Ever wonder why other avatars are striding so pretty while you march like a soldier-duck hybrid?
That's because they have animation overrides, scripted objects that replace your default animations with way cooler ones when worn.
All you usually need to do is right-click and Wear the AO in your inventory, then click an ON button (if it's not automatically activated).
Yes, they're that awesome.
In this friendly video, I show you exactly what animation overrides are and what they can do for your avatar's expression. This is an essential Second Life thing to know, because everyone comes across them sooner or later. (I've often been asked "Why is my avie not walking like yours in a video you made?")
Special thanks to Hellespont Hoorenbeek for reminding me I needed to do this, it's a great example of a "SHOW IT IN MOTION" question that deserves to vividly be answered.
- Go to the Animation Override category in the Marketplace to pick up one or more! They range from free to premium-priced and like cars, there are basics in common but many variations between models.
- Looking for a specific style of animation override? Head on over to ze Wanted forum and ask away!
What other essential product types should all Residents know about?