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The Observer Effect

It’s been a while since I managed to get something up but, if you’re reading this, I don’t want you to think that I’m not dedicated to this effort.  I am. After all, I am on a journey to Master CC3+.

Posts in mud
It’s hard work, keeping a blog. It requires dedication and effort…and sometimes it still feels like you’re pushing through mud up to your knees.  Sloooow going.

But…man! It is sloooow going. The journey is taking much longer than I anticipated.  So much so that I don’t even feel like I’ve started.  I’m caught up in the Observer Effect, a strange and should-have-seen-it-coming side-effect of my attempt to be very public with my journey.

Because I tend to go deep rather than to go broad, I’m spending a lot more time researching and digging through online resources for good, relevant content than I originally thought I would. Back when I set myself the goal to post at least three times a week, I could not fully appreciate the amount of effort it was going to take to meet that goal.

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Basic Select Techniques in CC3+ (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this 2-part series on Basic Select Techniques in CC3+, we covered a lot.

If you practiced, you should have gained finer and finer control over the entities that you selected. You started by picking up everything on the map and progressed to being able to select and deselect specific entities until you only had a single entity selected.

There are, however, some situations where more specialized, but still fundamental, techniques are required.

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ProgramData Example Maps Missing

Great. Now, I'm lost.  The path was right here a moment ago.
Great. Now, I’m lost. The path was right here a moment ago.

Hey there Dear Readers.  Sorry to interrupt the 2-part series we’ve got going on Basic Select Techniques in CC3+ (Part 2 coming soon) but I wanted you to know about this situation I recently ran into with the ProgramData folder. Read on!  

Excuse me.  Yeah.  Hi.  Got a minute?  I was wondering if you could help me. I seem to have lost my…um…my ProgramData folder? (winces).  I swear it was just here a minute ago.  Do you mind if I take a look at yours?

Oh.

You can’t find yours either?  Dang.  I don’t know about yours, but mine had all these Campaign Cartographer 3+ Example maps in it. Since I’m new to Campaign Cartographer and really trying to…you know…master it, it would be great to have them.  I can’t follow the examples in the User Guide without them.

Oh, wait, there it is! See it?  You don’t? Here, let me show you…

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