VirtualESC - making posters


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Instructions & images on building, uploading images, joining groups for access to building (on the ESC island in Second Life); information on profiles and other features included.

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VirtualESC - making posters

  1. 1. Learning to make posters with images – for presentations & meetings in Second Life<br /><ul><li>An application of virtual building and saving; creating groups for students for building
  2. 2. At the end, materials on making profiles and learning tips in Second Life</li></li></ul><li>This is the building area<br />Here’s the ESC “sandbox”<br />Find the building area – once on ESC islands click World > World Map > click-and-drag map till you see the view above > double-click the grassy area to be teleported there; right click the land to see boundaries & owners<br />
  3. 3. Rights to build – for you & for students<br />You need to be in theEmpire State College in SL group to be able to build (see menu to the right) <br />You need to be invited to this group – send a request to for an invitation if needed – send your avatar’s name<br />0nce you are in this group, you can invite other avatars that are near you by right-clicking on the avatar > Group > locate this group > click Invite; the other avatar must Accept the invitation<br />
  4. 4. Learn more about who owns land & what rights you have<br />Right click the land > About Land > click through the tabs to learn about ownership & about building considerations<br />
  5. 5. Uploading images<br />You need to have $10 Lindens for each image; get Lindens from your workshop leader<br />Click the Inventory icon on the right of the SL screen > + (at the bottom) > find the image on your computer > click Open > accept the prompts to save image on your computer<br />Images can be: digital photos, scanned images, PowerPoint slides saved as JPEGs <br />
  6. 6. Starting to build <br />Right click the land > click Build<br />
  7. 7. Once the Building Menu opens<br />1. click the desired shape<br />Click the desired shape<br />Click the ground (the indicator turns to a magic wand) <br />2. click the ground<br />
  8. 8. Practice moving object w/ the arrows<br />Use directional arrows to move the object<br />
  9. 9. Open Inventory > slide desired image (texture) onto object<br />1. Open inventory <br />2. Locate image > click-and-drag onto desired “face” of the object<br />
  10. 10. Rotate objects as you make them<br />Rotate object by clicking Ctrl on keyboard, when the arrows are present > turning the wheels<br />
  11. 11. Make posters that show websites<br />Bring websites onto your object<br />Bring in a website, by clicking Select Face > clicking the desired face > Texture > + at bottom > typing in website > clicking OK<br />
  12. 12. Put websites on only one face<br />To insert or remove media, be sure to have only one face selected<br />
  13. 13. The media settings<br />Type web address here<br />Type web address in Home Page area > click OK<br />
  14. 14. A facsimile of website is displayed<br />
  15. 15. Name objects that you want to save<br />Always name objects you want to keep – right-click object > General > type name<br />
  16. 16. Take objects into your inventory<br />After naming objects, right-click then click Take or Take Copy (leaves out the original); it is put in your inventory with the name you have given<br />
  17. 17. Pulled saved objects out of inventory<br />Open Inventory > located saved object > click-and-drag it onto the ground<br />
  18. 18. Remove unwanted items<br />Right-click object to bring back the menu > Delete (removes the item) <br />
  19. 19. Interesting extras<br />Create a profile & learn more about land ownership & building<br />
  20. 20. Getting Started: let people know you<br />Click People on the right side > My Profile > Profile<br />
  21. 21. Now, provide your background<br />Click Edit Profile > complete the prompts about yourself & interests<br />
  22. 22. You can even have another name over your avatar’s head<br />
  23. 23. Right click buildings to learn about the “prims” that made them; a prim can have a single color or can be made from images (textures) that fill the shape<br />
  24. 24. How much you can build?<br />Every parcel can only have a defined amount of “prims” – the individual building blocks that parcel owners and groups can use <br />If you right-click the land and then click About Land > Objects, you will see how many prims are available and are in use<br />