About the model
About the Creator
This is not our intellectual property. This is Fan art created by kyle170. Not for resale or making a profit.
The model was created in Autodesk Inventor 2011, using only 90 degree angles to maintain its rigid appearance. It was designed to stand up on a desk or computer, and was inspired by the increasing popular game called Minecraft. Additionally, the design was meant to test the makerbot. The Creeper is a close to exact scale model of the one in the game. It was supposed to have 4 legs instead of 2 but I decided to have 2 because it would be more structurally strong.
Due to the laws of physics, the original print didn’t turn out exactly as i wanted it to. As you can see by the attached images, the mouth sagged a bit because the Makerbot was forced to extrude the plastic in mid air (as it prints layer by layer). I then refined the original design to prevent this from happening by increasing the width of the bottom of the mouth.
Since the Creeper is only one part, the instructions are fairly simple.
1.Download the STL file.
2.Generate the G-Code for the part.
3.Print the part
4.Remove from platform and enjoy!https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11825
About Creeper and his behavior
Creepers are a major source of gunpowder as well as the only way to obtain most music discs. When struck by lightning, a creeper becomes charged, which amplifies its explosion power and enables mob heads to be obtained.
Creepers chase any player within a 16 block radius and 4 blocks vertically. They do not voluntarily attack any other mob.
The detection range of creepers is reduced 50% when the player is wearing a creeper mob head.
When within 3 blocks of a player, a creeper stops moving, hisses, flashes and expands and explodes after 1.5 seconds, destroying blocks in the area as well as significantly damaging the player. A creeper’s detonation can be halted if the player leaves the blast radius, including by knocking back it, going out of the creeper’s sight or if the creeper is killed before the explosion. The distance with the player at which a creeper cancels its explosion is greater at higher difficulties. Normal creeper explosions have a power of 3.
A creeper only explodes if it has uninterrupted line-of-sight with the player throughout the entire 1.5-second countdown. As a result, if the creeper does not have line-of-sight with the player, it does not start hissing even at close range, even if the player is attacking it, and a detonation is cancelled if it has started. The hissing sound will be played in its entirety regardless of whether the explosion happens or not.
Unlike most mobs, the creeper does not have an idle sound, nor does it have unique step sounds. Although it does make normal stepping and swimming sounds, it is hard for the player to distinguish those from sounds they make themselves. This makes the approaching of a creeper to an unwary player hard to notice until it starts hissing. That aside, if a stationary player underground hears stepping and swimming noises nearby without additional noises, they can be certain it is a creeper.
A creeper jumps down to a player if it can survive the fall. Creepers begin the 1.5-second countdown before falling, so an explosion occurs sooner after landing with higher falls.
Creepers can climb up ladders and vines like any other mob, but do not do so intentionally.
Using a flint and steel on a creeper forces an explosion.
When a creeper is inflicted with a status effect, its explosion creates an area effect cloud of the effect.
Creepers flee from ocelots and cats within a 6 block radius. A creeper that has begun a detonation does not flee unless the player leaves its blast radius.
Creepers are not targeted by tamed wolves, iron golems or zoglins. However, they are still attacked by withers, snow golems and vindicators named “”Johnny””. For snow golems, this was reported as a bug and is listed as either “”unresolved”” or “”works as intended””. When hit by a stray projectile, a creeper retaliates if not already chasing a player, unless said projectile is a skeleton’s arrow.
10 Explosive Facts You Didn't Know About Creepers
Let’s go over 10 of the most intriguing and explosive ones now.
The green, pixelated look of creepers is one that’s certain to invoke some questions – especially with such a strange and ambiguous figure as this. So just what is the nature of this green texture, and what might it feel like?
Well, Minecraft creator “”Notch”” is on record for stating that the actual, physical texture of a creeper would feel “”crunchy, like dry leaves.”” It makes sense given the rough, leaf-like appearance.
