Howdy! Some of you may know me from a few years ago. I've been pretty busy with work, but a bit of free time has come up, so I'm gonna try and get back into this awesome server!One of the projects I didn't manage to finish before leaving was a map art of one of EMC's well-known ex-mods, iSmooch. After a game version update, I realized that the template I had been using no longer worked due to color changes. Many hours of work had been made useless: I got pretty darn far, but after 1.8 the hair and the dog pretty much turned to chocolate... Besides that, it was taking forever because each block was at a different height. Here's a picture of what I was trying to build. Keep in mind this is about the size of 4 res's put together and was being built in survival: Then one day not too long ago, I found out that someone on Reddit had made exactly what I needed! Their program takes an image and spits out a schematic which you can build in-game, which in turn lets you build map art in survival Minecraft! What's more, the program is able to put out 2d schematics, meaning that you won't have to move up and down as you place blocks. This might not sound like a big deal, but it probably cuts the build time by a factor of 5 or more.For those of you who want to try making your own map art, here's a link to the program I'm using now. Again, it's not my program, I just think it's cool and want to share it with people. Getting the program to work is a bit tricky, but still much easier than trying to do the whole thing by hand. If you run into trouble setting it up, just PM me and I'll try to help.So to sum up, I flaked out on the Sassy Smooch project for a while because it was taking too long and the colors got messed up. But with this new program, I (and hopefully other people) can start making map art way faster. I realize that my schedule is kind of sporadic, so I'm not going to try and make any promises like last time, but I am eager to finally try and finish the project!Sadly, my old res went derelict, so "The Brew 'Gloo" potion store is no more. I'm not sure what kind of res I'll build next, but I'm open to suggestions! It's been a long time since I've really dug into this game, and I look forward to getting to know the new players and reconnecting with the old ones!