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.
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.