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Hello, STO Community! My name is Alenis Kendra and I am one of the newer members of the STO universe.

While populating a ground map in the Foundry recently, I realized that my population was lacking any children. Seeing I was attempting to create the feel of a poverty-stricken refugee camp, I felt that a few scurrying urchins would add a level of authenticity.

Thanks to some very helpful tips from the Foundry Chat regulars, I was able to create a reasonable facsimile of Cardassian children as custom costumes. I’d like to share what I learned with you all, in the hopes that it might help some other newbie along the way.

First, in order to create a prepubescent character, you want to start with a male alien template.


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A big thanks to Havraha for making the new intro to the tutorials.  He inspired me to up the production qualities, and I hope that it is appreciated.

This half-hour video is meant to help bring in new authors and reduce the learning curve substantially.  Please, please give feedback, even if you’re a seasoned author who knows the ins and outs of the toolset.  I’m hoping that a few of these very condensed tutorials will go a long way in helping our community to grow.

Introduction to the Foundry, Part 1:

Pretty simple, but it’s neat.  Enjoy!

Note of clarification: All 5 invis walls in space are set to disappear, not just the four that I mention.


Hi all,

I hope that these videos are useful to you.  Please leave feedback.  There are three parts so far and here they are:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

I really didn’t go into the details surrounding the story tab, because it wasn’t the focus of this tutorial. If anyone has questions about the mechanics of the mission, then please leave a comment. Otherwise, I hope that it helps to give you guys ideas for building corridors, and doing fun things with the holodeck.

Thanks for watching!

Thanks again to NB for teaching us this trick. Here is how to do it:

Kind of a simple trick, but it has lots of different uses, from healing wounded to what I did with it here: scanning defective Borg drones. Enjoy, and please leave feedback.

Sorry again about the cropping, but hopefully this helps many of you understand how to create a simple mission from start to finish. It shows how to move from space to ground, how to place enemies, and how to incorporate an object to scan. Please leave feedback or requests: