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A how-to tutorial on machinima for Second Life.

A how-to tutorial on machinima for Second Life.

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    • Machinima Majenna/TSL Pia Klaar/SL
    • Overview
      • Setting User Preferences
      • Shortcut Keys
      • Using Camera Controls
      • Recording Video
      • Editing and Compressing Files
      • Sharing videos
    • #1: Setting Up User Preferences
    • Preference: Draw Distance
      • Edit/Preferences/Graphics Tab
      • Then Check the Custom tab to open the settings
      • Decrease Draw Distance is easier on computer
      • (range is 64 - 512)
      • Set Draw Distance to : 128 or lower
      • Increase if:
        • shooting overhead scenes of landscapes
        • you need to see distant objects
    • To Set Draw Distance
    • To Set Draw Distance Check the “ Custom” box to open the menu
    • To Set Draw Distance To increase draw Distance -slider to right
    • Preferences: Mouse Sensitivity
      • Edit | Preferences |Input & Camera
      • You can increase the mouse sensitivity.
      • Also can invert the mouse so that when you move upwards it moves you up
    • Increase Mouse Sensitivity And Invert Mouse
    • Preferences: Chat Text
      • Edit/Preferences / Text Chat
      • Under Chat Options : select checkbox “Close chat after hitting return”.
      • When filming this will allow you to use the shortcut for Mouselook: M (otherwise, use View/Mouselook”.
      • Use Escape key to get rid of Mouselook.
    • How to Close Chat Window
    • Advanced Menu
      • PC
      • CTRL-ALT-D
      • Mac
      • CMD-OPTION-Shift -D
      • Or
      • Option-Control-D
    • For a PC Hide/Show Advanced : CTRL – ALT- D For a Mac Hide/show Advanced: CMD – Option – D
    • User Interface
      • To get rid of User Interface:
      • Must have Advanced Menu displayed
      • Hide/Show UI for PCs: CTRL-ALT-F1
      • Hide/Show UI for Macs: CMD-Option-1
    • Mouselook and no User Interface
      • Mouselook Mode:
      • Chat bar must be closed
      • Edit/Preferences/Text Chat/Chat Options/
      • Close chat after hitting return
      • Hit ESCAPE button or type M to return to default view
      • Get rid of UI and Getting it back Again:
      • CTRL-ALT-F1 –PCs
      • CMD-OPT-F1 – MACs
      • Now go into Mouselook---M
      • Hit Escape or M to exit Mouselook, then get back UI
      • CTRL-ALT-F1 or CMD-OPT-F1
    • #2: Shortcut Keys
    • Shortcut Keys
      • Must have Chat Window Closed Edit/Preferences/Text Chat/ Chat Options/Close after hitting return
      • M = mouselook
      • Escape to get back...
      • E = to jump up
      • C = to come back down
    • Shortcut Keys
      • 1. Focus Mode/ Alt-Zoom:
      • Hold down ALT key & left mouse button
      • & move your mouse forward and backward
      • 2. PAN your camera:
      • Hold down ALT-CRTL-SHIFT keys (together)
      • & drag your mouse on your own avatar
      • 3. Go into ORBIT MODE
      • Hold down ALT-CTRL keys
      • 4. Chatcam:
      • While chatting in a group, hold down the tab key—moves camera to shoulder of avatar speaking.
    • More Shortcut Keys
      • ALT + clicking on something focuses it to center of screen
      • ALT + dragging the mouse zooms the camera
      • ATL-CTRL + dragging orbits camera
      • CTRL- 0 – Zoom in
      • CTRL- 8 ---- Zoom Out
      • CTRL- 9 --- Reset Zoom
      • If you are on a Mac:
          • ALT = Opt
          • CTRL = Cmd
    • #3 Camera Controls
    • Camera Controls
    • Camera Controls
    • Setting Up Shots using Camera Control
      • View/ Camera Controls + alt-zoom - moving mouse forward or backwards )
      • Open up our camera controls and use them to get a close up view of our av's face.
