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Learning New Stuff
Sweetie and I have learned a lot of new things lately.
It started when we went to Linden Village. Sweetie picked up a bunch of back issues of the Second Opinion newsletter, which features article by Torley Linden-- the same Torley of the textures fame.
Sweetie discovered that Torley has a dozen or so short video tutorials, and came home with the URL. We sat cuddled up at the House of 1000 Pleasures and laughed our way through them. Torley is very funny.
We learned need stuff we should have known by then but didn't. We didn't know, for instance, that holding the space key down will stop a fall; in fact, it makes the av move very slowly in any direction. Way handy not only for breaking a fall, but for moving without overshooting your target. Great for moving next to a friend.
Simple, huh? But we didn't know it.
We learned that CTRL-0 will zoom your camera in to levels not possible by moving the mouse. Take a look at a closeup I took of myself. If you click no the snapshot you can see taht there are two people caught in the reflection in my eyes.
CTRL-8 will back you out, and-- this is really important-- CTRL-9 will reset your view. If you zoom in or out with CTRL-8 and CTRL-0, you'll be stuck there until you relog or hit CTRL_9.
The next trick will apparently be disabled when WindLight finally becomes available, so enjoy it while you can.
Take a look at the top of your screen. If you don't see Client and Server menus, hit CTRL-ALT-D; that key combinatin togges them on and off.
Then go to CLIENT>WORLD>Mouse Moves Sun You will turnon that feature until you turn it off or relog.
As Torley points out, it's really Mouse Mode moves sum.
Close your chat window and nit m to go into Mouselook. Now when you move your view, you'll see the sun goes with you. You can make it night, sunset, sunrise, midday, with the sun positioned in any direction you please. Way cool.
We were so happy we decided to teach a class. I set it up on Events and we were off and running. 25 avs showed up.