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  • Introduction to Second Life Erin Jennings, Instructional Design Assistant, UTD Global MBA Online
  • What is Second Life?
    • MUVE
      • Multi-User Virtual Environment
    • www.secondlife.com
      • “ Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.”
      • Second Life is NOT a game
      • Main grid is for adults only (18+)
  • Avatars
    • Your virtual representative can look as much or as little like you as you want!
  • Islands
    • Islands are very expensive
      • $10.00/month Premium account
      • $1,675 for 16 acres
      • Monthly land fee of $295
    • Islands are totally bare when they first “rez”.
    • What you do with it is up to you!
  • Islands
    • If you can dream it, you can build it…
    Morocco sim, Casablanca island International Space Flight Museum, Space CoLab island
  • Building
    • “ Prims” = primitive objects
    • Simple toolkit for creating more complex objects
    • Sandboxes: public building spaces
    • Some limitations
      • Holes through one axis only
      • 10m prim size limit
      • Linking
  • Texturing
    • Upload images for $L 10 (about half a cent)
    • Save files with alpha channels as .targa to preserve transparency
    • Templates available for clothing (see Resources)
  • Videos
    • Robbie Dingo, master builder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQL8_HB1HtQ
    • Using scripts to automate building: http://tinyurl.com/2rxakp
  • SL Resources
    • Second Life Tutorials and Guides
        • Second Life: The Official Guide
          • Book for purchase
        • Building and Scripting Tutorials
          • www.secondlife.com/knowledgebase
        • Linden Scripting Language (LSL) Wiki
          • http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_Portal
        • Clothing Templates
          • http://secondlife.com/community/templates.php
  • More Resources
    • Unofficial Guide
      • http:// www.sldrama.com/index.php?page =2;ffbook=1
    • Erin’s Basic Guide
      • www.utdallas.edu/~ebj016000/SecondLife/SecondLifeGuide.pdf
    • Second Life Developer Resources
      • http://secondlife.com/developers/resources.php
  • Contact Information
    • Erin Jennings
      • Email: [email_address]
      • Second Life: Serinity Gaea
      • Island: UTD SOM