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Zoo U Course: Building a Modern House--Teacher: WibbleLikeAJelly--Complete Course in Post 1

ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
Hi, Everyone! Welcome to Zoo U!

ZOO U MASTER THREAD (this thread will contain all links to Zoo U courses and bookmarking this thread will allow you to always find us)
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/499348.page

Course 4: Building a Modern House Inspired by an Image

Description: This course is intended for beginning builders.
Lesson 1: Building the Shell
Lesson 2: Finishing the Exterior
Lesson 3: Decorating with Questions Answered
Lesson 4: No actual lesson, but thread will be monitored and questions answered.


Guest Lecturer: WibbleLikeAJelly

Lesson 1: Building the Shell can be found here:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/550862.page#8843461

Lesson 2: Finishing the Exterior can be found here:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/135/550862.page#8967595

Lesson 3: Decorating with Questions Answered can be found here:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/180/550862.page#9017585


IN THIS THREAD:
POST ONE: Course Description and Lesson Links
POST TWO: Information for Zoo U Students
POST THREE: Class Roster for Each Lesson of This Course
POST FOUR: Previous Zoo U Courses with Lesson Links
POST FIVE: A Note From Your Teacher






ATTENDANCE:
Attendance is highly recommended but not mandatory as you could view the thread after the class is over. However, the attractive idea here is that you will be doing a step-by-step build with other students and with a teacher available as you build to answer your questions and to give advice if needed.

REGISTRATION:
Registration is not required, but would be very helpful so that I can gauge interest in this project and have an idea of my class size before I start the class. No obligation is incurred by registering and you may register and attend the first class without continuing through the entire course.

oow785m

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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Zoo U students, after registration, please do the following (some things are marked optional, but if it is not marked that way, I will assume that you will do it before the next lesson).


    1. Bookmark this thread so that you can find us for the next lesson. This is where the class will be taking place.

    2. If you have not accepted a friend request from me, please consider doing that. (this step is optional)

    3. IMPORTANT: The class may involve moving back and forth between this thread and your game. You will be posting questions and comments as well as seeing the photo and description of the build step you are supposed to be doing. It is important that you can have the forum opened to this thread but minimized as you build and have your game open but minimized as you come here to post. Please try this out before next week by minimizing this window right now, opening up your game and starting a new game, saving your game and hitting the "windows" key on your keyboard (if you have a Mac, kindly scroll down to post four and my friend Wibble will tell you how to do this!) and posting something in this thread (like "Testing that I can post while my game is open") and then going back into your game to make sure all is running well. This all works fine on MY computer, but everyone's machine is different and you don't want any unpleasant surprises next week.

    4. I am going to be adding some links to useful threads I'm making for students in Zoo U. It is optional that you do any of those, but they will help you have a smoother time as a builder. I would at least go look at what has been posted, but even that is not required. (This step is optional)

    Here is a link to a thread about Tester Families:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/486961.page

    Here is the Exchange link for my favorite Tester Sim if you don't want to make your own:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5018210

    Here is a link to a thread about making a Builder's Blank Neighborhood:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/488892.page

    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited July 2012
    To Register for "Building a Modern House from an Image", the fourth course offered by Zoo U, please post at the end of this thread with the words:
    "Register Me!"

    I will be sending friend requests to all who register, and it would be very helpful (but not required) that you accept my request.

    Here is the Class Roster for Lesson 1
    ZooProfessor3
    pixsidust2
    priscapup
    DorkyVampPrincess
    Fern12w3
    CraigyBoy2
    LaughingJacks









    Here is the Class Roster for Lesson 2
    ZooProfessor3
    LaughingJacks
    priscapup
    CraigyBoy2
    Daethaqt
    niac1234









    Here is the Class Roster for Lesson 2
    ZooProfessor3
    priscapup
    CraigyBoy2
    LaughingJacks
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    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Previous Courses From Zoo U:

    First Course: "Building a Farm" is available in three lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. See links below.

