How would I go about converting a Minecraft world into a Google SketchUp map? I know how to do it SketchUp to MC world but not MC world to SketchUp.

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Google Sketchup can import data in the following formats:

  • SketchUp (.skp).
  • Google Earth terrain.
  • 3DS (.3ds).
  • DEM (.dem, .ddf)

I've done a bit of research and there are plenty of 3DS resources of Minecraft elements freely available, so creating a Minecraft landscape in Sketchup should be possible.

It looks like in order to import a Minecraft world into Sketchup you'll need to go via another program though. j-mc-2-obj generates OBJ models from Minecraft worlds. These obj models can then be imported into another program like 3DS max, and then exported again as a .3ds file.

I can't verify this method, as I don't have the appropriate software to hand, but it looks like it should be possible.

  • 1
    To convert the file you could also use Blender3D which is free ;)
    – Lars
    May 6, 2014 at 10:48
  • I used jmc2obj and Blender to export it to COLLADA (.dae) and it worked perfectly with SketchUp Make 2017. Just make sure to check the Optimize Model box in the first tool.
    – Joseph
    May 29, 2018 at 0:24

At the moment i don't believe anyone has implemented a way of doing this.

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    – MBraedley
    May 6, 2014 at 1:46
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    @MBraedley "no" is an answer too.
    – kotekzot
    May 6, 2014 at 9:39

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