Noob Guide to Foundry Part 2 Video Tutorials

So this week I’ll be covering video tutorials, not necessary because I want to make all the links and info available to you, but because I also want to go back and watch them all to revise stuff to use within my own missions. Please let me know if any of the content within is not as the author had intended. The rating system is based on how informative the tutorial is and how important its contents are to a Beginner Author. Some may be good video’s but as  the foundry has changed I have had to lower the rating for some tutorials with obsolete design techniques.

If this blog isn’t to your pace check out.

http://www.startrekonline.com/foundrywalkthrough For the Official Walkthough.

OR

http://starbaseugc.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorials For the a comprehensive database of tutorials.

I will be revising all the Guides after I publish Number Three. 3 will be all you need to know about Map Transitions. Including social zone transition and Social zone objectives.

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Noob Guide to Foundry Part 2 Video Tutorials

Within this Tutorial I have spotlighted tutorials and their creators. You will find a comprehensive index at the end. If you would like to skip straight to it, please do so. Thank you to all those who have dedicated their time to helping others. All the video tutorials are in their authors order of creation. You will find a recommended order at the end of each author ‘s content overview. Please Support them by Subscribing.

Date Last Edited: 6th of March 2011

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • Basic = A beginner’s guide.
  • Intermediate = For authors with knowledge of the Foundry Toolset.
  • Advanced = Only for those who like to add that extra professional element to their missions.
  1. Tutorial, which refers to the video as a complete overview of all the elements needed to successfully accomplish the tutorials goals.
  2. Step By Step, is not a complete description of all the elements, but shows you the steps to accomplish the video’s goals.
  3. Demonstration, only for the authors with some knowledge of how Foundry works. Kirkfat skims over the videos objectives using Foundry lingo.

Here are three great tutorials from DPeters. Sorry I Didn’t have time to fully include them in the guide yet.

Star Trek Online: Foundry Tutorial Pt. 1 – Introduction
Star Trek Online: Foundry Tutorial Pt. 2 – First Steps
Star Trek Online: Foundry Tutorial Pt. 3 – Intermediate Features

HAVRAHA

HAVRAHA

Havraha is less known than his mission character and tutorial NPC named Helna. Unfortunately Havraha hasn’t done as many tutorials as Kirkfat, however he does cover facets that Kirkfat has not touched upon. Havraha’s Tutorials are more for the found

ry creators who want to take there missions to the next level.

HAVRAHA TUTORIALS

Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team! How to spawn only your captain into a map with out the away team.

BASIC: Step By Step – INTERIOR **** 4/5

Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking Episode one of an Animation Walkthrough. Take a walk through a map seeing a various amount of animations.

BASIC: Demonstration – INTERIOR *** 3/5

Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting Episode two of an Animation Walkthrough. Take a walk through a map seeing a various amount of animations.

BASIC: Demonstration – INTERIOR *** 3/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Backdrops and Distant Objects Basics A great guide to using map silhouettes. Takes you even further on your map customisation towards creating a certain look for your mission.

ADVANCE: Step by Step – SPACE ***** 5/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV A great follow up to Havraha’s Backdrops and Distant Objects. Takes you further into map Customization with visual affect available in foundry and how to tweak them to create a special person mood for you mission.

INTERMIDIATE: Step By Step – SPACE ***** 5/5

KIRKFAT

KIRKFAT

KIRKFAT

If you haven’t heard the name Kirkfat and are a foundry author, then you haven’t researched the foundry enough. The moderator and creator of StarbaseUGC currently has the most comprehensive tutorials around. He’s also humble, encouraging and always willing to help.

MY RECOMMENDED IN WATCHING ORDER

  1. STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
  2. OSGtutorial2.wmv
  3. STO Foundry Tutorial – Adding in Multiple and Overlapping Objectives
  4. STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
  5. STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
  6. STO Foundry Video Tutorial – Idle Animations, Chat Animations, and Chat Bubbles
  7. STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
  8. STO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1
  9. STO Foundry Tutorial – Item Placement and X, Y,and Z Coordinates
  10. STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
  11. STO Foundry Tutorial – Spawn a Friendly NPC
  • (WARNING) May contain out of date Design methods, however still usable within foundry.
The next generation of foundry, if you’d like to go striate to Kirkfat’s blog on these, here is the LINK>>>
  1. STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
  2. STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
  3. STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
  4. STO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1

