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More second life experiences

This post is about an old place in Second Life which is no longer there in 2011. It’s left for history and memories of the past.

Last post I showed some stuff I made in class. This time I will show some more stuff I made. I’ll also be talking a little about skinning. Yes I think I understand a little bit about skinning and making totally different looks. I was on the right track by using tattoos. I also have seen some crazy avatars walking around. I saw a butterfly in class one day and a dinosaur in another. I’ll try to explain how they might have done some of this in this post.

First I want to show off some things I made in class before I get to skinning. The classes I have been taken are from Teazers Island.

Second Life Trampoline

This is a working trampoline! It might not look like one but it does work like one! Just walk on it and it will bounce you up and down. The script was provided with the class materials.

Second Life Flying Saucer

This is an actual flying saucer! Get in it and you can fly it up and down. Right or left. Even has sound when it starts up! Everything was provided with the class except for the prims which they teach you how to create on your own. This has a lot of potential to make other flying vehicles.

Second Life Party Hat

This is a simple party hat. Was fun making the different shapes. We actually started making a huge hat and then resized it down. One thing I learned was to attach hats to your nose and then position it where you want it on your head so it won’t mess up your hair.

Second Life Fireworks Rocket
Making Second Life Fireworks in class

This is a fireworks display. It will shoot out fireworks to the sky when touched. Of course the scripts are provided in the class material. Made with 4 prims and with sound too! This was a lot of fun to make!

A cool rocket object in Second Life
Second Life Rocket

Here is a rocket that actually works. This one is a bit different from the firework display because when you touch it it will blast off and won’t come back. So had to make sure we had a copy of it in our inventory before we let it go. Has smoke comming out of it when it blasts off.

Second Life Face Tattoo
Second Life Avatar Template
Second Life Pose Stand

Before I finish this post I want to explain a little bit about skins. When I created my face skin I placed it on my face tattoo. Now I went to the templates at second life webpage for the different body templates. I placed the face template on my face tattoo, upper body to the upper body tattoo and lower body to the lower body tatoo.

As you can see in the pictures you can see exactly where everything goes on your body! A couple of other things I have learned. You can attach prims on your body to make an entirely different looking person. I found one that turns yourself into a zebra! I have seen some avatars that are smaller than what you can resize your body to. I don’t know how to do those just yet. My best guess is it’s done by some transparency textures.

I have found some other interesting classes at Teazers. I just attended a business class on how to make money in second life. I found it very imformative and will talk about it later. There are scripting, clothes, avatar and particle classes also! Can learn so much!

Some objects I made in class

This post is about an old place in Second Life which is no longer there in 2011. It’s left for history and memories of the past.

First off I did some changes to my face but I didn’t find out how to make a skin yet. Still have to use a tattoo. I forgot I could still change the shape of my face. I look a little more like myself now I think.

My Avatar face in Second Life

There is this place called Teazers Island where they have classes on many different subjects. I mostly joined in the classes that taught how to make objects. All the classes are free by the way including all the supplies to make the objects! I’ll show you some stuff you can learn how to make also! Some of this stuff may seem simple to some but I am just learning how to do this and learned some interesting tricks. You can search in the events find window for “teazers” for upcoming classes.

Second Life Poser Stand

This object is very useful when creating new objects or trying to fit on clothes or other objects! It’s called a “poser stand”, you can stand on it and move the camera around easily without moving your character. The instructor provided the textures and walked you through creating and manipulating the prims!

Second Life Poser Ball

This is called a “poser ball.” I didn’t know what it was until I took the class. It allows you set up a pose, how you look, when sitting down or just standing in a certain way. Recently I took a class about making a cushion and we used a poser ball to have the character sit in different ways.

My Bouncing Ball in Second Life

This object is from the first class I attended. It’s supposed to be a beachball which bounces around when moved. At this early stage I didn’t know how to stretch correctly so it came out deformed, but it did bounce around. The instructor provided the script for the bouncing to work.

Second Life Fishing Bowl

Look it’s a fishbowl with animated fish! I learned how to create the fishbowl and was provided the fish. I don’t know if they have any classes on making fish yet. It was really interesting to see how all the different prims fit together. This one made me excited!

Second Life Cake

This is a cake that actually gives a user a piece of the cake for them to attach to their hand. This was more complicated than others cause there were two different objects tied together with a script. This was really interesting to me.

Hat for St Patty's Day

This was the coolest thing that I got to learn how to make! It’s a St. Patty’s day hat with clovers comming out of the hat. I was taught how to make the hat by manipulating prims. Once we created the hat we took the script and clover that was provided by the instructor and placed it in the contents of the hat! We didn’t go though too much about how to change the script but was taight how to slow it down. There are other classes which teach scripting.

Glasses in Second Life

This one was a bit too confusing for me. I was used to making big objects. The prims to make glasses were so small and I wasn’t good at moving the camera around. I fell behind and at the end of the class I got up to this point. The instructor suggested I should make bigger glasses so I can see how everything fits together easily. I am planning on trying this one again.

My Table in Second Life

I just took this class this morning. An oriental table with cushions to sit on! This class really taught me a lot and shows how to use a poser ball for sitting on the cushions.

Teazers is also looking for instructors to help out. The instructors get paid for doing classes. This really seems an interesting way to make some money and provide a service to the community. I have more experiences to talk about but I think I filled up this space with too much anyway. Till next time!