Howdy, EMC!This post is mainly for people interested in making maps but who want a simpler way of doing it.For a long time now, I've needed a program that could create schematic files to help build map art. Well, I finally took the time and created a (very) simple python script which can do just that. It doesn't have any kind of user interface, but it'll take a map.dat file as input, and then give you a .schematic file as output. Using the schematica mod, you can then build the schematic directly on EMC. Once you're done building, just use an in-game map, and you'll have successfully imported your custom image into EMC!To use this tool, you'll need to install the Schematica mod, and you'll also need to install Python (I'll give tutorials on how to do this below). If you don't have access to both of these things, then sadly this tool (and this post) is not for you. This tool gives you access to all map colors attainable in survival mode. You don't have to know how the game logic works to use this tool.You don't have to think while building - just fill in the empty blocks shown by the mod.You don't have to worry about making mistakes - if you misplace a block, the mod will mark it red.The schematica mod gives you a materials list. This lets you know exactly how much of each type of block you'll need to create your map (not counting the dirt/ladders you'll need for scaffolding, or torches to light it up)The program itself tells you how tall the schematic will be, both up and down. This lets you know how high above the world's surface you'll need to start building without touching the ground.Several people can work on the same project at the same time. They just need to all have the same schematic file and have schematica installed. You need to already have a map.dat file to use - you can't directly convert from an image file. However, there's a program called ImageToMap which lets you convert images into map.dat files. I may eventually add direct image-to-schematic conversion to my own program, but don't expect it soon.You need to use the Schematica mod to view the schematic files. As far as I know, there's no way to get around this on EMC.You need to have Python (2.7.8, I believe) installed. I'd like to make a stand-alone program eventually, but again, don't expect it soon.You still have to physically build the schematic in-game. This means finding a good spot, collecting the materials, keeping it lit up (unless you're okay with monsters spawning there), and then spending hours building. I've already used this program to make a schematic for the Sassy Smooch map, and it seems to work. If you'd like to help me build the Sassy Smooch map, send me a PM so I can give you the file and other details. If you have any problems getting the program to work, just post below and I'll see what I can do. I'm pretty new to programming, and this is my first time distributing a program, so it's likely someone else will answer before I do For that matter, I'd eventually like to make this a stand-alone program, and add additional features. Right now the main problem is that I'm really bad at linking libraries and what-not. If you have experience developing GUI programs with Python or C++, I'd appreciate any help.