Mini Tutorial: A cleaning robot.

Here’s another mini tutorial by Odd, your local village idiot :-) This time I’m showing you how to make a cleaning robot for your place (in-world of-course, this WILL NOT work in RL!)

And this robot does not clean anything in-world either, but it flies around, makes sound, looks funny in your shop, home, theater, whatever.

The scripts in this tutorial are not made by me, credits go to Ferd Frederix for the script I use for the robot (Read more here for a bee that collects honey from flowers: http://www.free-lsl-scripts.com/secondlife/Posts/Bee/default.htm) and Jopsy Pendragon for the Plasma script.

Let’s go and get busy!

Step 1.
Download stuff.

Robot.zip
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Upload the 2 sound files.

Step 2.
Build a robot.

Just go wild here, use the plasma script for a nice effect. Here is a snapshot of what I have build.

 The blue plasma flame is actually the plasma script in a transparent prim a bit below the robot.
Add some cool textures to your robot, enable on one of the prims the light feature (Don’t over do this, things might get brighter then 50 RL suns.!)

Step 3.
Adding the script and sounds to the robot.

Select your robot and create a new script in your robot. Rename the script to “Odds awesome kewl robot script made by ferd and free to copy for all.lsl”
Drag the 2 sound files from your inventory to the content tab of the robot. If you want to use other sounds, rename your sounds to ‘electricity’  and ‘sex’.

Step 4.
Make a base station.

This base station is an object the robot returns to after collecting dust. It can be any kind of object, but the root prim has to be named Base Station. Not base station, but Base Station.

For a cleaning robot, a trash can would do the job:-)

Step 5.
Make a work station.

I use transparent prims for this. The Work Stations are objects the robot collects dust, or whatever it collects stuff from. Name some (transparent) objects Work Station. Not work station, but Work Station. (Mind the CAPS!)

Step 6.
Reset the scripts in the robot, and lean back.
Your robot is taking care of business. :-)

 

Places to visit: Wright Plaza

Wright Plaza is a region hosted by the OSgrid guys themselves. It’s mainly a huge mall with lots of freebie shops.

Here is the SLURL: hop://login.osgrid.org/Wright%20Plaza/128/128/22

And a pretty picture:

The building in the picture above is also a place where the developers have a weekly meeting. They talk about bits and bytes, and codes and other geeky nerd stuff that makes me feel quit dumb ;-)

You can find a very basic tutorial there on how stuff works, like walking, talking, etc.

But that’s not why I’m blogging about Wright Plaza. Wright Plaza has many freebie shops from many content creators. (including me :-) ) You can ‘buy’ clothing, buildings, textures, furniture, avatars, skins, etc, etc.
It has stuff for everybody, even for old folks like me!

More pretty pictures:

 

Mini Tutorial: How to make a very simple telepad system.

Here is a short tutorial about making an easy to use multi destination telepad system.

I’m not the creator of these scripts, so I do not take credit for that. The dialog control script is written by Nargus Asturias, I don’t know who made the telepad script.

Lets begin.

Step 1.
Build a simple cylinder with the following settings: (See pic)

Size:
X = 1.0 meter
Y = 1.0 meter
Z = 0.25 meter

Taper:
X = 0.15
Y = 0.15

Set the prim to Phantom.

Step 2.
Download the zip file, and unzip it somewhere on your PC.

Teleport System Scripts
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Step 3.
Create 2 new scripts in the telepad, name them ‘Dialog Control 1.8′ and ‘Telepad System 2.0′

Copy the content from the Dialog control 1.8 text file into the Dialog control script in the prim. Do the same with the other script. Save both scripts.

 

Step 4.
Give your telepad system a  cool name.
Take it into your inventory.

Done with the building part!

How to operate the system.
Simply rez one teleporter, and give it a name in the Description field of the prim.

Now go to the next destination, rez another telepad, and give it another name in the Description field of the prim, something like ‘Shop1′ or something.

Now touch the telepad and a menu pops up. Hit the reset button, so all telepads see each other.

More options are in the scripts.

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Places to visit: LittleField

Littlefield is a group of regions on OSgrid that aims to be a safe, fun, and rewarding environment for the BDSM/Adult/Fetish community. So before you teleport to one of those regions, make sure you are legally allowed to view adult content, and that you’r not wearing a child avatar.

Here is the SLURL: hop://login.osgrid.org/Littlefield/128/128/22

Besides being a place for the BDSM/Adult/Fetish community, you also can rent land (at very low prices; from $3 per month for a 7K area with 1800 prims up to a full sim (20,000 prims – 65K Area) $25.00 per month), there are lots of freebie shops with clothing, scripts, BDSM articles, gardening stuff, etc.