      • Using left blue wheel on the camera control, use the left or right arrow to spin yourself around.
      • Use the + sign at the top of the zoom bar to put yourself in the middle of the window---- a close up view.
      • Can you see yourselves?
    • Advanced/ Disable Camera Constraints This allows the camera to go farther
    • #4: Recording Video
    • Video Recording Programs
      • Free
      • CamStudio-PC
      • Taski-PC
      • WeGame.com -PC
      • Capture Me-Mac
      • Commercial
      • PC
      • Camtasia –$299
      • Fraps - $37
      • Game Cam –$25
      • Game Recorder –$39
      • Mac
      • IShowU –$20
      • Snapz Pro X - $70
    • Quick Overall
      • Set Window Size
      • File menu ---
      • Set window size to reduce file size
      • – 640 x 480
    • How to Set Window Size
    • Sizer can be used to resize the window if you cannot use File/Set Window Size http://www.brianapps.net/sizer.html
    • Quick Overall
      • Get rid of User Interface (UI)
      • For a PC
      • Open Advanced menu:
      • CTRL – ALT- D
      • Hide/show interface:
      • CTRL – ALT – F1
    • Quick Overall
      • Get rid of User Interface (UI)
      • For a Mac
      • Open Advanced menu:
      • Option -Control– D
      • Hide/Show Interface:
      • CMD – Option – 1
    • # 5: Editing and Compressing Video Files
    • Editing
      • After you capture footage
      • Need to edit into a finished movie
      • Can use –
          • Windows Movie Maker
          • iMovie for Mac
          • Other
    • Some Editing Software
      • Camtasia – PC- Capturing and editing software good for tutorials
      • Adobe Premiere-PC
      • Sony Vegas-PC
      • Sony Vegas – PC
      • MovieMaker -PC
      • Final Cut Pro or Express-Mac
      • iMovie - Mac
    • Rendering and Encoding
      • After editing the video, now need to compress the video size.
      • Many video editing software programs will do this as a flash, .avi or .mov file
      • I save as an .avi file, then open that .avi file in Quicktime Pro to export as a .mov file
      • Now ready to share
    • Video Hosting Sites
      • YouTube
      • Blip.tv
      • Jumpcut
      • Vimeo
      • Yahoo Videos
      • YouAre.TV
      • CacheFly.com
    • Some Tips
      • 1. Screen capture software------FRAPS http:// www.fraps.com
      • 2. Dolly shots ----free scripted camera --- Alt-Zoom Studios http://alt-zoom.com
      • 3. Try to isolate your action ----no extra objects or scripts in view
      • 4. Mouselook Mode – smoother camera movements
    • Tips
      • 5. Capture footage --- 640 X 480 ---has a higher quality
      • 6. Capture extra frames in front of and at end of scene
      • 7. Do not move camera too fast
      • 8. Hide User Interface –UI — CTRL+ALT+F1 or CMD-OPT-F1
    • How to Capture Video Using FRAPs
    • Pia Klaar
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    • How to create a video with images http:// majenna.blogspot.com / I used this online video tool. Here is an example on my blog. Animoto.com
    • How long are animoto videos?
      • Free Animoto Shorts
          • 30 seconds long
          • about 12-15 images
      • Animoto full-length
          • many images
          • Cost $3.00
    • Animoto Video Steps:
      • Sign up
      • Create a free 30 second movie
      • Get images
      • Arrange the images
      • Choose music
      • Finished. Video is done!
      • Upload video.
    • Where do I get Images for animoto?
      • Retrieve images from Flickr. You can retrieve images from Flickr, Facebook, Smugmug, Picasa, and Photobucket.
      • Or upload images from your computer
    • Where can I post animoto videos?
      • You can post the videos to MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, YouTube,your blog or web page, or your computer.
    • Machinima Samples
      • http://www.youtube.com/user/majenh
      • http://piaklar.blip.tv/
      • http:// majenna.blogspot.com /