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Malkin

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  6/7/2008

This is a list of some development tutorials available in the Creatures Community. This list is not complete - please write in with more!

Agent Making

CAOS Chaos - A beginner's tutorial for agent making by AquaShee, covers a food. Mainly for Windows users.

A Guide to Mac Agenteering - A beginner's tutorial for agent making by Sarako, covers a toy. Mainly for Macintosh users.

CDN lesson plan - The official beginner's tutorials for agent making by CL, covers agent art tricks, a food vendor, a toy, a food, a toy vendor.

Basic lift script - from the Creatures Wiki, by Zareb with help from Edash and Liam. A lift which travels between two floors and has a call button on each floor. Intermediate.

Basic plant script - from the Creatures Wiki, mostly by Zareb. Creates a plant which uses variables and subroutines to grow, live, set seed and die.

Compound Parts - a German/English tutorial which, line by line, teaches how to make agents with two parts, for use in vendors. Intermediate.

Honigtopf (Honeypot) - a German-only tutorial which, line by line, teaches how to make a one-sip honey pot. Beginners.

Learn to PRAY - a zipped beginner's tutorial by Hausmouse, teaching you how to PRAY your files together into an agent.

Ghosthande's Metamorphosing Toy Tutorial - teaches how to make a toy that changes its shape when played with.

Beginner's Guide to Monk - by Malkin for CCSF 2009, a beginner's guide to RProgrammer's Monk PRAY tool.

C3/DS Agent Script Reservations - Archived version, originally by Bibble.

Hungry Critter Tutorial - covers how to make a critter that hunts its food down. By Ghosthande.

C3 Bootstrap V2 - A copy of the C3 Bootstrap which has been commented, useful for examples of CAOS in action.

How to make Creatures clothes - By Ghosthande.

Creatures Development Standards - an attempt to make the Creatures' world consistent.

Metaroom making

Creating a Metaroom - A CCSF 2006 tutorial written by Liam and friends, covers metaroom conception, organisation, doing backgrounds, getting the room in the game, agents as part of a metaroom (covers a critter), music and smells, and beta testing to release. Assumes a prior understanding of CAOS and graphics skills.

Moe's Room Modelling Basics Tutorial - A CCSF 2006 tutorial by Moe focussing on the basics of room modelling and layout.

Photoshop Metaroom Background tutorial - A CCSF 2006 tutorial by Zareb explaining how to use Photoshop to create a background, for beginners.

Breed tutorials

CDN genetics tutorials - covers genetics.

Poly Modelling A Norn Head - By Moe - A tutorial by Moe showing how to poly model a norn head (the most difficult part) in 3D Studio Max.

Images and Attachments - a CDN article detailing the formula used when creating image files (sprites) and attachments for brained-creatures.

Camera Rigging for Creature Sprites - a Blender tutorial by Embri which covers how to set up cameras within Blender to render multiple different views of an object - useful for converting a 3D norn model into a sprite set. Requires some prior Blender knowledge.

Understanding and Editing ATTs - a tutorial by Ghosthande which covers how to understand and edit body data files.


Creating Body Data files (.ATT) - a tutorial by Embri which covers how to interpret body data files and how to make your own. Intermediate.

The Universe of Ettins Tutorials - covers breed making with some information for C1, C2 and C3.

Egg Agent Tutorial - this tutorial by RedDragon of Creature City teaches you how to make an egg agent from a genome.

I am Ron's Brain - by Steve Grand, an introduction to how brains work in Creatures.

RatBoy's Brain Tutorials

Handbuch der digitalen Genetik für Creatures 3/Docking Station und ältere Versionen - a comprehensive German resource covering digital DNA.

CFE tutorial - A guide to implementing Vampess's CFE genome.

C1/C2

Slink's Treasures - Reference - Slink's resources for developers for C1 and C2. Covers genetics, C1 COBbling and how to make a world.

Helen's Bibble Directory - Cob Creation Tutorials - Covers C2 COBbling.

