MLP Tutorial - Beginners


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1. What is MLP?

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*** What is MLP? ***

 

MLP - Multi Love Pose - " is a set of scripts and configuration files that enable you to put multiple poses, with different animations and avatar positions for each pose, into an object such as furniture or a HUD. Poses are selected by menu. “( from MLPV2 Wiki page)

 

To achieve that task, MLP is using the poseballs, rezzed from the object that contains MLP script...

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2. First rezzing of MLP

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*** First rezzing of MLP ***

 

So, you rezzed your fresh copy of MLP. Even it shows little hand with pointing finger (sign there are some scripts in the object when you hover over it), it will remain silent on all your trials to click it and start it.

 

MLP you got is coming with not running scripts. You need to kick it and wake it up.

 

- Select MLP box

- Go to "Tools" menu button...

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3. MLP - first touch

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After waking up the scripts, MLP is ready for the first touch. Go ahead. Touch it. Don’t jump of the chair cause of all that text showing all over your screen. MLP starts talking to you. Actually, it is reading configuration notecards, and tells you what is he reading (well, yes, I love to think about MLP as "him").

 

- it will list all the .MENUITEM notecard it reads

- will list all the .POSITION notecards a...

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4. MLP - First look into content

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***  First look into content ***

 

Let see what is in the bowel of MLP whale. Open the content of MLP prim.

 

Stop cursing and get back on that chair. Of all that list of notecards you see in this moment, you will need to keep only two! Everything else is in your hands. Beside long list of the notecards, you will also see some animations, sound, some objects and ton of scripts.

 

- S...

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5. Options menu

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In the main menu, you will see OPTIONS button, in capital letters. It is controlled by system  .MENUITEMS notecard. Remember, there is nothing for you in .MENUITEMS notecard in this point to be touched, just don't delete it.

 

OPTIONS menu is available for the owner only. It contains some permission buttons as well as some very important tools you will need as a builder.

 

Let’s click it and op...

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6. Menu Buttons

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Before we move on, it would be good moment to point to menu buttons needed for user to have control over menus. It is up to you to add them to each and every menu you configure, they will not be set by default.

 

STAND - Will stand up avatar, with MLP still working, and balls rezzed

STOP - Stands up all avatars, derezes all balls, and shuts up the MLP

BACK - Brings previous menu

SWAP - Swaps avatars. For...

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7. Preparing MLP

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***  Preparing MLP ***

 

What you have in front of you is an example MLP, but before we start you need to get rid of unnecessary parts.

 

- Delete all .MENUITEMS.*** notecards but .MENUITEMS it self - it is first on the list, you will not touch it in anyway but it has to remain in MLP

 

- Delete all .POSITIONS.*** notecards but .POSITIONS it self - it contains the default positions. ...

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8. Step 1 - Think about your project

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***  Step 1 - Think about your project ***

 

 It is very important to have more or less clear vision of what you actually want to make. Is it only single avatar seat? Sex bed? Mix of singles and couples? In what order you want your menus? What animations you want to use? Of course, you don’t have to be 100% sure, but don’t start if you are not at least 75 % sure in what you want to make.

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9. Step 2- Adding animations

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*** Step 2 - Adding animations ***

 

 - Open content of MLP and drop animations from your inventory in it

 

 - You may save original names of animations if you wish, or, if animation is not modify. Actually, no modify animations will prevent only to change their names, there is no other way you could modify animation at all.

 

- If you are changing the names of animations, note ...

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10. Step 3 - Naming of Menuitems notecards

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***  Step 3 - Naming of Menuitems notecards***

 

1. Create new notecard in your inventory and drop it in MLP prim

 

2. Be sure to name it properly:

 

.MENUITEM.***( where *** is anything you want )  - compared to system .MENUITEM notecard, your  menuitem's notecard name will have two additional elements - dot after "menuitem" word, and description. You must be careful as it...

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11. Step 4 - Menu Configuration

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In case I didn’t mention before, menu configurations is achieved trough .MENUITEMS.*** notecards. This configuration will tell MLP:

 

  - what buttons and menus to create

  - what animations will be used for what pose

  - how menu and what balls should be rezzed

 

  CREATING MENU

 

  In case of female single sits, the opening line would be:

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12. Step 5 - Menu Configuration - COUPLES

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We learned what are meaning of menu commands in Part 10. Beside we have to add command for rezzing of 2 balls, there is no difference.

 

***  Step 4 - Menu Configuration - COUPLES ***

 

 

Drop new note in content of MLP prim, and name it .MENUITMES.Couples

 

So, opening line in creating menu for couples would be:

 

MENU Couples | ALL | BLUE | PINK

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13. Step 6 - Adjust positions

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*** Adjust Positions ***

 

There is no other way to explain this but step by step, so let’s start

 

1. Choose pose from the menu

2. Sit on the rezzed ball

* or sit on the ball and choose pose, it really doesn’t matter

3. Go back to Main menu

4. Click on OPTIONS button to open Options menu

5. Click Adjust Pos button - the beam in corresponding color will show ( co...

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14. Tips&Tricks

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*** COMMENTS ***

 

Line starting with // in .MENUITEMS.*** and .POSITIONS.*** notecard will be ignored by MLP. Use them to add personal comments, for example:

 

// female single sits

or

// finished

or

// God, is there anybody else, who actually speaks English, to write this tutorial!!

Got it? :)

 

*** FACE EXPRESSIONS ***

 

Face expressions ...

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