This Wednesday we will be investigating character creation, starting with a look at some of the different in-world aspects used in the creation of the avatar itself.
NOTE: Depending on how the session goes we may continue to look at scripts in the 2nd half.
The following is a YouTube tutorial that looks at saving and wearing outfits, so that you can easily assemble different looks for your avatar from a collection of different clothing items and body parts. This video will help in preparing you for the session.
Defining a character isn’t just a physical look but is also how a character presents themselves in the environment, through their stance, their walk, etc. To this end we will also be looking at AOs (Animation Over-riders), in-world tools that over-ride the default animations of your character and add another layer of uniqueness to your look. The following are two AOs that are available for free from the Second Life Marketplace. In preparation for the class, purchase (for L$0) either a male or female AO, or both if you wish. Read through Shopping in the Second Life Marketplace before attempting to purchase any items there.
NOTE: There is a small anomaly in the marketplace system which stops you purchasing things for L$0. You must have at least one item of value in the cart for the purchase to go through. If you want to get these HUDs through the marketplace find something worth L$1 and add it to the cart before purchasing. Otherwise you can find them inworld at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ubunil/82/121/135 Use the Animations TP at the landing point then look for the desk by the central stairs. The vendors for the freebies are behind the desk.