Default Controls


WASDMove Camera
IJKLPan Camera
Shift / SpaceAltitude
CStop/Slow Movement
TabToggle Chunk View
Right-ClickToggle Look-Mode
Right-Click and DragQuick Look

Basic UI

Left-ClickUse Tool
1-9Select Tool
MousewheelChange Tool Distance
ESCAPECancel Action/Return to Select/Menu

General Tools

OptionShow block info


DeleteRemove Selected Blocks
Scroll UpIncrease Reach
Scroll DownDecrease Reach
Middle MouseReset Reach
Option+ZLong-Distance Mode
Option (Hold)Blocks-Only Modifier


ERotate Brush
GRoll Brush
RIncrease Brush Size
FDecrease Brush Size
ZLine Tool
Option-ERotate Block
Option-GRoll Block
Option-ClickPick Block


ERotate Selection
RRoll Selection
FFlip Selection
GMirror Selection
ControlSnap Clone to Axis

Fill and Replace


Chunk Control

Z (Hold)Select Chunks
Option (Hold)Deselect Chunks


F1-F5Open World1-World5
OOpen from File
NCreate New World
Control-SSave World
Control-WClose World
Control-ASelect All
Control-GTeleport to Coordinates
Control-FChange view distance
Control-MDisable Renderer (Debug)
Option-F4Close MCEdit

Here's a quick overview of a few of the different tools we have:

There are a few Nudge buttons scattered around. To use them, click and hold down on one. While holding the mouse button, use the movement keys (defaults: WASDShiftSpace) to move the related item around. Hold Right Click to nudge further.

If you have a powerful computer, press Control-F to see farther.

Selection Tool

Mark a selection using blue and yellow cubes

A selection in progress. The selection is indicated by a highlighted cuboid, with the opposing corner blocks highlighted in blue and yellow, acting as drag points.
A selection in progress
A completed selection
A completed selection

The selection tool can also be used to export schematics and do other basic tasks. Some tools cannot be used without a selection.

Brush Tool

The brush tool allows you to "Paint" the world using preset shapes, you can use RFEG to Increase size, Decrease size, rotate and roll this tool. The varied version will randomly distribute the blocks you select based on selected weightings.

The brush tool is being used to paint the world with a diamond shape formed from coal ore
Painting a diamond of coal ore

Line Brush

Hold Z after placing a brush and click a second point to create a solid line of that brush. Line spacing adjusts how close together brushes are.

The brush tool is being used to paint a line of diamonds of coal ore
Painting a line of diamonds of coal ore

The line tool works from the last brushed point, so you can continue from the end of your last line.


You can also erode the terrain, making it more natural. To use this tool set the size and strength you want and click and drag over the area you wish to erode.

The erode tool is being used to shape the side of a solid cuboid of blocks
Before using the erode tool
The erode tool is being used to shape the side of a solid cuboid of blocks
After using the erode tool

It is recommended to make multiple lower intensity passes for best results. If the brush is still too strong at strength 1, turn up Minimum Spacing.

Flood Fill

This brush will systematically replace all blocks of the same type touching the block you click on. This will go on until you either cancel the operation or it finishes.

The flood fill tool is being used to replace a solid cuboid of a block with a different type of block
An interrupted flood fill operation


The paste brush simply brushes an imported schematic.

The paste tool is being used to paint a schematic

Replace and Varied Replace

The replace and varied replace tools replace the block selected in the first slot with the block(s) selected in the lower slot(s).

Before using the replace tools
After using the replace tools
After using the varied replace tool


Topsoil works by replacing the top layer of wherever you brush with the selected block. Depth is selectable.

The top layer of some netherrack is replaced with podzol

Clone Tool:

Quickly copy blocks within the same level. The selected blocks are cloned into the green box and will follow your cursor around until you click. Click the green selection again to pick it back up.

Use the keys E R F G to rotate, roll, flip, and mirror a cloned structure.

Once you are happy with the clone's location, click Clone or press Enter to apply, a selection will appear over the cloned area when complete.

Fill Tool:

Pretty self-explanatory, fills the selected area with the chosen block. Can also replace certain blocks.

Filter Tool:

The filter tool allows the use of external plugins called filters for advanced functions not covered by other tools. The filters folder can be found by clicking the Config Files button on the main menu. To use the filter tool; first select the area you wish to modify then select the filter you wish to use. After you've finished configuring the filter click Filter to apply.
The forester filter in action. *Note, forester requires selection to include ground.

Import tool:

The import tool lets you import blocks from different sources: It can place blocks previously saved using the select tool to a schematic. It can also import an entire level into another level. It will ask you to choose a level or schematic. After you've chosen, the level or schematic will appear in the green box. Although it may take a few seconds to display the contents of the import, it is fully loaded and can be placed without waiting for everything to render.

As before, you can click to pick the blocks up, and use E R F to rotate, roll, and flip them.

Press ENTER or click Import to construct. Constructions of up to 64 million blocks should take less than a minute. The copy is done once you regain control. You should press Control-S to save your level now. The lighting recalculation for this city took about 3 minutes on a Core i5.

Player Tool:

Tool used to add/delete/move players in your world. Mostly self-explanatory. Align to Camera moves the selected player to your current location.

EditNBT allows you to modify a player's NBT data, use at own risk. See NBT section for more details.

Spawn Tool:

Used to move or view the world's spawn. Click to apply a new spawn point.

Chunk tool:

When you pick the Chunk tool, the visible selection is automatically expanded to cover all of the chunks it touches. Press Create to create all missing chunks in the selection, ignoring any chunks already present. Press Destroy to remove any chunks within the selection. Use Prune to keep all of the chunks in the selection, and delete the ones outside. Use Repop to mark chunks for repopulation of ores and structures next time minecraft loads the chunk. All of these will ask you for confirmation because there's no way to undo them. Use TAB to get a better view for chunk pruning.

Finally, you can press Relight to fix any bad lighting within the selected chunks. If other programs leave your level full of black spots, you can fix it with this.

NBT Editor:

Used to modify the raw NBT data of the world. Use at own risk. To modify a more specific area or object use the NBT editor filter.