[UPDATE – 2008-07-20 @ 5:55 PM PDT] Video tutorial downloads, previously broken due to Amazon S3 service issues, are back now.
Second Life scripting goes from elementary to extremely advanced. I know firsthand that many of us are curious, but fear getting started. I’m here to shine a light on the fact that there are tutorials and exceptionally easy-to-use tools to smooth your path into Linden Scripting Language!
Today’s tip focuses on Ann Enigma’s Autoscript, a wonderful tool which has made a difference for many Residents. With a few clicks, you can make a script, then examine and edit it further. Only problem is: it hasn’t been getting enough exposure, so a lot of people who could’ve been helped by it… didn’t know it existed!
THAT CHANGES, NOW.
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00:15 – What is Autoscript?
00:55 – Make a webpage-loader script
02:05 – Autoscript script usage text instructions
03:41 – Make a notecard-giver
07:36 – Stop a script
08:17 – Modify a script by combining multiple actions
13:17 – Wrap-up and encouragement
This is just the beginning of what I hope will be a beautiful journey into code for you. There are a couple more resources I wish you’ll venture:
- Particle script generator – This formatted webpage may be easier to use than SL’s own script editor. Change your parameters and try it out inworld.
- Scratch for Second Life – Eric Rosenbaums’s exciting app (for Mac and Windows) in development which lets you arrange scripts visually as if they were Legos. I haven’t had a chance to even scratch (ha!) its surface yet, but watch Eric’s video to better understand:
FOLLOWUP: on an ultra-fun note, thanx to each and everyone who sent me a shirt after last week’s “Make an awesome shirt with ArtRage” tutorial. I’ve received over 3 dozen of them — a few made in other apps but nonetheless inspired — and here are most (‘cept the very newest that came to my inbox!):
I am proud of you. NOW ROCK ON AND VIVA LA SEGUNDA VIDA!