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LESSON 2

LESSON 2: I don’t know about you, but the first time I rez’d those “blank” slices, I got a bit intimidated and had a hard time imagining how I was going to make a sculpt out of it. It’s just such an odd shape to work with so we’re going to shorten it a good deal. We’re also going to adjust the slices so that the “points” will be easier to work with in future lessons.

CONCEPTS: 1. editing a notecard
2. copy and paste functions [of your computer]
3. further set-up of the studio for future use
4. getting familiar with the studio and some of its features
5. introducing the “from-here to-here” functions

 

A NEW “BLANK” NOTECARD

1. Click the studio. A blue menu will appear on the upper right corner of your scree. It will look like this:

2. Click “Rez Slices”, click “Blank”, click “32Slices”. Then wait for your slices to rez.

3. Right-Click –>> Edit for Slice 0 (this is the one on the bottom) … In your Object Tab, find the Z position.

4. Add 2 and enter that number in Slice 31 (the one on the top).

Note: My position was 2000.296 so I’m going to right-click –>> edit slice 31 and enter 2002.296 into the Z position. It will move it 2m above slice 0.

5. Click Slice 0. Click “From Here”.

6. Slice 31 –>> To here

7. Now a new button will appear when you touch the studio: Sl. 0-31 … click it.

8. Click “Position”. This will evenly space all slices between 0 and 31.

NOTE: The slices will slightly overlap each other. Don’t panic, we’ll fix that next.

9. Goto slice 0 and right-click –>> edit. Set the size to 2 x 2 x 0.05

10. Do the same thing to slice 31.
11. Click studio –>> sl. 0-31 –>> size. It should now look like this:

12. studio –>> say slices

13. You’ll get a bunch of lines. Don’t worry about what it says. Just scroll up to the beginning (first line should read: <sculpt name=”Sculptie” slices=”32″ points=”32″ >). Click and hold your mouse button there and drag downward until you reach the end.

NOTE: Sculpt Studio IGNORES timestamps so don’t worry if you have them turned on. Timestamps might acually help you in the future if you’re making a lot of changes in a project and end up wanting to revert to an earlier setting!

14. Once you reach the end, use your “copy” shortcut. For PC users, it’s Ctrl+C. If you’re a MAC user and don’t know your shortcut, you can find it using the SL menu on top of your screen. Select the edit and you’ll find the shortcut near the top of the drop-down menu.

15. Create a New Note.

16. Use your “Paste” shortcut into the new notecard. For PC users, the command is Ctrl+V. Save.

17. Rename it “MYblank-SCULPT”.

18. Find the “contents” tab of your sculpt studio (right click –>> edit –>> contents tab). Drag your MYblank-SCULPT notecard into the contents tab.

19. studio –>> kill slices –>> kill! … your slices will disappear.

20. studio –>> rez slices –>> MyBlank … if it looks like the slices you just made, you’ve just completed your second lesson!

NOTE: I found this setting a lot easier to use. At first I was doing this before every project. Then I realized I could use it as my default rez. If you’d like to do the same, kill your slices and rename your studio to whatever you’d like. Save a copy into your inventory for later use.

If you end up needing a notecard from the default studio, rez one, drag whatever notecards you need into your inventory, and drag them into your “clean” studio.  You might be able to follow through a few tutorials without doing these first two lessons but eventually you’ll have over-cluttered menu’s. So try it out if you haven’t already. It’s good practice :-).

13 Comments on “LESSON 2”

  1. #1 Inflame
    on Feb 18th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for this helpful tutorial, Ghanie! 🙂 The only problem I ran into was when slice 31 became difficult to grab(it was partially buried in slice 8). I was not sure how to touch slice 31 without getting slice 8 instead. I was lucky and managed to get it thou.
    Thanks very much for this; I appreciate you sharing infos like this that will help the rest of us to start off on the right foot!

  2. #2 Ghanie Lane
    on Feb 20th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    The slices are arranged a bit different than when I wrote the tutorial. But there are now 2 ways to touch a slice that’s burried in another.

    1. move the slice over and ctrl+Z your slices after “touching” the right one.

    2. use the HUD.

  3. #3 It’s rezzing! « Lorimae Undercroft
    on Apr 20th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    […] I just bought sculpt studio and here is lesson 2. […]

  4. #4 tibbi
    on May 13th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Lesson 2 was harder than I thought it be, but got it done! Awesome tutorial. Now on to lesson 3…

  5. #5 Nedria Cyr
    on May 19th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Just for clarification, I’d like to add to the final step, that rather than: 20. studio –>> rez slices –>> blank

    Since the notecard you created is called “MYblank-SCULPT”, the menu button you want to use to rez the slices now will be called “MYblank”.

  6. #6 Neros
    on Jul 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Ghania, thank you for making this tutorial – but can you please help me with something?
    in #4. you wrote: Add 2 and enter that number in Slice 31 (the one on the top).
    What exactly do you mean with “Add 2”? what do you mean with “and enter that number in Slice 31”? My Z position for slice 1 is 21.282 and for Slice 31 it is 29.032.
    Thanks in advance. I am totally new to this, got it yesterday, so I guees I have a long way to go, but I am glad for any help.

    Neros Reply:

    Thanks again. Just ignore the question, I went into the sky at 2000 and made a builders place here and i figured it out 😉
    Thanks for your wonderful tutorials.

    Ghanie Lane Reply:

    For future reference, you would take Slice 31 and set it 2 meters above Slice 0 … which would be 23.282.

  7. #7 Hurana Ugajin
    on Sep 21st, 2009 at 11:11 am

    *FYI Mac Users* Copy and Paste is Command+C for copy and Command+V for Paste

  8. #8 GeneJ
    on Jul 1st, 2010 at 10:23 am

    🙁 I think I did everything right … but “myblank” isn’t an option for Rez Slices.

    Sad Bear.

  9. #9 iynqueLoire
    on Jul 24th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I’m new to Sculpt Studio and I was trying to do this Tutorial to get started, but I ran into a problem. When the studio outputs text for your notecard, it says, “Tutorial Projects: Copy&Paste the following lines into a Notecard and name it: -SCULPT

    …etc…”

    I took this to mean ‘copy everything after the colon,’ which would be the “following” text. However, they are telling you to copy everything that follows, then telling you how to name the notecard, then giving you the text that “follows.” ……in other words, “-SCULPT” that follows the instructions to copy “the following” is actually not a part of “the following.”

    Hmmm…. not sure I’m making sense anymore! 😀

    The point is, leave out “-SCULPT” when you copy the text.

    iynqueLoire Reply:

    Ugh… my previous comment had some text stripped out of it. Wherever it says “-SCULPT” it should be saying “*less-than sign*SculptieName*greater-than sign*-SCULPT,” the same as the Sculpt Studio outputs it. I guess it thinks I’m trying to use HTML code xD

  10. #10 Ghanie Lane
    on Jan 13th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    For those of you having trouble, some changes have been made to sculpt studio since I first wrote this. I updated the lesson to reflect it but I’ll post it here to.

    After “say slices”, the first line you should look for says something like: sculpt name=”Sculptie” slices=”32″ points=”32″” … copy that line and everything after it. The last line should read “/sculptie”.

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