3D Game App Texture and Graphics Design to Improve and Upgrade Minecraft’s Look and Feel

When the popular video game Minecraft was released it quickly became clear that the low resolution pixelated look of the game could be improved by replacing the 16x16px low resolution graphics asset files within the Java archive. Since my son liked to play the game we figured it might be a fun and educational project to design our own look for the game by creating our own high resolution 128x128px textures and graphics to replace the original graphics in the game. This could also serve as an example of DreamLight’s 3D game app texture and graphics design capabilities for everything from online games to mobile apps.

We created new high resolution 128x128px textures and graphics for all the blocks and items throughout the game. We used Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom graphics tablet to paint and draw most of the textures by hand. We also used customized filters in Filter Forge to generate various texture elements that we could incorporate. We even created our own custom Filter Forge filters from scratch to generate some of the more complex animated textures we needed for fire, lava and water: DLI_FireFlow, DLI_LavaFlow, and DLI_WaterFlow.

As minecraft was updated through the various versions they made it even easier to re-skin the game by loading a self contained resource pack that contained all the necessary textures and graphic assets for the game. So we packaged all the textures and graphics that we created into what became the Sensei & Son HD128 Minecraft Texture Pack which you may download and install into Minecraft to see how we completely redesigned and upgraded the look and feel of the 3D real-time game.

Sensei & Son HD128 Minecraft Texture Pack

DreamLight Can Create 3D Game App Texture and Graphics Design for Your Games and Mobile Apps

Whether you need 2D graphics assets or 3D textures for your game or mobile app, DreamLight can work closely with your engineering and marketing teams to create a look and feel that will elevate your product to a whole new level.

Contact us for more information about 3D Game App Texture and Graphics Design or to explore your specific needs.

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  • Project Type: 3D Game App Texture and Graphics Design
  • Skills and Software Used: 2D Painting: Adobe Photoshop, 2D Drawing: Adobe Illustrator, 2D Texture Creation: Filter Forge, 3D Texture Testing: Minecraft
  • Client: Educational & Promotional
  • Website: http://DreamLight.com/minecraft/