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Introduction to Roblox Studio
Part 1 - Getting Started
Introduction to Roblox Studio
Part 1 - Getting Started

In this course, you’ll explore the basics of Roblox Studio through making a simple platformer game.

In Roblox, a platformer game is often called an obby (obstacle course). Players have to make it to the end of the level by jumping from place to place, avoiding obstacles and clearing treacherous gaps.

Starting a New Project

If you haven’t yet installed Roblox Studio, follow the quick setup instructions here.

  1. In Roblox Studio, click the New button in the upper left, or press Ctrl / - N and skip to Delete the Baseplate.

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  2. Start a new project by selecting the Baseplate template.

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Delete the Baseplate

Players need to fall to their doom if they make a mistake, so you’ll need to remove the Baseplate from the project before building your obby.

  1. Look for the Explorer window which lists all objects in your game. You can use it to select and work with parts even if you can’t see them in the game editor window.

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  2. Click the small arrow next to Workspace to expand the tree.

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  3. Click on Baseplate to select it.

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  4. Press Delete on the keyboard.

Create a Starting Point

In Roblox, a SpawnLocation marks where a player appears in the world at the start of the game or after restarting. You’ll need to create one so that players have somewhere safe to spawn in your obby.

  1. In the Explorer window, hover your mouse over Workspace and click the circle button.

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  2. Scroll through the drop-down list until you find SpawnLocation and click on it.

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The new spawn location will be created at the exact center of your camera view.

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Moving the Camera

Now that you have an object in your game, move the camera around to get a better view.

Control Action
W A S D Move camera
Q E Move up and down
Shift Change camera speed
Right Mouse Button Turn camera
Middle Mouse Button Pan camera
Mouse Scroll Wheel Zoom camera
F Focus camera on selected part

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