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3DConnextion SpaceNavigator v10 for Second Life

3DConnextion SpaceNavigator v10 for Second Life | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

The 3DConnextion SpaceNavigator makes movement especially flying so much easier - but how to set it up?: Nalates Urriah to the rescue....

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Tutorial: Editing clothing appliers to fit Lola's mesh boobs.

Tutorial: Editing clothing appliers to fit Lola's mesh boobs. | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
Ohai! This is my first video tutorial! I'm so nervous but I thought this would be easier than endless screenshots. I hope it helps some of you out and let me know in the comments if I messed anythi...
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SL Newser - Extra: Second Life Airlines

SL Newser - Extra: Second Life Airlines | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Whenever someone says Airport people thiwnk of long lines at security checkpoints, snobby flight attendants, and long cramped rides. However, in Second Life, that is not the case.

There is not just one group, or region, but a full group of groups, each with at least 1 region, that participate in SLA (Second Life Airlines).

Like airlines in real life, these airlines each have different policies, different insignias, different planes, and different colors. However, that doesn't mean they're enemies. They are actually on good terms with one another.

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Looking for something new to do in Second Life - try flying.

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Get rid of the gap in Phat Azz

Get rid of the gap in Phat Azz | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

 

Yesterday I bought myself a pair of big(ger) bottoms, but wearing them I discovered a nasty gap between my belly and my hips. This can easily be solved by creating a new alpha layer to wear with them.

An alpha layer is a kind of inverse clothing layer. It is used to hide the skin and make the body transparent. Alpha layers are always used when you wear a mesh body and when you wear shoes that have a – sculpted or mesh – foot in them

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The Problem: Fitted Mesh an Alpha Tutorial

The Problem: Fitted Mesh an Alpha Tutorial | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

I suspect anyone that has worn mesh clothes is very aware of skin-poke-through and ‘holes’ from the Alpha Layers making parts of the avatar invisible. I am particularly annoyed by both. But, is there anything we can do? That is the question asked at Fabulously Free in SL. Here I’ll provide the techy answer and information. I’ll also link to good tutorials.

 

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Second Life Mesh & Land Impact Costs

Second Life Mesh & Land Impact Costs | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
This is an old subject people keep asking about. Drongle McMahon just answered the question, again. I consider it a rather succinct answer and wanted to add the information to my content on mesh. (...
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Making Videos in Second Life

Making Videos in Second Life | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
There are lots of tutorials on this subject. This article isn’t a tutorial. It is a collection of tutorials and information about making video using Second Life or any virtual world. I saw that Hyp...
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Sergej Zarf's curator insight, February 22, 6:59 AM

Link a risorse utili per realizzare machinima, tutorial e film in Second Life, con particolare attenzione ai Windlight settings ed alle ombre.

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Metaverse Tutorials

Metaverse Tutorials | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
Second Life tutorials from around the web
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Guides on just about everything Second Life. e.g  Blender, Mesh,  Making Clothes, Machinima , SL Photography - Huge resource

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Thanks Asil for your kind comments.
Alexina's curator insight, January 27, 10:27 AM

Though these are using the Second Life grid, most of these should work for InWorldz too.

Alexina's curator insight, April 6, 1:15 PM

Most of these are not just for Second Life, but for all virtual world girds such as InWorldz, Kitely, OSGrid, etc.

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MachinEVO 2014 registration opens

MachinEVO 2014 registration opens | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
MachinEVO 2014 is a free 5-week workshop for language educators on how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds like Second Life. Registration opens from 6th-12th January 2014 free of charge ...
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Free ...is good!

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The SL Enquirer: VAW NEWS: Virtual Attitude Wrestling Event Coming January 25th @ 5pm SLT

The SL Enquirer: VAW NEWS: Virtual Attitude Wrestling Event Coming January 25th @ 5pm SLT | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

VAW which is also known as Virtual Attitude Wrestling, is a grid wide sports entertainment organization bringing attitude back to wrestling every week Tuesdays and Thursdays live in person and on Force TV Network. 