KIRKFAT’S TUTORIALS

Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – Understanding X, Y, and Z Coordinates Explained within this tutorial is how to adjust an object in a space. This tutorial takes you back to the time before Foundries launch on Tribble. Not a good tutorial for well versed designers but great if your having trouble with the concept of axeses. Kirkfat has another video as a update. LINK… (WARNING)

BASIC: Tutorial** 2/5

OSGtutorial2.wmv This tutorial is known through the community as the dancing OSG (Orion Slave girl). There was a joke when foundry first came out, that if you didn’t have an dancing OSG in your mission, it wasn’t worth playing.

BASIC: Step By Step – GROUND *** 3/5

STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial A simple mission walkthrough, with enough elements to get anyone started. A great first tutorial. Starting with the creation of generic ground and space maps, Kirkfat has laid out a simple mission with every Storyboard tool, as well as design elements such as the placement of enemy contacts and interactive objects. A good guide to interacting design elements with dialogue. A template mission tutorial.

BEGINNER: Tutorial – SPACE GROUND**** 4/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – How to Make a Zombie This isn’t a step by step. Kirkfat explains how to make a Zombie type character eat another human and attack you once in his periferals.

INTERMEDIATE: Demonstration – INTERIOR *** 3/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack of the Spiders! Placement and selection of an enemy contact.

BEGINNER: Step By Step – INTERIOR *** 3/5

STO Foundry Video Tutorial – Idle Animations, Chat Animations, and Chat Bubbles This Tutorial shows you a selection of NPC animation options as well as how to implement NPC Chat animations, NPC Chat Bubbles and NPC idle animation. It also goes in depth on how to implement those feature’s within your mission. (WARNING)

INTERMEDIATE: Tutorial – INTERIOR **** 4/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Adding in Multiple and Overlapping Objectives Basic guide to advanced mission objective design. This Step By Step tutorial shows you how to layer content within a storyboard to create multiple objectives, in which the player can complete outside of a linear storyline.

INTERMEDIATE: Step By Step – SPACE *** 3/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack How to get an enemy to Decloak. One of the most valuable tools to any Author. This is the basic version of a valuable design tool which can also be used to have an enemy or contact warp in or magically appear. This Tutorial can also assist you to understanding animation triggers for other Tutorials and map types.

BASIC: Step By Step – SPACE ***** 5/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat) It’s been so long since I watched this Tutorial and I remember it was one of those I have been very thankful for. It instructs you on how to create multiple objectives with pop up text using interact with object. Such as a Console, or hidden item. Not a good tutorial now, but can help with learning more of how to interact with an object. (WARNING)

INTERMEDIATE: Step By Step – INTERIOR **** 4/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Interacting with NPCs A quick demonstration of how to make NPC intractable using Objects. (WARNING)

INTERMEDIATE: Demonstration – INTERIOR ** 2/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack a Space Station This one goes into how to make an enemy npc into a Turret for a Space Station.

INTERMEDIATE: Step By Step – SPACE ** 2/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl In this Tutorial you will find information on how to use objects to interact with an NPC, Dialogue interaction with an NPC and the animation that can be chosen during the interaction with the npc. WARNING: May contain out of date Design methods, however still usable within foundry.

BEGINNER : Tutorial – Ground *** 3/5 

STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck) Kirkfat explains how to create your own environment using details. Great tutorial for learning how to place items, however our interaction details have changed and Kirkfat has another video as a follow up. LINK… (WARNING)

ADVANCED : Demonstration – GROUND INTERIOR **** 4/5 Demonstration

STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box This mission goes into detail of how to enter a Building from a ground map and also the ability to manipulate a generic map to make it look different from Cryptic STO content.

INTERMEDIATE: Demonstration – GROUND INTERIOR ****4/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Spawn a Friendly NPC Tutorial on how to make a friendly NPC beam into a location.

ADVANCED: Step By Step – INTERIOR ****4/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Item Placement and X, Y,and Z Coordinates Explained within this tutorial is how to adjust an object in a map.

BASIC: Tutorial – GROUND *** 3/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1 Details of Triggers, such as invisible objects and the connection with an object, the storyboard and its animation.

