Editing Linked Prims

 

Since most things I sell at La Galleria are modifiable, having a few skills allows you to make changes to your things — change the shape and size, tinting, retexturing, etc.  See all Torley’s great tutorial videos here: http://secondlife.com/my/whatnext/video-tutorials/index.php

Note: Always practice on a small copyable item in case you mess up!

EDITING LINKED PRIMS:

I found this good tutorial with pictures here How to Edit Linked Prims

 Let’s say you would like to change only one prim in an object — change the shape or size, for example, or to remove the prim, or to unlink it so you can make a copy to use somewhere else.

1) First, click on your object and get into Edit.

2) Check the Edit Linked Part box.

3) Then click on the prim you want to modify. (VERY IMPORTANT). You will see that only one prim is highlighted now.

At this point you can do anything you like to this one prim without affecting the others — stretch it, rotate it, move it, tint it, retexture it, etc. (Click picture to enlarge.)

UNLINKING PRIMS (continued from above lesson)

What you cannot do — yet — is delete it or copy the selected prim. In order to do these, you must UNLINK that prim (don’t worry, you can link it back again.)  BE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED ONLY THE PRIM YOU WANT TO UNLINK or you will unlink the entire object!

The UNLINK command depends on which viewer you are using — some have it in the Tools menu, some have a button right in the Edit window — but you can always use Control Shift L.

AFTER YOU UNLINK:  DESELECT EVERYTHING. THEN SELECT THE UNLINKED PIECES IF YOU WANT TO COPY OR LINK THEM, ETC.

You can be sure a prim is unlinked because it will be highlighted yellow instead of blue.

SHIFT- COPYING PRIMS

A great time saver!

SELECTING MULTIPLE PRIMS AT A TIME

This is very handy if you want to select a bunch of things to take, copy, delete, tint, resize, whatever:

How to select objects from Torley on Vimeo.

LINKING PRIMS

SHRINKING AND STRETCHING

Watch this Torley video a couple of times to get an overview:

Now for some practice (on a copyable item in case you mess up):

**TO STRETCH OR SHRINK THE WHOLE OBJECT**

EDIT; CHECK STRETCH

MAKE SURE STRETCH TEXTURES IS CHECKED

Grab a white square and move SLOWLY along dotted lines.

TO STRETCH ONE PRIM AT A TIME (See instructions above for editing one linked prim):

EDIT;  CHECK EDIT LINKED PARTS

Click on one prim, grab a colored box; pull.

FOR MORE GREAT VIDEO TUTORIALS:  http://secondlife.com/my/whatnext/video-tutorials/