VAW has been around for almost 2 years and is the very first to take it's main show on the road each week to a sim near you. Over 80 locations in Second Life have witnessed the magic of VAW SL Wrestling. Virtual Attitude Wrestling is indeed the number one sports entertainment company in Second Life putting smiles on faces all across the grid.

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Thoughts on Second Life's Build tools: Texturing hollow objects

Thoughts on Second Life's Build tools: Texturing hollow objects | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

One of the many purposes the build tools serve is texturing. Let’s face it, Second Life just wouldn’t be the same if everything was untextured or had the default “plywood” texture on everything. In the edit floater’s “Texture” tab, we have various options, including texture repeats on the X and Y axis, flipping the texture, rotating it, and offsetting it. Now, we all have come across situations where we’ve had to texture a hollow object – and this is precisely what I’m going to discuss here.

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Echt Virtuell: Adventskalender und Animationen

Echt Virtuell: Adventskalender und Animationen | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Heute ist der 1. Dezember und gleichzeitig der erste Advent. Folglich wurden wieder eine Menge Adventskalender in Second Life gestartet.

Eine recht umfangreiche Übersicht von verschiedenen Kalendern in SL findet man dieses Jahr im Blog von YerMawm:
>> Links zu Adventskalendern 2013 in SL

Da ich nicht nur auf diese Linksammlung allein verweisen will, gibt es nun noch drei Kalender 

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Fitted Mesh Announcement from Linden Lab - StrawberrySingh.com

Fitted Mesh Announcement from Linden Lab - StrawberrySingh.com | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
I discuss the announcement of the new project by Linden Lab, Fitted Mesh. I share my findings, thoughts and quotes from other content creators.
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Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!: Bargain Hunting

Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!: Bargain Hunting | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Bargain Hunting

I've been doing more shopping than ever lately, but spending a lot less!  "How do you manage that, Lindal?" I hear you ask in astonishment.  Read on to discover my secret!  (Gosh, that sounds like one of those infomercials for getting rich in real estate with nothing down.)

It's actually FOUR secrets, anyway.READ ON!
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SL Tutorials: Blender Avastar Rigging and Shape Editing Tips and Tricks for Hair Making

SL Tutorials: Blender Avastar Rigging and Shape Editing Tips and Tricks for Hair Making | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

SL hair making is a big thing. It seems lately a large number of people have jumped on the bandwagon, and unlike many other areas in SL, that quickly get over flooded with designers of the same style or genre, it seems that hair, is one of those items that we can NEVER get enough of. I personally have had the pleasure of befriending a number of fellow hair creators and learning from them tips and tricks on how to create hair, how to use the tools in the programs we have, and how to make it all work in SL.

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EDDI & RYCE'S SECOND LIFE: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- Learn How To Trace An E-Mail

EDDI & RYCE'S SECOND LIFE: Eddi's Hot Computing Tip -- Learn How To Trace An E-Mail | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
Most people do not realize how simple it is to trace the physical location of someone sending you an email. This is one of the easiest things to do when it comes to internet detective work. This can come in handy when someone, for example, attempts to conceal their actual identity with an anonymous address. Its a 3-step process.
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Alpha Masks: Secrets Revealed!

Alpha Masks:  Secrets Revealed! | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Even when you wear a shape that is the proper size for the mesh garment you have selected, there are times when your body will poke through. Alpha Maps are a special garment, custom fit for each mesh garment are provided to control this. Full Perm Mesh Designers (usually) provide the Alpha Map Garment, as well as a texture so you can make one with your name as creator. Most of those work, but you might need to tweak them.    

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Firestorm Tutorial - Settings Backup & Restore in Second Life [Video]

Did you know in Firestorm 4.4.0 onwards you can now set a settings backup allowing you to restore your settings at any time. Especially useful if you accidentally change something that screws things up. You can even take your settings with you on a USB stick to be used on another computer! This tutorial covers how to use this fantastic new feature! 


