Know your rights!

Disclosure - Can those annoying profiles which state they can disclose your information true or false?


Most people tend to read a lot about IM disclosure, to clear it up you must read the big 6. To read these you can visit: http://secondlife.com/corporate/cs.php or read below.


Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about a fellow Resident --including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, and real-world location beyond what is provided by the Resident in the First Life page of their Resident profile is a violation of that Resident's privacy. Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited in Second Life and on the Second Life Forums.
You will notice sometimes to that people place information in there profiles somewhere stating that by im'ing them you are giving them permission to disclose information and or Im's with them. Some people tend not to see this and others do but don't agree with it. To prevent this you can do the following.

  1. In the beginning of every conversation with these people tell them that you don't give them permission to disclose any information you will provide them in this conversation.
  2. You can also add something to your profile. Provide the information above about disclosure and then underneath write something along the lines of  "I am just stating that I give NO permission of sharing any of my information or logs without written consent!"
  3. If you really want it to be known do both and place "2" somewhere it can clearly be seen in your profile.
After searching around I stumbled upon this: https://blogs.secondlife.com/message/28374#28374 this pretty much states that even if someone posts something in profile about im disclosure and not reading it you still consent will not hold up.

More information in detail can be found on wiki Second Life located here: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Can_I_be_punished_for_revealing_information_about_another_resident_without_permission%3F it is worth checking out if you want more details or are really concerned about disclosure.

Sandbox On Your Hard Drive

Ok so you have plenty of friends and get distracted easy and want to focus and work? Maybe you have a laptop and is in a area with no Internet but want to create. Or maybe you just are sick of sandboxes and lag but want to make stuff. Well fear not theres a solution! Create a sandbox on your hard drive using open sim. You don't need to have Internet connection to use it... that's the great part!

To do this you will need a Second Life viewer, I advise a viewer something like imprudence but its to your own preference. Even if you still have emerald kicking around it can be used where you don't connect to the Second Life grid. The rest will be provided in the link BELOW...


Clothing For Advanced

This is for people who know the basics of creating clothing. If you don't know the basics yet please visit my other page Clothing For Beginners if you know the basics lets continue. Unlike tutorials for beginners these will be showing how to make clothing with high detail, well at least more.

Photoshop Advanced Tutorials
SL Clothing Tutorial (Video)
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5z7yojQpxY
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLllXAjNP2M&feature=channel
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9TWSQ5zM1w
SL Clothing Tutorial: Wrinkles, Shading, and Texture (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSZt0yObxKw

Photoshop Advanced GIMP
Creating a Simple Tank in GIMP (Video)
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxuYEI6kW2o&feature=related
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi1r5SqDRoY
Wrinkles In GIMP (Video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Rpf36EiVU&NR=1

This page will be continuously updated as I find more blog worthy tutorials!

Though this isn't really a good tutorial but more less a speed up of someone shading a shirt I figured I would throw it in to just show how detailed things can become.

Clothing For Beginners

If you search google your bound to find tons and tons of Second Life tutorials, though some maybe great your new at this and just don't understand some of the things they are trying to show you. You need the basics before you try those out.

The first thing you will need is a editing program and I don't mean MSPaint people! Im talking Photoshop, Gimp and others such as that. If you don't already have Photoshop and don't have the money to go buy it (yes it's expensive) then you can get gimp for free at http://gimp.org/ Sadly though most tutorials I find tend to be photoshop. The next thing you wil need is base templates. What are these? These are the second life clothing templates you will need to use as guides to make clothing. There are a couple different ones and you will have to try them out for yourself to figure out which ones you like best.

  1. Linden Lab Clothing Templates: http://secondlife.com/community/templates.php 
  2. Robin Wood's Clothing Templates: http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/SL-Tuts/SLPages/AVUVTemplates.html

Now for the tutorials:

Photoshop Beginner Tutorials
Creating Your First Shirt - http://nicolaescher.com/tutorials/creating-your-first-shirt
Basic T-Shirt Tutorial (Video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbzCfHy2JXc&feature=fvw

Gimp Beginner Tutorials
Making Clothing (Video) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT5ULiZ5pqA&feature=related
A lot about making SL clothing is getting use to the program you use and many of there features, taking time out just to play around with features tends to help your clothing creations a ton. Not everyone does things the same, find out what works for you!

Nano Sculpties

In a previous post, I talked about Tiny Prims, these were prims that could be shrunk and made into sizes smaller then the original 0.10M object. What if you wanted a sculpt to be smaller? That's even more easy, really it is all you need is Photoshop or if you don't have it or get it gimp (free). There are a couple ways to do this so I just will post links:

Way 1: http://saeluan.net/tutorials/nano-sculpties/
Way 2: http://randominspiration.info/?page_id=118

Building Tutorials

Misc Things
Sandbox On Your Hard Drive

Tiny Prims

Nano Sculpties

Clothing For Beginners
Clothing For Advanced

Tiny Prims

The minimum size for prims in Second Life is 0.010M and although this may seem pretty tiny when making jewelry and other small accessories that this is still not small enough. So how do you get it smaller? There are 2 ways. 1. Nano Sculpties, these are sculpt maps that make small sculpties, and 2. Tiny Prims. Tiny Prims are made by a normal prim and then cut, hollowed and more. All prims can be made tiny by a few simple steps, but not all will look as the original prim did once sized down.

Rez a Cube
Set the Cub size XYZ  as 0.10M
Change to Sphere

Change Dimple Begin .025 End .075
Change back to Cube
Path cut Beginning .625 End .875


Rez a Cylinder
Set the Cylinder size XYZ  as 0.10M
Change to Sphere
Dimple .490 and .510
Change back to clinder
Taper X-1.0 Y-1.0

Rez a Tube
Set the Tube size XYZ  as 0.10M
Hollow: 95.00
Profile Cut Begin: 0.500 End: 0.750

Rez a Sphere
Set the Sphere size XYZ  as 0.10M

Dimple Begin 0.950

For more informations on tiny prims and other expamples you can Torly Lindens video tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6XqQM9hgB0 and visit Natalia's Creating Jewelery Part 3 at http://www.mermaiddiaries.com/2007/05/day-223-creating-jewelry-part-3.html




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