The render system allows for players to have their builds beautifully captured by the server, no client mods required.
You could (when it worked) also view renders with the Control Panel at http://minecraftonline.com/cgi-bin/controlpanel?renders , and also view it via ingame relays in Discord (also on #media-sharing), IRC and Telegram.
How to make a render
Making a render is dead simple:
- Find something to take a picture of (this could be a building, a statue, or maybe the scenery)
- Look at the structure exactly how you want it to be captured.
/renderand wait for the confirmation message.
- Wait for your creation to be rendered.
- Profit! You will be notified that your render has been completed. Enjoy!
Each Imgur & Discord post (from Picture Relay bot) notes:
- The name of player who rendered
- The coordinates of where it was rendered
- The nearest location documented on the wiki
- Time taken to render
Performing a /render will post the exact coordinates of the render along with the image.
"idiots render their bases and i get free stuff" - 2b2tisFull
This will allow less scrupulous players to find your base, take any items from unlocked chests, and likely kill you. This can include taking items even if they have no real value - some players are known to burn items in lava for no apparent reason.
"i dont usually burn peoples items" - 2b2tisFull
Tips from rhyzofan: Renders are awesome, but you then make the place public. I don’t advise rendering private places, or you’ll ruin yours and others’ fun and interest. Don’t let the secrets known.
- Renders will not show entities such as paintings and item frames (except armour stands), or any mobs such as cows and sheep. Sign formats do not load.
- To avoid render queues from excessively filling up, any renders that exceed 6 hours will automatically be aborted.
/render- Start a render and add it to the render queue
/render queue- See who is in the render queue
/render cancel- Cancel a render that is in the queue
- The list of links to this page shows other pages that feature renders.
- The first public album of renders shows all renders that have been uploaded to imgur between 2014 and 2019.
- The second public album of renders shows all renders that have been uploaded to imgur between 2020 and 2021.
- The third public album of renders shows all renders that have been uploaded to imgur from 2022 onwards.
- The control panel shows the most recent render, your last ten renders and three randomly selected renders.
- The renders map viewer(Tableau) shows renders based on their location and dimension using a screenshot of the live map. Allows you to search based on location, player, height, and year of the render. If a few renders are selected in 1 area they can be viewed in chronological order. (Will be updated weekly if not monthly at least)
- The render system was first proposed by SnappyMuppetman on MinecraftOnline's old Bitbucket issue tracker. The issue can be found here.
- The system is powered by Chunky, an open source raytracing renderer. The software that controls the render queue was written by SlowRiot and is maintained by the server's development team.