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  1. 1. Quick Start Guide to Second Life<br />
  2. 2. Quick Start Guide to Second Life<br />This self-guided presentation will introduce the various elements of Second Life from interface basics to controlling actions and behaviors.<br />
  3. 3. Quick Start SL Topics<br />Interface<br />Menus<br />Function Buttons<br />Keyboard Commands<br />Guide to Second Life Actions<br />
  4. 4. Second Life Interface<br />
  5. 5. Menu Bar<br />Viewer Window<br />Function Buttons<br />Function Buttons<br />
  6. 6. Menu Bar<br />Access various functions through a series of drop down menus located at the top-left of the interface. Left click to access drop down menu. Scroll through menu to find required function. <br />
  7. 7. Drop Down Menus<br />
  8. 8. Function Buttons<br />Located on the lower boundary of the <br />interface, as well as the right side.<br />Function buttons control direct commands <br />and functions in Second Life. <br />These buttons are the quickest means to access various communication tools and avatar actions.<br />
  9. 9. Flight Function Button<br />
  10. 10. Keyboard Commands<br />Many of the basic movements in Second Life are managed through keyboard interaction. Additionally, many of the other functions controlled by both menu and button items may also be achieved using keyboard shortcuts. Access menu items to determine the associated keyboard commands. <br />
  11. 11. Keyboard Controls for Movement<br />Basic Movement:<br />W or Up arrow = Forward<br />S or Down arrow = Reverse<br />A or Left arrow = Left<br />D or Right arrow = Right<br />E or Page up = Fly Up <br />C or Page down = Fly Down<br />
  12. 12. Basic Actions<br />Interaction is at the core of Second Life. Learn the basics of communicating, manipulating information and objects, and how to optimize the SL experience <br />
  13. 13. Preferences Menu<br />The Preferences Menu is used to customize and fine-tune various aspects of the Second Life experience. Access preferences from the menu bar: <br />ME > PREFERENCES <br />
  14. 14. Optimize Graphics<br />Second Life automatically optimizes settings for the best experience. However, lower graphics settings will allow SL to run more smoothly, especially on older machines. Find the graphics settings that work best for you. <br />
  15. 15. Enable Media<br />Various spaces in Second Life include playable media such as audio streams and video content. To enable media use the preferences menu. <br />
  16. 16. Enable Voice Chat<br />One of the most immediate ways to connect with others in Second Life is through Voice Chat. Use preferences menu to enable Voice Chat and define microphone input. Once Voice Chat is enabled a white dot will appear above the avatar. <br />
  17. 17. Communication<br />The Friends Tab opens your contact list and allows you to communicate directly with anyone on your friends list or any group.<br />Right click on the name to bring up the options and choose IM. <br />
  18. 18. Text Chat<br />Text Chat also known as Open Chat allows you to communicate with anyone in your immediate proximity. Open the local chat dialogue box, type your message and press return. Note that anyone within your vicinity will be able to read your message.<br />
  19. 19. Private Instant Message (IM)<br />When you prefer to have a private text conversation or to communicate with friends in other locations in Second Life, use Instant Message (IM). The IM dialogue box allows for multiple private conversations at once.<br />
  20. 20. Voice Chat<br />Voice chat allows for public conversations using the Second Life voip client. Use the left mouse to toggle or lock TALK button. Speak using headset microphone. When voice is on, green sound waves appear above avatar. Voice is audible to all avatars within 60 meters. <br />
  21. 21. Interacting with your Avatar<br />Right clicking your own avatar will open up a menu with multiple choices. Use this menu to navigate to profile, groups, and editing appearance.<br />
  22. 22. Interacting with another Avatar<br />Right clicking another avatar will open up a menu with multiple choices. Use this menu to navigate to learn more about this avatar, to send him an IM, or to add as a friend.<br />
  23. 23. Interacting with Objects<br />Right clicking an object like a hang glider will open up a menu with multiple choices. Use this menu to interact with object, including sitting, open, take, or use.<br />
  24. 24. Navigation<br />Use the Map or Mini Map buttons to navigate your position in Second Life. <br />
  25. 25. Wearing Inventory Items<br />All your items are stored in your Inventory, which is accessible from the Inventory button. To change clothing, find the item in your inventory, right click the item, and select wear. The item will replace the currently worn article of clothing – no undressing required. <br />
  26. 26. Camera Controls<br />In Second Life you are not limited to one perspective. You can move your camera position using the camera controls. To access camera controls, use the View menu. This tool is very helpful for composing pictures. If the Alt key is held down, WASD, E and C can be used as well to navigate using the camera. <br />
  27. 27. Quick Start Guide to Second Life<br />