Good Building Practices
Topics from the Second Life Knowledge Base for new builders who want to learn how to create content in Second Life.
Complex objects can be modeled using third-party 3D modeling software and then uploaded to Second Life. These objects require special logistical considerations to manage the amount of land impact they consume.
Pathfinding allows scripted objects to intelligently move from one place to another while avoiding obstacles.
Use these tips to find a balance between physics accuracy and performance in order to minimize the amount of land impact generated by your objects.
Linden Scripting Language allows you to program your objects with interactive, scripted behaviors.
Tips on using textures in Second Life, including the use of specular and normal mapping to give a tactile 3D look to your objects.
Resident contributions awaiting official approval
If you'd like to contribute some of your own best practices for efficient content creation, please link to them in this section so that Linden Lab subject matter experts can verify them before they are added to the official guide.