Archive for January, 2008

Update coming soon to the EZ Animator Deluxe

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I’m working hard on gettting out the next version of the EZ Animator Deluxe. Here is a list of the changes:

Feature additions:

  1. Incorporate the ZHAO II script. Major changes:
    - A much simpler and streamlined AO notecard setup.
    - Up to 12 stands, 12 walks, 12 sits &12 ground sits
    - Play stands in a random order
  2. New Macros Commands
    - [RADIO] – Change the music URL on parcels you own.
    - [REGION_SAY] – Say commands throughout a region using llRegionSay
    - [GIVE] – Gives object to [TARGET]
    - [EMAIL] – Sends email to an address. These emails can be replied during the same session if you do not detach the HUD
    - [OWNER_SAY] – Says something in chat that only the owner can see using llOwnerSay, good for adding reminder text to a macro
  3. Only play warning message and tips once per instance of the HUD, rather than every time you rez it.
  4. Added a parameter for Hugs to change the text when you offer a hug
  5. HUD can be minimized/restored while sitting on the ground
  6. Added Tools menu with the following tools to start:
    - SLURL – Say an SLURL for the current location.
    - Location for Macros – Say the current location in the HUDDLES macro format, so it can be easily copied and pasted into a notecard.
    - Who is nearby? – Displays avatars within sensor range and within chat range.

New Tools Button

Bug Fixs:

  1. Fixed bug when resetting a minimized HUD. HUD should no longer get stuck minimized.
  2. Eliminated dialog for dance invites
  3. Eliminated misleading message when wearing the Dance Ball

How can you help?

It’s going to take me sometime to update all the documentation and to test the new version. In the mean time you can help by:

  1. If you have any ideas for bug fixes or feature additions that I might still be able to slip in, post them here or send me an IM.
  2. Also, if you have any radio stations that you would like to get on the default Radio Station notecard, please send them to me. But please, only send me your top three stations. Do not send me a long list of URLs. I don’t have time to check them all.

How do you dance in SecondLife?

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

When I make a HUD device, I’m always hoping that some of my customers find creative ways to use my products. When I made the HUDDLES Quick Pose, I thought wouldn’t it be great if someone used one in each of their 8 HUD slots. With the right set of animations, you could really create some great affects and have a lot of control over your avatar’s animation. Imagine my excitement when Phoenixa Sol showed me some of her videos where she does just that.

Here is one of her latest videos where she shows how she dances in secondlife: