Scripting Your World
The Official Guide to Second Life Scripting
By Dana Moore, Michael Thome, Karen Haigh
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: April 2009
Pages: 350

Your second life is how you script it

Scripting is the spice of Second Life, and this official guideto the Linden Scripting Language (LSL) is the complete scriptingresource for making your Second Life creations come to life,interacting with players, creating dazzling special effects, andadding realism to the virtual world. The authors are an expert teamof programmers who cover every single aspect of LSL, from thebasics of avatar movement and communication, to physics and specialeffects, to interacting with the world outside of Second Life.

This thorough reference and tutorial features detailedwalk-throughs and step-by-steps that teach the "why" of scriptingwhile explaining core LSL conventions. It includes more than 50exclusive, brand-new custom scripts that you can use and modifyright now. Make doors open automatically, put a message in a bottleand watch it float out to sea, create a tip jar, and start a stormcomplete with loud thunderclaps and flashing lightning.

  • Understand the Linden Scripting Language: Master every aspect ofSecond Life's programming language

  • Automate with scripts: Greet visitors by name, teleport aroundthe world, and dance with a partner

  • Learn physics and vehicles: Create a jet pack, a magic carpet,and a machine gun

  • Use environmental controls: Create moving shadows, make watersplash, and have bees flit from flower to flower

  • Integrate multimedia: Dazzle residents with streaming TV andambient soundscapes

  • Incorporate the outside world: Build a live news ticker and sende-mail

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