Archive for May, 2014

Second Life Marketplace

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Second Life has its own currency, the Linden Dollar: L$. The exchange rate is about 250 Linden Dollars to one US dollar: US$. You can set up an account via the Second Life homepage and logging in using your avatar name and password:http://secondlife.com. You will be required to enter your […]

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Using the World Map

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 To access the World Map go to World menu on the Menu Bar at the top of the SL screen or right click the minimap and select World Map from the menu. The World Map, shows your current local SL environment and an icon (Me) pinpointing where you are. Green […]

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Find places to film, request permission and landmarks

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Looking for places to film in Second Life Request Permission to film Teleport / TP History / Making Landmarks  Thereis a Destinations button on the left hand toolbar. Clicking on this button will open a menu offering a selection of destinations in SL that you might wish to visit. It […]

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Giving copies of items in your inventory to other avatars

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Sometimes, when making machinima, you may wish to give copies of items in your inventory to someone else. It may be a notecard with the script on or similar. So long as it is free to copy and transfer this is easy. Open My Inventory  from the suitcase icon on […]

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Using Fraps to make a Screencast

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training – Week 3 To make a machinima in any virtual world or game one has to have software which will screencast – that is record what is happening on the screen. As everything in a game or virtual world in presented on your screen, in a window, that is what needs to […]

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Mini map

May 10, 20140 Comments

 Project Partner Training – Week 3 Using the Minimap The minimap is a very useful tool in Second Life. It allows you to see easily where your friends are to see who is nearby to teleport to people in the local area If you are filming in an area it is easy to get lost […]

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Control Light

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training – Week 3 Second Life has six days to every one of ours. As a consequence once one starts filming the light may change very quickly from light to dark. This obviously could look really strange for continuity where bits of films with all different lighting is used to make one three […]

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Camera Controls

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training – Week 3 The Camera Control window controls how you are looking at Second Life. This is the camera that you use when you are filming. The circle on the left, containing four arrows. It enables you to view your environment from different angles. Use it to rotate the SL screen in different […]

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Moving around in Second Life

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training – Week 3 To Walk, Fly and Run Getting around in Second Life does take a little practice.  You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to make your avatar walk forwards and backwards and turn to the left and right. Page up makes your avatar fly and page down makes […]

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Gestures / animations / speech gestures

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Kit Week 2 Gestures Gestures are great to use in machinima making as they enable your avatar to perform a variety of gestures, such as blowing a kiss, chuckling and crying.  To add the Gestures button to the Bottom Toolbar right-click on any button on the Bottom Tool Bar. This will bring […]

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