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Second Life: The Official Guide is the perfect book for anyone interested in Linden Lab's fascinating Second Life metaverse. This book explores in detail every aspect of Second Life's rich and multilayered virtual world, explains how it works, and offers a wealth of information and practical advice for all Second Life residents.
The first part of the book, Getting a Second Life, acquaints potential and new players with the Second Life world. It describes the metaverse's geography as well as its society, explaining the written and unwritten rules. The second part, Living a Second Life, deals with the practical and economic aspects of Second Life : creating and customising an avatar, building objects, scripting, and making money. The third part of the book, Success in Second Life, discusses ways to enjoy Second Life more. This section includes profiles of successful Second Life residents, discusses fascinating in-world events, and examines how some are using Second Life for business, training, and other purposes.
The book closes with a glossary as well as quick-reference and additional-resources appendices. The accompanying CD-ROM features special animations, character templates, and textures created by Linden Lab exclusively for this book. The disc also guides new users through installation and includes a code that grants a special object their first time entering the metaverse. Enjoy your second life This exclusive guide offers a wealth of tips, analysis, and information about living in Second Life, the rich, multi-layered 3D virtual world inhabited by nearly a million residents. You'll find out everything from how Second Life began and where it's going to the truth about earning a real-world income and what's needed to enjoy the metaverse's vices and virtues.
Authored by Second Life experts and featuring contributions from Linden Lab employees and Second Life residents the world over, this official guide is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to create his or her own reality in Second Life . The book includes: Avatar appearance advice: Customise your look with ease. Places to go: Take a grand tour of interesting Second Life locales. Things to do: Check out some of Second Life's resident-created in-world events. People to meet: Get a taste of Second Life's diverse social scene. Building info: Learn how you can create everything from sandals to spaceships. Scripting info: Make your projects move, talk, spin around, and more learn how to script in Second Life from the creator of the Linden Scripting Language himself.
Economic info: See how you can get the job of your dreams and turn L$ into US$. Second Life: The Official Guide is perfect for helping you enjoy the world's geography, economy, history, social etiquette, and the range of behaviours and interactions possible. Experience Second Life's rich and varied social scene Get a tour of Second Life's fantastic places Master the skills that let you create anything you can imagine On the CD The CD features textures, avatar templates, Avimator animation software, more than a hundred sample animations, and a host of resources to help Second Life builders, scripters, and animators. The CD also features videos created in Second Life and includes a code to give readers access to exclusive in-world content.
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