Hey developers! VeryRBLX here and I’ve been thinking of ways to help new developers or new builders in the community and so I figured I’d give some tips on how you could get into the groove of building or how to improve your building skills. That being said, if you have any questions, reply to this topic and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.
Tip 1: Set your Studio theme to whatever pleases your eyes
With the recent updates the very hard workers at Roblox have shipped, we now have the option to use a Light or Dark theme on Studio. To change the theme, you click File, go to Settings all the way at the bottom, scroll a little down until you find General, then select UI Theme and pick Light or Dark.
Tip 2: Always have Snap to Grid enabled (unless you need to turn it off)
Snap to Grid is one of the most useful features in Studio for a builder. Using Snap to Grid makes parts, models, etc., move a certain amount of studs (measurement unit in Roblox). This is useful as it prevents offsets, a very annoying misalignment of parts. Turn it off at your own risk, fixing offsets are very annoying. Here are my Snap to Grid settings.
Tip 3: Use plugins if needed
Nobody is going to bite you for using plugins. Lots and lots of devs use plugins for their games too. They’re extremely helpful and speed up development.
Tip 4: Start with free models
When I started to develop, I started with free models. I’d take them apart and rearrange them in the way that I wanted it to look like. So if you want to experiment with your style, use free models.
Tip 5: Practice, practice, practice!
I cannot emphasize this enough, always practice. Building is pretty difficult to get into and often enough you’ll get discouraged. Practice makes perfect. Start small and go big. Go outside of your comfort zone. Always remember this, there is no success without struggle.
I started with this…
And now I can make stuff like this!
and now, stuff like this!
Never give up, keep working. It only gets better from the start.
UPDATE (3/2/2020): It’s been a long 1 1/2 years since I last updated this post with builds. The tips stay relatively the same regardless but I feel that I should show what I’ve worked on throughout this period of time.
I never commented on this but it really makes me glad that so many people found this post helpful in their development and I hope that this continues to help many more people.