A gigantic fantasy world from dennisbuilds!
People often imagine their own worlds, full of great heroes and evil villains. They doodle designs for futuristic cities in the margins of their schoolbooks, or draw maps plotting out every inch of the fantastical lands that they picture in their heads. Some even make up whole new languages, like Tolkien, the weirdo. Whatever happened to him?
These days, people can now also use all kinds of computer programs to bring their unique fantasy worlds to life. Computer programs such as, to pick an example totally at random, Minecraft!
现在，人们也能够利用各种各样的电脑程序将幻想世界带入现实。今天，我们随便举一个例子 —— 你看 Minecraft 它不香吗？
One person who took the opportunity to turn his imaginary world into electrons and beam them across the internet was dennisbuilds . “I started playing Minecraft with my friends back in the 1.8 beta,” explains dennisbuilds. “But I only started building in summer of 2014, before I was just doing some survival action and goofing around.”
Dennisbuilds 便是如此，他利用 Minecraft 将幻想世界保存为电子数据，然后将地图发到了网上供人欣赏。“我开始和朋友一起玩Minecraft，是在 1.8 beta 版本，” Dennisbuilds 说，“然而我真正开始建筑是在2014年的夏天。在那之前，我只是玩玩生存，游手好闲，消磨时间罢了。”
Let’s see where ‘goofing around’ gets you!
Once dennisbuilds started building, he found it hard to stop, as a look at his other projects shows . After creating several designs in Minecraft, he came up with the world of Wonderland Santuary, an island where people who’ve fled their old home can build a new civilisation. Not content to let the idea gather dust inside his head, dennisbuilds decided to create the land he’d dreamt up.
一旦 Dennisbuilds 开始建筑，便很难停下，他高产的作品列表就可以体现这一点。完成几个作品后，他灵光一现，脑中有了 Wonderland Santuary 的轮廓：这是一个奇妙的幻想世界，人们逃离了原本的家园，开始创造新的文明。不满足于让灵感尘封于脑海中，Dennisbuilds 决定创造出他的幻想世界。
“It’s easy to get into it and start creating stuff right away,” dennisbuilds explains, when asked why he used Minecraft to bring this land to life. “Not to mention you can create whatever you want or have in mind. That’s also why I mostly do fantasy builds, because there are no rules. You can create whatever you want. If you strive for realism you can’t just have things floating in the air or a dragon flying right next to your building. ”
当我们请 Dennisbuilds 谈谈为什么选择 Minecraft 这款游戏时，他回答说：“这款游戏非常容易上手，不用花太长时间就能习惯操作，然后开始建筑；更不用说这款游戏还有恣意创造的无限可能。也正是由于这可能性，我绝大多数的作品都是幻想风：没有过多条条框框的约束，而是随心所欲地创造。如果总是局限于摹写现实，我们是无法享受反重力和飞龙在侧的快感的。”
They might not be realistic but who wouldn’t want a few dragons flying around their house? Only peasants, princesses and the more flammable kinds of livestock. Of course, it wasn’t easy getting all the dragons and other fantastical ideas from his head to the screen.
‘Get feedback. Let your friends have a look at your stuff and listen to what they have to say.’
“Sometimes it took quite a long time to finish one structure,’ confirms dennisbuilds, ‘especially because I prebuilt them with only one or two different blocks to get the right shape. After having the shape done, I could concentrate only on the details for the structure and the block palette. That way if I built something I didn’t like, I wouldn’t lose that much compared to if I did all the detailing and texturing as well.”
“要完成某些建筑确实要花很长时间，” Dennisbuilds 认可说，“尤其是在先用一两种不同的方块搭出外形的情况下。在外形搭建完成后，我就能专心于雕饰细节和选择方块材料。要是我最后对作品不满意，这样做和一次性全部搞定相比时间损失较少。”
As you can see from these pictures, all that hard work paid off! For anyone out there thinking of building their own worlds, ‘do whatever you want to do and take your time,’ Dennis advises. ‘Practise a lot.’
“Get feedback. Let your friends have a look at your stuff and listen to what they have to say.” If they say bad things, just get new friends! Or, er, learn from their feedback. We guess.
Got your own fantasy worlds you want to build? You can get inspiration and see more of dennisbuilds’ majestic creations worlds by following him on Twitter here!
有了创造属于自己的幻想世界的灵感？点这里关注 Dennisbuilds 的推特，再多看看他的雄伟世界，获得启迪吧！
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