YAYZERAMA! Back by popular demand, it could only be a matter of time before another round of QUICKTIPS arrived. This series is warmly treasured by Second Life Residents for delivering the goods — not counting intro/outro, 😉 each tip is 2 minutes or less, so even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can choose what you’re interested in and learn! From basic need-to-knows to strangely handy advanced features…
This is Torley with QUICKTIPS VOLUME 7. LET’S ROCK AND ROLL!
Voice Chat: Customize Speech Gestures
Harmony Linden got me thinking: I haven’t yet seen a custom speech gesture pack. Has anyone made one? In the meantime, watch this to get started. Do backflips and belly laughs while you enunciate, for all I care.
Voice Chat: Turn on Lip Sync
Make your avatar’s lips move while talking. One of the coolest “hidden” features we have; you’ll need at least version 1.20 (not the existing 1.19 viewer) to play with this. Don’t forget to check out the documentation!
Camera Options sliders in action
What do they do? I’ll show you!
Boost performance with Graphics Preferences
With a few clicks, you can make Second Life run faster/smoother. Especially recommended if you’re new to SL and having a tough time.
Increase graphics detail beyond Preferences
On a powerful enough computer? Want to take extra-high-quality snapshots? Maybe you need to do this!
Explore with Profile Picks surfing
I’m crazy about sharing better ways to get around. Here’s an unobvious-but-valuable way to “connect the dots”.
What are coalesced objects?
They’re what happens when you take more than one object at the same time. See this to understand why they’re both a pleasure and a pain.
Linden trees in coalesced objects
Got Linden trees in a coalesced/combined object you can’t rez because you don’t have land? Courtesy of our Support Team comes a workaround.
You need to know this. But even if you do, did you know these tricks? See inside!
Make stuff easier to sit on
You should also know this. The sit click action lets people sit on your creations (both scripted and not) with one left-click! There’s hardly ever reason to not use it on chairs, poseballs, and so on.
Restore your lost Local Chat tab
If you forgot where it went, don’t panic. Just watch this and you’ll be on your way.
See who’s looking at you with Show Look At
By popular request! Know if you’re being watched. Thanx to Richard Linden for info on what the different colors mean.
See where you’re pointing with Show Point At
A related feature to Show Look At. Hopefully per VWR-8144 on the Issue Tracker, it’ll be easier to use.
Show invisible objects with Highlight Transparent
Ever run into a wall you couldn’t see? Here’s how to reveal them. Other uses of invisible objects also covered.
View webpages with the Media Browser
Ever wanted to easily pop open an in-viewer web browser? Here’s how!
What is that white dot over my head?
It’s your voice chat status indicator. Here’s how to turn it off.
What is the Library?
In your Inventory window is a folder with Linden-provided stock content, including avatars, textures, etc.
Bookmark Second Life places in your web browser I
You can use the familiar comfort of Firefox or another browser to store inworld landmarks.
Bookmark Second Life places in your web browser II
Here’s more info on SLURLs and how to control where you teleport. By understanding this better, you’ll be closer to mastering inworld exploration as I have.
Many of the above QUICKTIPS make reference to other ones I’ve done. You can find them on secondlife.com/video, the BIG LIST O’ VIDTUTS.
Enjoy, and I always appreciate hearing if you find these video tutorials useful and/or fun — so let me know! 😀