How to Become a World Builder
Cybertown citizens who would like to earn the Title of World Builder are invited to follow the application instructions below. To earn the Title of World Builder, you must demonstrate some VRML skills. The Guild has opportunities for most levels of skill. Applicants for a title must be able to demonstrate the ability to take on VRML projects and complete them in an independent manner.
Anyone can join the World Builders Guild
The World Builder's Guild is a Cybertown club, open to any citizen with an interest in VRML. There are no requirements for joining the club. Anyone can participate. There are no requirements to join the e-group, anyone can participate. It is best to join the club and attend a few meetings to get a feel for the group before applying for a title. Although we are a social group, we tend to talk about technical topics centered around 3D modeling.
To earn the Title of World Builder, you should:
Application for a Title
Once you've been a participant in the club for a short time, you may want to apply for a World Builder's Guild title. There are three titles available through the World Builder's Guild:
The Apprentice Builder title has the following requirements:
The World Builder title has the following requirements:
The title of Master Builder is awarded at the discretion of the current Master Builders. There is no application for the title, when you are that good, we will know about it. :-)
To apply for the job & title of World Builder, please supply a portfolio of your work and fill out the questionnaire below. The Guild can use Builders of many skill levels, so please do not be intimidated by the Questionnaire. It is not meant to scare you away but rather to assess your skill level.
Your application will be reviewed, and the members of the guild will vote via an egroup poll to decide whether you will be granted a title. This may take a little time for us to discuss your application.
Your portfolio (examples of your work) should be composed of links to VRML worlds, avatars, or objects you have created. The examples you send should show the range of skills you possess. The portfolio will give the Guild a better idea of what projects are appropriate for your skill level. Feel free to include some links to non-vrml work which you feel are appropriate.
If you don't have your own server space to display your work, you can get free server space at Tripod or many other sites to display your portfolio. There are many free websites that will host your content. Ask other builders what they use.
You can get 100 MB of advertisement free basic web space and your own domain name for about $100/year. Considering how much time I spend on VRML, and how much money I can spend on other hobbies, this is not excessive.
This information will determine how work is divided on group projects. It will also be used to refer one Builder to another when special skills are required.
What VRML skills do you have?
We used to have a form that would be filled out and emailed to the Guild Master, but technical issues have caused it to be discontinued.
Please join the egroup, introduce yourself, ask some questions, show some work, and ask for a title when you feel ready for one.
Make a portfolio on the web of your work, post it to the egroup for feedback.
If you don't meet the qualifications at this time, but would like to learn to build, check out the tutorial page or look at the tools page if you would like to find out more about tools. Remember, you can join the World Builder's Guild club and the email group at any time. Getting a title in Cybertown requires a WBG egroup vote.
What happens next?
Your application will be reviewed by the World Builder's Guild membership
committee. If you meet the minimum requirements listed above, your application and
portfolio will be forwarded to the egroup (mailing list) and be available for comment for
a period of one week. A poll will be created on the egroup where members will vote on
whether you will receive a title at this time.
What might a reply mean?
An application for membership resolves to four responses...
There is a difference between a WBG Member and a titled Guild member. The World Builder's Guild is here to foster and encourage participation in the VRML expansion and improvement of Cybertown. Anybody can subscribe to the list and attend meetings. If you're sincere, it won't be long before you have a portfolio and are eligible for a title.
The process - restated...