C2 Cob Script Reservations - Archive of C2 Cob Script Reservations originally by Bibble.


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Malkin

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  9/17/2010

As it seems I can no longer edit the first post of this topic, here goes a bump, to Moe's chocolatey Beginners tutorial - an agent making tutorial.


Gencompare - Gizmo Norn and Chichi - a gendiff between a normal norn and one of Darcie's Gizmo Norns.

I am Ron's Brain - archive.org

Example of a day-night cycle from Terra Pluvialis.

CAOS Help Categorical - the C3/DS CAOS documentation

liveGMS - a fully-fledged, platform independent genetics editor.

easyGMS - a platform independent genetics editor, allows you to change some basic attributes of your creatures.

The BSTL Machine - includes a short tutorial on how to correct rainbow spew.

Flügel für eine C3-Nornrasse (Wings for a C3 Norn Breed) - a German-only tutorial on how to sprite a winged creature for C3/DS realistically.

Using Spritesheets in Spritebuilder


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Ghosthande
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Ghosthande
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  6/28/2012

This thread's so useful, how come it's not stickied? ;)

Also:
Ghosthande's Metamorphosing Toy Tutorial - teaches how to make a toy that changes its shape when played with.

The main object of the tutorial is actually to explain how variables and conditions work. The fact that the toy uses these concepts to change shape is just a bonus. :P



 
Malkin

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  6/28/2012

Thanks for the clarification, Ghosthande - unfortunately I can no longer edit the first post of this topic to add in further tutorials or to correct the text, update the links etc. :(

The post was stickied at some point in the past, but was unstickied and replaced with this thread due to there being too many sticky topics. I'm glad you find it useful. :)


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Laura
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  6/29/2012

Maybe Rascii will find out what's causing that problem while he's working on the forum revamp...

In the meantime, you could always create a new Tutorials topic, and we'll move this one to File Cabinet, since it's well and truly bugged. ;)

 
Malkin

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  6/29/2012

Is there any other way the topic could be organised that would make it more helpful? Are there any tutorials which are obviously missing, or resources that would be helpful?

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Ghosthande
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  6/29/2012

Just that a couple links are broken... Embri's ATT tutorial for one, has been gone at least a year now. Otherwise, I don't know of anything that's missing.


 
Malkin

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  8/24/2012

I'll be working on transferring this to the new resources section soon - does anyone have any suggestions for how they'd find it more useful, or anything that's obviously missing?

EDIT http://creaturesdevelopment.blogspot.com.au/p/script-reservations.html

LummoxJR's C1 tutorials

list of the CAOS language for C1 (direct download, PDF)

list of the CAOS language for C2 (direct download, .DOC)


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Ghosthande
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  8/24/2012

Aside from updating the CAOS Chaos link now that it's been moved to the Resources section (yay!) and what I already mentioned above...

Given that nobody can see the Creaturetopia forum without logging into an existing account, it's kinda useless to link to tutorials there anymore. [nsad] I will be turning that clothes tutorial into a much more comprehensive, full-fledged tutorial, and hosting it on Breeders Beware. It's already mostly finished, just needs a little proofreading and formatting. If I don't finish it in the next 48 hours feel free to give me a kick in the pants. ;)

What about basic resources that aren't tutorials per se? Eg. the ID lists I keep on BBW, or the C3 chemical list and CA list on the Wiki.

[Edit] I've uploaded the new clothes tutorial here.



 
Malkin

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  8/24/2012

Thank you, Ghosthande! [nlaugh]

Anything that would be useful to a budding developer would be within the scope of what I'm trying to do here. I'm thinking of splitting it out into 3 or so different lists:

agents/metarooms

breed making/genetics

and C1/C2, just because it's becoming unwieldy, and that seems like the best way of splitting them. [nsmile]

EDIT Darcie's agent tutorials - how to set up your workspace in Windows, and a little on spriting.


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