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JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | July 11, 2018, 03:35 | 0 comments
We've got a new class to offer at MVU starting TOMORROW, July 11th! Noxluna Nightfire will be teaching "Making Mesh Clothing in Blender," the first class will be learning to make a skirt. She's offering it twice tomorrow for the convenience of different time zones, at 12pm and again at 6pm (grid times). Come check it out!
http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | May 30, 2018, 19:47 | 0 comments
Hi everyone, today I want to tell you about a great resource we have here in DigiWorldz that you may not be aware of—Rubyleaf Dryke! Ruby has been teaching scripting twice a week, every week, almost since we opened our doors at Metaverse University. Come rain or shine—students or no—Ruby has been making herself available to help people learn to script. Whether you want to learn it in depth, or just learn to "tweak" existing scripts, Ruby can help!

If you are new to virtual, you may not realize how useful a working knowledge of scripting can be. If you are here just to have fun, not to build, you may think learning to script is not for you. But there are so many ways it can come in handy! Make those lamps you bought turn on and off with a click! Make that door slide instead of swing! Change textures on your furniture or landscaping with a click! Change your parcel radio station with a click instead of having to go through menus and panels! Scripting can simplify and expand your virtual life!

On Tuesdays Ruby teaches a regular class in basic scripting, 4 sessions that start over each month. On Thursday she hosts "open scripting," which is a great time to bring her your questions, your projects, your scripting conundrums. I really hope that you'll come visit, meet Ruby, and learn how scripting can help you! http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | May 4, 2018, 23:08 | 0 comments
Spring is springing, come learn how to script all those fun activities with Rubyleaf Dryke! Get your garden growing, make some fireworks, script your own bicycle - come learn how! And Emmalena Damour will teach you how to get your gorgeous summer bod ready in her Ruth Avatar classes - she's offering two sessions this month! Check our calendar for full details: http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | March 5, 2018, 03:02 | 0 comments
There's a lot going on at Metaverse University this month, including some new classes aimed at European time zones! Come check it out and get your education on. :)

***Visit the MVU Calendar online for class details at http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php

– Basic Scripting with Rubyleaf Dryke:
Get a solid footing with the basics - learn how scripts work and how to create them. Regular class on Tuesdays, with open class on Thursdays (feel free to drop in with your questions or projects!)

– Blender 101 & 102 with Martin Glom:
2 classes to learn Blender interface, edit & object modes, basic manipulation, and to model a simple cube to make a basic table. Scheduled for Europe!

– Intro to Paint.net with Emmalena Damour:
2 classes to learn free Paint.net graphics program interface, menus, and tools. Scheduled for Europe!

– Making an Alpha for System Clothing with Emmalena Damour:
Learn the easiest and most accurate way to make alpha layers, using free Paint.net or similar graphics program. Scheduled for Europe!

– Using the Ruth Mesh Body with Emmalena Damour:
Learn to use the Ruth mesh body & Hyacinth Landry (aka Hyacinth Jewell) clothing layers with appliers for Ruth. Scheduled for Europe!

– 3D Animation with Stencil Rengae:
Take charge and create your own animations with the FREE program, DAZ Studio! 4-class series.

– Reflections Fridays with Gray Delwood:
Weekly Friday group for open and honest discussion/reflection around the life we live in Virtual life. Join in!

**All times grid-time. Please feel free to contact me or any of the instructors if you have questions!
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | March 2, 2018, 03:06 | 0 comments
We have 3 more classes to add to our European time zone offerings at MVU! Emmalena Damour will be teaching classes at 5AM grid time (1PM GMT) on Tuesdays. Details below!

**Intro to Paint.net
March 6 & March 20, 5AM Grid Time (1PM GMT)
2 Classes. Introduction to the free graphics program Paint (Paint.net). You will learn to get around the basic interface of the Paint.net program. In the second class, you will learn the basics of the menu bar in the program. **Download the program prior to class and have it installed: https://www.getpaint.net .

