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sgwan

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Re: Off topic or General chat Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 07:45:10 pm »

sounds good guys :D
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Water Music

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Re: Off topic or General chat Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2010, 02:33:48 am »

Out of curiousity, what is the tutorial submission process on this site?  Are we to post them as forum topics, submit them to Steve/mods for approval, host them on another site, or...?  Any formatting requirements?

I don't have any ready to go, but I've toyed with the idea of writing one once I find that secret cache of free time that is ever-elusive.
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Raxx

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Re: Off topic or General chat Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2010, 02:47:32 am »

There isn't really a process to it. For starters I would create a tutorial database in the forum that's similar to the ASL Scripts Database topic, and build up a categorized list of tutorials. Like with the scripts, as many tutorials as possible would be hosted on my server. Then eventually if Steve ever gives me the time of day, I'll submit an html version of the database for him to put on the main tutorials page, and we'll see what happens from there (some day he might put up the scripts database web page he requested from me...).

The most important part is that the tutorials will be listed and categorized in this forum at least, and updated constantly as you guys make new ones.

So if you make a html-based tutorial, video tutorial, etc., and would like it hosted, just email it to me and I'll put it up. This will save me the time of having to grab it and host it later on anyways. The reason why it's important for it to be hosted on a dedicated webhost is because of the yahoo! geocities example. There were a lot of tutorials hosted by geocities, but then geocities was terminated. So where'd those tutorials go, eh?

If you don't want to deal with html or whatever but still want to make a traditional tutorial, you can also make it as a topic in the general anim8or board using the forum's markup to format the tutorial how you'd like. Just email me the images beforehand so I can host them, or upload them to imageshack so I can come in later and replace the images with ones hosted on my server.

Format them however you like. The more thought you put into the design of the tutorial, the better it'll be understood by the users who look at them.

If I ever find that secret cache of free time, I might make a few tutorials as well :P Probably a detailed uvmapping one since I have yet to see a really good one that teaches the best way to do it...
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Re: Off topic or General chat Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 03:07:34 am »

As for hosting them on the main site, I have two tutorials on the main site (which have broken links since the changes of CG-nation, Raxx I may want you to host those tutorials for me.  I'll just have to get you the images and html.)
To get them up I simply emailed Steve, and when he had the time he messaged me back.  Of course he wont accept the tutorials unless they're high enough quality, but you get the idea.  If you're looking for front page you go through Steve, though I would suggest getting them to Raxx, as the main Anim8or page has nowhere near the amount of Anim8or tutorials there really are.
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Re: Off topic or General chat Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2010, 06:00:20 am »

Thanks guys, I'm sure I can work within that.  I'll second the notion of a tutorial database.

I'd also be keen to see the forum break into random high-level discussions; e.g. "The human shoulder, how do you make yours?" Since there are so many ways to do things I'm sure we'd all add to our bag of tricks by hearing other people's approaches to common problems. Maybe a monthly debate topic?  Again, we'll have to see what I can find the time to instigate.

ps sorry for hijacking the thread
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