Litematica is a new schematic mod written from scratch and is targeting light (client-side) mod loaders like LiteLoader on 1.12.x, Rift on 1.13.x and Fabric on 1.14+.
It has all the features of the old Schematica mod except for the printer (which is also planned), plus a bunch more.
- The main feature of a schematic mod is to display a “hologram” version of a structure, which shows you exactly how to build the structure and where to place the blocks. It also includes a (configurable) overlay to highlight missing, extra or wrongly-placed blocks.
- Litematica also includes a nice Material List, including a Material List HUD, to help you collect the materials needed for the build.
- There is also a Schematic Verifier feature, including an overlay, which you can use to scan the entire schematic area and look for any mistakes. This can be extremely useful especially with technical/Redstone builds, where tiny mistakes can break everything.
- There are also several Creative-mode-only helper features, such as Fill, Replace, Delete, and also a Paste mode for “pasting” schematics into the world (immediate/direct in single-player, using /setblock commands in multiplayer).
FAQ – Please read first if you have questions
- Q: The main menu and the config menu don’t open with M and M + C
- A: 1.) Check that the mod is installed and working: check if you see the orange Litematica text on the F3 screen.
2.) If you are on a non-QWERTY keyboard layout, then the default hotkeys are different. For example on AZERTY the M key is, (comma) instead, so the config menu hotkey for example is , + C. I’m looking for a solution to this issue.
- Q: How do I rotate a schematic (placement)?
- A: In the Placement configuration GUI. You can open it (for the currently selected Placement) with a hotkey, or you can go via the Main menu -> Schematic Placements -> Configure.
- Q: How do I only render one layer at a time
- A: You can control the rendered layers on the Render Layers tab inside the in-game config menu (via the Main menu -> Configuration Menu, or the default hotkey M + C
- Q: How do I change blocks in the schematic? Is there a /schematicaReplace command?
- A: 1.) There is no command, but there is the Schematic Rebuild mode, which allows you to change, add and remove blocks from the schematic.
2.) To change all blocks of one type to another, set a hotkey for the schematicRebuildReplaceAll keybind, switch to the Schematic Rebuild mode (bottom left button in the Litematica menu)
3.) Hold the new block you want to use, and while holding down that rebuild hotkey, right-click on the block type you want to replace
4.) You can limit the part of the schematic where the blocks get replaced in using the Render Layers, and you can limit the replacement to a certain sub-region by selecting that sub-region (in the Placement Configuration GUI, click on the sub-region so it’s highlighted in white outline)
- Q: Is there a printer like in Schematica?
- A: 1.) There is no printer for survival yet. It is on my TODO-list and will be added at some point.
2.) For Creative mode there is the Paste Schematic in world tool mode, which places the entire schematic at once in a single player world or using setblock commands in multiplayer.
- Q: I get an error “Failed to load schematic” when trying to load a ‘*.schematic’ file in 1.13+.
- A: 1.) The 1.13+ versions of Litematica can’t currently load old 1.12 schematics or even Litematica files properly, due to the “flattening” in Minecraft 1.13, which basically renamed anc changed some block properties.
2.) Support for importing old *.schematic schematics is currently being worked on. Support for properly loading (= converting) 1.12 Litematica files will be worked on after that.
3.) Currently, the way to use old schematics in 1.13 or 1.14 is to:
- Create a temporary 1.12 (flat) world.
- Place the schematic there, using either MCEdit-Unified or the 1.12 version of Litematica in the Paste Schematic in world tool mode (use the executeOperation hotkey to execute the Paste operation, once the Placement is in place)
- Load that world in the new MC version, allowing vanilla to convert the structure in the world
- Make a new Litematica schematic from the structure from that converted world