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RockSauron
05-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Well, Aya said I could make a new Tutorial Spotlight as the old one (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?7260-Tutorial-Spotlight) is out of date and CC doesn't really have the time to throw it together... and I have all the time in the world and like make useless lists, so here I am.

Anyway, the tutorial spotlight will be the spotlight for the best tutorials of LBP. If you feel there are any that deserve to go here, just post it and me and my oh so discriminating talents will formulate a good list... of sorts.

I also created a tutorial request, so that people can request tutorials... and hopefully someone makes it.

So, without further a do and ranting... Here it is!


GENERAL TIPS
Basics first, eh?

Little things/tricks some don't know (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?11643-Little-things-tricks-some-don-t-know)
It's surprising how many LBP veterans are still unaware of some of these useful tips, compiled by brnxblze.

Comprehensive Thermo Overview and Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?16840-Comprehensive-Thermo-Overview-and-Guide)
comphermc explains the inner workings of the Thermometer. Useful for figuring out how to squeeze every possible light into your level!

LBP In-Game Censorship List (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26378-LBP-In-Game-Censorship-List)
Incinerator22, with the help of Whaaaale's original censored list, takes a look at commonly used strangely censored words. Useful if you want to know why your magic mouth has a bunch of *******s

Units, Measurements and More (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?8914-Units-Measurements-and-more)
ApeAgi of LBPBuilder.com forums shows weights and physics equations for various materials of LBP. Useful if you are into mathematically creating the best level ever.

LBP Scoring System Analysis & Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26224-LBP-Scoring-System-Analysis-Guide)
Incinerator22 gives a detailed description on how the scoring system works, and the mathematical equations behind it all. Useful for formulating ideal bubble formulas for complicated minigames!

Everything about the Cool Levels Pages (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?17324-Everything-about-the-Cool-Levels-Pages)
RangerZero gives an in-depth look at the nuances of the Cool Levels system and how to expl-er, use it.

Back Up your LBP Data. Here's why and how. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?12403-Back-Up-your-LBP-Data-Here-s-why-and-how)
rtm223 describes how and why you should backup your LBP data. Useful just in case your PS3 dies.

Jackofcourse's Guide to Creating (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?11840-Jackofcourse-s-Guide-to-Creating-UPDATED-18-9-09-Section-10-added)
The "platforming genius" jackofcourse gives us some tips on creating a good level.

How to get more plays on your level (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?8092-GUIDE-How-to-get-more-plays-on-your-level)
wexfordian reveals some tips on getting your level played once published.

Complex Shapes Tutorials: The Visual Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?20656-Complex-Shapes-Tutorials-The-Visual-Guide)
Incinerator22 guides us through some useful methods of dealing with complex shapes in LBP.



GLITCHES
Because the given tools aren't enough

The Complete Guide to Secret Materials and Stickers (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23748-The-Complete-Guide-to-Secret-Materials-and-Stickers)
trip090 explains Secret glitch materials, and how to obtain them. Useful if you want to know how to do all sort of crazy stuff you're not supposed to.

How to SERIOUSLY cheat the Thermometer (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23793-How-To-Seriously-Cheat-The-Thermo)
Aya042 explains how to cheat the thermo... seriously.

Theck & Thack Layer Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26490-Theck-Thack-Layer-Guide)
Incinerator22 provides us with a handy guide to the theck and thack sublayers.

How to use the 3D layer glitch - video tutorial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?22765-How-to-use-the-3D-layer-glitch-video-tutorial!)
TheAdipose treats us to the definitive video tutorial on using the 3D layer glitch.

Layer Glitch FAQ (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?18254-Layer-Glitch-FAQ-Get-the-most-out-of-your-custom-backgrounds-foregrounds)
If that's not enough, Teebonesey also explains the Layer Glitch, and how you can create custom backgrounds and foregrounds.

How To Recreate The 3D Layer Glitch (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23874-How-To-Recreate-The-3D-Layer-Glitch)
And if you're curious as to how the glitch objects were created in the first place, Aya042 reveals the secrets here.

