Heyhey! It’s me, Torley Linden, back with another video tutorial treat for you: the beacons and highlights found in the View menu. Don’t know what they are? Or maybe you do, but haven’t really found a use for them? Do you know how to track down particle-spamming objects? Watch on and learn!
I know, this vid is a little over 5 min., and in doing so, I broke a previous rule I laid out. But I’d argue this is for the greater good. I’d thought about covering this topic for awhile, but it was thanks to some of the Resident comments I got that inspired me to go forth.
What else is new on the video tutorials front? I’d like to mention at least a couple:
- Amras Alder’s started a video tutorial blog, with the first two in his series about hiding HUDs and hiding the ugly horizon gap. He’s off to a great start and I hope he’ll keep it up! At my encouragement, he’s also added his vidtuts to our Video Tutorials page (nearing 500,000 views, rock on!) — if you make vidtuts or know someone who does, encourage them to add to it too. We’re all better off with this pooled knowledge, ya?
- For those of you extra-short on time, Otenth Paderborn’s done text digests of my first 3 TotWs. I appreciate this, and it’s doubly useful because I got some emails from deaf Resis and others who’d prefer his format. Likewise, I hope Otenth keeps this up… thank-you!
- On the Second Life Wiki, which I’ve blogged about previously, I’ve begun a “Creation Portal”. This came out of a talk with Rob Linden about making an “umbrella” for content creation resources, including vidtuts. It’s still very embryonic, so please visit, and add what you think will help your fellow Second Lifers.
What’s Second Life Tip of the Week (SLTotW) #5 gonna be? Like they say in showbiz, stay tuned! Keep the feedback flowing, and thanks for watching. I’m here to make your Second Life easier, fill in the gaps, make the connections.