No one guessed this time. I think the clue was fairly obvious. What’s messy? This is: http://youtu.be/8PnevzmacOs
So how do you craft paint? This tutorial is for those wanting to paint in non-creative. In creative you have all the paint colors in the inventory.
Making paint is fairly complicated, and you need to know about hue mixing to be able to make the colors you want. First, you need to make white paint, which is the base that all other colors are created from. For that you need a bucket full of water and white pigment. You should already know how to get the bucket and fill it with water, but how about pigment? White pigment is made by kilning limestone in the furnace. After you do that you should end up with a handful of white powder – white pigment.
Once you have the white pigment, to make white paint you need to boil it in a bucket of water. Put the bucket full of water and pigment in the furnace, and you should end up with a bucket of white stuff, quite like milk. But this is not milk, it’s white paint.
You can now paint some planks white. One bucket of paint is good for painting 48 of them.
Now, how do you make the paint colored? For that you need a source of color. There are 4 such sources in the game:
- Purple flowers give you magenta hue
- Malachite gives you cyan hue
- Sulphur gives you yellow hue
- Coal gives you black, which you can use to darken other colors
Those familiar with CMYK will be instantly at home here – basically by adding various combinations of these hues to white paint you subtract certain colors from the light reflecting from the paint. For example adding magenta will subtract green color. Adding yellow will subtract blue color.
All mixing must be done in the furnace by adding the source of the hue to a boiling bucket of paint.
Once you have the hue you want, you can make it darker by adding coal, again in the furnace.
That’s pretty much it. Making paint is by far the most complicated crafting/smelting scheme in the game so far.
And there’s also a new creature in 1.16, but I’ll write about it later.