Jump to content
N3r1da

How to be a creator

Recommended Posts

Hello.I want to be a creator in SL but i don't know where to start.What do i need to learn.Any help would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you want to create? I find I learn stuff best when I have something specific i want to do with it. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What Talli said makes sense.  You need an idea of what you want to create.  check out some of inworld places like Builders Brewery that hold building classes for many things

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Successful creators in SL start with some talent and experience outside of SL. Much of the creative work of design, modeling, animating, scripting, and managing sounds is done outside of SL and imported, so it's important to be comfortable with the tools and work flow of creation.  Successful creators also need to know how to present their work in SL, which means understanding the in-world economy and how to market creative products and services.  All in all, becoming a creator in SL is not much different from becoming a creator anywhere. You'll find some basic classes in world at places like Builders Brewery, and you might consider classes in your RL community at a local community or tech college. Then practice a lot, make loads of mistakes, and share your work to get critical opinions from people who will be honest with you.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What has been stated previously is all good so not sure I could add much to it, except that no matter what you want to create whether just building within SL or creating something in another program i.e. mesh and importing it to SL,  it is a really good idea to learn the basics of the building tools in SL because an understanding of how things work in SL will help you big time no matter what you decide to create.  So yes, a good starting place might be basic building classes which you can get through The Builders Brewery.  The main thing of course is always to have fun!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually nothing hard or impossible you can start with basic simple stuff then by time you develop your self

you can browse and check second life market place site and see what other people do to get some inspiration ideas

i can help you teach you to create some products you just need photoshop to create textures and have to know some about buildings and then understand some open source scripts which I have tons of them

you are very welcome to contact me i world I would be very happy to help you

 

regards

Spider Mycron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Play!

Click that build menu Gadget mentioned, get yourself some copy enabled stuff to experiment with and fool around. Link flowers to a pot. Build yourself a car from a donut box with 4 donuts as wheels... play with the game engine to understand it's limits and capabilities.

Edited by Fionalein
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Start making a store in Marketplace. 

https://strawberrysingh.com/2017/09/04/become-content-creator-second-life/

Of course you'll need so much more then just watch videos on youtube. (But try search around there too!) You need time, some money to invest in professional online classes, and a lot of practice. The easiest things to create in SL are tattoos, eyes and make-up, you can start looking for tutorials on yt to make these for body meshes and head, the "classic creator" is over, this market is dying. So, first of all, you need to "update" yourself to Body Mesh and Head too.

You'll need Blender to make Fitmeshes and a 3D program to model 3D objects or garments. Photoshop skill are welcome to make tattoos, make-up and eyes. You need to learn all those programs, and all these may not work very well if you don't develop your creative and follow certain trend that people consider "sellable/commercial".  Of course many creators don't do this for money, just for love, money is just the recognition of your good work. 

Edited by Lara Aulder

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you all so much for your answers ..i was wondering what kind of programs do i need to learn outside of SL..

I wanna learn how to do hair ...(for start at least for myself)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You will have to learn a 3D modeling software (Maya, 3DSMax, Blender and the likes) starting from the basics. I don't want to put you down, but hair is one of the most challenging things to make right, so I would suggest to start your learning experience from static objects, and then move onto hair later on, when you'll be more confident with the software you'll choose. Last piece of advice: for a proficient learning, scrap YT videos and buy a manual for beginners for the software you will use, or buy a course online. You will have time to expand your knowledge with YT videos when your foundations will be strong on the basics from manual/courses. Usually those videos assume you have quite solid background and/or leave gaps open for the untrained.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/23/2018 at 12:55 AM, OptimoMaximo said:

You will have to learn a 3D modeling software (Maya, 3DSMax, Blender and the likes) starting from the basics. I don't want to put you down, but hair is one of the most challenging things to make right, so I would suggest to start your learning experience from static objects, and then move onto hair later on, when you'll be more confident with the software you'll choose. Last piece of advice: for a proficient learning, scrap YT videos and buy a manual for beginners for the software you will use, or buy a course online. You will have time to expand your knowledge with YT videos when your foundations will be strong on the basics from manual/courses. Usually those videos assume you have quite solid background and/or leave gaps open for the untrained.

thank you so much !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You may want to try FULL PERM HAIR for starters, too.  You can tint and texture it however you would like.

I put the lyrics of one of Kurt Cobain's songs in a full perm hair and it came out cute!

You can also buy full perm hair textures of all kinds and full perm hair sculpty bits too.

This advice is just for you to have fun experimenting, but it all leads to learning how to do "things" (i.e. tasks).

Just type in Marketplace search engine:  full perm hair, full perm hair textures...etc.  

 

Edited by FairreLilette

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×