Archive for March, 2007

Adding and removing animations

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Adding animations to your EZAD

To add an animation to your EZAD:

  • Drop your EZ Animator onto the ground.
  • Right click on the EZAD and choose Edit.
  • Click the “More…” button and then choose the “Content” tab.

  • Open your inventory and using your mouse, drag the animations from your inventory into the Contents of the EZAD.
  • Wait to make sure the animations have transferred to the EZAD.
  • Right click on the EZAD and choose “Take”

VERY IMPORTANT: MOVE NO COPY ANIMATIONS ONE AT A TIME

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Unpacking your EZAD and a quick tour

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Step 1 – Unpack your EZAD

(If you recieved a folder with the EZ Animator, some textures and some notecards inside, skip to Step 2)

Drag a copy of the object named “HUDDLES EZ Animator Deluxe” to the ground. Touch it once. It gives you a folder named HUDDLES EZ Animator Deluxe with all the components inside:

  • HUDDLES EZ Animator Deluxe 1.1.3 (the actual device)
  • HUDDLES Dance Ball (an addon to allow others to dance with you)
  • EZ Animator Deluxe guide 1 & 2 (texture guides to the buttons)
  • Various notecards
  • Gestures that bind your F2-F12 keys to your EZ Animator Deluxe (optional)

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All EZAD Help Documents are moving to the Web

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

In about 2 weeks, I plan on releasing a new version of the EZ Animator Deluxe. I’ve been working on some bug fixes and some small feature changes. I’m planning on moving the Help Documentation online to this website as well. To see the work in progress, click the “EZAD Help” link on the right.

The Scripts are Missing from my HUD!

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

It used to be that you had to unpack boxed items manually. You set it on the ground, right clicked on it and chose Edit. Using your mouse, you would drag the items from the box into a folder you made in your inventory.

Then Linden Lab created another way to unpack boxes. Instead of choosing Edit from the pie menu, you could choose Open. Then you could use either the “Copy to Inventory” button or the “Copy and Wear” button to move the items from the box to your inventory. This was a great leap forward for newbies who wanted to unpack the items they bought. It was certainly easier to open an item and click “Copy to Inventory” and get a nice neat folder in your inventory with the items.

The problem is that now people hit “Copy to Inventory” when they shouldn’t. Perhaps they are so used to unpacking things quickly, that they hit the button out of habit.

Why is this a problem? Well, let’s say you bought the EZ Animator Basic which is no copy. Most of the items inside are no copy items as well. If you rez the actual HUD on the ground and hit “Copy to Inventory”, SL will move all the scripts out of the HUD and it goes from a functioning HUD to lifeless box.

If you are using the EZ Animator Deluxe, you might have a different problem. The EZAD is copiable, so when you hit “Copy To Inventory” your HUD will still work. But you will create a folder in your inventory every time you hit “Copy to Inventory”, and that can get confusing. Also, if you have added no copy animations to your HUD, “Copy to Inventory” will remove them.

So if you open your HUDDLE and you realize that all the scripts are gone, this is what you do:

  1. Drop the HUDDLE on the ground.
  2. Find the folder in your inventory with the same name as the HUD. For instance, it might be named, “HUDDLES EZ Animator Basic v1.0.1″
  3. Move the “no copy” items from that folder to the HUD.

As always if this doesn’t seem to fix it, send me an IM and I’ll come help you at my earliest convenience.

EZ Animator Deluxe reviewed by Linden Lifestyles

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The HUDDLES EZ Animator Deluxe was reviewed at lindenlifestyles.com back in December:

“It’s truly amazing. It does *EVERYTHNG* you could want. It’s an AO, it’s an animation player, it’s a dance HUD, it’s a chimera, it’s a hug attachment, it lets you set up poofs and macros (curses!), it’s a landmark organizer…the list is endless. It slices! It dices! It even makes julienne fries! And unlike most of the geek-drenched drek out there, this is one of the most user-friendly items on the market with incredibly detailed support documentation. The fully expanded HUD fits on your screen and gives you a nice, big easy-to-read interface. No squinting and guessing at tiny buttons or sighing at the big ugly blocks of crayon-smeared textures that pass as buttons on similar products.”

My EZ Animator stopped working. It won’t play animations!

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

I have been getting some IMs lately from people who report that their EZ Animator has stopped working. Usually they have made some changes recently and suddenly it no longer responds. The buttons light up when they click them but no animation plays.

The first thing to check when this happens is Self Animation. Click the Me button and take a look at the message you get. If it says “Self Animation Off” then click it again until it says “Self Animation On.” Then try playing the animation again.

If this doesn’t work, the next thing to try is resetting the HUD. If you are using a Deluxe model, wear it and say /99reset. This should reset all the scripts in the HUDDLE.

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The HUDDLES Blog

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Welcome to the HUDDLES Blog. This will be a place where I will post troubleshooting info, tips for users of the EZ Animator, new product announcements and event announcements.