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Zoo U Course 8: Landscaping Start to Finish! Guest Professor:itguyinsc! Link to lesson in post one!

ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to Zoo U!



Course 8: Landscaping Start to Finish

Description:
This course is intended to teach beginning builders about landscaping a Sims lot, including the difficult problem of non-flat terrain, all in one lesson.

Course Prerequisites: None! It WOULD be helpful if you would go to post two of this thread and follow the directions there prior to the first lesson.

Skill Level for Students: Beginning Builder

Required Supplies: Sims 3 base game and patches for each EP. Certain plants and terrain paints may require the actual EP in order to do everything in the lesson, in that event the lesson will list the EPs needed.



Guest Lecturer: itguyinsc


Link to Lot Used In Lesson:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/60/665594.page#10586817

Link to Lesson Start:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/665594.page#10586998






For Zoo U classes that are "live" a time and date will be given, but they may not be given using your time zone.

You can find out what time the class starts in your town using the World Clock site and their time zone converter. Here is a link:
http://www.timeanddate.com/



ALSO 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










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), just click the banner below:

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/499348.page
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Comments

  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited May 2013
    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. IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL, but not required, IF YOU WOULD REGISTER FOR EACH LESSON OF THIS COURSE. It keeps the thread bumped so that new students will see it.

    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 the course starts 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 when the first lesson begins.

    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 the Exchange link for a vastly updated version of my favorite Tester Sim (she has a CAP pattern that I made but no CC) and her cat Helix:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6722698

    Here is the Exchange link for a group of Tester Sims that would be very helpful if you have Supernatural and are building with Alchemy potions and the like:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=6767525

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

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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013


    To Register for "Landscaping Start to Finish!", the seventh course offered by Zoo U, please post at the end of this thread with the words:


    "Register Me!"






    Class Roster:
    ZooProfessor3
    suepea
    priscapup
    nerdy3000
    Sallidra20
    Nirar22
    Rayshizzie
    jenny0786









    What should I wear to class today?
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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

    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



    Fourth Course: "Building a Modern from an Image" is available in three lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. This thread is also monitored so students may ask their questions here. See links below.


    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



    Fifth Course: "Tomb Building!" is available in four lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. See links below.

    Lesson 1: Triggers, Behaviors, Torches and Doors is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/569572.page#9221195

    Lesson 2: Dive Wells, Hole in the Wall, Keys and Treasure Chests is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/195/569572.page#9270620

    Lesson 3: Statues, Processors, and Sundries is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/285/569572.page#9323869

    Lesson 4: Fog Emitters and Finishing Touches is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/345/569572.page#9378657





    Sixth Course: "All About Fog Emitters!" is available in two lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. See links below.

    Lesson 1: Fog Emitter Basics is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/589336.page#9553690

    Lesson 2: Fog Emitter Advanced Techniques is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/165/589336.page#9619507





    Seventh Course: "Bits and Bites Builder's Basics!" is available in four lessons as an online self-paced tutorial. See links below.

    Lesson 1: Basements, Basics and Beyond is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/165/630579.page#10126849

    Lesson 2: Perfect Patios and Fantastic Fountains is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/300/630579.page#10166556

    Lesson 3: Beyond the Pond is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/465/630579.page#10247412

    Lesson 4: Does it look like someone lives here? is here:
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/600/630579.page#10334444




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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013


    If ItGuyInSC wants to tell you something, it will be here!
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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    Registration is now open!


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  • suepeasuepea Posts: 1,823 Member
    edited April 2013
    Hooray!! Register me, please!
    h2xmsbl]
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited April 2013
    I'm here!! I'm here!! Oh, pick me... The answer is two! :shock:

    What was the question again? Oh! Register me pretty please with Zoo U building blocks on top?! :mrgreen:
  • nerdy3000nerdy3000 Posts: 5,520 Member
    edited April 2013
    Yaaaay! Register Me! :mrgreen:
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited April 2013
    Look at the shiny Zoo U thread, with all the new Zoo U Banners and stuff!!!

    Isn't it purty? :mrgreen:

    Disclaimer: This was in no way a bump to move this thread to the first page
  • Sallidra20Sallidra20 Posts: 604 Member
    edited April 2013
    Oo, Oo, pick me, pick me! *WAVES HAND WILDLY IN THE AIR* I mean, um I would like to be registered for this new course please. :mrgreen: And P-pup, I saw this: "Disclaimer: This was in no way a bump to move this thread to the first page", naughty, naughty! :lol:
  • nerdy3000nerdy3000 Posts: 5,520 Member
    edited April 2013
    priscapup wrote:
    Look at the shiny Zoo U thread, with all the new Zoo U Banners and stuff!!!

    Isn't it purty? :mrgreen:

    Disclaimer: This was in no way a bump to move this thread to the first page

    I agree P-Pup, all the new banners make it look fantastic :mrgreen:

    Disclaimer: Neither is this
  • nerdy3000nerdy3000 Posts: 5,520 Member
    edited April 2013
    Lol, just as I post that somebody else bumps the thread :)
    Hi Salli
    Hi Suepea
    Hi P-Pup
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited April 2013
    Woot! Looky at all my shiny class-mates! Welcome back! I'm so happy to see you again, I could just cry!!! I can't wait, I'm gonna stalk this thread until it starts.

    HEY ZOOOOOO.... should we build something to be ready to landscape, do you think?

