MAKING YOUR AVATAR STAND UP AND STAND OUT
Uniqueness is everything in Second Life. Appearance is part of that: clothing, gender, height, and species. So is action:
nobody wants their avatar to look or act like anyone else's. Some of the major uses for SL scripting give avatars
and content creators the mechanisms to control how avatars behave, and also to make radical alterations to avatar
appearance that blend seamlessly with the basics Second Life provides to every user.
This chapter addresses some of the basics of making avatars look good in the world—from getting them to sit
on objects so they don't look silly (with a side trip into teleportation), to letting avatars express themselves with
controllable labels, to making them more visible in the dark. It also introduces some basic ways to add objects to
your avatar that act like body parts that act in concert with whatever else the avatar is doing. Finally it introduces
the basics of overriding SL's standard avatar animations with those of your choosing.