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You Can Now Bring The Real World To Minecraft

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Putting together an impressive Minecraft creation just got a whole lot easier, with a Kinect hack able to transform data captured by the Xbox 360's camera into landscapes in the game.

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Nathan Viniconis has figured out a way to take the depth and colour data Kinect is able to pick up from a 3D space and get Minecraft to work out not only how to recreate the image as a collection of the game's trademark tiles, but even take a stab at getting the right coloured elements to match the colours in the image.

You can read the detailed instructions on how to get it all working at the link below, but for some examples of the hack in action, the gallery to the left should give you an idea of what's possible.

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Illustration for article titled You Can Now Bring The Real World To Minecraft
Illustration for article titled You Can Now Bring The Real World To Minecraft
Illustration for article titled You Can Now Bring The Real World To Minecraft
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There is a high chance, this was not done with Kinect. Since there are already a program that can input JPG images from your PC into block format inside Minecraft.

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