Minecraft Rigs And Blocks Fan Art

  • July 21, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: davevanos
  • License: CC-0
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If you're a dork like me, then you may enjoy an occasional game of minecraft. And if you also like to do a little blending on the side, then you might enjoy this file. I've also made this available on the official minecraft forums, but I thought maybe there would also be one or two people over here who would get some fun out of this.

All the characters are rigged, light emitting blocks are spitting out the appropriate amount of light, etc. I would also suggest toggling the normals on the textures as that gives everything a really minecraftish blocky feel. you can see a render with normals enabled here:


I have pretty much dropped updating this blend, too busy... The original MC forums thread is here:


Inside you will find additional blends (stairs, slabs, fences, pistons, etc) and last I checked at least one guy had picked up the blend where I left off, merging everything into one and adding new items.


  • blendermanster998 profile picture


    Edited July 21, 2011
  • davevanos profile picture

    I'm pretty sure that the MC textures are not banned from distribution. I say this because the original texture files are freely available for download via minecrafts wiki and forums. I think its a technicality, but I'm almost certain that notch doesn't actually care about people including his textures in their files. In fact there was a source map that used his textures and some people put up a fuss over it, while notch simply shared a link to it because he thought it was nifty.

    I'll also go on to say that I've had this particular file shared on the official minecraft forums(Notch reads this forum regularly) for weeks with no issues, or complaints. Furthermore, there has been a similar, but outdated blend on the official forums since blender was at 2.48 (or 2.49, not sure). The same blend is also on MODDB.

    If the character models are an issue, then there are plenty of blends already on this site with trademarked items, characters and logos that would also need to be removed.

    Having said all that, if a mod thinks it just and fair that I remove the textures from the file, allowing users to link in the textures from their own files, then I'll be more than happy to do so. I'm all for keeping folks happy, but sometimes people just need to take a deep breath and relax. Minecraft isn't run by Apple, they aren't going to sue blendswap for something so entirely trivial.

    Edited July 22, 2011
  • davevanos profile picture

    Yeah that's because the games' new textures use grayscale foilage and grass tiles. The game derives the color for these textures from the files called grasscolor.png and foilagecolor.png. For this blend I just the uv mapped the trees and grass to the grayscale tiles and used the textures/materials options to tint them green. Its not perfect, but it is customizable at least :)

    I was also confused when they started using the greyscale tiles.

    Written July 23, 2011
  • Slitharg profile picture

    Awesome! I love minecraft! (I like blender better)

    Edited July 27, 2011
  • davevanos profile picture

    thanks! the scale isn't quite 1:1. I've been working on a new version (on very very limited free time) which has everything scaled to the correct size (1X1X1 m blocks) and a grid setup for true care free snapping. Either way, on this one the blocks do snap without any gaps and you shouldn't actually have to hold ctrl, just toggle grid snapping. Then again, nothing is perfect and I haven't toyed with this particular blend since I made it, so I might be wrong.

    Written October 03, 2011
  • mofx profile picture

    Super, texture all seem there to me. Not sure what the deal is.

    Edited October 14, 2011
  • davevanos profile picture

    Super, you probably haven't switched the viewport window to textured. It's on solid mode by default.

    Written October 15, 2011
  • PlanetKiller profile picture

    You, good sir, have rendered me speechless. (pun intended) Too bad blender is not powerful enough to create minecraft; yet.

    Edited November 01, 2011
  • YummyAnimations profile picture

    Nice Pun xD RENDERED!

    Written October 26, 2014
  • Dannyryu profile picture

    @annoying bastard your name really represents who you are. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Law-Dummies-John-Ventura/dp/0764558307 its still in stock you should get it, if notch believes this infringes his copyright, he can report but He likely Wont these types of stuff Make you want to play/buy mine craft more, theres many Pirated Copies of mine craft out there does notch care yes, but Is he doing much about it? not really @Dave vanos love it good job ^^

    Edited November 26, 2011
  • Venomau5 profile picture

    is there a reason i only get color during rendering cause in view where i can manipulate i get no color just grey

    Written January 16, 2012
  • Venomau5 profile picture

    wait i fixed it

    Written January 16, 2012
  • JonFreer profile picture

    This is awsome!!!! But could you update it so it has a few more features like fences

    Written January 22, 2012
  • davevanos profile picture

    I've abandoned this blend basically, but I added the mc forums topic link, there is a few more blends in the OP with additional rigs and parts.

