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= SL Certification Basic Building =
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'''Preparing to build:''' Know your position coordinates and orientation in the grid;
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[[Category:Certification]]
Determine the coordinates of the boundaries of the parcel;
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Determine whether you have permission to build in the parcel;
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Determine how many prims you can rez in the parcel.
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'''Prim basics:''' Position, rotate and size a prim precisely by numbers;  
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= Overview =
Position, rotate and size a prim precisely using the grid;  
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This page contains the criteria required for a candidate to become certified in building for Second Life.
Demonstrate how to place prims within the parcel and precisely on the edge of the parcel;
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The building certification levels are as follows:
Demonstrate complete understanding of prim parameters for box, cylinder, sphere and triangular prism; 
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* '''Basic''' - building competently and accurately with simpler primitives;
Position and size a prim to exact multiples of its current size;
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* '''Intermediate''' - building competently and accurately with more complex primitives;
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* '''Advanced''' - building the best possible quality content at one or more chosen scales.
  
'''Texturing basics''': Apply a texture to a prim, and to an individual face of a prim;
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= Audience =
Set textures differently on different faces of a prim;
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'''Building basics:''' Link and unlink prims; Copy a prim;
 
  
= SL Certification Intermediate Building =
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= Pre-requisites =
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Basic familiarity with the Second Life platform and the viewer, including avatar and camera positioning.
  
'''Linked prims:''' Unlink a single prim from a link set, leaving the others linked;
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= Testing Criteria =
What is the root prim of a link set, how do you define it and how do you see it?;  
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At all levels the builder is expected to create builds which:
Rotate a link set around the root prim's center; Rotate a link set around the geometric center.
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* follow established standards for accessibility;
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* are free of usability defects;
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* are free of defects which adversely impact simulator performance or the experience of avatars in the same region;
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* are in accordance with their stated product descriptions or customer requirements;
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* are clearly and comprehensibly documented where necessary.
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At all levels the builder is expected to respond promptly and courteously to all customer comments and complaints.
  
'''Texturing:''' Explain the differences between default and planar; demonstrate how to match textures seamlessly on adjacent prims; set textures to a defined repeat per meter on all faces of a 10mx5mx0.25m box; set textures to a defined repeat per meter on a cylinder; set textures to a defined repeat per meter on the inside of a hollowed box and a hollowed cylinder.
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= SL Certification Basic Building =
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== Preparing to build ==
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* Know your position coordinates and orientation in the grid;  
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* Determine the coordinates of the boundaries of the parcel;  
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* Determine whether you have permission to build in the parcel;  
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* Determine how many prims you can rez in the parcel.
  
'''Prims:''' Demonstrate complete understanding of all parameters of a tube, torus and ring. Demonstrate flexi prims; Demonstrate and discuss full bright and glow; Demonstrate light.
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== Prim basics ==
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The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following without using third party scripts or tools:
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* Position, rotate and size a prim precisely by numbers;
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* Position, rotate and size a prim precisely using the grid;
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* Place prims within the parcel and precisely on the edge of the parcel;
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* Demonstrate complete understanding of prim parameters for box, cylinder, sphere and triangular prism;
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* Demonstrate use of World versus Local ruler - discuss the differences and when to use one versus the other;
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* Position and size a prim to exact multiples of its current size;
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* Align prims precisely
  
'''Scale:''' define ideal sizes for ceiling height, height and width of doors, height of steps and height of safety rails.
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== Texturing basics ==
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* Apply a texture to a prim, and to an individual face of a prim;
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* Set textures to different repeats and offsets on different faces of a prim;
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* Create and texture a hemisphere with 2 poles on the equator and another with one pole; discuss benefits of single pole hemisphere;
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* Demonstrate how texture permissions affect permissions of the object being built
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* State general principles for use of third party full permission textures, without going into the detail of specific vendor's licensing agreements
  
'''Alpha sorting:''' describe how alpha sorting problems manifest and how you minimise their effect.
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== Building basics ==
 
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* Link and unlink prims;
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* Copy a prim;
 
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* Use the camera controls to examine and modify a build from any angle without moving avatar position.
== Avatar attachments ==
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Including jewelry, huds, gadgets and prim clothing.
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== Furniture ==
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== Pets ==
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== Vehicles ==
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== Buildings ==
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== Megaprims ==
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'''Acceptable use:'''  define the conditions for acceptable use of megaprims.
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'''Prim transformations:''' demonstrate how to change the Z dimension of a box megaprim without changing its Z parameter.
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[[Category:Certification]]
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Latest revision as of 09:10, 6 September 2010

Overview

This page contains the criteria required for a candidate to become certified in building for Second Life. The building certification levels are as follows:

  • Basic - building competently and accurately with simpler primitives;
  • Intermediate - building competently and accurately with more complex primitives;
  • Advanced - building the best possible quality content at one or more chosen scales.

Audience

Pre-requisites

Basic familiarity with the Second Life platform and the viewer, including avatar and camera positioning.

Testing Criteria

At all levels the builder is expected to create builds which:

  • follow established standards for accessibility;
  • are free of usability defects;
  • are free of defects which adversely impact simulator performance or the experience of avatars in the same region;
  • are in accordance with their stated product descriptions or customer requirements;
  • are clearly and comprehensibly documented where necessary.

At all levels the builder is expected to respond promptly and courteously to all customer comments and complaints.

SL Certification Basic Building

Preparing to build

  • Know your position coordinates and orientation in the grid;
  • Determine the coordinates of the boundaries of the parcel;
  • Determine whether you have permission to build in the parcel;
  • Determine how many prims you can rez in the parcel.

Prim basics

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following without using third party scripts or tools:

  • Position, rotate and size a prim precisely by numbers;
  • Position, rotate and size a prim precisely using the grid;
  • Place prims within the parcel and precisely on the edge of the parcel;
  • Demonstrate complete understanding of prim parameters for box, cylinder, sphere and triangular prism;
  • Demonstrate use of World versus Local ruler - discuss the differences and when to use one versus the other;
  • Position and size a prim to exact multiples of its current size;
  • Align prims precisely

Texturing basics

  • Apply a texture to a prim, and to an individual face of a prim;
  • Set textures to different repeats and offsets on different faces of a prim;
  • Create and texture a hemisphere with 2 poles on the equator and another with one pole; discuss benefits of single pole hemisphere;
  • Demonstrate how texture permissions affect permissions of the object being built
  • State general principles for use of third party full permission textures, without going into the detail of specific vendor's licensing agreements

Building basics

  • Link and unlink prims;
  • Copy a prim;
  • Use the camera controls to examine and modify a build from any angle without moving avatar position.