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Work Together on ROBLOX Projects with Team Create

April 13, 2016

by UristMcSparks


Social experience and interaction is in the very DNA of ROBLOX. We enable creators and gaming enthusiasts from all over the world to develop and play on a single platform. The future of collaborative creation technology will be cloud based and tools such as Google Docs and Slack are paving the way. At ROBLOX, we are taking collaborative creation one step further with introduction of Team Create. Team Create is a new Studio feature that allows you to create with your friends in real-time.

You can invite your friends to join you in Studio after enabling your Team Create for your game. While each of you has Studio running on your machine, you will all be able to; edit the same game place, see what everyone is working on, and even chat with each other.

In order to work on a project with your friends, load up the place you want to edit with Studio then open up the Team Create panel (you can find it in the View tab). Press the Turn ON button in that panel to enable Team Create. From there, invite your friends to edit your place by typing their ROBLOX username in the top of the Team Create Panel.

After you invite someone to a Team Create place, he or she can go to the place’s game page and press the Edit button (which is in the “. . .” menu). This will launch Studio and automatically add them into the editing session.

When someone joins a Team Create place, they will be assigned a color. Their camera and selection will be tinted in that color so everyone can know who is working on what.

The arrival of Team Create has made us start to rethink creation across the platform. Personal Build Servers (PBS), while great for the platform at the time, are no longer used as much and we are providing a similar and better experience with Team Create. We will soon be locking down the creation of PBS’s so that new ones may not be made any longer. You will still be able to play and update your PBS (and those you are invited to) for 30 days afterwards.  After that, all PBS’s will be converted to regular places. We encourage you to ask your friends to build with you in Team Create going forward.

For the most part, working in Team Create is the same as working in solo Studio. There are a few key differences to know though. Instead of requiring you to manually save, Team Create will automatically save your place to the ROBLOX cloud every 5 minutes. Also, while anyone can select and manipulate any instance in the 3D view, each script can only be edited by one person at a time.

Please read the Wiki article at ROBLOX for more in-depth information about Team Create.