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Scripting Your World: The Official Guide to Second Life Scripting

Scripting Your World: The Official Guide to Second Life Scripting
Author: Dana Moore - Michael Thome - Dr. Karen Haigh
ISBN 13: 9780470339831
ISBN 10: 470339837
Edition: 1
Publisher: Sybex
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $39.99

Your second life is how you script it

Scripting is the spice of Second Life, and this official guide to the Linden Scripting Language (LSL) is the complete scripting resource for making your Second Life creations come to life, interacting with players, creating dazzling special effects, and adding realism to the virtual world. The authors are an expert team of programmers who cover every single aspect of LSL, from the basics of avatar movement and communication, to physics and special effects, to interacting with the world outside of Second Life.

This thorough reference and tutorial features detailed walk-throughs and step-by-steps that teach the "why" of scripting while explaining core LSL conventions. It includes more than 50 exclusive, brand-new custom scripts that you can use and modify right now. Make doors open automatically, put a message in a bottle and watch it float out to sea, create a tip jar, and start a storm complete with loud thunderclaps and flashing lightning.

  • Understand the Linden Scripting Language: Master every aspect of Second Life's programming language
  • Automate with scripts: Greet visitors by name, teleport around the world, and dance with a partner
  • Learn physics and vehicles: Create a jet pack, a magic carpet, and a machine gun
  • Use environmental controls: Create moving shadows, make water splash, and have bees flit from flower to flower
  • Integrate multimedia: Dazzle residents with streaming TV and ambient soundscapes
  • Incorporate the outside world: Build a live news ticker and send e-mail