Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Mini-map button (Bullseye)

Mini-map button
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Mini-map
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The mini-map gives you additional information about the people and objects near you.

2013 HOBBIES: Railway yards at Anilis. Remembering the 20th Century

Hobbies: Railway yards at Anilis
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This is history now.  But I remember when this technology was how we traveled the country.
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Railyard, roundhouse, turntable, 
coaling and watering stations
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Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anilis/150/196/98
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2013 Help: V3.2 Voice settings button (headphones)

Voice settings button
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Voice settings window
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This window shows people nearby who have voice turned on.  These are people you can talk to in voice if you want.  You can use this window to adjust speaking volume of the people on the list.  Hover the cursor over a name, click on the green dot (with the letter i in it), move the slider to change volume.

Monday, November 28, 2011

2013 Help: V3.2 Music and video, hear and see

V3.2 Music video, BOP.  Hear and see 
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Preferences, Sound and Media Tab
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Sounds:
You have six channels you can set independently.  The screen shot above shows my settings. Here is how 
V3.2 Preferences button (gears) - Sounds and Media Tab
You can also set the sound channels without opening Preferences.  Hover your cursor over the speaker symbol (upper right).  Use the window that appears

2013 ART: VIDEO: LEA:Abstract Soul Exhibit - Methias Kira

LEA: Abstract Soul Exhibit - Methias Kira
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Watch on YouTube
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Previous works by Methias Kira can be found here:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/65813
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Art
     
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Video-Machinima
      

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Speak button (Microphone)

Speak button
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The speak button (on click) turns your microphone on or off (toggles)
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Normally, you will automatically be connected to the voice system and may hear other people talking if you have  loudspeakers or headphones on.  A white dot over your head indicates that you are connected to voice.  A similar dot over another head means that both of you are connected to the voice system and should be able to talk to each other in voice.  Green waves show that the person is speaking or otherwise sending sound in the voice system.
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Before you try to talk in voice, note:
  • With loudspeakers you need to turn your microphone off when others are speaking.
  • The best thing to use is headphones with a boom microphone attached.   
  • A set like that will sell for about $25 USD at electronics stores in USA.
  • You may need to make volume adjustments as described below
CAUTION --------------------------CAUTION
If you leave your microphone on, you are bringing everyone near you into your room.  They hear your private conversions. They could even record your conversations.  
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2013 VIDEO: 'In Dreams', by Sophia Yates

'In Dreams', by Sophia Yates
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In Dreams', by Sophia Yates is a musical machinima featuring Blue Tsuki's artwork of the same name.
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Watch on YouTube
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This machinima is now part of MachinimUWA IV: Art of the Artists, which unites the powerhouses of virtual worlds, Artists and Machinimatographers!
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Friday, November 25, 2011

2013 Help: V3.2 Snapshot button (camera)

 V3.2 Snapshot button 
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V3.2 New Snapshot window
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Click the Save to My Computer button* to get picture options like those in the old  snapshot window below. Note that you can send a picture to your MySL feed.
The Second Life feed as a social tool
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*If this option crashes the viewer, see this:
Crash on image download or upload, a fix
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 V3.2 Snapshot window (old)
Click image to enlarge
Keyboard shortcut:  Ctrl + shift + s
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  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
  • Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right 
  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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2013 VIDEO: Hypatia Pickens' 'Love Prayer'

MachinimUWA IV: Hypatia Pickens' 'Love Prayer'
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Watch on YouTube
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Avatar button (M and F figures)--select

Avatar selection button
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V3.2 Avatar selection window
  • Click the Avatar button.
  • Choose a type.
  • Scroll through the avatars.
  • Choose another type.
  • When you see something you want, click it.
  • Click the select button that appears after the click. 
  • Wait.  The change will take a couple of minutes

2013 VIDEO: MUSIC: Duran Duran Girl Panic Second Life

Duran Duran Girl Panic Second Life
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Watch on YouTube
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Video-Machinima
      

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  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
  • Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right 
  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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  • Ads are  from Google
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2012 Video: Duran Duran - Girl Panic!



Obsolete
The post that was here carried information that has become obsolete.
For current information, see 
Hobo Kit NEW table of contents, Summary, 2012

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Picks button (pushpin)

Picks button
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V3.2 Picks button 
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Use this button to
  • Add picks
  • Delete picks
  • Edit picks
  • TP to a pick

2013 EDU: Stech: Empathy conference. Innovation in vivo.

How Can We Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion?
International Online Conference
November 1, 2011 - October 2, 2012
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What?  A conference nearly a year long?  
How can you do that?
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A picture of empathy
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You can do that online, using Facebook and Skype. 
The conference consists of an ongoing series of online Panel Discussions with empathy and compassion experts from all fields and walks of life. The panels take place using Skype group video conferencing and are recorded and placed on Youtube for viewing at any time
They could add Virtual Worlds.  Maybe they will.  After all, a year-long conference leaves time for innovation  in vivo.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

2013 1stHELP: People Window

People Window
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These instructions apply to the standard SL viewer 3.5 and above.  Other viewers may differ in details.


