Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Module - Synthesis

Lesson 2A - Presentation Tools

ACTIVITY:
Give & demonstrate Speakeasy HUD.
Resources:
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

  1. ADD the Speakeasy HUD from Inventory. It will attach to your screen, upper left.
  2. Edit the HUD, and name it <”your account name> My Speakeasy HUD”
  3. Open the HUD’s Contents tab, and open (double-click) the Speakme notecard. This will contain your text.
  4. Compose a presentation of at least 10 lines. Keep each sentence brief; not more than around 25 words.
  5. After each sentence, press Enter to start a new line.
  6. When you are finished, Save the Speakme notecard and close Edit mode.
  7. Test the Speakeasy. Tap it to display a line of text, and tap again for each subsequent line.
  8. Restart the Speakeasy by either a) Edit / Contents / click Reset Script or b) Detach and re-attach the HUD.
Assignment:
2-minute Speakeasy presentation on relevant topic. Send copy to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).


ACTIVITY:
Give & demonstrate slide viewers
Resources:
Preso-Matic, Auto slide viewer

  • 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

  1. For both viewers, you will need to prepare a minimum of 5 (five) images (textures)
  2. Rez the Preso-matic Slide Viewer or Auto-slide Viewer (drag it from Inventory, to the ground)
  3. Edit the viewer, open the Contents.
  4. Drag your 5 prepared textures from Inventory into Contents
  5. To determine the order, edit the textures in Contents and append numbers to the beginning of the texture names (for example: 1 My friend; 2 Our best time, etc…)
Assignment:
Slide presentation, minimum of 5 slides on relevant topic, numbered. Send copy to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).


ACTIVITY:
Drag&Drop Share Board
Resources:
Share Board

  • 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

  1. Rez the Share Board on the ground and move it where you wish.
  2. Any SL Resident can add a texture by holding CTRL and dragging the texture from their Inventory, to the Board.
  3. Any SL Resident can add a notecard by holding CTRL and dragging the notecard from their Inventory to the board.
  4. Only the Board’s OWNER can remove textures and notecards from the Board.

Assignment:
Add an image texture and a notecard to the Share Board at International Student Center.


ACTIVITY:
Add comment, note, image, sound to Pinboard
Resources:
Pinboard

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


BEFORE you click on the Pin Board to share a sound or photo, do the following steps:

  1. Find the photo or sound you want to share in your inventory. Right click on the photo or sound you want to share. A menu will pop up and you will see “Copy Asset UUID” right under Rename. Click on that option. (If it is greyed out, that means you don’t have permission to copy or share it.) When you click on “Copy Asset UUID”, it will be copied to your clipboard and ready for use.
  2. NOW you are ready to click on the Pin Board! Choose Photo if you want to share a picture, or Audio if you want to share a sound.
  3. It will tell you to type /1 ‘sound UUID’ or /1 ‘photo’ UUID depending on your choice
  4. In your Nearby Chat window type /1, hit space bar once to leave a space after the 1, and then click PASTE or Control -V, and it will paste in the UUID number you copied.
  5. Hit Enter and the photo (snapshot or texture) will appear on the pin board. You can click to enlarge and see it better. Click again to put it back to normal.
  6. If you chose audio (sound), when it appears on the board it looks like a CD disc. Click it and listen to the sound.
Assignment:
Add two elements (objects) to Pinboard at International Student Center, and notify Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes).
 

Lesson 2B - Inventory Organization, Folders & Search

ACTIVITY:
Meet and share experience, strength and hope (ideas)

Resources:
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:

  1. If you don’t like something you try on or bought or were given, THROW IT OUT (that is, delete it).
  2. If you accidentally make a duplicate, delete it. (But sometimes you SHOULD make a duplicate, like hair that you can resize. In the case you’ll want to keep the original, in case you mess it up.)
  3. If you buy or even get an outfit or a piece of clothing or hair, etc. TRY THE DEMO first!!! If you don’t like it, or it doesn’t fit, DELETE THE DEMO
  4. If you create an object, type in a name for it right away, or you’ll end up with a list of “objects” that you won’t know what they are.
  5. You can sort by alphabet or date. You can put the system folders on top and if you can
    fit something under a subfolder within a system folder, that is good.
  6. If you do like it and you buy it…or if you buy or get a bunch of things in a day, make time at the end of the day to PUT THEM IN FOLDERS. If you don’t think it fits under a folder that already exists, make a new one, or a new subfolder. If you make up a new category that suits you, I would make the main folder in capital letters, and the subfolders normal.
  7. Rarely used inventory can be packed into a box. A prim object can hold thousands of things in its Contents, but will count as only one Inventory object Just remember to NAME the box something sensible, and to file it in a logical folder.
  8. Empty your trash at the end of the day, BUT open and check it first. If you accidentally deleted something that you really want, then you can put it back (restore it). If you don’t check, and you empty your trash, that item or items will be GONE. FOR. GOOD.

Assignment:

  • Organize ISP materials in Inventory. Make a Folder called ISP and at least one subfolder.
  • Take a screenshot showing the ISP folder and subfolders, titled “(your account name) My ISP Inventory”
  • Submit screenshot to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)
 

Lesson 2C - Basic LSL

ACTIVITY:
Create an Object Inventory Giver
Resources:
Notecard Giver script

Assignment:

  1. Create an object (prim)
  2. Edit it, and name it “ My Notecard Giver”
  3. Click Contents tab of Edit Menu
  4. Add a Notecard to the Contents (from Inventory, drag a saved Notecard to the Object Contents)
  5. Add the Give Notecard script to the object Contents
  6. Take the object back into Inventory (Right-click & Take)
  7. Send the Notecard Giver to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)

ACTIVITY:
Create an object displaying Floating Text
Resources:
Floating text script

Assignment:

  1. Rez the Notecard Giver object you made, and Edit it
  2. Add the Floating Text script to the Contents tab of the object
  3. Double-click the Floating Text script
  4. Replace ‘Your Text’ in the script line, with ‘Click For Notecard’
  5. Save the script
  6. Rename the object “ My Floating Text”
  7. Take the object back into Inventory
  8. Send the object to Tooyaa (Thuja Hynes)
  9. *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)

ACTIVITY:
Create an object displaying a Stationary Particle
Resources:
Stationary particle script
Assignment:
Make particle “statue” of sustainability hero

  1. On the web, Find an image of a hero of sustainability, such as Céline Cousteau
  2. Save the image, and upload it to Second Life (This will cost L$10)
  3. Create a Box with dimensions 0.5 x 0.5 x 1.0
  4. Edit the Box and name it “ My Hero Particle”
  5. Locate the Stationary Particle script in your Inventory, and the image you uploaded
  6. Drag the script and image into the Contents tab of the box.
  7. You should see a stationary particle of your sustainability hero!

 

Lesson 2D - Environmental objectives

ACTIVITY:
Explore slurl, tp, LM with field trip
 
Resources:
Instructions, example NC

Assignment:
In NC, give your avatar Name, slurl, LM to locations on 3 different regions


ACTIVITY:
Photo Safari

Resources:

Assignment:
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)