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HOW TO:  COPY AND LINK A PRIM
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Key words: copy links prims buildings builds unlinks unlinkings constructions editing resizing moving
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1.  Press Ctrl-4 to open the Create menubox. The cursor changes into a wand.
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This tutorial explain how to copy and link prims :
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# Press {{KeyCombo|ctrl=*|4}} to open the Create menubox. The cursor changes into a wand.
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# Select a prim shape from the graphic selections and click the wand where you want to create the prim. The menubox will switch to edit and the axis markers are visible.
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# To copy the prim, hold down the Shift key and click on the arrow end of an axis.  Drag the axis handle and you will get a copy of the prim.
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# To link the prims, hold down the Shift key and select one prim.
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# While still holding down the Shift key, click on the second prim.
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# Press {{KeyCombo|ctrl=*|L}}.  You now have one object.
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2.  Select a prim shape from the graphic selections and click the wand where you want to creat the prim. The menubox will switch to edit and the axis markers are visible.
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You can give the linked set it's own name, copy, move it, or take it into inventory.
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3. To copy the prim, hold down the Shift key and click on the arrow end of an axis.  Drag the axis handle and you will get a copy of the prim.
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FYI: {{KeyCombo|ctrl=*|shift=*|L}} is the command to unlink a linked object.
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4.  To link the prims, hold down the Shift key and select one prim.
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'''A Torley's video is also available :'''
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[[Video Tutorial/Linking prims|Linking prims (normal video size)]]
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5.  While still holding down the Shift key, click on the second prim.
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== Contributor ==
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[[User:Pituca Chang|Pituca Chang]]
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6.  Press Ctrl-L.  You now have one object.
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You can give the linked set it's own name, copy, move it, or take it into inventory.
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FYI:  Ctrl-Shift-L is the command to unlink a linked object.
 
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[[Category:Text from In-world Notecards|Primitives, Linking]]
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contributor:
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[[Category:Tutorials]]
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-Pituca Chang
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Latest revision as of 10:47, 2 December 2009

This tutorial explain how to copy and link prims :

  1. Press Ctrl-4 to open the Create menubox. The cursor changes into a wand.
  2. Select a prim shape from the graphic selections and click the wand where you want to create the prim. The menubox will switch to edit and the axis markers are visible.
  3. To copy the prim, hold down the Shift key and click on the arrow end of an axis. Drag the axis handle and you will get a copy of the prim.
  4. To link the prims, hold down the Shift key and select one prim.
  5. While still holding down the Shift key, click on the second prim.
  6. Press Ctrl-L. You now have one object.

You can give the linked set it's own name, copy, move it, or take it into inventory.

FYI: Ctrl-⇧ Shift-L is the command to unlink a linked object.

A Torley's video is also available :

Linking prims (normal video size)

Contributor

Pituca Chang

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