Creating Editable Invisible Material In Seconds (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?17759-Creating-Editable-Invisible-Material-In-Seconds)
Invisible material has many uses, and this guide by Incinerator22 explains what they are, and how to create it.



LOGIC
How could we not start with the...

LBPCentral Logic Pack (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?18649-LBPCentral-Logic-Pack!)
The Logic Pack is, hands down, the best tutorial in all of LBP. If you're serious at creating, and somehow haven't played this... then do it. It'd be a crime not to mention it.

The SwitchGeek Sessions - rtm223's World Famous Logic Blog (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?19365-Logic-Blog-updated-2010-01-19)
For those who feel that the Logic Pack isn't enough and want more, rtm223 created this logic blog, so all you logic nuts can get down with logic.

Logic: The Pudding of LBP (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?11184-Logic-The-Pudding-of-LBP)
feloneouscat's logic blog goes into some depth about the pros and cons of different ways of implementing the same logic functions.



IN-DEPTH TUTORIALS
Some tutorials go in-depth on little things

How to Tame the Pesky Wobble Bolt (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?7703-How-to-Tame-the-Pesky-Wobble-Bolt)
Inspectigator explains the nuances of that ever rascal, the wobble bolt.

Gravity Manipulation (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?16733-Gravity-Manipulation)
warlord_evil explains how you can fake a change in gravity with this clever cheat.

Cinematic Control using magic mouths Do's and Don'ts (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?9218-Cinematic-control-using-magic-mouths-Do-s-and-Don-ts)
Thegide explains how to best make use of magic mouths in this summer blockbuster tutorial.



TUTORIAL REQUEST
1. RockSauron- "Exchanging levels via Flash Drive"

Incinerator22
05-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Check these out please, and thanks for your compliment on my scoring guide! Good idea to make a new list, I think.

My Tutorials:
How To Make Invisible Material (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17759)
A guide to creating invisible material of any size, shape, layer formation, and more.
LBP In-Game Censored Words List (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=312294&postcount=195)
Lists the censored base words of LBP: a revised version of whaaale's list.
Complex Shapes Tutorials: The Visual Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=361691#post361691)
A guide to manipulating shapes, featuring basic tutorials and protractor guides.
LBP Scoring System Analysis & Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26224-LBP-Scoring-System-Analysis-Guide&p=455192#post455192)
Describes combo multipliers, death point reduction, and methods to gain points.

RockSauron
05-05-2010, 11:51 PM
Ho ha! Yeah, updated list, let me know what you think should be added.

Also, Incinerator, you mind making a new topic about the censored words, I don't want to link to posts... Cause I'm anal like that. D:

Anywho, yep, any more suggestions everyone? Also added tutorial Request section... because I thought it'd be a good idea. Added a tutorial request. I COULD make it, but I... /shrug. Anyway, I just wanted a place for people to request tutorials. Yes.

Any more suggestions?

warlord_evil
05-06-2010, 12:06 AM
My gravity manipulation tutorial?

jackofcourse
05-06-2010, 12:10 AM
My creating guide may be of use?

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?11840-Jackofcourse-s-Guide-to-Creating-UPDATED-18-9-09-Section-10-added

RockSauron
05-06-2010, 12:11 AM
For future reference, please link me to tutorials, thanks. I managed to find it, and added it. Also, if you have an idea where your tutorial should go, feel free to say so.

comphermc
05-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Layer Glitch FAQ (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?18254-Layer-Glitch-FAQ-Get-the-most-out-of-your-custom-backgrounds-foregrounds)

Everything About Cool Levels Page (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?17324-Everything-about-the-Cool-Levels-Pages)