ADVANCED: Tutorial INTERIOR ***** 5/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2 This Tutorial goes into the new featured triggers on Foundry. Using the invisible elements now available to do some new tricks. Using place markers to create visual effects.

ADVANCED: Demonstration – INTERIOR/GROUND ***** 5/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3 Kirkfat goes through the motions of object and NPC interaction. From Interacting with objects, to using objects to influence an NPC and maintain a fluid story with these elements.

ADVANCED: Demonstration – INTERIOR ***** 5/5

STO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1 A tutorial on all the advanced Dialogue options and how they can be used to create branching dialogue. PUZZLE!!!

ADVANCED: Tutorial – INTERTIOR ***** 5/5

EDITORS NOTE

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TUTORIAL INDEX

  • ANIMATION
  • ENEMY PLACEMENT
  • COSTUME
  • MAP CREATION
  • MAP TRANSFER
  • MAP CUSTOMISATION
  • MISSION OBJECTIVES
  • MULTIPLE OPTIONS
  • NPC ANIMATION
  • NPC CHAT
  • NPC GROUP SELECTION
  • NPC PLACEMENT
  • OBJECT ANIMATION
  • OBJECT INTERACTION
  • OBJECT PLACEMENT
  • PUSH PINS
  • PLACE MARKER
  • STORYBOARD
  • TRIGGERS

QUICK TERM REFERANCE

STO = Star Trek Online.

NPC = None Player Contact.

UGC = User Generated Content.

ANIMATION
OSGtutorial2.wmv
Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking
Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting
ENEMY PLACEMENT
STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack of the Spiders!
STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack a Space Station
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
COSTUME
OSGtutorial2.wmv
STO Foundry Tutorial – Backdrops and Distant Objects Basics
MAP CREATION
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Item Placement and X, Y,and Z Coordinates
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking
Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting
STO Foundry Tutorial – Backdrops and Distant Objects Basics
STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV
MAP CUSTOMISATION
STO Foundry Tutorial – Backdrops and Distant Objects Basics
STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV
MAP TRANSFER
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
MISSION OBJECTIVES
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Adding in Multiple and Overlapping Objectives
STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
SSTO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
MULTIPLE OPTIONS
STO Foundry Tutorial – Adding in Multiple and Overlapping Objectives
STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
STO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Backdrops and Distant Objects Basics
NPC ANIMATION
STO Foundry Video Tutorial – Idle Animations, Chat Animations, and Chat Bubbles
STO Foundry Tutorial – How to Make a Zombie
STO Foundry Tutorial – Interacting with NPCs
STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Spawn a Friendly NPC
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking
Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting
NPC CHAT
STO Foundry Video Tutorial – Idle Animations, Chat Animations, and Chat Bubbles
STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
STO Foundry Tutorial – Interacting with NPCs
STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
NPC GROUP SELECTION
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack of the Spiders!
STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
STO Foundry Tutorial – Spawn a Friendly NPC
NPC PLACEMENT
OSGtutorial2.wmv
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
OBJECT ANIMATION
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV
Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking
Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting
OBJECT INTERACTION
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Interacting with NPCs
STO Foundry Tutorial – Attack a Space Station
STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
Animations With Helna – Episode 1: Talking
Animations With Helna – Episode 2: Sitting
STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV
OBJECT PLACEMENT
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – Understanding X, Y, and Z Coordinates
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Item Placement and X, Y,and Z Coordinates
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
STO Foundry Tutorial – The Skies and Depths of Rigel IV
PUSH PINS
STO Foundry Tutorial – Spawn a Friendly NPC
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
PLACE MARKER
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
STO Foundry Tutorial – Build a Corridor from Scratch (and Fun with the Holodeck)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Thinking Inside the Box
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
Star Trek Online Foundry Tutorial – One Person Away Team!
STORYBOARD
STO Foundry Walkthrough Tutorial
STO Foundry Tutorial – Adding in Multiple and Overlapping Objectives
STO Foundry Tutorial – Klingon Sneak Attack
STO Foundry Tutorial – Multiple Dialogues (the Cheat)
STO Foundry Tutorial – Interacting with NPCs
STO Foundry Tutorial – Seduce an Orion Slave Girl
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 3
STO Foundry Tutorial – Branching Dialogue, part 1
TRIGGERS
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 1
STO Foundry Tutorial – Triggers, part 2