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Official Video Tutorials

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Friendly greetings! You can learn Second Life in a fun and fast fashion! The enthusiastic Torley is your host, taking you on a tour through tips, tricks, and techniques that'll increase your confidence and make you smile. :) Whether you're a newcomer or longtime Resident, your inworld experience will benefit from these video tutorials.

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^ Old video tutorial pages that used to be here before we got our searchable player.

Resident-created Video Tutorials

Getting Started Basics

  • Hey Avatar! video tutorial series for beginners from Mo Hax, prepared originally for corporate in-worlding

Assorted topics

  • Tutorials & Tools - By Vlad Bjornson. These cover topics like Vlad's "Top 10 Building Tips" and sculpted prims.
  • Twenty Tutorials - By Benja Kepler. Ten scripting tutorials, plus making furniture, sculpted prims, and Orientation/Help Island basics.
  • How to get started in Second Life - By Mkyschnitzel Campbell, in German and English. general, 34-minute introduction to Second Life. Topics: avatars, communication, Search, interaction, and some locations to show the wide range of possible inworld activities.
  • Phoenixa's tutorial, How I Dance In Secondlife - By Phoenixa Sol in English. Arranging animations in fast and easy to use HUDs, combining animations, gestures to approximate the look of real life dancing within Expanded page with links and SLurls now available here Phoenixa Sol 16:35, 4 April 2008 (PDT)

Content creation

  • Assorted resources and links - By Thinkerer Melville. Includes guides to filming machinima and telling a story, some video tutorials, and movies of inworld adventures.

External software


Specific products

- By Rose Evans. Learn how to take a JEVN Vendor, such as a P10 or P20 model (though for the demo I use a 6 panel for speed. :D ), and make it into a Hippo Vendor. As I (Rose) say, if you are converting from JEVN to Hippo you got to build it anyway you might as well use what ya got already set up. :D Best viewed full screen!

  • En Garde - Strategic fencing. Advance, retreat, parry, lunge!
  • Frootcake - A deliciously spiteful game for 3-5 players
  • Can't Stop - The classic Sid Sackson press-your-luck game comes to Second Life

Also see

  • YouTube search results for Second Life Video Tutorials - The list is growing!
  • SL Frustration: Video Tutorials, please? - Sometimes when I ask myself "Why am I doing this?" while filming, I (Torley) read this post and am reminded of how confused I was when I started. It's insightful.
  • - Because K-12 institutions routinely block YouTube, it can be difficult to show great educational examples of Second Life, as well as those wonderful tutorials by Torley and others. However, as a purely educational alternative. The list is small.
  • Video Transcripts - A list of accessible video tutorials and links to the text files.