    Edited February 03, 2012
  • BlueRsX profile picture

    Hey can you help me? I want to use it, but i havent textures! There are only white models! Pls Help

    Written March 09, 2012
  • andtuts profile picture

    Are you sure that you are on "Textured" mode? You might be on the other, tht I can't remember atm

    Written March 09, 2012
  • AwesomeStudios profile picture

    It's so awesome!!!!

    Edited June 26, 2012
  • SkaterSam200 profile picture

    That's very cool downloading!!

    Edited June 26, 2012
  • SkaterSam200 profile picture

    Whys everything gray :/ (I'm new to blender)

    Edited June 26, 2012
  • Ghast 901 profile picture
    Ghast 901

    you must turn on the texture mod : )

    Written May 22, 2021
  • riggins profile picture

    hey can I use the blocks for the background of an animation Im doing... i already have a model and texture for "steve."

    Edited June 27, 2012
  • DaSergant profile picture

    It is just what I was looking for!Thanks alot! Also a answer to a question alot of people are asking: To see their textures in view mode,be sure you have texture display on aswell.Also if you do see the textures in view mode,but blury,dont worry in render they are all normall.

    Written July 02, 2012
  • blendster profile picture

    the best! but were's the grass

    Written August 02, 2012
  • HKUR profile picture

    Thank you, you help me so much. sorry my inglish (im uruguayan)

    Written September 03, 2012
  • CODZTA2011 profile picture

    legend mate! Ive been wanting to make MC animations for ages and this helps me sooooooo much! all i needed was a rig!

    Written September 07, 2012
  • kzk profile picture

    First off I would like to say wonderful job and thanks so much for this. I am teaching a few younger individuals animation and what better way then to use characters and items from one of there favorite games. I just found this site and and wasn't sure what I would find here to help save me some time and this is far more then I expected. Wonderful job, and thanks again.

    Edited September 25, 2012
  • reality void profile picture
    reality void

    Dude thanks I'll totally credit u plus not everyone who plays mc and blends is a geek. not that i can talk;P

    Written December 11, 2012
  • Orik1 profile picture

    i like it but i'll use my own character model which u can download on blendswap. yes i am a geek and i like it that way!

    Written July 01, 2013
  • BlendEyes profile picture


    Written July 09, 2013
  • ubercow profile picture

    You are allowed to distribute minecraft texture files........................................

    Edited September 20, 2013
  • TowerCG profile picture

    Yes, indeed, I'm sure poifox would let you know of any copy write ;D

    Edited January 24, 2014
  • Carto profile picture

    How do I get it into blender??? PLEASE HELP

    Written March 24, 2014
  • slimsnexus profile picture

    How did you (in the picture) get WOLVERINE's hair to look like that?

    Written May 21, 2014
  • YummyAnimations profile picture

    DUDE! Its FAN ART! He Accepted that he used MC Textures.

    Written October 26, 2014
  • YummyAnimations profile picture


    Written October 26, 2014
  • reidh profile picture

    Somebody, please tell me the appeal of minecraft model scale. It is like if I put soccer ball thread patterns on a cube and called it a minecraft soccer ball.

    Written March 01, 2015
  • Warlax56 profile picture

    I don know if anyone else had this, but Steve, the pig man, and the zombie all had some weird bump stuff going on. I decided I didn't like it so I selected each individually, went to their respective texture, and, under influence, under geometry, turned normal off.

    Written May 28, 2015
  • pwe profile picture

    Hello davevanos, I have read that your model is a fan art, but I want to ask you personal. Can I use it for a animation. Please answer me. thank you, pwe

    Written September 29, 2015
  • Lukili profile picture

    Its cool,but the pig is akward

    Written December 05, 2015
  • PeyPey profile picture

    May I use this for youtube? I will give credit if you want. I would like to use this for thumbnails

    Written November 14, 2016
  • stephencameron profile picture

    Thanks very much. I've used this in some short animations.


    Written March 11, 2017
  • Pepsidog profile picture

    You should rename the objects instead of 'cube'

    Written May 22, 2017
  • nelsoncaramico profile picture


    Written July 04, 2017
  • lowrider17 profile picture

    thanks man pretty cool stuff

    Written September 06, 2017
  • BlackPlasmaStudios profile picture

    Thanks For This Figure davevanos i am use this BPS Animations!

    Written May 25, 2019
  • bownce_playz profile picture

    can I use this in a game IM making and an animation

    Written November 15, 2020
  • bownce_playz profile picture

    can I use this in a game IM making and an animation

    Written November 15, 2020
  • Gavin profile picture

    how do i get the texture ive seen people say use texture mod how do i do that?

    Written February 17, 2022