    Lesson Number 1, "Building the Barn" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/30/487894.page#7440794

    Lesson Number 2, "Building the Farmhouse" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/30/489324.page#7487905

    Lesson Number 3, "Finishing the Farm" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/30/491984.page#7550662


    Second Course: "Using the Constrain Floor Elevation Cheat" is available in five lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. See links below.

    Lesson Number 1, "Beginner CFE, The Rules for CFE" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/60/496129.page#7682045

    Lesson Number 2, "All About Arches (Part One)" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/165/496129.page#7812305

    Lesson Number 3, "All About Arches (Part Two)" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/270/496129.page#8016556

    Lesson Number 4, "All About Vaulted Ceilings and More" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/345/496129.page#8087329

    Lesson Number 5, "Water Slides, Pool Covers, and Airship Hulls" is available here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/390/496129.page#8222047


    Third Course: "Roofing 101" is available in two lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. This thread is also monitored so students may ask their roofing questions here. See links below.

    Lesson 1: Roof Basics can be found here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/527220.page#8368990

    Lesson 2: Porch Roofs and Victorian Roofing can be found here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/527220.page#8432633

    Roofing Questions Answered:
    Post your questions at the end of this course thread!
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/527220.page
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    oow785m
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    A Note From The Teacher

    Hello all and thank you for attending my Zoo U course on Building a Modern House From An Image. This course is designed not only to include some rather complex, yet effective, building techniques such as use of the ConstrainFloorElevation cheats, but also to raise awareness of how to effectively design a house from an image.

    There will be five lessons in this course, each taking a section of the build one at a time. I often think of the build in these five stages, so perhaps if you find yourself getting "builder's block" when sat in Edit Town mode, think about what it would be effective to do next using these guidelines and have a good go at it!

    I aim to have each of the lessons in the course up almost immediately after opening, as sometimes it may not be convenient for me to stay at the computer for a very long time each evening, but I strongly urge you to post any queries you may have with building as soon as you run into them, as other users may also be struggling with the same aspect of the lesson. May I just make it clear now that no matter how long I may seemingly be away for, at no point in the course will I be leaving without warning. If indeed this does have to happen for some unlikely reason then I'll email Zoo who can put up a notice about the situation, although let's not wish for the worst, shall we?!

    May I also point out that while this course is aimed at beginners, some harder elements may come into focus at some stages (especially in Lesson 1), so don't be afraid if you can't do something. The fundamental reason these courses are available is so that more experienced builders can "nurture" the fresh ones, so to speak. I don't care if you are stuck with something, and neither should anyone else, so don't be afraid to have your say!

    Before I go, I may also just point out that I will be introducing a new element to the course never before seen in Zoo U, but I'll leave you hanging on that for now ;)

    Homework will be set each week, and I will be on the forums every day, so don't feel like this thread is only intended for use once a week; come and find me!

    All the best,
    Prof. Wibble

    P.S. I advise reading the basic lessons on CFE as given by Svlyn in Course 2 before we start.
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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Post the words "Register Me" to register for the first lesson in this course!
    oow785m
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    Let the course begin! I'm getting excited... :)

    --Wibble :)
  • pixsidust2pixsidust2 Posts: 330 Member
    edited June 2012
    Ooo! I have been looking forward to the next one. :D

    Register me please Zoo.

    (So glad its moderns. I've been struggling with a few in game as of late. I need the help lol)
    Origin ID: pixsidust
    Find me on FB: Pixsi Sims

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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    pixsidust2 wrote:
    Ooo! I have been looking forward to the next one. :D

    Register me please Zoo.

    (So glad its moderns. I've been struggling with a few in game as of late. I need the help lol)

    Hi, Pixsi! I will put you on the roster right now and Welcome to Zoo U!
    oow785m
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    This got buried quickly, lol :)

    I know plenty of people who'd love to be able to build a modern house, are you one of them?

    --Wibble :)
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited June 2012
    Yay! I have the Zoo U Master Thread bookmarked, and have checked regularly for your next class.

    Please, register me!

    I am a true beginner. Checking out the CFE now.
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    priscapup wrote:
    Yay! I have the Zoo U Master Thread bookmarked, and have checked regularly for your next class.

    Please, register me!