Another thing I want to mention is how the place is build. Well, it’s build with a plan :-)
Great use of textures, the whole freebie area looks like a mix of grunge industrial/steampunk/victorian styles.
There are boards with info cards, landmarks and teleporters to various places on the main plaza where you land after you teleport to Littefield.

The regions are hosted on SimHost, that means a very reliable, fast hosting company with a minimum of downtime, so if you are looking for cheap land, or a place to set up a shop (I’m thinking about doing so myself), you might consider Littlefield.

Some scenery snapshots:

 

Places to visit: Ravenbaile

Jamie Wright has created a very nice sim on OSgrid, called ‘Ravenbaile’
The SLURL: hop://login.osgrid.org/Augurey%20Peak/69/184/22 

It’s ‘an Irish Harry Potter themed magical’ roleplay sim, as she calls it.

When I arrived there, there was nobody around, so I could fly around, take snapshots, and peep in houses without disturbing a roleplay that might be in progress. :-)

First thing I noticed when arriving was a sign that said: ‘The Pheasants Roost Tavern’.
I ran inside, dropped my virtual behind on a bar stool, and drank a couple of pints.

After a couple of barrels of the best cheap wine, it’s time to go and wander this sim a bit.

I love the way Jamie landscaped the place. Lots of twists and turns between hills and mountains.  It makes you want to look around the next corner to see whats there.

There is also a phantom hill. If you walk through that, you’ll find yourself in another part of Ravenbaile.

It’s a nice place to visit, with great role-play opportunities (I have found a cave with some poseballs for some cuddling  :-) )

Also, most houses are free to copy according Jamie and there is a little freebie shop.

Some snapshots:

 

 

Mini tutorial: Automatic Pipemaker

A mini tutorial about making an automatic pipemaker.

With this gadget, it’s very easy to create pipes with a few clicks. (see pic)

The script is written by Lex Neva, I just made a blog post about it, with pics :-)
Grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or something else. I’ll wait until y’all are back…….

Ah, there you are! Enjoy your cup of ……..(fill in the dots with whatever you are drinking now)

Lets begin!

Step 1.
Build a default cylinder, and rename it to ‘PipeMaker’. The name is important, PipeMaker is OK, pipemaker, or Pipemaker not.)

Step 2.
1.) Open the content tab, and click on the ‘New Script’ button to create a new script.

2.) Rename the script to ‘Pipemaker Script’.

Download this script to your PC. 

PipeMaker Script
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3.) Unzip the file, open the Pipemaker script.txt file with notepad, and copy the contents from the text file to the new ‘Pipemaker Script’ you just created in the default cylinder.

4.) Click on the ‘Save’ button. Wait until you see ‘Script Saved’ in the lower part of the script window.

Close the Edit window.

Step 3.
Take a copy of the PipeMaker in your inventory. Leave one PipeMaker prim rezzed in-world.

Step 4.
Right click on the Pipemaker you left rezzed in-world and open the content tab.
Find the copy in your inventory and drag it in the rezzed prim.

[TIP: Delete the pipemaker after this step.]

Step 5.
Take the PipeMaker (with the copy in it) into your inventory to save it.

Done!

How to use the Automatic PipeMaker:
Just rezz it (on a place where you can build and are allowed to run scripts), and a blue menu pops up.

Click on some buttons and see what they do :-)

Have fun!

 

My first shared OAR for OpenSim!

OK!  Here it is: My first OAR i’m sharing with you guys.

It’s a pretty low prim, low lag mall. Nothing really stunning, because I’m trying to understand what an OAR saves, and reloads when some one else then me load this OAR.

Some pretty pics:

The Mall 1

The Mall 2

The Mall 3

Now where to download the OAR?

Since my hosting company does not allow uploads bigger then 2mb, I’ve put the oar (in a *.zip) format on mirrorcreator. Sorry for the pop ups, ads and stuff!

Download link: http://mir.cr/RWEUAVAH

I’ve managed to get a web server running on my vps, and put the file up there:  Download link,

Feedback please!

 

Odd

Yay! I learned some important stuff about online 3D worlds!!

I’m a lurker; I follow a lot of blogs, websites, forums and such. I read a lot on those kinds of web spaces, and I try to learn from that.

However!
I’m not a very active member of those blogs, websites, etc.

