[TUTOR] Organizing Your Inventory

November 12, 2008 at 4:48 pm | Posted in » Tutorials | 2 Comments
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Argh, that inventory is just clogged, it makes me SO frustrated when I open it.
But don’t worry – there is a simple, fun and clean way to fix this mess! And to make your inventory spotless-sparkly-clean…

Just like in real life, we sometimes store our junk in boxes for future review, and that also works for SL. I’ll show you how:

We shall start with storing unused junk that you have in a box. Why box? Because they are as one object in your Inventory, and in that object you can store TONS of unused junk for later review. More items in your Inventory cause more lag!

Go into Build mode and create a cube box (Note: this can be any other shaped prim, though I will use the box for this demonstration).

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In the Build window, go to the Content tab. This is normally where you put scripts, items for sale, and now for storage!

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Open your Inventory (bottom of screen) and create a folder by going to Create menu > New Folder.
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This will create a brand new folder in your Inventory named “New Folder“. We need to rename the folder so we could recognize it afterward. So right click on the New Folder and choose Rename. For my demonstration I will use it for clothes, so I will name it a formal name: Old Fashioned Clothes. The name of the folder is only important for now so we could drag the items we wish into it.
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Now we will open a new Inventory window so we could organize it in an easier way; go to the File menu and choose New Window.
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A new Inventory window just popped, duplication of the already opened one.

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Now we can search for our items and drag them to the folder. Tip: hold down the CTRL (Control) key and select all the items and drag.
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After you’re done moving everything to the new folder, drag the folder onto the object’s Content tab.
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Tada! The items are now stored in the object. Rename the object how you named the folder, so when you unpack it will have the same name.

So go to the General tab in Edit window and under “Name:” write the desired folder name. I will name it like the folder before: “Old Fashioned Clothes“.
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You can also give a description to your storage object, for example: “These are very old fashioned clothes from 2007“. But this is optional ;)

Of course, we want the afterward experience of unpacking to be more pleasant and easy, so while still in General tab > When Left-Clicked, choose from the drop down “Open” option. This will enable so when you just click the object it will open the contents of the object and copy them to your Inventory when you want and necessary. But you can also use the other way, by using a script that automatically sends you a copy when you click the object, a tutorial on that can be found Here.
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Your storage items can be found under the Objects folder within your Inventory.

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After you have created simular storage boxes like the one we just made we can create a folder for them all to put them in.

Like previously we used a folder to collect all the items to put in the storage box, we do the same here: File menu > Create > New Folder.

Name the new folder “Storage Boxes“, or something else – as you wish, so we could recognize it. Drag in the storage boxes and you’re done for storing unused items!
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Now for USED items but always clogging your Inventory… you can use the Folder power that we learned now: I like creating folders for everything in my Inventory, it has a “cleaner” look, I assume. But this is entirely up to you.

Here are my suggested folders to have:

* My Creations = For your own artwork, prim-work, texture-work and creations (if any).

* Avatars = For your avatar collection (if any). For example: furries, robots, dragons, etc’.

* Pants/T-Shirts/Jackets/Socks/Swimwear/Pyjamas/Casual/Formal = A folder for each one of those under the Clothing folder to make your Inventory more closet friendly.

* Eyes/Skins/Bodies/Hair = A folder for each one in your official Body Parts folder.

* Accessories = Most likely you have accessories, like hats, jewelry, etc’. This is always good to have a folder for.

* Landscape/Houses/Garden = A folder for each one of these. I normally store these under the official Objects folder. In there you can put Plants/Furniture/etc’.

* HUD & Scripted = I know I have a LOT of scripted objects and a lot of HUD’s, it’s always good to have them stored in a clean way for fast attaching. Also this is good for scripted toys that you might have.

[TUTOR] How to open a Link

October 7, 2008 at 10:10 pm | Posted in » Tutorials | Leave a comment
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This tutorial will explain to you how to open a link in Second Life that is not a clickable URL. You can most likely see a link in someone’s profile (where you cannot use HTML or the normal <a href= thing), or from chat text—both are total difference, but will be explained here.

First we will start with viewing it from public chat. Unlike IM, public chat on screen is NOT clickable, this means you cannot just *click* the URL to open it…
You need to:

1. Click on LOCAL CHAT at the bottom of your Second Life viewer.


2. Click the purple-colored link.

3. Wait for your browser to open and load.

-That’s it! Simple, ain’t it? Well, this one is a little bit more tricky…

Now I will explain how to open a link from an un-openable/clickable place, such as someone’s profile.
Like me, some people like putting MORE links in their profile than just the WEB tab, so the other sections of the profile seems like the perfect place—And it is. :)
Here is how to open it:

1. Open the person’s profile (right-click on avatar > PROFILE -or- SEARCH > PEOPLE).

2. Hold your left mouse-button and select and highlight the Link/URL.

3. Press CTRL+C (Control key and C letter) on your keyboard.

4. Open your browser.

5. Press CTRL+V (Control key and V letter) on your keyboard to paste the URL. Or, right-click on the URL bar and choose from the menu PASTE.

6. Hit ENTER for it to load.

There you have it! :D

Music Streams for Second Life

September 27, 2008 at 6:45 am | Posted in » General, » Info, » Tutorials | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Torley Linden with his video tutorial on parcel music, I been working on a notecard full with music streams from Digitally Imported. I thought maybe I should put it here too, so other people could use the streams. These streams are free and you can use them on your parcel.

Go to “About Land“, and in the “Media” tab there’s “Music URL” section. In there you will paste (CTRL+V) the music stream.

