Sneak Peek Number Twelve

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Photos by Vivena Resident.

Our intrepid photographer spent a day around the sims just chasing down animals and snapping their photos. What does such a proliferance of animals say about SL11B? We’re not sure but they sure are cute!

An Easy Way to Reduce Scripts

Did you know particles and animations can exist without a script? In fact, they do better without a script because the sim does not have to handle an additional script.

If you recall, we asked that you reduce the number of scripts used in your build and we know one good way to do this—remove the scripts!

How does this work? Most particle, animation, and rotation scripts are simply assigning a property to a prim. Once they have been launched and assign these qualities to the prim, they are not needed anymore. So if you launch particle emitters or other animations (for example, a fireplace flame), you can run the script and then remove it from the prim, thereby saving the strain on the sim.

If you remove the script,  pick up the prim and put it in inventory, it will retain that property. However, if you use shift-drag to make copies of the prim, sometimes the script needs to be re-added. The better method is to simple rez as many copies of the functioning prim as you require.

This is what we ask you to do: on all prims that contain particle emitters, animation or rotation scripts, open the edit window, go to contents, and remove the script. You’ll see your prim still functions as well as before and you have just contributed your own little piece to saving sim resources!

We tracked down three scripts in this flaming barrel and removed them all without any problems with the flame. Now the barrel takes 0 sim resources but still has the effect we want.

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If you want to get more technical and your object(s) really depends on frequently assigning different particles (or other properties) then you should consider changing your scripting concept, and move over to using more efficient methods, which are documented at

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlLinkParticleSystem

A very powerful method is llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast (http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast)

and the corresponding method to retrieve link properties

llGetLinkPrimitiveParams (http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LlGetLinkPrimitiveParams)

The methods above, allow to manipulate each link in a linkset (of up to 256 prims) or only certain ones, and all this from only 1 single script in the linkset.

If you are using timers in your scripts, then please don’t use timer frequencies of less than 2 seconds, unless the success of your exhibit depends on this.

Reducing scripts on the sims is one of our missions and a fine balance between achieving the effects people want and not putting a strain on community resources.

As we do sim inspections, we will be checking script usage and advising people about their use of these scripts. Please help us out and delete every unneeded script.

Thanks to PixelProphet Lane, our script guru, for this helpful advice.

Exhibitor Sneak Peek 6

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Photo by Vivena Resident

Qwark Allen,  a trance producer and a DJ in SL, is working on something special to transmit his message about the future of the empires in SL.

Sneak Peek Number Eleven

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Yavanna Llanfair has been up to her old magic on the SL11B sims again and without fail, the SL Celebration pods will be racing around the sims, taking you on a tour of everything there is to see at the Celebration.  We can’t show you the builds but we CAN show you the pods. Trust us. It’s a ride to remember.

Invitation to Press Day at the SL11B Community Celebration for all Press and Bloggers

If you would like to have a early sneak preview of the 11 SL11B sims,
then join us for SL11B Community Celebration Press Day Events on
Saturday 21st June 2014.

Opens to press at 12pm SLT on Saturday

Closes to press at midnight on Saturday

There will be special guided Press Tours (starting at the Welcome Area) at:

2pm

4pm

6pm

All times SLT.

Press Packs will be given out to all people taking the tour full of goodies donated by exhibitors. There will also be information on the Long Walk (the special Hunt we are organising) and a list of very useful landmarks!

Press members are welcome to take snapshots, videos and blog on the SL11B Community Celebration sims. Press Tours include visiting the main attractions of SL11B and fantastic resident created builds. It’s recommended to ride the pod tour around the SL11B sims to see many amazing builds.

All members of the Press who have signed up for our Press Group are very welcome to attend although – to help us organise numbers – it would very much help us if you could also complete the form here.

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Photo by Vivena Resident
Photo by Vivena Resident

Prof. Grey (brianl61.landar) and a group of his friends have been building an exhibit for the  Arcadia Asylum Living Libraries. Long a mainstay of SL fun of its own unique sort, the Arcadia Asylum is offering this interactive exhibit with rides and fair games at the Celebration.

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Photo by Vivena Resident

Photo by Vivena Resident

Asmita Duranjaya is an artist who enjoys building exhibits that immerse and provoke. She explores ideas about music, learning and interactivity. We caught a few shots of her exhibit for this year’s celebration.

 

Exhibitor Sneak Peek 3

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Photo by Vivena Resident

 

Prim Perfect has always been an integral part of SL Birthdays. Saffia Widdershins of Prim Perfect has been making many of the SL11B videos you see on this site. Prim Perfect also has their own parcel and these are sneak peeks of the build phobos jamberoo and Saffia Widdershins is putting together.

The SL11BIG Hunt

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The SL11BIG Hunt!

The hunt will take place all over the eleven regions of the SL11B Community Celebration. This hunt is so BIG that there will be FOUR hunt paths… North, South, East, and West. And what a great way to see the celebration! Participating exhibitors will be showing the SL11BIG Hunt sign and will have a cool gift for you to pick up.

When you visit the celebration, look for the hunt signs. Then look around the participating exhibit for a gift box, with a cool FREE prize inside. Collect them all! See the sights! Bloat your inventory!

Keep your eye on the website under the tab “Hunt” for more information.

Questions? Contact Hunt Coordinator Rosamoo Mendelsohn

Crystal Anniversary!