People Window
Nearby Tab
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The people button (2 heads) brings up the people window.  This window has four tabs:
  • Nearby. People near me, Information about them
  • My friends.  Message my friends.  
  • My groups. Contact my groups  
  • Recent. Reopen recent IMs 
  • Blocked:  Review and end blocks on people and objects
The Nearby tab shows people nearby, information about them, and how to contact them. 
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

2013 NEW: Local chat (typed) button (talk bubble)

V3.2  Local chat (typed)
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V3.2 Chat bar and button
Click image to enlarge
Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + h
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Profile Button (framed head)

Profile Button
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This button leads to much more than your profile!
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First profile window
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Profile button opens MySL
  • MySL = my.secondlife.com
  • MySL is a web based social networking site integrated into Second Life. 
  • Access and change any MySL page from your browser (using any device).
  • No need to open the viewer to see or edit your profile.
  • V3.2. Profiles. Yours and theirs 

Friday, November 18, 2011

2013 OLD: V3.2 Search button (magnifying glass)

V3.2 Search button
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V3.2 Search window
Click image to enlarge
Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + f 
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You can also get this search window in your browser at my.secondlife.com  
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If you select a link in Second Life, the system will try to open your SL viewer.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2013 Help: V3.2 Preferences button (gears)

Kit:  V3.2 Preferences button
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Preferences, General tab
Click image to enlarge it.
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The Preferences window controls the settings for many functions: graphics, sound, privacy, chat, moving, views.  
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2013 MUSIC: VIDEO: Duran Duran Wild Boys Party Second Life

Duran Duran, Wild Boys Party Second Life
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Watch on YyouTube
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Map button (folded paper)

Map button
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V3.2 Map 
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2013 VIDEO: COMEDY:Fluffie 4.0. What's on TV?

Fluffie 4.0. What's on TV?
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 Flufee is highly disturbed by the fact that none of the glorious new SL features and successes get featured in the mainstream media and sets out to seek revenge! Enter 2 very special guests from realms hitherto unchartered and let the story unfold....


Video-Machinima
      

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  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
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  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Gesture button (hand-wave)

Gesture button
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V3.2 Gesture button
Click image to enlarge it.
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Gesture:  A gesture produces a sequence of actions. The sequence may include animations, sounds, and text chat. You will have some gestures when you start.  You can see them by pressing the gesture button, as shown above.   

2013 VIDEO: ART: Friends at Selavy Oh's build at Interact

Friends at Selavy Oh's build at Interact. 
Your video is part of the art
By laurelleavitt-
Friends at interact
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Watch on YouTube
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Check the LEA blog

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Video-Machinima
      

*****
  • What do we do in Virtual Worlds? 
  • Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right 
  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
  • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only.
  • Second LifeLindenSLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc.
  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else.  
  • Ads are  from Google
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Monday, November 14, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Appearance button (tee shirt)

Appearance button (tee shirt)
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The appearance button opens your avatar (outfit) closet.  For beginners, it comes stocked with a small collection of avatar costumes.  You can immediately wear any of these as shown in the Appearance window.  Wearing your choice of these is the easiest way to change your appearance.  
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Appearance window
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You can do a lot more with your appearance after you learn how.  But don't try to do everything at once.  Below are links to help with the things you can do.


2013 ART: Fractal Forest in UWA SKY SIM

Fractal Forest in UWA SKY SIM
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 Fractal Forest in Sky Sim exhibit in UWA
By  Razorz, and others

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Arrive

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2013 STAGE: THEATER: Through the Looking Glass.

Through the Looking Glass.  2011

From the last dress rehearsal for "Through the Looking Glass," I got a few pictures.  I am not going to give away the plot. You will just have to come and see.  
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Introducing the main course 
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Friday, November 11, 2011

2013 HELP: Private communications in SL, Forums, MySL, IMs

Kit: Private communications in SL, Forums, MySL, IMs
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MySL home page
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Forums: On the web, public and private, lacks integration with inworld
MySL: On the web, public and private, increasingly integrated with inworld
IMs: Inworld, private, partly integrated with the web

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2013 HELP: Viewer 3.2. Main screen, advanced setup

Viewer 3.2. Main screen, advanced setup
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Viewer 3.2. Main screen, advanced setup
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My customization.  Yours may differ.
  • Left and right menu bars blank.  
  • But you could put buttons in both if you want
  • Selected buttons on bottom for 1-click access.
  • Icons leave enough space for many buttons.
  • Hover text will tell you the name if you forget
  • To get hidden buttons, right click on any button and select Toolbar buttons