**Using the Ruth Mesh Body
March 13, 5AM Grid Time (1PM GMT)
1 Class. Learn to use the Ruth mesh body, and the Hyacinth Landry (aka Hyacinth Jewell) clothing layers with appliers for Ruth.

**Making an Alpha for System Clothing
March 27, 5AM Grid Time (1PM GMT)
1 Class. This class will show you the easiest and most accurate way to make system clothing alpha layers using the SLUV templates from Robin Woods. **Download the templates prior to class and have them available on your hard drive: http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Techn... .* Make sure you download the 1024 size. (You can also download any sizes you will want to use, or the PSD layered version, for your own use.)

==> See the full Metaverse University Calendar at http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | February 27, 2018, 21:46 | 0 comments
Metaverse University (MVU) is excited to announce our first Blender class scheduled specially for European time zones! Martin Glom will be teaching the first class March 5th at 4:00AM grid time (that's 12:00PM GMT). We're so happy to have Martin on the MVU team. Hope to see a lot of you there!
==> View the MVU Calendar: http://wc.digiworldz.com/SACalendar.ph...
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | February 2, 2018, 02:51 | 0 comments
Come visit us at Metaverse University and see what's happening this month!
***Visit the MVU Calendar online for class details at http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php

– Basic Scripting with Rubyleaf Dryke:
Get a solid footing with the basics - learn how scripts work and how to create them. Regular class on Tuesdays, with open class on Thursdays (feel free to drop in with your questions or projects!)

– 3D Animation with Stencil Rengae:
Take charge and create your own animations with the FREE program, DAZ Studio. Every other Wednesday.

– Reflection Fridays with Gray Delwood:
Weekly group for open and honest discussion/reflection around the life we live in Virtual life. Drop in any time!

– 5 Ways to Take Better Snaps! with Gray Delwood:
5 surefire ways to take your average snapshots UP a whole new level! Join us on the 24th for this fun class!

**All times grid-time. Please feel free to contact me or any of the instructors if you have questions!
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | January 3, 2018, 22:54 | 0 comments
Happy New Year! We've got kind of a slow schedule this month as everyone recovers from the holidays, but come on down and get your Blender on or sharpen your scripting skills! And stay tuned for next month...
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | December 1, 2017, 03:00 | 0 comments
Come visit us at Metaverse University and see what's going on in December!

***Visit the MVU Calendar online for class details at http://wc.digiworldz.com/UCalendar.php

– Basic Scripting with Rubyleaf Dryke:
Get a solid footing with the basics - learn how scripts work and how to create them. Tuesdays at 5pm.

– Make a Flexi-Prim Holiday Decoration! with Koz Maesar
This Flexi-Prim class will offer a special decoration that you can make yourself–just in time for the holidays! Whether you have taken the flexi plants class before, or are a beginning prim maker, come join in!

– Making an Alpha for Mesh Clothing with Emmalena Damour:
This class will show you the easiest and most accurate way to make alpha layers for your mesh clothing, using the free Paint.net software and the SLUV templates from Robin Woods.

– Stich, Bind & Applique, with Emmalena Damour:
This class will focus on stitches, bindings, and appliques on fabric textures for clothing, cushions or upholstered furniture, using the free Paint.net or a similar software program.

– The Truth Behind Our AVATAR with Gray Delwood:
What's the truth behind our AVATAR - why do we pick what we pick? What are the reasons we choose the characteristics and features of our Avatar? Let's peek into our psyches and investigate!

**All times grid-time. Please feel free to contact me or any of the instructors if you have questions!
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | October 1, 2017, 03:20 | 0 comments
Check out October's schedule at Metaverse University!

We are lucky to have a lot of great volunteers in DigiWorldz, and they're bringing you another month packed full of awesome free classes at MVU! Come learn to build, texture, script, animate, use Blender, and photograph the cool stuff you make. And if you're not sure what to work on next, we've got a class for that, too!

Basic Building with John Kalverwitz:
Learn basic building and prim manipulation (continuing session from last month).

