Saturday, December 31, 2011

2013 HELP: V3.2 Building 101 Beginner's building.

Beginner's building V3.2
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The instructions here are for standard Second Life viewers 3.2 and above. The details may not always apply to other viewers.
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Land Right-click Window 
Right click on the parcel land
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If you don't own land, you can practice building on one of the sandboxes listed here:
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Vocabulary
  • Prim: Basic unit of construction.  Like a piece of wood to a carpenter.
  • Megaprim:  A prim with dimensions over 10 x 10 x 10.  Obsolescent term.
  • Sandbox: a parcel that lets anyone build (create, rez) things and has autoreturn set to several hours.
  • Autoreturn:  A parcel setting that causes objects to be returned after a fixed time unless they set to the controlling group.
  • Land Right-click Window:  A window offering access to the things you want to do with a parcel or the land in it. The secret of the right-click windows
  • Edit Window and Tabs: A window with multiple tabs, each offering information and control related to aspects of building.  The tabs important to new learners are: GeneralObjectTexture, and Contents.
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  • V3.2 Build Button (hammer)
Click on Build to create an object.  Cursor becomes your magic wand.  Click on the ground and you create a plywood box .5 meters on a side.  This is a prim.

Friday, December 30, 2011

2013 VIDEO: AVATARZAN, from SpotON3D

AVATARZAN, from SpotON3D
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The first theatrical production in SpotON3D
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STARRING:
Avatarzan, an orphan -- Francisco Koolhoven
Greetah, a chimp -- Ixmal Supermarine
Bezig-zag, a hummingbird -- 10 goosson
Jane Seeker-Grant, a scientist -- Eva Moon
Malkia, Queen of the Jungle, a lioness -- Tessa Harrington
Archibald Moncrieff, a hunter -- Michael Somerset
Stage Manager -- Felonious Nitely
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SCENE 1. The digital jungle in 1929. A crashed plane sits high in a tree in a tropical mangrove...
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Scenery by Phoenix DaVinci and Felonious Nitely. Costumes by members of the cast and synergy.com creators.
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This video was a live capture and edit by Geo Meek 
In the World of SpotON3D - https://spoton3d.com
A comedy spoof using voice -- show lasts about 30 minutes.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2013 1stHELP: Communication. Using Notecards: how and why

Using Notecards: how and why 
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Start a new notecard
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A notecard is somewhat like e-mail.   You
  • Write it, 
  • Review it,
  • Send it to one or many people,
  • Keep a copy in your inventory for reference.
The recipient can 
  • Keep the copy on file,
  • Refer to it later for details,
  • Copy part of it into a response,
  • Forward it to other people.
  • Copy/paste it into a blog, webpage, or forum.
Make a notecard: 
  • Open Inventory: V3.2 Inventory button (suitcase),
  • Click + sign (bottom of inventory window),
  • Click "New Notecard" in option list,
  • Find entry "New Note in Notecards folder of  inventory
  • Right click, select "Rename", give it a name you will remember 
  • Enter text in the blank notecard if it has opened
  • Double click on the name in your inventory if needed to open the norecard
  • Type or copy-paste from any text document. 
  • Click "Save" (bottom of card window)
Problem Solving and cautions
  • Save often. Expect that Save will fail every so often.
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  • If  save fails, highlight the entire text and copy it to a text file on your computer.
  • Delete the notecard that failed to save. 
  • Wait a few hours, make a new notecard with the text you saved.
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  • Notecards don't always get to the recipient.
  • If sent with a group notice, probably don't reach more than 500 people.
  • Are not always usable when received.
  • To be sure that it was received, check by IM.
  • MySL (see below) may be more reliable.
Send a notecard to someone
  • Drag from inventory and drop onto the avatar if present.
  • Otherwise, open the profile and click IM button:  
  •  V3.2. Profiles. Yours and theirs 
  • Drag the notecard into the IM text window.
Get and open notecards
  • You get a notice about notecard sent (upper right).
  • You click notice, see window, click Show.
  • The notecard may open for you to read.
  • If not, type first part of notecard name in inventory search bar.
  • Double-click on notecard name in inventory.
Manage notecards
  • To be sure of finding it again, rename it with keywords.
  • To reply, copy the notecard (right-click, copy)
  • Paste the copy back into the notecard  folder (right-click, paste)
  • Rename the copy to include the name of the originator and your name
  • Edit the copy and send the edited copy back to the originator
Notecards can carry assets
Notecard with embedded assets
  • Drag objects, notecards, or other assets, from your inventory. 
  • Drag one from your inventory onto the notecard, drop it there.
  • It will leave a graphic and the name of the asset.
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  • To recover an asset from a notecard, click on the name.
  • The offer you get will depend on the type of asset.
Distribute a notecard widely
  • Send a notecard to a group you are in:
  • V3.2 People button  (2 heads) -- groups -- notices
  • Send a notecard to a group of your friends
  • Have an object give a notecard: Giver script in Hobo Kit
  • Use a notice list to give notecards
Other features that you might use instead of notecards

