Jump to content
  • 0

Couple dancing ("dance anywhere") in my Linden home


Baz Swashbuckler
 Share

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 2241 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Question

  • 0

I don't like to advertise specific products, especially in the Answers area of the forum.

It seems, though, what you're seeing is due to a crossover in functionality. In Second Life what you pay for is the quantity of animations, NOT the number of users supported by the system. The animations are the expensive element that takes longest time to create. That's why, when you look at dance systems, they're all expensive - they support many users AND many dances. This causes them to be as expensive, regardless of where they're used.

What I'd suggest is that you and your friend look into buying a couple of standalone dance animations - not poseballs, not HUDs or scripted toys of any kind. They typically cost L$100-500 and - when triggered from your Inventory ('play in-world' in order for other users to see the animation, 'play locally' to preview it for just yourself) will allow you to dance anywhere.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I don't like to advertise specific products, especially in the Answers area of the forum.

It seems, though, what you're seeing is due to a crossover in functionality. In Second Life what you pay for is the quantity of animations, NOT the number of users supported by the system. The animations are the expensive element that takes longest time to create. That's why, when you look at dance systems, they're all expensive - they support many users AND many dances. This causes them to be as expensive, regardless of where they're used.

What I'd suggest is that you and your friend look into buying a couple of standalone dance animations - not poseballs, not HUDs or scripted toys of any kind. They typically cost L$100-500 and - when triggered from your Inventory ('play in-world' in order for other users to see the animation, 'play locally' to preview it for just yourself) will allow you to dance anywhere.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I'm afraid there really isn't a middle ground.  Any couples dance machine will be capable of covering an entire region, and in order to get a machine that will let either partner choose the dance, you'll need a club-type machine.

You can (maybe) save some money by buying an empty machine and loading it with your own dances.  But do shop around first, you may find a bargain in a "package deal", a machine with dances pre-loaded.

Some HUDs will contain, or let you add, couples dances.  Some of these rez poseballs, while others rely on "average avatar size" to establish positioning.  But no HUD will let BOTH of you access the menu and choose the dances.  You can give the Meike Hug&Kiss 2.0 Deluxe a try...it's free, and full permissions so you can edit it to add animations.  Pick one up from the vendor in the lobby of the Masocado Resort.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Masocado/247/164/41

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

There are other options you may want to look at. Chimeras, or chim, are worn on your avatar and can be loaded with dance animations bought separately. There are also some AO's that have this ability built in. And finally there is building your own. If you or you friends have even a modest level of program experience, writing a single couple dance machine is a possibility.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 2241 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...