    I am a true beginner. Checking out the CFE now.

    Welcome aboard, Prisca! I'm sure you'll find the CFE course useful :)

    Zoo should be around soon to register all new entrants.

    --Wibble :)
  • DorkyVampPrincessDorkyVampPrincess Posts: 608 Member
    edited June 2012
    Register me please. (:
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    priscapup wrote:
    Yay! I have the Zoo U Master Thread bookmarked, and have checked regularly for your next class.

    Please, register me!

    I am a true beginner. Checking out the CFE now.

    Hi, priscapup! True beginners were the reason I started Zoo U. WELCOME! I will put you on the class roster and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

    Zoo
    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Register me please. (:

    DONE! Welcome to Zoo U, DVP! Thanks for the friend request, you saved me a step! :D
    oow785m
  • DorkyVampPrincessDorkyVampPrincess Posts: 608 Member
    edited June 2012
    Register me please. (:

    DONE! Welcome to Zoo U, DVP! Thanks for the friend request, you saved me a step! :D
    Your welcome, I can't wait to get started here. :)
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Register me please. (:

    DONE! Welcome to Zoo U, DVP! Thanks for the friend request, you saved me a step! :D
    Your welcome, I can't wait to get started here. :)

    While you're waiting you may want to look at the second Zoo U course on CFE since Wibble says we will be using that some for his class. If you are already good at CFE (ConstrainFloorElevation cheat) then that's fine, too! :D
    oow785m
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    Ooh, page two looks nice ^____^

    I'm just showing some love for the thread... If you don't give them any love then sometimes they can seize up and stop working nicely and you have to get them some threadicine which is VERY hard to find and EXPENSIVE at that... :mrgreen:

    What AM I on about?!

    --Wibble ^____^
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Ooh, page two looks nice ^____^

    I'm just showing some love for the thread... If you don't give them any love then sometimes they can seize up and stop working nicely and you have to get them some threadicine which is VERY hard to find and EXPENSIVE at that... :mrgreen:

    What AM I on about?!

    --Wibble ^____^

    You're odd, Wibble, which is why I love you! LOL! :mrgreen:
    oow785m
  • Fern12w3Fern12w3 Posts: 39 New Member
    edited June 2012
    Register Me!
    :3
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited June 2012
    Fern12w3 wrote:
    Register Me!
    :3

    Done! Welcome to Zoo U!
    oow785m
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    Ooh, page two looks nice ^____^

    I'm just showing some love for the thread... If you don't give them any love then sometimes they can seize up and stop working nicely and you have to get them some threadicine which is VERY hard to find and EXPENSIVE at that... :mrgreen:

    What AM I on about?!

    --Wibble ^____^

    You're odd, Wibble, which is why I love you! LOL! :mrgreen:

    And proud! :mrgreen:


    Thank you for signing up, Fern :) I hope you enjoy the course.

    --Wibble :)
  • Fern12w3Fern12w3 Posts: 39 New Member
    edited June 2012
    thank you ^-^
    i'm sure i will!
  • WibbleLikeAJellyWibbleLikeAJelly Posts: 2,410 Member
    edited June 2012
    Don't forget - there's only just over a day left until the course, are you prepared?

    Check you have:

    1) Registered for the course if you wish to participate,
    2) Read Svlyn's course on CFE if required,
    3) Checked your game will be running smoothly as possible tomorrow evening,
    4) Prepared any questions that you may currently have - they're not only for the lessons, you know!



    --Wibble :)
  • LaughingJacksLaughingJacks Posts: 160 New Member
    edited June 2012
    Register Me! Almost missed this.
  • DorkyVampPrincessDorkyVampPrincess Posts: 608 Member
    edited June 2012
    Register me please. (:

    DONE! Welcome to Zoo U, DVP! Thanks for the friend request, you saved me a step! :D
    Your welcome, I can't wait to get started here. :)

    While you're waiting you may want to look at the second Zoo U course on CFE since Wibble says we will be using that some for his class. If you are already good at CFE (ConstrainFloorElevation cheat) then that's fine, too! :D
    I will definatly check it out since I have the free time tonight.
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