AnimationEditor

Animation Editor Now Available for Studio

AnimationEditorAfter months of anticipation, you can now create and publish character animations using the brand new Animation Editor plugin for ROBLOX Studio. This article explains how the plugin works, and what this feature means for ROBLOX. As always, we’re leaving the creative freedom and innovation to you, our builders and developers.

To install the Animation Editor plugin, follow the instructions described in this post about our recent plugin-management update. After installation, you’ll see a series of icons — highlighted in the following image — in the toolbar. These are the buttons you use to interact with the Animation Editor.

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Using Plugins Just Got 10x Easier

qCmdUtlIf you’ve spent a considerable amount of time using ROBLOX Studio, there’s a good chance you’ve used plugins to expedite certain processes. Many plugins are made right here at HQ and are bundled into Studio (e.g., the terrain stamper), while others are available via third-party websites. Until now.

All plugins are now available for you to download and install right from ROBLOX.com. They function the same as any other first-class asset (e.g., free models, decals, audio) that people can freely share in ROBLOX. The reasoning behind this is you shouldn’t have to leave our website in order to download the tools you need to build. We’ve also enhanced our API to make plugins smarter and better. Continue reading →

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Video How-To: Implementing a Store in Your Place

Last Saturday, we offered our builders a plugin in order to utilize our recently released in-game transaction API. The idea was to make it easier for builders to utilize the feature, as using the plugin removes the scripting aspect. We always keep a close eye on our blog comments, and these particular comments were varied–some people seemed to understand how it worked right off the bat, while others needed some guidance. That’s why we decided to document the procedure in a video, so builders who are having trouble can watch the entire implementation process from beginning to end. Check it out below.

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This Plugin Makes Creating In-Game Stores Simple

StoreCreator02Our in-game purchasing API has only been out for a few weeks and we’ve already seen builders use it to sell items in creative and effective ways. It’s not exactly beginner territory, though, so we decided to come up with a way to make in-game stores easier to implement. To that effect, we’ve created a ROBLOX Studio plugin that you can download, drop into Studio and use to build out a GUI-based store interface. This means can you can quickly and easily add a Game Pass and gear store to your place! Continue reading →

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Plug-Ins: A Useful Way to Expedite and Polish Your Creations

Plug-ins are useful tools for building and creating games in ROBLOX Studio. They’re tailor-built to make easy work of specific tasks, and members of our Content Team have created several to help expedite their work in day-to-day work. Talented users have also come up with some creative and helpful plug-ins to better their building experience. We’re working on migrating plug-ins into our Catalog so that users can download them directly from our website. For now, here are a few user-created plug-ins, as well as some plug-ins our very own Content Team has built. Enjoy. Continue reading →

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How to Build a FPS in 15 Minutes with ROBLOX

ROBLOX FPS ScreenshotBy the time the ROBLOX Content Team finished developing ROBLOX Base Wars FPS, we had accumulated a number of powerful scripts that quickly turn a standard ROBLOX game into a class-based, first-person shooter (FPS). Recognizing the power of the scripts, we packaged them in a FPS plugin for ROBLOX Studio and put them to the test.

Do they make it possible to create an FPS in 15 minutes? Continue reading →