How to Seriously Cheat the Thermo (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23793-How-To-Seriously-Cheat-The-Thermo&p=412677)

damaz10
05-06-2010, 06:37 PM
My tutorial on how to use the compression tool by TINTED Merging Objects or Materials aka Compression Tool (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?24434-Merging-Objects-or-Materials-aka-Compression-Tool)
Sehvens Sourceless lights, invisible spikes, and a couple other tricks (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25258-Sourceless-lights-invisible-spikes-and-a-couple-other-tricks-[UPDATED-4-29)

-Both of these could go into the glitches section. On the other hand they also could go in the Specified Tutorials section as well

Aya042
05-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Right. I did a quick scan through the DB to find the most 'thanked' posts, assuming that might be a good place to start a new list from. Here's a list of all first posts in the tutorials forum with 20+ 'thanks', ordered by descending number of thanks...

66 - Comprehensive Thermo Overview and Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=295428#post295428)
44 - Odd Censored LBP Words (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=109256#post109256) - Replace with Incinerator22's more up-to-date LBP In-Game Censorship List (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26378-LBP-In-Game-Censorship-List)
43 - How To Seriously Cheat The Thermo (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=412677#post412677)
42 - The Complete Guide to Secret Materials and Stickers (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=411966#post411966)
42 - Units, Measurements and more (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=149149#post149149)
39 - How To Recreate The 3D Layer Glitch (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=414086#post414086)
36 - Back Up your LBP Data. Here's why and how. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=218187#post218187) - See if we can get rtm233 to update this since the many changes that happened in Leerdammer.
36 - Jackofcourse's Guide to Creating: UPDATED 18/9/09 Section 10 added. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=209802#post209802)
36 - GUIDE: How to get more plays on your level. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=134131#post134131)
35 - Layer Glitch FAQ - Get the most out of your custom backgrounds/foregrounds (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=323079#post323079)
31 - Creating Editable Invisible Material In Seconds (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=312921#post312921)
28 - How to make any material be like a mirror (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=384739#post384739)
28 - Complex Shapes Tutorials: The Visual Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=361691#post361691)
24 - Everything about the Cool Levels Pages. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=303622#post303622)
24 - Little things/tricks some don't know. (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=205530#post205530)
21 - How to use the 3D layer glitch - video tutorial! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=394151#post394151)
21 - Extracting Tweakable Lasers in Cornish Yarg, Creating a Laser Wave (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=192799#post192799) - Not sure if this still works or not.
21 - The LBPC Costume Item Archive (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=253896#post253896)
21 - How To Cheat The Thermo (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=410607#post410607) - Don't bother with this, it's not as good as my other one.
21 - Merging Objects or Materials aka Compression Tool (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=423511#post423511)
21 - How to 'plasmafy' objects (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=184636#post184636) - This doesn't work any more

From the existing stuff, I think we ought to keep...

Logic: The Pudding of LittleBigPlanet
(http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11184)

Brought to you by feloneouscat, this series (yes, series) of tutorials will teach you the "ins and outs" of adding logic to your LittleBigPlanet levels, from the basic idea all the way through execution and optimization. A must-read for any Creator looking for ways to improve their skills.


How to Tame the Pesky Wobble Bolt (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7703)

Wobble Bolts are difficult to understand, so here's a guide detailing how to get around their quirks and harness their usefulness.


Cinematic control using magic mouths: Do's and Don'ts (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9218)
(http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6932)

Magic mouths can drastically improve the quality of your level, but not if you don't know how to use them correctly! Make sure you're up to par with this awesome guide.



Additionally, for the logic section, I'd recommend rtm's Logic Blog (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?19365-Logic-Blog-updated-2010-01-19).

trip090
05-06-2010, 07:10 PM
wowee! there i am! under glitches! :D

thanks for the spotlight! :gopher:

RockSauron
05-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Updated the first post with a few tutorials I thought were good... D:

Incinerator22
05-09-2010, 04:29 PM
New: Theck & Thack Layer Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26490-Theck-Thack-Layer-Guide)

And may I ask why you added 2/4 of the first 4 guides I suggested?

