Copper and Bronze Alloys must be cast to form ingots prior to working, using the crucible and clay molds. Iron ingots require preparation using a bloomery. See the bloomery page for detailed instructions on how to use this functional block.
Preparing the Ingots
To start smithing, add fuel (coal or charcoal) to the forge by holding shift + right mouse button, then add ingots (holding shift + right mouse button). Up to four ingots may be added to the forge. To ignite the forge, shift + right click with a torch. The metal can be worked when it is heated to a temperature above 60% of its melting point. Right click to remove the ingot from the forge and place it on the anvil (shift + right mouse button), which opens a dialog allowing the player to choose what tool, weapon, or item to craft.
Smithing the Item
To form the item, the empty blue voxels must be filled with metal and metal must be removed from orange voxels. This is accomplished by hitting the metal with a hammer to move the metal from its current "ingot" shape into the shape of selected item. The hammer has specific modes, (explained below) that allow players to choose "which direction" the metal will move when striking the work item (left mouse button) with the hammer. If the work item cools down too much during this process, use the forge to reheat the work item. Item progress will not be lost if the item is removed from the anvil and replaced. Some items, like plates, require two ingots to complete. To continue work shaping an item that needs more material, add another heated ingot to the work item on the anvil (right mouse button) as if placing a new ingot to work.
To move metal in specific directions, change the hammer mode. Press 'F' with a hammer in the active hand to view and change tool modes. The first mode (sunburst) spreads metal in all directions over three blocks, the next 4 move metal in a single direction (indicated by the arrows) and the last selection (wedge) removes a piece of metal.
Hammer Spread Mode Explained
When hitting a block in spread mode, metal blocks will be added in every empty square in a 3x3 pattern around the voxel the player hits with a hammer.
When a player hits a voxel surrounded by blocks on 3 sides, spread mode adds a row or column of 3 voxels. The spread is centered on the voxel attached to the work item, and the direction of the spread (where the metal moves) is based on "empty voxels".
Example: Creating a new row of metal
In this example if a player hits x, the result will be
The metal has no place to spread in the voxels beside the chosen hit (x), because metal already occupies those areas. The metal spreads to the empty voxels below the hit (x), and creates a new "row" of material.
Example: Creating a new column of metal
The result is:
The metal has no place to spread in the voxels above or below the chosen hit (x), because metal already occupies those areas. The metal spreads to the empty voxels beside the hit (x), and creates a new "column" of material.
Example: Striking a Corner
The result is:
The metal has no available place to spread in the voxels above or left of the chosen hit (x), because metal already occupies those areas. The metal spreads to the empty voxels right and below the hit (x), and extends the corner of the material in the two available directions.
Smithing Tutorial Videos
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