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Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!: Sidereal (Sun) Time in Second Life - The Environment Editor

Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!: Sidereal (Sun) Time in Second Life - The Environment Editor | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Last time, we talked about Second Life Time (SLT), which is the same as the time in San Francisco, California, USA...the home of Linden Research, Inc., the owners of Second Life.  But you might have noticed that the Second Life "day" does not correspond to clock time...any clock time, not even SLT.  What's up with that?

The normal Second Life "day" cycle is only four hours long.  There are three hours of daylight, and one hour of night.  There are some good reasons for this.  For one thing, most of us can't spend a whole 24 hours, or even 12 hours in world at a time.  The short day cycle gives most people a chance to experience a "day", or at least a major portion of a "day."  The imbalance between the amount of daylight and the amount of night is helpful for most people.  It makes it easy for builders...there's more time when they can see what they're doing.  Plus, arguably, more things are done during the hours of daylight than during the hours of darkness.  Also, Second Life has a worldwide audience.  Having six "days" in each 24 hour period ensures that no matter what time zone you live in, or when you're able to log into SL, you can experience a "day" in Second Life.

But if the time of day doesn't happen to match your mood, or the activity that you had in mind, you don't have to wait a couple of hours for your desired time of day to roll around.  You can tailor your personal Second Life experience to show you any time of day, and a lot more besides.  That's the job of the Environment Editor.

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Lette's Trivia and Trivial Stuff: All You Do Is Talk Talk: Disentangling the Firestorm Chat Settings

Lette's Trivia and Trivial Stuff: All You Do Is Talk Talk: Disentangling the Firestorm Chat Settings | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
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Second Life Helpful Tools Meme - StrawberrySingh.com

Second Life Helpful Tools Meme - StrawberrySingh.com | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
For this week's Monday Meme challenge, I've shared all of the helpful tools I use inworld and I've asked you to share yours.
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Calling for Volunteers in Second Life

Calling for Volunteers in Second Life | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
Honour writes "I do have a new project and I want to invite you to join me. If you’ve followed me over the years then you know I’m never happier than I am when working with a team of Volunteers on special occasions like the Birthday. I also have a passion for inworld art (of all kinds) and there are a number of locations which allow me to indulge that interest. None more so than the sims belonging to the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA)↑. My new project will combine both of these favoured aspects of my virtual Life."
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How to get texture repeats on the inside of a hollow prim right

How to get texture repeats on the inside of a hollow prim right | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it

Yesterday, I wrote about the issue many of us are facing w.r.t. texturing the inside of a hollow prim, i.e. the fact that the horizontal repeats on the inside of a hollow prim don’t align properly. I raised the issue during Nyx’s Content Creation/Mesh Import User Group meeting that night and an answer was offered by Whirly Fizzle of the Firestorm team and (if I remember correctly) Drongle McMahon. I was pointed to a comment in the discussion of VWR-2397. To cut a long story short, it seems that Second Life’s system determines the horizontal repeats on the inside of a hollow prim by factoring in the outside dimensions of the prim and the hollow percentage, thus leading to a behaviour that is counter-intuitive.

So, if you are going to get the horizontal repeats right, you’ll need to use the mathematical formulae (adapted from the comment on VWR-2397) that follow. I believe that, since OpenSim grids are based on Second Life, the information given here applies to them as well.

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Can virtual reality be used to tackle racism?

Can virtual reality be used to tackle racism? | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
Implicit racism - a bias the holder is unaware of - can be reduced after a short stint in virtual reality, but could this have a longer lasting effect?
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Terrain Design in Second Life- Piers Diesel Reporting...

Terrain Design in Second Life- Piers Diesel Reporting... | Second Life - Guides - Tutorials | Scoop.it
When you purchased a plot of land or sim in Second Life, planning the layout and terrain is the next step.  It can be a chore coming up with ideas for those that do not know how to create terrain. The next option would be is to hire an expert and spend money you could be saving if you can do it yourself. You can teleport around Second Life and visit places that has been terraformed beautifully.  Maybe ask a sim.land owner where they purchased their terrain products to help you with your design.If click  on edit and check most of the terrians you can find out who created them. Alex Bader owner of Studio Skye specializes in terrain products.I spoke to Alex to get an insight into landscaping in Second Life style. 
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