Friday, November 29, 2019

2019 #VWEDU : #DTA: Scenegate beginner's instructions: for people coming to a class or meeting in OpenSImulator. DTA content

Scenegate beginner's instructions 
for people coming to a class or meeting in OpenSImulator
DTA content

Detailed JIT  instructions for people coming into OpenSimulator for education or a meeting in Scenegate.   DTA content pages are assembled and written for use as Digicoach advice. This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0). 
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Lots of controls

  • The more controls, the more power you have.
  • And the more you have to learn.
  • The secret to learning lots of things: 
  • Only learn what you need at the moment.
  • Just-in-time learning

This page supports JIT learning

  • To search the page: click Crtl+f.  The search bar appears near the top.
  • Enter a term you want to know about.
  • Key terms are listed below.

Key terms

  • Talk, Chat, Speak
  • Walk, Run, Fly
  • Camera
  • People
  • Profile
  • Inventory
  • Map
  • Landmarks
  • Me, Preferences
  • World, Take landmark
  • Help 

Main buttons


Chat window
  • Chat means typed text.
  • What people type appears in the black area.
  • You type in the white area and press return.
  • An unusual color in the black area may be a web link to click.


  • Beginner: Cursor on mic button, press and hold mouse left key down.
  • Cautions: You don't want to broadcast room sounds.
  • Toggle: Press the accent key to toggle mic on and off.
  • Setupheadset with microphone
  • You can adjust the volume for each speaker:
  • Hover the cursor over the avatar, left-click on the i button that appears.
  • Use the slider in the resulting panel to adjust the volume.


Movement panel
  • A little practice will help more than reading.


Camera controls
  • Thr camera controls what the screen is looking at.
  • You may need camera controls to look closely at signs. 

Find people

People panel
  • Nearby shows people around you.
  • Friends shows your friends. 
  • Groups shows the groups you are in.

Secondary buttons

Your profile

  • Tell people about yourself: click to open a panel to fill out.
  • You can wait till somebody asks you.  


Inventory panel
  • People may send you notecards that you need to read.
  • Or you may want to copy and paste them somewhere
  • Click the Briefcase button to open the inventory panel.
  • If the name has a keyword in it, put that in the search (filter) bar at the top.
  • If not, scroll down to the notecards folder and click the down arrow.
  • Double-click to open the notecard.


Landmarks (places)

  • To travel, make sure you are standing, double-click on the landmark.

Top buttons


  • Here you find the Preferences button.


  • Here you find the "Landmark this place" button.


  • A collection of help pages.

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