The bright green color was also meant to make them well-camouflaged for the classic Minecraft grass textures, which appeared similar. This certainly fits in with the stealthy, quiet nature of the creeper.
2. It Originated From A Failed Pig Model
Astute Minecraft players may have noticed some similarities when it comes to the basic model of the creepers and pigs. As it happens, this is no coincidence. In fact, the odd form of this explosive enemy originates from a pig model gone awry.
Notch had apparently accidentally swapped the length and height of the pig model in the early phases of Minecraft’s development. Given the qualities of this strange, unpredictable mob, it’s perhaps fitting that it was a flub that led to its creation.
3. May Succumb To A Movement Glitch
Creepers can be unpredictable buggers, and in more ways than one. Not only can their behaviors be erratic, but they can occasionally succumb to a glitch that makes them even more unpredictable.
While creepers will usually chase a player down and make it their mission to end them by way of exploding, there’s a slight chance they may cease this action. After stopping in their tracks, they may start walking around in circles, oblivious to their target from then on. So if a creeper chase seems like a lost cause – keep those fingers crossed! There’s always the chance it’ll whig out.
4. A Feline-Phobia
Creepers are an ominous foe in Minecraft, to the point where even wolves will keep their distance until they’re neutralized. Yet, believe it or not, it’s the passive cat mobs – of all things – that turn out to be creeper-repellant.
Cats, along with ocelots, will essentially negate the aggressive nature of these foes, sending them fleeing and ignoring the player being pursued. Thus, it isn’t a bad idea to keep some of these useful felines around when building or venturing out at night.
5. Cobwebs Slow Down Its Detonation Time
Spiders can be pests, but their cobwebs can actually work to one’s advantage, assuming the player themself doesn’t get hindered by these natural traps.
In fact, a creeper heading towards a player and ready to explode will have their fuse countdown extended fairly significantly. This will give the player more time to react, allowing them to more easily escape while avoiding catastrophic damage.
6. The Reason They Detonate
Textures aside, the exact traits of the creeper are pretty ambiguous. The nature of “”how”” these things are able to explode with the firepower comparable to TNT is unknown. Yet, Mojang Studios’ technical director “”Dinnerbone”” has offered some knowledge as to the “”why.””
According to him, creepers are “”so nervous that they shake a lot, and then this sets them off the same way as to how rubbing two sticks makes fire.”” These explosive enemies certainly are quite the firecrackers…
7. They’ll Drop Music Discs If Killed By A Skeleton
Minecraft is great for playing music too, and the craftable jukebox will allow players to do just that.
But how can actual music discs be obtained? It’s actually the creeper, of all things, that happens to drop these collectible discs. First, though, the explosive foe will need to be taken out by another baddie – the skeleton.
Step one is to trap or coax the creeper into the line of fire of a skelly’s arrow shot. A creeper being killed in this fashion will then drop a random music disc along with its normal drops.
8. The Magnitude Of Their Explosive Power
As most Minecraft players have learned the hard way, creepers can be absolutely devastating mobs in terms of raw, explosive power. A charged creeper’s explosion, in fact, packs more power than TNT. This is the single most damage that any mob in the game can do at one time.
Basically – a creeper charged by a lightning strike should be avoided like the plague, at least without the proper preparation and defensive measures.
9. You Can See Through Their Eyes In Spectator Mode
Minecraft spectator mode allows the player to kick back and explore the vast, endless world of the game free of restrictions and absent the threat of mobs. But this feature also provides a neat little creeper-related Easter egg.
When drifting into the head of a creeper in this mode, a unique perspective will be activated. The environment will take on a prominent green and pixilated look. This is certainly fitting, given the aesthetics of this explosive baddie itself.
10. Numerous Guest Appearances
The creeper has truly become an iconic symbol of Minecraft, featuring in merchandise such as T-shirts, action figures, and stuffed toys. In addition, there have been creeper sightings on various other games in some form, including Borderlands 2 and the Flash game, Stealing the Diamond.