Lesson 2 Module - Synthesis
Lesson 2A - Presentation Tools
Give & demonstrate Speakeasy HUD.
- The Speakeasy HUD displays prepared text in open chat. It’s a great presentation tool for helping you and the audience track a presentation.
- We provide you with a SpeakEasy HUD that you may copy and use in your projects.
Instructions for using the SpeakEasy<--click to open/close
2-minute Speakeasy presentation on relevant topic. Send copy to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).
- The Preso-matic slide viewer is designed to display a set of slides during a presentation. The presenter determines the rate at which slides will display, and can reverse the order using buttons.
- The Auto-slide viewer will display a set of slides automatically, at a rate you determine.
- We provide you with an Auto slide viewer and TWO Preso-matic viewers: 1) square aspect ratio (1:1) for square images and 2) 3×2 aspect ratio. You are urged to prepare images that have these aspect ratios.
Instructions for preparing Preso-matic<--click to open/close
Slide presentation, minimum of 5 slides on relevant topic, numbered. Send copy to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).
- The Share Board allows ANY SL Resident to add images and notecards to it, and to get the notecards from it in a folder. This is an INTERACTIVE tool designed to promote communication and understanding.
- Images in the Board’s Contents will display in alphanumeric order.
- We provide you with a Share Board that you may copy and use in your projects.
Instructions for using the Share Board<--click to open/close Assignment: The pin board is pretty easy for most of the messages. You click on the board, and a menu of choices appears. Click on what kind of message you want to pin to the board. You will get instructions in local chat as to how to do it. For most you only have 30 seconds to type your note into local chat. There are two message types that need more explanation: Photos and Audio clips. How to add Photos and Audio to the Pinboard<--click to open/close
Add an image texture and a notecard to the Share Board at International Student Center.
BEFORE you click on the Pin Board to share a sound or photo, do the following steps:
Add two elements (objects) to Pinboard at International Student Center, and notify Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).
The pin board is pretty easy for most of the messages. You click on the board, and a menu of choices appears. Click on what kind of message you want to pin to the board. You will get instructions in local chat as to how to do it. For most you only have 30 seconds to type your note into local chat.
There are two message types that need more explanation: Photos and Audio clips.
How to add Photos and Audio to the Pinboard<--click to open/close
Lesson 2B - Inventory Organization, Folders & Search
Meet and share experience, strength and hope (ideas)
Inventory Management Tips
How to open a second inventory window
List of suggestions to get you started<--click to open/close
Unless you plan to keep using Second Life, you won’t need a lot of detail about Inventory, BUT…
Most people who have been in Second Life have inventories that are out of control
Most of the videos I looked at in preparing to help you with this module were people describing their own inventories and “how they organized them”, but in almost all of them there were folders that were avoided because they were “a mess”, “horrible”, etc.
So the first, and most important tips I can give you (even for your short stint) so that you can easily find what you need for your class and your projects are:
fit something under a subfolder within a system folder, that is good.
Lesson 2C - Basic LSL
Create an Object Inventory Giver
Notecard Giver script
- Create an object (prim)
- Edit it, and name it “
My Notecard Giver”
- Click Contents tab of Edit Menu
- Add a Notecard to the Contents (from Inventory, drag a saved Notecard to the Object Contents)
- Add the Give Notecard script to the object Contents
- Take the object back into Inventory (Right-click & Take)
- Send the Notecard Giver to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)
Create an object displaying Floating Text
Floating text script
- Rez the Notecard Giver object you made, and Edit it
- Add the Floating Text script to the Contents tab of the object
- Double-click the Floating Text script
- Replace ‘Your Text’ in the script line, with ‘Click For Notecard’
- Save the script
- Rename the object “
My Floating Text”
- Take the object back into Inventory
- Send the object to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)
- *OPTIONAL* Note that you can change Floating Text color using the SL vector code in the script. Try a few different colors. Which is best? (see http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Category:LSL_Color)
Create an object displaying a Stationary Particle
Stationary particle script
Make particle “statue” of sustainability hero
- On the web, Find an image of a hero of sustainability, such as Céline Cousteau
- Save the image, and upload it to Second Life (This will cost L$10)
- Create a Box with dimensions 0.5 x 0.5 x 1.0
- Edit the Box and name it “
My Hero Particle”
- Locate the Stationary Particle script in your Inventory, and the image you uploaded
- Drag the script and image into the Contents tab of the box.
- You should see a stationary particle of your sustainability hero!
Lesson 2D - Environmental objectives
Explore slurl, tp, LM with field trip
Instructions, example NC
In NC, give your avatar Name, slurl, LM to locations on 3 different regions
Take Snapshot inworld of your avatar at a remarkable SL location, wearing your Group T-shirt. Save the photo to your inventory (costs L$10), and send it to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)