    *jumps* Oh, hiya, Itsy, didn't see you there! :oops:

    So, should we build something in anticipation of landscaping it? Nah, I'll bet you have something all ready for us. Or maybe I should just wait and let you tell it! :mrgreen:
  • Nirar22Nirar22 Posts: 172 Member
    edited April 2013
    Whew! I didn't miss it! March was a terrible month for me, I am glad it is over! Sign me up please. Maybe I should finish my homework from last time? Hmmm, maybe. (I am so far behind I think I am ahead! lol)

    *waves hello* Hi everyone! :)

    Edit to add---Nerdy that is a pretty green avatar you have there. Is that one of the new ghost colors?
    The Stone Kings--my Random Royal Kingdom Challenge

    Full of Beans--a Perfect Genetics, Midnight Sun, ISBI rolled into one challenge
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited April 2013
    Nirar, welcome back! You can work on your homework for the last lesson, and post it in Lesson 7's thread as you go. Zoo will look at it. We'll all look at it! Would be great! :D
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    suepea wrote:
    Hooray!! Register me, please!

    Sue Pea, How are you?! You are registered!
    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    priscapup wrote:
    I'm here!! I'm here!! Oh, pick me... The answer is two! :shock:

    What was the question again? Oh! Register me pretty please with Zoo U building blocks on top?! :mrgreen:

    You are officially registered, P-Pup!
    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    nerdy3000 wrote:
    Yaaaay! Register Me! :mrgreen:

    Hi, my Nerdy girl! You are registered!
    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    Sallidra20 wrote:
    Oo, Oo, pick me, pick me! *WAVES HAND WILDLY IN THE AIR* I mean, um I would like to be registered for this new course please. :mrgreen: And P-pup, I saw this: "Disclaimer: This was in no way a bump to move this thread to the first page", naughty, naughty! :lol:

    Hi, Salli! This is great, all the course 7 alum are showing up!
    oow785m
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    priscapup wrote:
    Woot! Looky at all my shiny class-mates! Welcome back! I'm so happy to see you again, I could just cry!!! I can't wait, I'm gonna stalk this thread until it starts.

    HEY ZOOOOOO.... should we build something to be ready to landscape, do you think?

    *jumps* Oh, hiya, Itsy, didn't see you there! :oops:

    So, should we build something in anticipation of landscaping it? Nah, I'll bet you have something all ready for us. Or maybe I should just wait and let you tell it! :mrgreen:

    P-Pup, I don't have any information from our teacher about exactly what she has in mind. I DID mention to her a few times how much I really adore this one lot of hers that is built on a hill (using the terrain tools) so I don't know if she will start from scratch to show us that or not.

    It certainly couldn't HURT to have a lot that is all ready to landscape. One thing that generally happens when I'm a student in one of these courses is that I want to participate and to build whatever we are working on in class. My point is that you will likely be in the mood to landscape after the class is over.
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  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    Nirar22 wrote:
    Whew! I didn't miss it! March was a terrible month for me, I am glad it is over! Sign me up please. Maybe I should finish my homework from last time? Hmmm, maybe. (I am so far behind I think I am ahead! lol)

    *waves hello* Hi everyone! :)

    Edit to add---Nerdy that is a pretty green avatar you have there. Is that one of the new ghost colors?

    Since the last course and the new course are not linked at all, you can still be working on the last homework and it shouldn't hamper you in learning the material for the new course!

    You are registered!

    Zoo
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  • nerdy3000nerdy3000 Posts: 5,520 Member
    edited April 2013
    Nirar22 wrote:
    Whew! I didn't miss it! March was a terrible month for me, I am glad it is over! Sign me up please. Maybe I should finish my homework from last time? Hmmm, maybe. (I am so far behind I think I am ahead! lol)

    *waves hello* Hi everyone! :)

    Edit to add---Nerdy that is a pretty green avatar you have there. Is that one of the new ghost colors?

    Yes, it's the death by ranting ghost. I just love that hair colour on it :mrgreen:
  • priscapuppriscapup Posts: 1,670 Member
    edited April 2013
    P-Pup, I don't have any information from our teacher about exactly what she has in mind. I DID mention to her a few times how much I really adore this one lot of hers that is built on a hill (using the terrain tools) so I don't know if she will start from scratch to show us that or not.

    It certainly couldn't HURT to have a lot that is all ready to landscape. One thing that generally happens when I'm a student in one of these courses is that I want to participate and to build whatever we are working on in class. My point is that you will likely be in the mood to landscape after the class is over.

    Sounds smart! I figured she probably has some good plans for us, and you are more than right... I will be itching to landscape when we are through. As it happens, I have this idea buzzing through my brain, so I might as well get started on it, and then I should be close enough when this course is done to landscape. Brilliant idea! Um, your idea, that is, not mine. :hunf:
  • ZooProfessor3ZooProfessor3 Posts: 9,847 Member
    edited April 2013
    Itsy's landscaping course is likely to be a single lesson (I've told her she can have as many lessons as she wants, but she thinks one is what she will need). I don't have the next course lined up just yet, but I am thinking about what we might like to see.

    Does anyone have a specific lesson they might like to see next?

    Some of the things I have toyed with:
    1. Using house plans to make a Sim house.
    2. Using MOO to make "new" furniture and architecture.
    3. Interior Design and using CAS.

    I'm open to other ideas! Does anyone have a project they would love to do but not feel equal to?
    oow785m
  • itguyinscitguyinsc Posts: 5,715 Member
    edited April 2013
    Hello everyone! I am excited that you are interested in the landscaping class. This class will be a more basic version but should really spruce up your lots.

    @Zoo...
    I've emailed you. Let me know if my format will work. Thanks :)
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