Basic Scripting with Rubyleaf Dryke:
Get a solid footing with the basics - learn how scripts work and how to create them.

Beginner Blender 3D Modeling with Mike Lorrey:
For absolute beginners, learn your way around the Blender application, the tools, key combos, etc. You will learn to make a mesh object in Blender, modify it, create materials, assign parts of the mesh to them, UV mapping, and exporting for OS use.

Beginning Inworld Photography with Gray Delwood:
Beginning Photography will get you familiar with the inworld tools. Learn how to use your viewer camera and snapshot tools, save photos to your inventory, and more.

Creativity–What Do I Build Next? with Don Smith:
A fun class to help folks discover creative ideas! This class will help you figure out what to build and/or script next!

Making Clothing Alpha Layers with Emmalena Damour:
Learn the easiest and most accurate way to make alpha layers, using Paint.net and the SLUV templates from Robin Woods. See classroom for further details.

nPose Animation with Howard Braxton:
Learn the ins and outs of animating your virtual life with nPose, the best low-lag Swiss Army Knife of animation engines!
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | September 1, 2017, 01:50 | 0 comments
Come visit us at Metaverse University and see what's going on! Lots of classes happening this month:

Basic Building with John Kalverwitz:
Learn basic building and prim manipulation.

Basic Scripting with Rubyleaf Dryke:
Get a solid footing with the basics - learn how scripts work and how to create them.

Beginning Inworld Photography, and Photography 101, with Gray Delwood:
Beginning Photography will get you familiar with the inworld tools, and Photography 101 will teach you to take better pictures in world with tips on windlights, composition, backgrounds, AOs & pose balls, and basic editing.

Building a Texture HUD with Phantazia Serendipity:
Learn to create a working HUD that can be used for clothing and any other prims. Scripts will be provided by instructor.

Introduction to Paint.net, and Advanced Texturing with Paint.net, with Emmalena Damour:
Learn to use the free graphics program Paint (Paint.net). The Advanced texturing class will focus on techniques such as making thread stitching and bindings for clothing and other items, creating shadows and highlights, etc.

Scripting Beyond Basics with Roxanne Dangerous:
Everyone likes to see their cars go, their boat sail, or their planes fly - learn the basics of getting it to go!

WHO are WE? Light Reflection on our RL personalities, with Gray Delwood:
A fun and open discussion about the personalities behind the avatars that will include exploration of the MBTI (Myers/BrIggs Type IndIcator) and questions like why we enjoy virtual life.
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | August 1, 2017, 02:57 | 0 comments
Have you had enough laying around in the sun yet this summer? Come take a class at MVU! We've got a packed schedule for August, including some exciting new classes! Learn programming languages like Java, Python (and more!), or sign up for the new Blender class. We've got a selection of scripting classes, too, from basic skills to animating objects to making HUDs. Or come learn to take better beach photos in with a fun class in photography! :D
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | July 16, 2017, 23:37 | 0 comments
Metaverse Univeristy got a nice mention in an article at Hypergrid Business today!
http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2017/...
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | July 3, 2017, 02:15 | 0 comments
We've got a new class starting this month: Photography 101! Improve your picture-taking inworld with tips & techniques from a professional artist. Learn to work with windlights, backgrounds, and AOs & pose balls, as well as basic composition and editing. A 1-time class, offered every other Wednesday evening at MVU campus. We hope to see you there!
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | June 15, 2017, 02:36 | 0 comments
The "Region Management" and "Fun with NPCs" classes will be on hiatus for the next 6 weeks. Classes will resume in August.
JaneStonecrow
JaneStonecrow | June 4, 2017, 21:02 | 0 comments
Have you got skills or knowledge to share with the community? Teach a class at Metaverse University! We are looking for all sorts of volunteer teachers: builders, scripters, texture artists, viewer skills, 3D modelers, avatar developers, program skills, clothing makers, and more--from basic to advanced. Let us know what you can do!