Photorealistic Minecraft in CinemaCraft


Yet another astounding example of what we might expect from Minecraft in the future, brought to you by SirCrest. But this is not a mod – it’s an updated texture map that has been filmed and edited in post production using MVTOOLS2 Motion Estimation tools and CinemaCraft.

The MVTOOLS2 plugin uses a block-matching method of motion estimation (similar methods are used in MPEG2, MPEG4, etc). At analysis stage the plugin divides frames by small blocks and tries to find the most similar (matching) block in the current frame and adjacent frames. The relative shift of these blocks creates a motion vector.