MLP Tutorial - Beginners

11. Step 4 - Menu Configuration

Posted by Rohana Raven on February 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

[RNP] Tutorials

February 2014

 

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:

 

  MENU Female | ALL | PINK

 

  Where:

 

-  MENU is command for MLP to create new Menu

 

-  Female is name you are giving to menu

 

-  ALL - indicates if will be available to all. Owner can change that later via proper menu, but it will remain set to all users by default.

 

-  PINK - MLP will rezz the pink poseball

 

For male single sits menu, configuration would be like this:

 

MENU Male | ALL | BLUE

 

Be sure all your menus and buttons in MLP have different names, or MLP might get confused and fail to act as you want.

 

Of course, it is possible to create submenu easily, but let’s understand the basics first ok?

 

CREATING MENU BUTTONS

 

Ok, we created and empty menu, and it is time to tell MLP we want a button for each pose, and what animations should be played on that button. So, the basic line for that would be

 

POSE Dreaming | F1

 

Where:

 

- POSE is command for creating Button

- Dreaming is the name that will show on the button - name it as you wish

- F1 is the name of animation as it is in the content of MLP prim!

 

You must understand that scripts do not read mind, they read what you write. So, be super careful - the name of animation in the line must match exactly as it is in the content of MLP prim.

 

At the end, you have to provide user a way to move around menus, so we will add following buttons at the end of the menu:

STOP

BACK

STAND

 

The order of the buttons is not important, but, they are case sensitive!

 

So, our female single sits menu would look like this:

 

 MENU Female | ALL | PINK

 

 POSE Dreaming | F1

 POSE Coffee | F2

 POSE Scratch | F3

 

STOP

BACK

STAND

 

or, for a male:

 

MENU Male | ALL | BLUE

 

POSE Reading | M1

POSE Jump | M2

POSE NosePicking |M3

 

STOP

BACK

STAND

 

But what about couples animations? In part 12, please:)

 


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