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Map


The Map tab is located in the center control panel, and is the default view when Chunky is launched. It displays a 2D overhead view of the currently-loaded world. From this tab, chunk selections are made before being loaded.

Figure 3.2.5.1: The Map view

The map will display one of two display modes, depending on the map Scale. At map scale of 13 or greater, Chunky will display individual blocks of the world (albeit in a simplified manner), and at map scale of 12 or less, Chunky will display the biome map of the world, like the one in Figure 3.2.5.2.

Figure 3.2.5.2: The biome map


Controls

  • Left-click and drag: Move the map view.

  • Left-click: Select or deselect a chunk, if the map scale is 16 or greater; or region, if the map scale is 15 or less.

  • [Shift] + Left-click and drag: Create a resizable rectangular chunk selection. [Shift] does not need to be held down continuously after the resizable rectangle appears. Upon release of left-click, a selection of chunks is made.

  • [Ctrl] + [Shift] + Left-click and drag: Create a resizeable rectangular "de-selection". Upon release of left-click, the chunks within the rectangular de-selection will be removed from the selection.

  • Mouse wheel: Changes the map scale (zoom).

  • Right-click: Opens a context menu with some selection- and scene-related options.

Figure 3.2.5.3: Map view controls

Chunk outline

Prior to left-clicking, an outline of the highlighted chunk will be shown.

Chunk selected

After left-clicking, the outline will be filled in and selected.

Region outline

Prior to left-clicking, an outline of the highlighted region will be shown.

Region selected

After left-clicking, the region outline will be filled in and selected.

Resizable selection

Resizable selection


Right-click Menu

Right-clicking in the map opens a context menu containing some selection- and scene-related options.

Figure 3.2.5.4: Map right-click menu

  • New scene from selection: Creates a new scene from the selected chunks.

  • Clear selection: Clears the chunk selection.

  • Move camera here: Moves the scene camera selected in the Camera tab to the coordinates of the right-click.

  • Select camera-visible chunks: Selects the chunks visible to the scene camera and currently visible in the map view.

2.5.0 Snapshot Controls

The Chunky GUI was improved and reorganized in the Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots, and several controls from other places were relocated to the Map tab right-click menu.

Figure 3.2.5.5: Map right-click menu in Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots

  • Load selected chunks: Loads the selected chunks.

  • Export selected chunks...: Opens a 'Save As' dialog box to export the selected chunks as region files containing the chunks to a .ZIP archive.

  • Save map view as...: Opens a 'Save As' dialog box to export the current map view as a PNG file.

  • Delete selected chunks: Displays a confirmation prompt for the user to delete the selected chunks from the currently-loaded world. (Chunks will be re-generated by Minecraft, but all user-created data in the chunks will be lost. It is a good idea to keep a backup of your world before performing this action.)


Details

The map view displays a box containing information about the chunk, if any, and the block, if any, that the cursor is hovering over, and the size of the current chunk selection.

Figure 3.2.5.6: The map view details box

The three lines in the box provide the following information:

  1. The coordinates of the chunk that the cursor is hovering over; and the biome that is at the location of the block that is at Y = 0 and the X- and Z-coordinates of the block over which the cursor is hovering.

  2. The X- and Z-coordinates of the block over which the cursor is hovering.

  3. The number of chunks that are currently selected.


2.5.0 Snapshot Controls

The Chunky GUI was improved and reorganized in the Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots.

The right control panel contains only controls from the Map View tab, and is integrated into the Map tab. Therefore, the right control panel is only visible when the Map tab is open.

Figure 3.2.5.7: The Map tab in Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots

  • Coordinates: The map view is always centered over the X- and Z-coordinates displayed.

    • x: Input field for the X-coordinate over which the map view is centered.

    • z: Input field for the Z-coordinate over which the map view is centered.

  • Show players: Changes whether the icons that indicate the locations of players in the world are visible.