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Second Life® for Dummies® by Mark Bell, Sarah Robbins

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Chapter 14. Taking Your Building Skills to the Next Level

In This Chapter

  • Working in groups

  • Building with scripts

  • Open sourcing your Second Life

After you master the basics of building, a whole new aspect of Second Life (SL) opens for you. Remember that everything in SL was created by other users like you. The advanced building options allow you to expand to build an infinite amount of things and store them in your Inventory. And, you don't have to go it alone in this endeavor, so we discuss working in groups. You can build and share objects with others, working collaboratively. Second, we look at how you can add scripts or programming to your objects so they can perform dynamic interactive actions. Finally, we talk about the open source elements of Second Life that might just change the whole world.

Taking Your Building Skills to the Next Level

Building with Groups

One the biggest sources of confusion about building is how to build with groups of people. Who owns the objects and how do we share them are common questions. This section covers how a group of people can work together on a great project.

Sharing objects with a group

Sometimes you might want to share building objects with others. Say that you're working with a group on a large building, and you need help. By allowing the objects to be edited by group members, you can have multiple people working on the same project at the same time.

To share objects with a group, follow these ...

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