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Sunbelt University Class Schedule

April 23rd, 2008 | Category: Building, Education, How To, Second Life Tips

From a group notice, here is the Sunbelt University Class Schedule for April 21st to April 27th. I’ve heard some good comments about their classes so check em out.

April 22nd Jewelry class is canceled. Teacher is on break.

April 27th, 12pm slt - class limit 15
Sunbelt Uni: Level 2 Class - Sculpted Attachments (Sculptypaint 3)
Sponsored by Sunbelt
Learn how to create shoes, cuffs and a scarf in Sculptypaint. This class is part 3 of the basic and advanced Sculptypaint classes held at NCI.

April 27th Scripting 103 Class at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm! Fun!

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14 New QuickTip Tutorials from Torley

Here are 14 new tutorials from Torley Linden, he must have a list of hundreds of suggestions for these tutorials to keep coming up with good info like this.

Amidst the storms, we carry on — and the watermelon guru has returned to bring you… yes, that’s right, more video tutorials (AKA screencasts) to help you learn Second Life! And if there’s a particular theme for this one, it’s things that make you go:

“I wish I knew that when I started my Second Life!”

Wishes do come true. Source:

You can’t remove body parts! - Second Life Video TuTORial QUICKTIP

Teleport location history - Second Life Video TuTORial QUICKTIP

Shift-drag to copy objects - Second Life Video TuTORial QUICKTIP

Saving objects back to your inventory - Second Life Video Tutorial QUCIKTIP

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Second Life Tutorials and Quicktips

March 30th, 2008 | Category: How To, Second Life Tips, Second Life Videos

Torley has posted another video tip of the week and a few days ago, some more quicktips, this time involving voice chat, so, without further ado, here they are, and his posts from the Second Life Blog, *VIDEO* Tip of the Week #28: Particle editing magic! and Can you hear me now? 7 VOICE CHAT Video Tutorials!.

Even if this is your first day in Second Life — welcome! — you’ve prolly already experienced particles: from loud bling on jewelry, to environmental effects like fire and snow, to C-beams glittering in the dark…

there’s no shortage of special effects, and you can be more than a spectator and make your own particle awesomeness! In less than half an hour, I cover:

Opening a sample particle script
Copying contents from one script to another
Editing particle parameters
Adjusting particle visibility for time of day
Giving particles a texture (MY FAVE!)
Normalizing particle settings for a texture
Disabling particles in your objects
Backing up your particles
A few words of encouragement — I inspire the artist in you! Source: *VIDEO* Tip of the Week #28: Particle editing magic!

In another post, Torley has posted 7 voice chat tip video tutorials, which I have listed below.

VOICE CHAT: Getting started - Second Life Video Tutorial Voice Tips

VOICE CHAT: Etiquette - Second Life Video Tutorial Voice Tips

VOICE CHAT: Who’s speaking? - Second Life Video Tutorial Voice Tips

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New Second Life Quick Video Tutorials

March 14th, 2008 | Category: How To, Machinima, Second Life Tips, Second Life Videos

Can I Get Some More Prims, Please?

January 24th, 2008 | Category: How To, Land Issues, Prims

Anybody who owns land, rents land, etc, knows you always need more prims, you almost never have enough for what you really want, so you usually end up doing without, or with less attractive items than what you REALLY wanted. The latest knowledge base article covers just this situation.

Knowledge Base Article of the Week time means I get to make a Mel Brooks reference for no reason! Or almost no reason. This week’s article should provide some much-needed context: How can I get more prims on my land? (click on the link to view the article directly, after providing your Second Life login or guest credentials) Astute readers will be able to guess at the article’s subject matter, but what you may not know is that it also discusses the Object Bonus setting for Private Regions. Now you do! Source: Knowledge Base Article of the Week #13: Spaceprims II — The Search For More Prims

The kb article covers owning more than one parcel in a region and combining them in one parcel, etc, the other method is by using the object bonus.

If you are the owner or Estate Manager of a Private Region, you can set a global Object Bonus for all parcels in the Region. You may want to do this if you plan on building heavily in small parcels while leaving large areas of your Region empty. Source: How can I get more prims on my land?

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How to Report a Bug in Second Life

January 18th, 2008 | Category: Grid, How To, Second Life Tips

If you are new to Second Life you may not even know how to report a bug or issue with Second Life, but, even some of the older residents avoid posting issues because of the JIRA, or Issue Tracker.

The public issue tracker, known as “Public JIRA”, “PJIRA”, or just “JIRA”, is an issue-tracking project management tool made by Atlassian that is located at It’s used by the Second Life open source initiative to organize issues (i.e. bugs and feature requests) submitted by the Second Life community into a searchable database. You, too, can submit issues you find when using the open source or standard versions of Second Life. Please familiarize yourself with the information in this page before proceeding to JIRA.

Bug reports created in JIRA are composed of a description of the problem and, if possible, a reproduction. New features are composed of descriptions of the proposed feature and how it should work. Both types of issues then get contributions from other users, such as better or simpler descriptions and reproductions, and popular issues accumulate votes from other users. Programmers in the open source community can attach “patches”, changes to the code that fix or implement the issue. These votes, as well as events like bug triages, help prioritize the issues. Those which are acknowledged are “imported” into the Lindens’ private copy of JIRA. Source: Second Life Wiki

Torley has posted his latest video tutorial to show you why you should do it, and how easy it is. I need to watch this one myself.

