Goxel for Blueprints - A Tour

Sat 02 February 2019 By Wos  | Category : out-of-character

Tags : minetest / toolkit /


minetest icon in 3D

The Free / Open-Source Goxel voxel editor is a nice tool for making Minetest blueprints. Goxel is very intuitive, but there are no instructions.

Here are a few introductory videos to help you get acquainted with Goxel so you can make nicer builds faster, and never run out of ideas.

Goxel Tour:

  1. Mouse basics
  2. Editing modes
  3. Brush and shape tools
  4. Color selection
  5. Image size
  6. Rendering
  7. Layers
  8. Move
  9. Extrude

Earlier …

Smallhouse #03: Skullface farm

Sat 12 January 2019By Wos


a small, minetest game house

I'm continuing my exploration of small house designs, because I'd rather be interested than impressed. This small farm manages to squeeze in two floors. From the left, it also reminds me of a skull with hair, which I find amusing.

Are you a fellow minetest player? I'd like to know …

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Small House #02: Wooden Outpost

Sat 08 December 2018By Wos


a small, minetest game house

Wooden houses - usually gross. Thrown together in a hurry with no regard for the landscape, they resemble not so much "home" as "Look, I found a big crate!"

Too often the perpetrator manages to cut out large chunks from all the surrounding trees without doing anyone the service of either …

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Small House #01

Wed 28 November 2018By Wos


a small, minetest game house

I've been to a few different worlds since Undercore vanished. There is something satisfying about getting a fresh start, but it can also feel like a redundant battle, especially on planets with aggressive wildlife. You want to get started quickly, preferably without sealing yourself in an ugly, cobblestone cube.

I've …

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Sun 11 November 2018By Wos


minetest icon in 3D

I recently came accross Goxel and I am getting a kick out of it. Goxel is a 3D voxel editor, essentially an image editor built around cubes, much as Minetest is a game built around cubes.

Goxel makes it a lot easier to envision your builds before you commit game …

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Minetest Tiles

Tue 20 March 2018By Wos



Trying to plan good Minetest builds with normal image editors got on my nerves. Tiny, icon-sized pixel-art isn't great for describing imaginary life-sized buildings. Pencil and graph-paper worked alright for mazes, but... flash back to the 1980s!

Wait, am I being snarky again?

Luckily, the Minetest game textures are easily …

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Recipe Conflict Detector Released

Mon 26 February 2018By Wos


I took some time off of gaming to write some code. Today, I am releasing a Minetest recipe conflict detector. It should make it much faster, and easier, for server administrators to catch recipe conflicts. Admins will be able to save players the frustration of trying to craft an item …

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