MW Gym Workout

2010-02-18

Hi everyone.

How about if you all join me over here for a few minutes.

I’ll be wearing my mic so everyone can hear me.

In the spirit of the Olympic games, I thought we’d get off our virtual butts today and exercise those virtual feet and develop your RL eye-finger coordination.

Fay Fairey talked a few weeks ago about the importance of lots of practice to refine your runway routine. One of the things to practice is your ability to walk and stop precisely on the runway.

I set up this gym with lots of different equipment to allow you to get all the exercise you need. Feel free to drop by any time you want.

By the way, be careful around the edges of this parcel. There are no walls and if you fall, it’ll be 300 m before you hit ground.

I’ll talk about the purpose of each piece of equipment and demonstrate their use. These are all pretty challenging and I have to admit that I am still not perfect with them.

Before we start practicing, let me talk a little about some tips and tricks I use to make this easier. Then I’ll go through each piece of equipment. Then we can take the rest of the workshop to practice. This is meant to be a hands on, or should I say fingers on workshop.

First, I find that it helps me tremendously if I can see my feet while doing this. If you can’t see your feet, you should set the default camera position so you can.

First, press Ctrl-9 on the keyboard to make sure you have set the camera zoom to its default.

Then in Advanced -> Debug Settings… -> CameraOffsetDefault, I select the default settings of x=- 3.000, y=0.0, and z= 0.75. You may need to relog for new settings to take effect.

Finally, in Edit -> Preferences -> Input & Camera, I set the Camera View Angle to 1.04 and the Camera Follow Distance to 1.52.

You may need to play around with these settings, but the point is to be able to see your feet.

Of course none of this helps much if you’re wearing a gown. LOL

The next thing I always use here, as well as in all my shows and rehearsals, is the axis system. Go to Advanced -> Rendering -> Axes. You’ll see a white vertical line going through your body. This line lines up with the direction you will walk. I use it to line myself up.

Finally, I’d like to briefly mention a piece of hardware that I find invaluable for everything in SecondLife: The Space Navigator. Take a few minutes to check out http://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacenavigator.html

The Space Navigator is like a 3D joystick of sorts. It allows you to control the movement of the avatar. I use it in conjunction with the keyboard. It gives me much better control than the keyboard alone.

Any questions about anything so far?

OK. Let’s take a look at the equipment.

These two white beams to my right and left give you lots of practice walking and stopping precisely. The one on the right is wider and therefore easier to use. If you’ve never used one of these before, I’d suggest you start on the wider one.

Follow me over here.

I think this will work for all of you

If you touch the bluish object here, it rezzes a couple of pads. The idea is to walk to them and stop precisely on them. Let me demo. I usually set the area to 7.5 and the target size to 0.5.

If you stop right on it, it disappears and points you to the next target. If you miss it, it doesn’t point you to the next target. They keep popping up at different places. Get the idea?

Follow me over here.

The point of this board is that it’s impossible to keep walking while turning around at the end if you use the arrow keys alone. Watch. The turn radius is just too big.

It’s meant to give you practice controlling the AV with the mouse.

Start walking. While you’re walking, left click on the AV’s back or butt and hold down the left mouse button as you walk. You can use that to turn the AV pretty sharply. Watch. The hard part of this technique is to keep the view angle ok. Questions so far?

Ok let’s go to the other end.

This is just another version of the white beams. Pretty much the same principle. The challenge is not to fall off.

These black lines are meant to simulate having to make a 90 degree turn on the runway without stopping walking. You should be able to do this just using the keyboard. I still need work on this one.

Finally, this a figure 8. The idea is to walk the figure 8 without stopping or falling off.

That’s all the equipment folks. Again, feel free to drop by and practice any time.

Let’s all go and give it a try. I have to admit, I’m a little rusty. I haven’t been up here in a while. I need the exercise as much as anyone tonight.

Let’s go have fun.

