MCprep | Blender Minecraft addon


MCprep is a blender python addon to make Minecraft renders and animations easier and faster.  It automatically sets up better materials, imports fully animatable mob rigs, and can replace plain world-export models with 3D modeled and animated blocks, such as wind-swaying grass and wheat. Once you have imported a Minecraft world (e.g. from jmc2obj or Mineways), use MCprep to take your world to the next level.

Minecraft Rendering with ease

Fix world materials with a single press, spending less time on setup and more time on making great renders.

Prep Materials


After you import your Minecraft world into blender (view tutorial here), you can easily improve the materials for blender internal or update them to work beautifully with the Cycles render engine. Just select all objects of the world, and press Prep Materials – that easy!

MCprep will fix transparencies, shadow issues, and blurry textures. It will update materials according to which render engine (internal or cycles) is currently active.

Mesh Swap



Replace boring 2D models in your world export into crafted 3D animated blocks (only some blocks animated as appropriate).

Currently, MCprep will swap plain blocks for 3D assets for redstone lamps, grass blocks, wheat, vines, flowers, and several more.


Start Animating in Seconds

Built-in mobs and custom rig install features get you animating instantly in any scene with ease.


Skin Swap

Change your Minecraft player rig skin for another with a click of a button. MCprep allows you to easily add in skins from image files. You can even directly download your own player skin from right within the addon. Additionally, any skin that is used or applied gets stored for quick reuse in the future.




Mob Spawning

Easily place in high quality animation rigs of all your favorite Minecraft Mobs. With a click of a button, you can add in Creepers, Wolves, players and more. Many rigs come out of the box with MCprep, but you can also install your own with the + operator. Alternatively, automatically load rigs by selecting a new mobs folder. This works for even non-Minecraft rigs!





For more usage instructions, see the readme page. See the listing of all previous releases and artwork here.


MCprep Tutorial and Guides

MCprep Minecraft World Imports


MCStudio Renders

See the artwork showing off many of the mobs included in MCprep directly after installing.

See more of these MCStudio mob spawner renders.