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    Building in Second Life Building in Second Life Presentation Transcript

    • Building in Second Life Nikki Price Engl 197 Professor Raley 3/9/12
    • Helpful Links for Building in Second Life• http://www.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/NewMedia/ SecondLife/HowToBuildInSecondLife.html• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szAbCGbqYEI• http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Building_Tools• http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Script• http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki /Weapons_in_Second_Life• http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Gun_Script
    • Upon my arrival in the virtual world, many strangers immediatelystarted instant messaging me. Some offer help, whereas others chatobnoxiously with each other.**Note the sign in the image: it specifically warns against the use of weapons. Manydifferent locations in Second Life have similar signs.
    • The first sandbox where I began building. I found this locationsimply by typing “sandbox” into the search engine in SL.
    • A sign displaying a series of rules and regulations. Again notethe specific ban of weapons within this area.
    • My avatar beginning construction of a house.
    • Stretching cubes to form a floor and a wall.
    • Adding a “brick” texture to the cubes, creating a wall likeappearance.
    • Adding a roof on top of my semi-completed structure. Istretched a pyramid shaped prim to form the roof.
    • Unable to link the parts together!
    • Trying to gain more insight on the building process. There are many tutorialswithin the virtual world of SL. In my perspective, these virtual tutorials did notdiffer much from the ones I viewed on youtube.
    • My avatar visiting “The Ivory Tower Library of Prims,” a popularlocation in SL that has several tutorials demonstrating how to builda variety of different items.
    • An example of a demonstration within the Ivory Tower of Prims.
    • Visiting a new sandbox. This particular sandbox invites me to join a group, forming aspecific community in relation to this space. Also note the “notifications” that haveappeared on the right hand corner of my screen. The prims I left in the last sandboxhave been returned to my inventory.
    • My avatar struggling with the prims that are supposed to makeup a house. I give up on this construction and decide to buildsomething new.
    • Successfully linking cynlinder-shaped prims together to form agun.
    • Putting the finishing touches on my gun…
    • …but I can’t figure out script! Note the website behind the SL viewer.I found many online tutorials to script writing, but they were all verycomplex—too much for a beginner in SL to learn!
    • After giving up onbuilding a gun, I decide tobuild a couch. I stretchtwo cubes andsuccessfully link themtogether to form a modernlooking couch/loungechair.
    • I give my couch a “zebra skin” texture, and name it “Zebra Couch.”Next, I modify the object so that when an avatar clicks on it, he or shehas the option of sitting on it.
    • My avatar sitting on my new couch.
    • Here, I am trying to “rez” my couch, but it will not work in thisparticular region. The owner “does not allow it.” Differentregions have different rules and regulations.
    • I return to “Sandbox Ferox,” where I originally created the couch.Other avatarsimmediatelycome sit on it.
    • Other avatars engaging withmy couch and with each other.Left: Chatting with my newfriend “Sakura.”
    • Making an official new “friend” in the virtual space as a resultof interacting with the object together.