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Herra also made some announcements about the Make it Work contests:

[2010/02/18 17:31] Herradura Baar: Can I have everyone’s attention for just one minute please!!!!
[2010/02/18 17:31] Herradura Baar shouts: Can I have everyone’s attention for just one minute please!!!!
[2010/02/18 17:31] Nefertiti Kimagawa: hey herra
[2010/02/18 17:31] Rhonda Pennell shouts: yes Herra
[2010/02/18 17:31] Heyah Oh: somehow lost my concentration
[2010/02/18 17:31] Herradura Baar: in the house tonight we have Lacey Firehawk – she was our Feb 2010 Make it Work Winner
[2010/02/18 17:31] Herradura Baar shouts: in the house tonight we have Lacey Firehawk – she was our Feb 2010 Make it Work Winner
[2010/02/18 17:32] Shae Sixpence: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
[2010/02/18 17:32] Rhonda Pennell: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar: let’s give her a round of applause
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar shouts: let’s give her a round of applause
[2010/02/18 17:32] Rhonda Pennell: yay Lacey:)
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar: cl
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar shouts: cl
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar: Claps Very Loudly!!!!
[2010/02/18 17:32] Heyah Oh: ☆Applause☆
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar shouts: Claps Very Loudly!!!!
[2010/02/18 17:32] Devin Colinsgrove: >>> AAaaaaplllaauuusssseee !!! <<<<
[2010/02/18 17:32] Heydon Milter: *** @ ❤ @ ❤ @ ❤ ***
[2010/02/18 17:32] Heydon Milter: *#*#* Nice *#*#*
[2010/02/18 17:32] Heydon Milter: *** @ ❤ @ ❤ @ >> AAaaaaplllaauuusssseee !!! <<<<
[2010/02/18 17:32] Rhonda Pennell: Git R Dooone!!!
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar: btw Nave is the shoe ting official yet?
[2010/02/18 17:32] Herradura Baar shouts: btw Nave is the shoe ting official yet?
[2010/02/18 17:32] Monica Balut: The lag is starting to make these tougher
[2010/02/18 17:32] leelee1974 Silvercloud: you guys gonna make her cry in my ear
[2010/02/18 17:32] Rhonda Pennell: very true Monica
[2010/02/18 17:32] StarliteStarbrite Constellation: hi sabine
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: hey
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Mortenwold: hi everyone
[2010/02/18 17:33] Heyah Oh: LAG LAG LAG
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: sorry in IM
[2010/02/18 17:33] Herradura Baar: I will put out the boxes for March 2009
[2010/02/18 17:33] Herradura Baar shouts: I will put out the boxes for March 2009
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: oh SAbibe
[2010/02/18 17:33] Rhonda Pennell: hello other Sabine:)
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: SAbine
[2010/02/18 17:33] Rhonda Pennell: Mortenwold:)
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: grins
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Mortenwold: cute dance Heyah
[2010/02/18 17:33] Heyah Oh: =)
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: hey Mortenwold
[2010/02/18 17:33] Nave Fall: there
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: xD
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Mortenwold: just call me 2
[2010/02/18 17:33] Sabine Blackburn: hey Nave
[2010/02/18 17:33] Herradura Baar: and Nave is SUPPOSE to confirm that we have one additional sponser for the contest – nave you want to tell us who that new sponser is???!!!
[2010/02/18 17:33] Herradura Baar shouts: and Nave is SUPPOSE to confirm that we have one additional sponser for the contest – nave you want to tell us who that new sponser is???!!!
[2010/02/18 17:33] Nave Fall: beats the suit
[2010/02/18 17:33] leelee1974 Silvercloud: i am having so much fun with this march baox……*looks down*
[2010/02/18 17:33] Nave Fall: the sponsor………………..
[2010/02/18 17:34] Sabine Mortenwold: what is this the make it Work competition
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah
[2010/02/18 17:34] Caffinelover Selona: still working on mines
[2010/02/18 17:34] Herradura Baar: you folks are gonna love this
[2010/02/18 17:34] Herradura Baar shouts: you folks are gonna love this