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  • Google search this blog, column on right
  • or put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2013 HELP: Logs of local chat and IMs --Store

Store logs of local chat and IMs: 
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You can  keep logs of your communications.  Here is how:

  • V3.2 Preferences button (gears)
  • Privacy tab
  • Save nearby chat logs to my computer (Check)
  • Save IM logs to my computer  (Check)
  • Add timestamp to each line in chat log    (Check)
I prefer to leave the default destination file unchanged, because it seems to be common across viewers.  If they all put the logs in the same place, I don't have to wonder where to look.  You may want to copy the destination file name while you have the window open.

2013 HOBBIES: Water Sports: Public Rezz place

Water Sports: Public Rezz place
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Rezz you boat on the target
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from Wildcat Furse
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I opened up the corner on my land so anyone who is interested in water sports activities can enjoy it. The land is located on the South East corner of the Neobelow sim and is connected to hundreds of public Linden sims. If you are sailing in the Dire Straits region or you need a temp location to rezz your boat, please be my guest anytime. 
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Monday, December 26, 2011

2013 Kit: Login fails? Lots of logouts? Summary

Login fails?  Lots of logouts?
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I have not seen many of these problems in recent months, but I have been collecting reports of solutions.  Here is what I have gathered.
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General suggestion
  • Turn off automatic download/install. (Preferences--Setup window).
  • Download manually and put the link to the set-up file on your desktop.
  • Reboot your system. 
  • Install the viewer before you open any other program.

2013 Video: Comedy: AVATARZAN, LORD GREY BLOKE SpotON3D

AVATARZAN, LORD GREY BLOKE
Presented in SpotON3D
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Click the sign at the entry point for information
  • AVATARZAN, LORD GREY BLOKE by Ixmal Supermarine
  • WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER 2011 AT 1.00PM SL Time [Pacific}
  • In the World of SpotON3D  - https://spoton3d.com
  • Or come in from Facebook:
  • SpotON3D. The first 20 minutes in the 3D web
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  • A comedy spoof using voice – show lasts about 40 minutes. FREE!
  • and down the hill to the waterside
  • To use the 3Durl, copy-paste it into the chat bar, 
  • press enter, open chat history, click on the text in color.
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The 3Durl takes you here
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Down the path to the water
where you see the biplane in the tree
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STARRING:
  • Avatarzan, an orphan – Francisco Koolhoven
  • Greetah,  a chimp – Ixmal Supermarine
  • Bezig-zag, a  hummingbird – 10 goosson
  • Jane Seeker-Grant, a scientist – Eva Moon
  • Malkia, Queen of the Jungle, a lioness – Tessa Harrington
  • Archibald Moncrieff, a hunter – Michael Somerset
  • Stage Manager – Felonious Nitely
SCENE 1. The digital jungle in 1929. A crashed plane sits high in a tree in a tropical mangrove...
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Scenery by Phoenix DaVinci and Felonious Nitely. Costumes by members of the cast and synergy.com creators.
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SpotON3D:  SO3D Live Bytes


