Jean Baptiste Camille Corot is known for his famous paintings which often feature landscapes, but one of his most famous pieces is the JEI Integration. This type of landscape visualization is also commonly referred to as “landmark systems” and were first pioneered by the artist in his mid-ago period. The JEI method was created out of a desire to be able to create as large an area as possible with little effort. To help Corot achieve this goal, he took many natural landscape images that already existed and then broke them down into their individual parts and placed them onto a map. Using these separate images, Corot made three concentric circles which, when joined together would form an image which would stretch far beyond the boundaries of the small circle it was residing within. His original JEI concept has been refined since its creation and the technique has become known as the “Cartoon Map”.
JEI integration is available in a number of different versions today, allowing the user to choose the type of scenery which they prefer. One such version is minecraft mod JEI. I like minecraft mod JEI, not only because of its beautiful scenery but its realistic approach to terrain graphics, as well as its use of textures, and overall design. Minecraft mod JEI’s biggest downfall however, is its gameplay, which is quite lacking.
Unlike other minecraft mod, JEI allows one to dig in the landscape as if they were to construct buildings in the game. This is achieved by digging a tunnel very similar to those used in construction, only the dirt is placed through a printer instead of a shredder. If you attempt to actually print the soil with your mouse, it will be turned black, thus making it impossible to see what you are doing. Unfortunately, this is the only way to make this type of landscape visualization work, as there are no actual tools which can be used to disassemble any part of the landscape. But, having said that, it does make the minecraft experience more fun to play.
As with any good video game, the realistic rendering of the characters and the environment really comes into play when you’re looking for something more than a few screenshots to go along with your computer screen. Corot’s designs really come to life once you take a closer look, conveying a sense of real life mysticism that can be found in many places across the world. And in a game like minecraft, where every bit of scenery is new and never seen before, this can be said to be quite an accomplishment.
For someone who has never played minecraft before, it may seem like a very difficult mod to try and follow. Whilst I do recommend reading tutorials if you are a complete beginner, the overwhelming majority of the content in minecraft is quite easy to pick up on. As far as storytelling is concerned, it’s best to follow tutorials for the most part. However, if you feel like trying to create your own tale of adventure, then I would highly recommend reading some quest guides or even looking at world generators to see what kind of terrain you can generate.
There is definitely more to Jean Baptiste Camille Corot’s style of realistic fantasy design than meets the eye. But if you’re only looking for a nice picture to go with your MySpace profile, then I would recommend this one. It’s not a long game, but it’s full of fun stuff like castles, villages and cities. Plus, if you like the Zelda style of game, then this one pretty much fits in the same category. Overall, this is one of the best mods out there for minecraft.