Official Submit Floor Designs (with guide)

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  1. JollyajaX

    JollyajaX Code Monkey/Pixel Pusher Hive Owner

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    Hey Bees!

    It's about time I made a guide so you yourselves can design and submit BlockParty floor designs. The requirements are relatively simple, however I will only accept patterns that I and the other owners approve. Please do not be upset if floor designs are ignored or not added - we don't want 1000's of floors so we have to pick only the best.

    How to design a BlockParty floor

    Designing a floor is actually quite simple. A floor is represented by a 48x48px PNG file. Each pixel = 1 block. The system automatically converts the images into block maps and then those get randomized in color before being placed in the world.

    Due to Minecraft's restrictions, we have to use color matching to pick a block closest to the color we want. However, this means some colors can get lost. For example a light brown might work, but a dark brown might end up being dark gray - due to the color matching.

    Because of this, I have created an image with the exact colors you can use:

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    Simply use this file in Photoshop and color pick the ones you want to use. I would suggest using all colors at least once. Also, here is an example floor. Feel free to Right-Click > Save Image As and open it in Photoshop (or your choice of image creator) as your template.

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    Aww it's so teeeny!
    So, to recap:
    • Floors must be 48px x 48px
    • Floors must be a png
    • Floors must use the colors given in the palette above
    I would like to image that's easy enough to follow!


    How to submit a BlockParty floor
    1. Upload your image to Imgur (https://imgur.com)
    2. Embed your image in this thread as a reply (click the little picture icon)
    3. Post it in this thread and wait for us to see it!

    Hopefully we can see some more awesome floors soon!

    Thanks,
    Matt
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  2. Qcean

    Qcean The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    Tysm Matt, I don't plan on submitting anything for BlockParty but this was very informational ;D <3
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  3. MrDoublel7

    MrDoublel7 The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    woooo finally
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  4. Killkor

    Killkor V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    Revolutionary.
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    Venyu The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    Omg it's a thing
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  6. CallMeAH

    CallMeAH Honey Maker Emerald Member

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    I made such a simple one XD Simple is special :D (Dont hate :D)
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    Boxeh The Bees Knees

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    Woah, it'll be great to see floors made by the community in BlockParty! :)
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  8. Minti

    Minti Mintirator! Moderator

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    Making this was actually quite satisfying :)

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  9. xelaroc

    xelaroc Famous Emerald Member

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    Nice idea, I've been wanting something like this for ages!
    But is it just me or the brown color is missing on the palette ? @JollyajaX
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  10. Killkor

    Killkor V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    I named this one "pipes". I'm really surprised, how good it looks, despite it's simplicity :)

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  11. MrDoublel7

    MrDoublel7 The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    I don't think it matters as they're just using the pallete to know what parts of the floor will have different colours. They'll randomize it afterwards, in game.
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    Ewout The Bees Knees Emerald Member

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    Oh wow, that's very useful actually :D
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    xelaroc Famous Emerald Member

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    I said that because if I use a brown color too close to grey/dark grey, the system won't recognize the color as brown. And if I put some brown just next to some dark grey, the system may think that brown+grey is a whole thing with no difference. You see ?
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    Pandu Talk of the Town

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    PANDAAA!
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    Varsel V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    Rip picture

    [​IMG] I fixed it for you :)
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  16. Pandu

    Pandu Talk of the Town

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    Thank you!
    Also changed it on my one :D
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  17. Kopites

    Kopites The Bees Knees Ultimate Member

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    That's nice!
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    dominofreak95 Talk of the Town Emerald Member

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    And another one :)
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    Amiy Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    I made 3 of them, they don't necessarily have to be accepted, I was happy to take a part in this thingie :)
    Here are my designs!:

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