[2010/02/18 17:34] StarliteStarbrite Constellation: great tp spot
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: THE SPONSOR
[2010/02/18 17:34] Herradura Baar: tell us Nave
[2010/02/18 17:34] Herradura Baar shouts: tell us Nave
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: T H E
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heydon Milter: Moodys?
[2010/02/18 17:34] leelee1974 Silvercloud: think i am about to restyle it
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: S P O N S O R
[2010/02/18 17:34] StarliteStarbrite Constellation: may i walk
[2010/02/18 17:34] StarliteStarbrite Constellation: sabine
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: STILETTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: MOODY
[2010/02/18 17:34] Lacey Firehawk: woottttttttt
[2010/02/18 17:34] Rhonda Pennell: oh for heaven's sake Nave spit it out honey
[2010/02/18 17:34] Atheana Baxton: hello all
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heydon Milter: omg
[2010/02/18 17:34] Shae Sixpence: HoOOOOOOoooooOOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOOoOOOOooooOOOOooOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOO..!!!
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heyah Oh: Oh My God
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: there
[2010/02/18 17:34] Rhonda Pennell: OMG!!!
[2010/02/18 17:34] Lacey Firehawk: lucky ladys
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: ptuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
[2010/02/18 17:34] Rhonda Pennell: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 😀 :p 😀 :p 😀
[2010/02/18 17:34] Bearlyhere Quandry: *·.·❤๑♚ APPLAUSE ♚๑❤·.·*
[2010/02/18 17:34] Lacey Firehawk: grins
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heyah Oh: HooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo !!!!!!
[2010/02/18 17:34] Caffinelover Selona: hi Atheana
[2010/02/18 17:34] Rhonda Pennell: Wooohohoo! Woo!!!
[2010/02/18 17:34] Nave Fall: not for the guys
[2010/02/18 17:34] Rhonda Pennell: _.;:+*'`'*+:;. -=( ( (( HORN )) ) ) =- .;:+*'`'*+:;._
[2010/02/18 17:34] Shae Sixpence: yayyyyyyy!!!
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heydon Milter: *** @ ❤ @ ❤ @ ❤ ***
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heydon Milter: *#*#* Nice *#*#*
[2010/02/18 17:34] Heydon Milter: *** @ ❤ @ ❤ @ ❤ ***
[2010/02/18 17:35] Rhonda Pennell: /xyta
[2010/02/18 17:35] Nave Fall: Dancer bought in
[2010/02/18 17:35] Rhonda Pennell: *:-.,_,.-:*'“'* Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!! *:-.,_,.-:*'“'*
[2010/02/18 17:35] Shae Sixpence sounds off a battle horn!!!
[2010/02/18 17:35] Heyah Oh: =)
[2010/02/18 17:35] Bearlyhere Quandry: __ __) ___ ___ ______)
[2010/02/18 17:35] Bearlyhere Quandry: (, ) | / / ( , ) / ( , ) (, /
[2010/02/18 17:35] Bearlyhere Quandry: | /| / / / / / /
[2010/02/18 17:35] Bearlyhere Quandry: |/ |/ / / / / ) /
[2010/02/18 17:35] Bearlyhere Quandry: / | (___ / (___ / (_/
[2010/02/18 17:35] Caffinelover Selona: Yay↖(◕‿◕)↗
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar: I HAVE ANOTHER SPONSER JUST FOR THE GUYS
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar shouts: I HAVE ANOTHER SPONSER JUST FOR THE GUYS
[2010/02/18 17:35] Nave Fall: yay
[2010/02/18 17:35] Sabine Mortenwold: have you all practice the torture chamber yet btw
[2010/02/18 17:35] Pepper Aura: i was crashed
[2010/02/18 17:35] Caffinelover Selona whispers: ?
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar: any guy want a gift certificate to style of Edo?
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar shouts: any guy want a gift certificate to style of Edo?
[2010/02/18 17:35] Caffinelover Selona: what is that Sabine
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar: because they are donating a prize to the top male winner of the show
[2010/02/18 17:35] Herradura Baar shouts: because they are donating a prize to the top male winner of the show
[2010/02/18 17:35] Pepper Aura: what did i miss i crashed..
[2010/02/18 17:35] Rhonda Pennell: torture chamber?
[2010/02/18 17:35] Heyah Oh: ^V^V^WOOOLLLLLLZZZZ^V^V^
[2010/02/18 17:35] You decline *ByKay* ~ New! Shoes Quinty from A group member named Kayleigh McMillan.