But I do learn stuff:

I learned how to behave when I was visiting some parts of Second Life© and other worlds. It’s not OK to play loud gestures during a live performance of some artist, and sometimes the loud gestures are welcomed by artists.
Using /Scream gestures in the middle of some kind of yoga/zen/ying-yang/hhhhhhhuuuuuuuummmmmm class, is not a smart thing to do. Also, I learned , that there are a lot of people with ODD, OCPD, ADHD, and other issues out there. And I learned *proud moment here* how to handle those folks.

I learned how to handle the drama queens. (drama queens are folks who think they are soooo important for any given 3D-world, but they are actually really liked by a close, small group of friends.)

I learned how to build stuff, how to use scripts in my builds, and I learned how to sell stuff! Woot! Lucky me!

I learned how to make friends, how to keep the good friends, and how to let the-not-so-good friends go.

I learned how to make Second Life©, truly a second life, where I could do whatever I want, being it good or bad. I can, and will, be me there. No Linden folk can hold me back, just because they LL doesn’t care about silly old Odd. Same thing goes for OSgrid, Inworldz, etc….

I learned a lot about OpenSim; lots of friendly folks there, pretending that they are *NOT* living a free (or cheap) SL live. (But you can get your own region for the stunning amount of …$ a month)

I learned a lot the couple of years, I saw folks with the best intentions enter 3D-worlds, and i saw them fade away. I saw big companies getting online on 3D worlds; and saw them fade away. I saw a lot of these things.

But one virtual friend turned my 3D virtual world upside-down with three words:

I have cancer.

That sentence is the biggest thing I learned regarding online stuff; being it a simple chat, website, forum, 3D world, hypergrid, sculpties, communities, groups, closed grids, open grids, scripts, griefers, copybotters, drama queens, bloodlines, lag, clouds, free stuff, making money…
It all means nothing when you are seriously ill, and maybe dying.

So yes, we have hypergrid, the coolest sim-on-a-stick, uni’s using OpenSim, SL with pathfinding, folks sharing OAR’s, A virtual guitar museum, NPC’s, a weekly D&J party, etc, etc…And that’s all fun, but soooooo not important for a big part of the world.

Rebuilding “The Republic of Hannaghbha”, Part I

Hello all!

Awful lots of nothingness lately here on this blog! But lots of activity on OSGrid! I’m throwing prims around like there is no prim limit (hey, wait!! There is no prim limit on OSgrid!)

What am I building? Let me tell you a little story first:

Continue reading Rebuilding “The Republic of Hannaghbha”, Part I

Stuff I’m building on OSgrid.

Hello all, just a quick post about what I’m working on in OSgrid:

Hannaghbha Info Center
Hannaghbha Info Center

 

Monsters @ Kub-Zatha
Monsters @ Kub-Zatha

 

Some empty shops...Any merchants on OSgrid need a place??
Some empty shops...Any merchants on OSgrid need a place??

 

Oddy tip: walk down this street, turn right at the end and walk through the doors to enter the portal to The Zone… (Work in progress)

 

Broken fluorescent light script

My first, self made, script ever!! 8-)

It isn’t the best of all scripts in the known universe, but it seems to do what want it to do! (self-hug to oddy!)

I wanted to make a broken fluorescent light, that randomly turns on and off..

Download it here.

(Since I’m using WordPress, I can’t paste scripts here because they get screwed if you copy them from this website.)

YAY! I have a blog, part deux.

happy face!!
happy face!!

Yes, I have my own little website to share stuff I have found on the internet, to share cool places on virtual worlds, to share stuff about me, and more things that come up in my pretty head :)

First a bit about me:

My avatar, on Second Life©, OSgrid, Tertiarygrid, and other worlds is named Oddball Otoole, AKA Odd, Oddy. I mainly build stuff, test scripts (see if the work in OpenSim), take care of the Guitar Museum on OSgrid, am co-owner of the SL Guitar Museum, I like to make clothes, skins and what not.

Also, I’m trying to learn how to script, (and actually made one! Link to blog/forum post follows). My latest big script related project is breed-able pet for opensim. (Read more here on Ferd’s website.) I’m testing this now for over a month or so, and I think I’m just about to put some breed-able birds up for sale in one of my stores on OSgrid.

Besides the breed-able pet project, I have some other things going on on OSgrid; The Guitar Museum and a region called Hannaghbha.

My RL Info:

My real name is Angela. I’m a happily married mother of 2 kids. I have a job, a dog (on 4 legs) and a white cat called blacky. O.o
My age? Lets say 18+ OK?

I love visiting (live) gigs online, and the famous D&J Friday night party @ Osgrid. (actually, i should tp the the party right now….Uhm, after I get a fresh barrel of (cheap) wine… brb!

BACK!!! What did I miss?? _^.^_

Continue reading YAY! I have a blog, part deux.