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This page contains the criteria required for a candidate to become certified in building for Second Life.



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

Testing Criteria

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.

At all levels the builder is expected to create builds which are free of usability defects and whose documentation, if needed, is clear and comprehensible.

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:

  • Position, rotate and size a prim precisely by numbers;
  • Position, rotate and size a prim precisely using the grid;
  • Demonstrate how to 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;
  • 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 differently on different faces of a prim;

Building basics

  • Link and unlink prims;
  • Copy a prim;
  • Build without moving avatar position.