been interested in it. But this... this would be awesome to explore. Is it to scale?

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Posted Aug 23 2012 - 08:40 AM

This is simply amazing. Really it is. I can't wait until you release the maps! Also I noticed that Le-Koro isn't using the jungle textured trees. Did you make it before the that update came out? It'd be cool if you could convert the trees to that texture :P if not thats cool.ALso I was thinking, there is a moderator so you can put your own NPCs. TechniPack I think? I might be wrong with the name. Anywho, it would be awesome if you could use that so that we could have actual Matoran and Turaga!

We made the actual Koros separate by themselves before compiling them all onto the map when we first started filming, which was last year, so yes, the Jungle biome was not implemented ingame at that time. We might be changing the biome data for that area for the server, but that really just depends on Var because he has the actual map data while I just have a copy of it for rendering purposes.The NPC idea has been bounced around here and again. I can't confirm anything about them, though. At this point, we're more focused on editing/post-production than the actual server map to be quite honest. Once we're done with that, then we can focus more about what we're going to have in the server. But the wait shouldn't (hopefully) take too long so don't worry.

Wow. I've never played MineCraft, never really been interested in it. But this... this would be awesome to explore. Is it to scale?

I wouldn't say it's exactly to scale, no; BIONICLE was never that exact when it came to measurements. However, it is really, really big, if that's what you're wondering. Having never been on the island of Mata Nui myself, I can't say much on the ratio, but you should have plenty of time to explore as well as participate in the adventure events we'll be hosting on the server once that is up and running.Thanks for the feedback, everyone. There should be a new wallpaper up soon, and iPhone/Android wallpapers are done and should be up in short while.

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Posted Aug 23 2012 - 09:27 AM

This is simply amazing. Really it is. I can't wait until you release the maps! Also I noticed that Le-Koro isn't using the jungle textured trees. Did you make it before the that update came out? It'd be cool if you could convert the trees to that texture :P if not thats cool.ALso I was thinking, there is a moderator so you can put your own NPCs. TechniPack I think? I might be wrong with the name. Anywho, it would be awesome if you could use that so that we could have actual Matoran and Turaga!

We made the actual Koros separate by themselves before compiling them all onto the map when we first started filming, which was last year, so yes, the Jungle biome was not implemented ingame at that time. We might be changing the biome data for that area for the server, but that really just depends on Var because he has the actual map data while I just have a copy of it for rendering purposes.The NPC idea has been bounced around here and again. I can't confirm anything about them, though. At this point, we're more focused on editing/post-production than the actual server map to be quite honest. Once we're done with that, then we can focus more about what we're going to have in the server. But the wait shouldn't (hopefully) take too long so don't worry.

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Posted Aug 23 2012 - 10:02 AM

Good to hear you guys will be making the map available for download. Gonna be very cool.Interested in the movie too as this is the first I've heard.
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