Friday, January 6, 2012

2013 Kit: Land: About Land Window

About Land Window 
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You use the About Land Window to see and change the settings on a parcel of land. 
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The instructions here are for Viewer 3.2 and later.  Instruction details may not apply to other viewers.  Right click on the land for things you can do with/to your land. 
Land options
Right click on land
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Vocabulary
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About Land Window
General Tab
  • Information about the parcel.
  • Parcels are often set to groups.  
  • This allows some building rights for the group.
  • Parcels may be deeded to groups.  
  • Deeding allows extensive group control.
  • The settings in the about land windows can only be set by the parcel owner.
  • Or by someone in the group to which the land in deeded. 
  • How to use groups in Second Life, Summary
  • CAUTION. Deeding land to a group
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About Land Window
Objects Tab
  • Information about object in the parcel
  • Controls to find and return objects on the parcel
    About Land, 
    Options window
  • Permissions control what people can do on the parcel.
  • You can limit building, for example, to members of the owning group
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About Land Window, Media Tab
You can set a media source (usually video) on the land.  You set the web link on this page.  You also specify a particular texture to be used where you want the video to appear.  Normally, you would put this texture on a large flat prim to make a screen.  You can put the texture in multiple places and on prims of odd shapes to produce unusual effects.
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About Land Window, Sound Tab
You can set an audio stream on the parcel with this tab.  Note that you use a special kind of web link.  An ordinary link to a web page will not work.  Most sources that stream music or audio via the web will list a streaming link on the web page.  The following link tells you how to get and use the streaming link from any Shoutcast site. 
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The sound window also has check boxes for controlling voice
  • Enable/disable voice on the parcel
  • Restrict voice to the parcel or let voice cross to other parcels.
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About Land Window, Access Tab
Specify conditions for entering the parcel and listing banned residents.
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Parcel: Part (or all) of your land that will have the same settings. You can cut you land into multiple parcels . Parcels can be as small as 4x4 meters. Each parcel can (and should) have a different name and different settings.
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