3D Minecraft Modding: Design Your Own Mods (Age 6-8)

Minecraft design

CAMP OVERVIEW

Language: English

Minecraft is one of the best selling video games of all time, and the ultimate pillar to showcase your creativity with building blocks. Minecraft provides a 3D canvas to create anything you have the resources for in the game, and just by tapping into the code, we now have the additional power to create anything we can imagine. The Minecraft modding class allows students to have full control over their 3D game world.

By teaching students programming and technical concepts behind video game modding, this course empower them with the ability to modify video games. Students will learn to draw 2D images using Pixlr and turn them into 3D objects in Minecraft; and that is just the tip of the iceberg of what they could achieve.

Through modding, each student develops a completely unique world. They will be able to share their unique worlds with others, creating a fun and educational experience.

 

Takeaways

  • Theoretical / Conceptual:
    • Summarize the concept of video game modding
    • Understand the design fundamentals of 3D game programming
  • Technical or Software skills:
    • Manipulate and design objects
    • Importing 2D designs into Minecraft
    • Understand the various components of Minecraft
  • Tangible and/or Portfolio Outcomes
    • A collection of 3D objects of their own design
    • Their first 3D game and showcase it on their computer
    • Access to resources to learn more about modding and programming
    • Basic experience with 3D design and programming

DIFFICULTY

Beginner

PREREQUISITE

Must have played Minecraft for 2 hours or more :D

WHAT TO BRING

  • Program to install:

  • Google Chrome - compulsory

  • Java SE Development Kit 8 & MCreator v1.7.8

    1. Installation guide - here

    2. Installation will also be done in class

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    Things to bring to class:

  • Laptop

    1. Mac or Windows

      1. Windows needs to be Windows 7 or newer (except Windows 10S)

    2. The following laptops do NOT work here:

      1. Chromebook running on Chrome OS

      2. Microsoft Surface Laptop running on Windows 10S

      3. Unless another OS is installed on the machine, the above wouldn’t work in class.

  • Password for installation of programs on computer - if they have set password/parental control


CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

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We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

3-5 days each week for 1 week, Monday to Friday


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