A sparkly new video tutorial, “How to report a bug”! I know some of you fear the Issue Tracker (AKA Public JIRA) and think it’s hard to file an issue — but rather than tell, in this vidtut, I show you why it matters and precisely how easy it is… Source: Tip of the Week #18: How to report a bug

Higher quality version here.

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New People Class - Communication

December 02nd, 2007 | Category: Chat, Communication, How To, Second Life Voice

What: New People Class - Communication

When: Dec 2, 2007 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Sunday)

Where: Zugspitze Second Life

Tags: Education learning MASUkills Masala Second Life Zugspitze

Description: Second Life is all about communication, and the options can be bewildering. This class will take a close look at SL’s Communicate window and explore the most popular modes of communication: Chat, IM, notecards, and Voice. We’ll talk about how…and WHEN…to use each of them

Freebie Store Open… volunteers and teachers always welcome.

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NCI Class: Textures 3 - Water Effects

December 02nd, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, How To, Second Life Scripting, Textures

What: NCI Class: Textures 3 - Water Effects

When: Dec 2, 2007 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Sunday)

Where: Tornado Second Life

Tags: Afon Shepherd Education learning science Second Life Tornado

Description: NCI Class: Textures 3 - WATER EFFECTS Instructor: Protomas Ludwig Location: Sky Class, Castle Elemental When: Sunday, 11am to 12:30pm, 1.5 hours

Pre-requisite: Building 1 - Basics, Scripting 1 - Basics

Learn to work with water in Second Life. This class is a smorgasbord of information in which you will learn building, texturing and scripting tips enabling you to create streams, fountains, pools and other watery builds.

This class includes a freebie pack with everything you need to get started working with water effects.

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TUi Lvl1: Scripted Snacks

November 18th, 2007 | Category: Animation, Eating, Education, How To, New Residents, Poses

What: TUi Lvl1: Scripted Snacks

When: 11:05pm SLT November 17, 2007 NOW!

Where: TUi

Description: Ever wanted to make something truly delicious? Why not feast on a corndog. Get your lick on with an ice cream. Or, get your hands all sticky with a caramel apple. That’s right come to this class and learn how to make many great snacks that you can enjoy in your second life without gaining a pound! This is a beginner class at 11:05pm :)
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Avatar Hair Guide for Beginners

October 29th, 2007 | Category: Appearance, Editing Your Appearance, Hair, How To

Found this blog post from April of 2006, Hair Editing 101: The Ultimate Salon Guide for Beginners, that is still a very good resource for users who want to modify their hair in Second Life.

Prim hair is an addiction that most of us female type creatures have in SL. But, even with our favorite designers, there are many styles that suffer from “if only” issues:

If only the tint were slightly darker…
If only that one strand wasn’t in my eyes…
If only I could shrink the whole damn thing just a smidge…

With most hair, this kind of minimal editing is possible. It’s detail work, but with a few simple precautions and some close attention, you can have your perfect hairstyle, and wear it too. Source: Hair Editing 101: The Ultimate Salon Guide for Beginners

Some of the topics covered:
Step I: Fitting (Moving/Adjusting Entire Wig While Worn)
Step II: Rez and Copy
Step III: Edit (Resize Entire Wig)
Step IV: Edit Linked Parts (Moving or Resizing Strands)
Step V: Unlinking Linked Parts (Removing Individual Strands)
Step VI: Tinting (Entire Wig or Individual Strands)
Step VII: Texturing (Entire Wig or Individual Strands)

As one of the commentators said, “WOW.. ok.. I think that is the most helpful how to that I’ve read yet.” And they are right, check it out.

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Dj Training For Beginners @ Club School

September 20th, 2007 | Category: DJ, How To, Training

Dj Training For Beginners @ Club School

When: Sep 20, 2007 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Thursday)

Where: Bear Second Life

Tags: Bear bladyblue Bommerang Education Second Life

Description: TUITION: $500L Jobs for new players in SL are hard to come by. And without the proper basic skill set - it is difficult to obtain and keep even a entry-level position.

DJ TRAINING INCLUDES: How to use SAM Broadcaster, How to create a playlist, how to broadcast into SL (using our shoutcast stream, how to use a stream radio to go live in SL and how to create a voice over.

You choose the program and training schedule that fits your needs.

The CLUB SCHOOL Program was designed to jump-start your job search and give you the basic skills you need to receive a good salary in SL. Classes taught by DJs from VooDoo Lounge.

VooDoo Lounge is one of the oldest venues in Second Life. The Lounge was founded in March of 2005 on the mainland and has developed into one of the most diverse gathering places on grid. With over 4,600 current V.I.P.s VooDoo has established a new standard in customer service and venue staff development.

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Nano Prims Free Book Learn Now

September 19th, 2007 | Category: Books, Education, How To, Prims

What: Nano Prims Free Book Learn Now

When: Sep 18, 2007 from now on

Where: Publishing Island Second Life

Description: Come And Pick Up Your Free Class In A Book. Nano Prims.

Just how do they do that. if you have ever seen a nano prim and wondered just how do they reduce prims smaller than the linden limits then pop along to slguides and get your free virtual book, not a notecard. real book that flips pages and has full color diagrams, in a full length class contained in a book.*note* self teaching book

When you rez you will see the book available in the sign.

While you are there you need to just wear the book from you inventory by right clicking it and select wear to enjoy your slguides book

We also stock books on poseballs beds furniture building texturing animating animation of textures tattoos tattoo dj or escorting even.

With over 55 books on lots of subjects from new resident to advanced there is a book to suit everyone’s needs.

How about a 96 page book on setting up your own business.

With sales totaling over 100,000 and 60,000 residents why not come and join the slguides way of learning

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