Training Documents

Hints for writing your Machinima Script

May 10, 20140 Comments

Using a game platform or virtual world to make machinima does put some limitations on what is possible. Keep these things in mind when you write: The finished machinima should not be more than about three minutes long or there is too much language for the learners to process. Shorter is better. Situations must be […]

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Collecting Freebies

May 10, 20140 Comments

Project Partner Training Session 4 Collecting Freebies  for Props and Costumes There are many thousands of free garments, vehicles, houses, furniture and all sorts of sundry items available in Second Life, offered as free gifts in many places such as: The White Dove http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gallii/113/53/33 YadNi’s Junkyard http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//210/28/54 Freebie Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jiminy/95/81/107 The Freebies Dungeon http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//10/33/57 Wonderful Denmark Freebies Warehouse http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//79/243/22 Freebie […]

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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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