Hello all you Beat Saberists! The year is now 2019, and there’s been advancements in mapping since my tutorials from 5 months ago. So keep your eyes peeled for tutorials I’m making to replace the old ones.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial #1: Getting Started
Here’s a video tutorial series to help you get started mapping Beat Saber songs. My process of mapping comes from my experience playing music, swing dancing, and choreographing performances. I hope these videos serve you well and help you get into mapping.
The first video will show you the tools I use to setup your song using Mediocre Mapper by squeaksies (a forked version of the original Edit Saber by ikeiwa), as well as Audacity for song editing and 7-Zip for extracting and packaging your file for upload.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial #2: Editor Basics, Mapping, & Upload
The second tutorial helps you understand the basics of the editor and placing notes to the song. It will also help you section out song structure by bookmarks, show you how I go about note placement and playing with rhythm, and finally uploading your finished map to beatsaver.com.
I want to emphasize how important it is to play test your maps. Find what feels good as far as movements go and make notes that fit well with the song to make it an enjoyable experience.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial : Lighting Basics
This tutorial shows the basics to lighting a map and gives a quick look at how I personally like to light my maps to a song.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial: Mediocre Mapper & Variable BPM
Here is a new Beat Saber Custom Mapping Tutorial taking a look at squeaksies’s Mediocre Mapper and what it’s capable of. I’ll be covering how to edit the bpm of a chart to fit to a song with variable BPM or BPM that drifts over time, and I’ll also cover RGB lighting.