by Tigerkitti Eberdene
Ok so, by now most of you may have heard about The Learning Tree.
I co-own the GCG Builder's Club with Roddie. With many people mentioning about wanting to learn how to build, learn new things, or perhaps just expand on what they already know, I decided to set up an area to teach.
I have been blessed with two amazing builders to help in this area.
Krull Kitty is very skilled and has been teaching Douglas and myself a few things we didn't know as well. I find you are never so skilled that there is nothing left to learn.
Krull has the most amazing grasp of scripts! He has taught several ways to put doors together that work smoothly. Another time we learned how to do some sits, which are amazingly simple once you really look at it. I do believe many of us have made it harder than it looks simply because of our own frustration on not knowing all the little tricks that are out there.
Douglas has a great sense of how to recreate real life or fantasy items from prims. His dance floor is a wonderful example, as well as his work on his Starfleet Academy area. It is shaping up to be one amazing build. What he brings to the classes is this ability to recreate it all and have it look so very real.
Myself, I specialize in textures, and using those to make the details of a build as opposed to using as many prims. I often create my own textures, and work to make them fit precisely into the build. My castle would be a good example of this.
It has a total of 339 prims. There is a large ballroom, central room, kitchen, Great Dining Hall and living room area on the main floor. Going down to the basement, there is another floor with rooms for residents, and the next floor as well has two very large rooms. (My quarters and one other)
The roof top has two "turrets" for guards. The dungeon goes down 3 levels. So, all this in as few as under 400 prims is pretty decent, considering I have seen many houses that are not even large contain more than that.
Knowing how to landscape, how to simply place objects to create a beautiful area is important. It can make the difference between a flat, boring sim and one that makes others go WOW!
At the Learning Tree we will be addressing many of these topics, as people come and tell us the things they wish to learn and improve upon.
My teachers are so amazing, and I am truly blessed to have had them join me in this venture. In time, I hope that everyone spreads the word about the classes, held each Tuesday at 1 p.m. grid time on ScotsDale sim.
Come on out, learn new skills, or perhaps even share your own. With this in mind, helping others learn helps the grid overall, and we can make GCG a place of beauty and amazing designs.