* 80’S BEST HITS:
http://scfire-nyk-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1014

* 80’S BEST HITS2:
http://scfire-chi-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1013

* CLASSICAL MUSIC:
http://music.radioriel.org

* SMOOTH JAZZ:
http://scfire-chi-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1010

* CLASSICAL GUITAR:
http://205.134.236.59:8050

* BEST OF THE 80’S:
http://scfire-chi-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1013

* TOP HITS:
http://scfire-nyk-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1014

* OLDIES – THE 50’S:
http://208.53.158.16:8080

* SALSA:

http://205.188.215.231:8010

* COUNTRY:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1019

* CLASSIC & OPERA:

http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1006

* JAZZ OLD MUSIC:
http://82.197.165.138:80

* AMBIENT:

http://205.188.215.228:8006

* PIANO JAZZ:
http://208.122.59.30:7814

* BEATLES:
http://160.79.128.61:7824

* FREE JAZZ:
http://205.188.215.227:8008

* LOVE MUSIC:
http://88.191.13.57:7002/

* BOSSA NOVA:
http://208.122.59.30:7804

* CLASSIC ROCK:
http://208.122.59.30:7734

* HITS 70’S:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1076

* URBAN JAMZ:
http://208.122.59.30:7704

* SOLO PIANO:

http://208.122.59.30:7794

* FUNKY HOUSE:
http://208.122.59.30:7284

* ALT ROCK:
http://208.122.59.30:7754

* CLASSIC RAP:
http://64.34.178.168:8000

* INDIE ROCK:

http://160.79.128.61:7724

* SOUND TRACKS:
http://208.122.59.30:7774

* CHRISTIAN:
http://208.122.59.30:7784

* ROOTS RAGGAE:
http://scfire-nyk-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1017

* UPTEMPO SMOOTH JAZZ:

http://82.149.227.171:8000

* WORLD MUSIC:

http://208.122.59.30:7674

* DA-TEMPO LOUNGE:
http://88.191.13.57:7000

* GABBER:
http://205.188.215.226:8006

* FUTURE SYNTHPOP:
http://208.122.59.30:7234

* BREAKS:
http://205.188.215.225:8002

* CLASSIC TECHNO:

http://205.188.215.225:8004

* DRUM AND BASS:
http://207.200.96.229:8030

* LOUNGE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1009

* HARD CORE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa04.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1004

* HARDSTYLE:
http://72.51.40.90:8000

* GOA-PSY TRANCE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1008

* PROGRESSIVE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1026

* TECHNO:
http://208.122.59.30:7204

* MINIMAL:

http://66.135.35.144:8000

* HARD DANCE:
http://209.247.146.98:8000

* TRIBAL HOUSE:
http://di-fm-01.quintex.com:8882

* SOULFUL HOUSE:
http://di-fm-01.quintex.com:8880

* HOUSE:
http://scfire-nyk-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1007

* EURO DANCE:
http://scfire-chi-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1009

* CHILLOUT:
http://scfire-ntc-aa01.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1035

* ELECTRO HOUSE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1025

* VOCAL TRANCE:

http://scfire-ntc-aa03.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1065

* TRANCE:
http://scfire-ntc-aa02.stream.aol.com:80/stream/1003

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These are websites that hand streams.
Shout Cast:
http://www.shoutcast.com/

Digitally Imported:
http://www.di.fm/

[TUTOR] How to unpack boxed items

August 9, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Posted in » General, » Tutorials | 2 Comments
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If you have got an item that is “boxed”, then it means the real items are in the Contents tab. How do you get them?

Go to your Inventory (The icon at the bottom of the screen, next to Mini-Map).

Under Objects folder, you can see your boxed item. Select that item and simply drag it to the ground.

Now that you have rezzed your boxed item; right click from the pie menu and choose “Open”. Now copy the items to your Inventory.

Open your Inventory window and under “My Inventory” you can find your items. E.g. If it’s just an object, you can find it under Objects folder. If it’s just an animation, you can find it under Animations folder, and so on. But if it’s a whole folder, you will see it under “My Inventory” in its own folder.

Have fun!

NCI TGIF Party – 8/8/08

August 9, 2008 at 7:50 am | Posted in » NCI, » Parties & Events, » Pictures from SL | Leave a comment
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Another week, another TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Party!

This Friday a LOT of people came, the Newbie Toob (age: have to be under 120 days) race was SWARMING with folks – Likewise for the Oldbie Toob race (age: 120 days and higher)!

TGIF host is Wellington Beam, aka; Woolly. Was hold at NCI – Duchy of Nova Civis, Caledon.

Here are this Friday’s pictures.

TGIF Party beginning (SO MANY PEOPLE! OMG!)
TGIF Newbie Toob Race! GO Newbie-Toobies!
Watching the Newbie Toob race and cheering for them! :D

TGIF Oldbie Toob race!
TGIF Oldbie Toob race!

TGIF Oldbie Toob race!
NCI Oldbie Toob race!

Dancing at the TGIF Party
Raymond won the Oldbie Toob race!

lol

[TUTOR] How do I see where people are?

August 8, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Posted in » General, » Tutorials | 1 Comment
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Looking for people but cannot find them? Or you don’t know if there are people next to you?

In Second Life you can find people (aka; avatars) that are near you through the Mini-Map or the big Map, where you can see more than the sim you’re in.

What are the avatars? The avatars have a green icon. That looks like this.

You can’t see these icons? Go to the big Map, and see if you have the Person section checked.

This is a good method to use if you are attending an event, but the landmark did not really teleport you to the right spot and you want to find where it is held.

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