Aya042
05-09-2010, 05:08 PM
I've just added a few more into the first post. The list might needs recategorizing somehow, but I feel it now has enough to become the new official spotlight thread... so... it is. :)

RockSauron
05-09-2010, 05:35 PM
New: Theck & Thack Layer Guide (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?26490-Theck-Thack-Layer-Guide)

And may I ask why you added 2/4 of the first 4 guides I suggested?

I just didn't think they were important enough. Then again, I don't know what I; doing so eh.

Aya042
05-09-2010, 06:22 PM
I just didn't think they were important enough. Then again, I don't know what I; doing so eh.

It's a tough call choosing what should go in. I'd say:-


Think in terms of what the community thinks is a good tutorial, not just stuff that you like. Hence my list of the most-thanked posts.
Too many is probably better than not enough, except perhaps with two near-identical tutorials.
When deciding between tutorials with similar content, pick the ones which are better presented (good formatting, have images, etc.), are maintained by active users, and more up-to-date.


I guess it's safe to add in any guide which covers anything which isn't covered by any other guide already in the list, unless they have absolutely appalling presentation, like a big wall of text with little or no paragraphs and bad spelling.

Incinerator22
05-09-2010, 06:25 PM
Of what's in the first post, I think we don't really need Logic: The Pudding of LBP. It's outdated, made by an inactive user, and not as thorough or explanatory as the logic pack.

Aya042
05-09-2010, 06:45 PM
Of what's in the first post, I think we don't really need Logic: The Pudding of LBP. It's outdated, made by an inactive user, and not as thorough or explanatory as the logic pack.

I added that in, because it contains a few things which aren't anywhere else, e.g....


The interchangability of piston/wobble logic (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/entry.php?404-Wobbly-Logic) (rtm's blog only mentions piston vs. winch).
The advantage of RS latches vs. p-switches (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/entry.php?418-My-RS-Latch-Can-Beat-Up-Your-P-Switch!)

...plus they're very well presented with lots of pics and whatnot, and still feature highly in the "most popular blogs" section, indeed the wobbly logic one ranks higher than any of rtm's.

Incinerator22
05-17-2010, 12:11 AM
...plus they're very well presented with lots of pics and whatnot, and still feature highly in the "most popular blogs" section, indeed the wobbly logic one ranks higher than any of rtm's.

Off-topic, but that's probably because 75% of the comments are his :p

ViniciusBR11
05-17-2010, 12:43 AM
Hey maby my Mrror Glitch will be useful for some things :)
Click here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?22161-How-to-make-any-material-be-like-a-mirror&highlight=mirror+glitch)
(im still using my ps3 for access lbpcentral, my pc isnt here yet)

Drakora
08-13-2010, 02:21 AM
Hey, is there any way you could add my DLC-Free Paint Switch (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32961-DLC-Free-Paint-Switch&p=572072) tutorial? I think it could be helpful.

midnight_heist
08-14-2010, 09:38 PM
I loved this (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?17804-Testing-and-breaking-your-own-levels)tutorial by Gilgamesh.
(Testing and breaking your own levels), would go in "general" I'm guessing.

Incinerator's "How to Upload LBP Photos to the Internet" (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30449-How-to-Upload-LBP-Photos-to-the-Internet&p=528295#post528295) guide.
Plus Aya's "How To Avoid Distorted Avatars And Level Patches When Using Custom Stickers" (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?23443#post405980) is a gem of a tutorial. Many people would benefit from it.

I don't know if anyone has done this, but I would like to see a tutorial on how to to get the transparent level badge image into your level thread. I think the only step I am missing is uploading via photobucket instead of flickr, as flickr doesn't seem to like transparency..

Super_Dork_42
08-22-2010, 10:49 PM
I see it is a huge headache sometimes, and there isn't a tutorial on it, so I will make a tutorial on the corner editor for all of you, as I have used it extensively. Of course, I will be open to fact adds if I miss something. I will probably finish writing it up in the next couple of days, then post it soon thereafter.