[2010/02/18 17:35] Br00klyn Burner: wow nice!
[2010/02/18 17:35] Devin Colinsgrove: Oh wow nice
[2010/02/18 17:36] Rhonda Pennell: a gift certificate for what?
[2010/02/18 17:36] You decline Model's Workshop Gym from A group member named Herradura Baar.
[2010/02/18 17:36] Heyah Oh: O.o
[2010/02/18 17:36] IM: Atheana Baxton: would it be possable to get an invite to the workshop group?
[2010/02/18 17:36] Sabine Mortenwold: can i get my male avi out to participate
[2010/02/18 17:36] Shae Sixpence: moodys moodys moodys
[2010/02/18 17:36] Shae Sixpence: moodys moodys moodys
[2010/02/18 17:36] Heyah Oh: lol lets all get our male avies)
[2010/02/18 17:36] Nave Fall: easy Shae
[2010/02/18 17:37] Heydon Milter: Aah!
[2010/02/18 17:37] Shae Sixpence: moodys moodys moodys
[2010/02/18 17:37] Rhonda Pennell: *giggles
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar: ok go back to your training
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar shouts: ok go back to your training
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar: and you can enter again
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar shouts: and you can enter again
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar: you can enter until you win
[2010/02/18 17:37] Herradura Baar shouts: you can enter until you win
[2010/02/18 17:37] Caffinelover Selona: cool
[2010/02/18 17:37] Pepper Aura: enter what?
[2010/02/18 17:37] Sabine Mortenwold: brooklyn are we medling into one – you waled through me
[2010/02/18 17:37] Caffinelover Selona: make it work it
[2010/02/18 17:37] Sabine Mortenwold: melding
[2010/02/18 17:37] Br00klyn Burner laughs
[2010/02/18 17:38] Lulu Breuer: do we give enties to you Herradura?
[2010/02/18 17:38] Herradura Baar: want to see something funny
[2010/02/18 17:38] Herradura Baar shouts: want to see something funny
[2010/02/18 17:38] Lacey Firehawk: hiyas Shae
[2010/02/18 17:38] Herradura Baar: yes
[2010/02/18 17:38] Herradura Baar shouts: yes
[2010/02/18 17:38] Shae Sixpence: Moodys Moodys Moodys!!
[2010/02/18 17:38] Atheana Baxton accepted your inventory offer.
[2010/02/18 17:38] Shae Sixpence: Hiya@
[2010/02/18 17:38] Shae Sixpence: !
[2010/02/18 17:38] leelee1974 Silvercloud: Shae is so funny
[2010/02/18 17:38] You decline Truthball Cafe and Store II, Haven (236, 14, 22) from A group member named Leesa Donner.
[2010/02/18 17:41] EZ Animator: Touch '?' for instructions.
[2010/02/18 17:41] Beam-Me-HUD v 1.00: Configuring the teleporter. Please wait before using it.
[2010/02/18 17:41] Atheana Baxton: afk sec
[2010/02/18 17:41] Beam-Me-HUD v 1.00: You may use the teleporter now.
[2010/02/18 17:41] Herradura Baar: I hope nave isn't going to hurt my dear abbot
[2010/02/18 17:41] Herradura Baar shouts: I hope nave isn't going to hurt my dear abbot
[2010/02/18 17:42] Rhonda Pennell shouts: everyone I rezzed another walk for practising:)
[2010/02/18 17:43] Heyah Oh: maybe he need be pushed over the edge hm?
[2010/02/18 17:43] Evemarie Bracken: good lord :))
[2010/02/18 17:43] Abbott: Hi Rhonda, i love to be pet! ^_^
[2010/02/18 17:43] Maureen Gabardini: Hey Sweet
[2010/02/18 17:43] Herradura Baar: Hey Tonya
[2010/02/18 17:43] Herradura Baar shouts: Hey Tonya
[2010/02/18 17:44] Rhonda Pennell: oh my goodness!
[2010/02/18 17:45] Nave Fall: ha
[2010/02/18 17:45] Monica Balut: Who put up this green one?
[2010/02/18 17:45] Rhonda Pennell: I did Monica
[2010/02/18 17:45] IM: Npeace Writer: the store does not log in to me…does someone the same problem?
[2010/02/18 17:45] Monica Balut: Do you have a copy you could give me?
[2010/02/18 17:45] IM: Lacey Firehawk: hi…i wondered if i could donate the baluthud to some one ..i already have one
[2010/02/18 17:45] Rhonda Pennell: of course:)
[2010/02/18 17:45] Monica Balut: I'd set it up permanently for pple
[2010/02/18 17:45] StarliteStarbrite Constellation: that was mean
[2010/02/18 17:45] Monica Balut: That one is challenging
[2010/02/18 17:46] Rhonda Pennell: yes very much so
[2010/02/18 17:46] IM: Herradura Baar: you guys have to check out these runway practice thingies setup at the workshp


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