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

2013 MUSIC: Licensing music for internet performance

Licensing music for internet performance
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I see questions in the forums about getting licenses to perform music in Second Life.  So I have collected some links to relevant web sites.
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Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. Music licensing is intended to ensure that the creators of musical works get paid for their work. A purchaser of recorded music owns the media on which the music is stored, not the music itself. A purchaser has limited rights to use and reproduce the recorded work without a separately arranged agreement.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_licensing
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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
  • Creative Commons License, attribution only.
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  • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else.  
  • Ads are  from Google
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Friday, December 23, 2011

2013 WRITE: Book Island

Writers: Book Island
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Is this book Island?
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 The Library on Book Island
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Sundays, 1pm SLT: Join Sandor Zabelin for Open Mic In The Library. Bring your own writings (fiction, non-fiction, poetry...) or the writings of one of your favorite authors. You can read on Voice Chat *or* one of our regulars can read for you. And, we sure won't kick you out if all you want to do is listen.
Slurl
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/55/44/25
DragNdrop a slurl to viewer screen, maybe get a landmark.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

2013 Video: Comedy: Doc Grun in Wallmart

Doc Grun in Walmart
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These actions are not recommended in Walmart or anywhere else. 
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Video by Geo Meek.
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  • 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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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2013 STECH: Finding all the pieces. Customer needs. SpotON3D?

Customer needs: Finding all the pieces. SpotON3D?
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Maria Korolov recently posted a blog All the pieces are there.  
It was about  
"a business group in my area that recently expressed interest in setting up a virtual space for its members. The idea is that they could have meetings there, and individual members could get office space to use for their own projects and collaboration."
In her systematic way, she listed what she considered the requirements for this project.  She also assessed the current state of open sim capability to meet these needs in one place.   You can read her assessment here: 
All the pieces are there
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I recently evaluated SpotON3D: SpotON3D. The first 20 minutes in the 3D web 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2013 HELP: V3.2, Customized for me

V3.2. Customized for me
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Now that I have been using Viewer 3.2 for a while, I have a good idea of how I want to arrange the buttons to suit my needs.  I have sorted the buttons into these categories:
  • Rarely used,
  • Have easy keyboard shortcuts.
  • Have other alternatives that are more efficient.
  • Need these buttons on the screen.
Here I show my sorting.  This sorting may not suit you, but it may suggest a model that will suit you.    
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My V3.2 screen
Cut screen clutter
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2013 VIDEO: A Woman's Trial - by Chantal Harvey

A Woman's Trial - by Chantal Harvey
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One of the trials of woman is the fear of being an old maid....
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Read the text of the voice over here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3l8eYPUZzo
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Video 

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  • 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, December 19, 2011

2013 1stHELP: How do you get Lindens in Second Life? Summary 2012

How do you get Lindens in Second Life? 
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JobFox: Job room
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Location, slurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Business%20Park/167/102/21/
Web site:
http://www.jobsfox.net/

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2013 STAGE: THEATER: Christmas special: Theater on the Hill.

Christmas special: Theater on the Hill
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Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pure%20Luxury/183/15/21
You can join the notice group here and get notices of upcoming events.  
This show may be offered again during this week. 
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The stage becomes a Christmas card.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

2013 PROMO: Use MySL for promoting your event, with pictures

MySL for promoting your event
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MySL feed promoting a venue
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MySL is a web-based social network system integrated with Second Life. To reach it, point your browser to:

2013 VIDEO: COMEDY: Doc Grun Office Party

Doc Grun Office Party
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Watch on YouTube
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Office Party Captured here 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/131/232/27
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Video capture by Geo Meek
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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
  • 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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