Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

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Johnathan Jupiter
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Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Johnathan Jupiter » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:15 pm

I know a bit about SL scripting, I mostly know how to identify how things work in a script, and how to modify it so I can have it do what I want for it to do, for example, I've got three scripts, a "Follow the object" script, a "Moving Ground Vehicle" script, and a "Unlimited Ammo Turret" script, and I want to make a vehicle that can hold 3 people, one driving, one in the passenger side, and a person on the back, and the vehicle is made into a pickup truck (note: I didn't actually do this, and have no intention to, I know it's a way of griefing).

I make the pickup truck, and make a turret separately, I stick the "Moving Ground Vehicle" script into the truck, and test it in the nearby area, in the turret, I put the "Follow the object" script into the bottom of the turret, and modify it, so it stays on the back of the truck, and I put the turret script into the top of the gun, and it keeps on going.

There is a problem withe the turret though, it requires an animation, I attach a pose-ball with the right animation to the turret, and it gives a standing animation that has the avatar's arms up so it's in the right place, and if done right, it works perfectly.

I would like to know if there is a class that teaches how to script, not how to put a script in an object, and make it work.
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Seshat Czeret » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:59 am

I am assuming you mean you want to learn how to do something like:

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{
    state_entry(integer ignored)
    {
         llSay(0,"This is a basic script.");
    }
}
And not how to drag a script into a contents tab.

In that case, go to NCI basic scripting, then once you understand that, to whichever of our other scripting classes sound like they teach what you want. Because they're all about actually making scripts, not choosing pre-made scripts.
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Johnathan Jupiter » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:10 am

I know how to modify scripts, as I said, so I can make them do what I want, and I know how to use the root prim to use scripts, so I know how to do basic scripting, if that's what you mean
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Janet Rossini » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:36 am

OK ... I'm ignorant about Teen Grid.

Are there classes like ours? Is there a "basic scripting" class at all?

Is there a scripting learning area, like the College of Scripting, Music and Science?
If not .. is there a way to move a copy, with the permission of the builders?
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Johnathan Jupiter » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:51 am

The only things I've seen, are some groups for builders that teach building, I haven't seen anything regarding scripting, the best thing I can get is for someone to teach me scripting, but the only ways I know how to do that is to either ask my mom (she's a scripter), or ask a friend(s) who's not online, I've got some scripters that I can ask:

Furryfox Braveheart is one of the biggest scripters on the Teen Grid, and I've got him as a friend, but I'm not too sure if he'll teach me, He's made some scripts for me, but I haven't seen him in a while.

Jake Moonwing is another option, but he's just starting out.

Wooty Spires is a good option, but he's never in a mood to teach.

The only other option is another friend, but I recently heard from a very good friend of mine that he's a copybotter, a hacker, and a liar, I don't trust him too much.

I'm out of options, I've been teaching newbies to build, and helping them out, but I haven't learned to script, but I've managed to find ways to get by when I need scripts.

The only other place where it's supposed to be a college, it's a party school, Penn State college, It covers an entire sim, and I'm not sure what to do.
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by LindaB Helendale » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:02 am

Johnathan, have you checked the LL tutorial for LSL scripting?
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_Tutorial

I glanced it through and it looks pretty good for beginners, explaining the concepts also.
In the bottom of the page there's links to several external tutorials too.

Those tutorials should be as good as any class materials for self-study, but for discussing problems and asking questions it would be good to have someone inworld to help. If you don't find scripters there, there are some LSL scripting forums, but I don't know if TG residents have access to LL forums, such as https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/forums/?f=54

You can ask on this forum also, but getting the responses may not be as quick as on more active forums.
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Re: Are there any scripting classes in NCI that teach scripting?

Post by Krystal Devonshire » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:35 pm

I see Linda got that link up before I did. I have it and a few others.

The wiki:
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_Portal
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/LSL_Library

A site with many of the library scripts:
http://freescriptlibrarysl.co.uk/Main/i ... =Main_Page

And a script generator:
http://www.3greeneggs.com/autoscript/

Maybe these can be of some help.

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