Basics for building in Active Worlds

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Building in Active Worlds in detail

• I'm new, where should I start ?

Verify if the pre-requirements to build in a world are met and familiarize yourself with the basics for building.

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• How do the principal triggers create, activate and bump work ?

Create reacts as soon as an object supporting this command enters your sight.

Activate reacts when clicking on an object.

Bump reacts when colliding with the object.

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• How to make a panel or sign ?

This can be done using the trigger sign

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• How to apply a texture on an object ?

With the trigger texture or with trigger animate

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• How to apply a color to an object ?

With the trigger color

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• How to apply transparency to an object ?

By applying a mask and using the trigger texture or using trigger animate.

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• How to make an object non-solid (passthru) ?

With the trigger solid

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• How to make an object invisible ?

With the trigger visible

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• How to display a web image on an object ?

With the trigger picture

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• How to create a link to a webpage or a file ?

With the trigger URL

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• How to make rotate an object by itself ?

With the trigger rotate

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• How to make an object move by itself ?

With the trigger move

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• How to apply a light source ?

With the trigger light

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• How to apply a corona ?

With the trigger corona

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• How to play a sound ?

With the triggers sound and noise

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• How to create a link to another location or world ?

With the triggers warp and teleport

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• Why don't certain triggers work ?

An owner can authorise constructions in a world but could also disallow the usage of certain triggers like rotate or move.
Others only allow construction to citizens.
Others again could disallow any construction what so ever.
In case of problems, inform yourself with the owner or caretaker of the concerning world.

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• How to prevent my constructions from being deleted ?

Only constructions made by a citizen (registrated mode) are protected and can't be deleted.
In tourist mode (not registrated), anyone can delete your constructions.

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