Modifications

Don’t try these unless you have made a copy of your Second Life furniture first!

Second Life avatars differ greatly in shape and size and no furniture designer or animator can make their work fit them all. All Second Life animations are centered around the hips and deviations will be especially noticeable in parts furthest away like arms, head, and feet if your avatar is very tall or short.

And if your avatar is much taller or smaller then most, you will probably have the most trouble on engines with standing animations, and less with designs on which you lay or sit.

Please try our furniture at Dutchie Furniture or Dutchie adult before you buy, to make sure they work for you. And try them with different height foot shapes,  this could be a fast and easy fix.

If you have questions about whether or not a certain design can be modified enough to fit your wishes, don’t hesitate to contact us for advice before purchasing.

All Dutchie’s Second Life furniture is modifiable, so you can resize it, or parts of it. You can even make our designs invisible and lay them over other furniture to benefit from our animation menus. Modifying or resizing the shape of the furniture will probably be easier than modifying the notecards inside the engine.

Making a pillow or a dance pole taller in height will lower you on an animated design, making it thinner on the X-axis will raise you. And the legs of a massage table can be lengthened or shortened, or parts can be hidden under the floor. You can even make the furniture invisible and lay it over something else.

Make a copy before you start editing, then right-click the item you want to modify and select “Edit”. Now it should be highlighted in blue and/or yellow.

Vink in the Stretch box on the edit window. You will now see white boxes around the item. Click on these with the left mouse button and drag them towards or away from the furniture, to make it smaller or bigger.

If want to resize only parts of something, vink in the box before Edit linked as well. Then click on the part you wish to edit. You will see red, blue and green boxes as well as white boxes around it. With these, you can resize in one direction only.

More information on Second Life’s building and editing tools can be found on the Second Life wiki.

If you are familiar with the AVsitter engine and would like to add your own animations or make other permanent changes to any of our engines, please let us know and we will send you the [AV]adjuster and [AV]helper that work best with the version in your furniture.

If you would like to learn more about how our engines work, you can find more information about the AVsitter scripts, including instruction video’s, on avsitter.com. As of 31 July 2017, the AVsitter scripts are also available open-source on GitHub.

We do not include the [AV]adjuster and [AV]helper  in our Second Life furniture by default because accidentally clicking on the adjust option makes large spike appear that break all immersion. For most of our customers, small real-time adjustments are enough and working inside the engine is much more complicated then resizing a design or parts of it.

Please make a copy of your Second Life furniture before you start working on its engine.

Rightclick your piece of furniture, choose Edit. If you do not see tabs, unfold the menu by clicking on the bottom bar.

Choose the General tab, go to Click to: and set that to Sit on object. You may have to go back and forth between the different options a few times, to make it stick.

Make a copy of your furniture before you start modifying, then take out the lines in the AVpos notecard about the props given:

Right click on the furniture, choose Edit. Usually the engine scripts and all animations are inside the main part, if not, you have to find it by editing linked parts.

It may take a while before you see all the content loading. When it has, find the notecard named AVpos, and double click it to open it. Again, this may take a while to load.

You will find several lines inthe notecard that start with ◆PROP or ◆ITEM.

Delete the lines about the items you don’t want handed out and save the notecard without them.

Make a copy before you start modifying your furniture first. Then put the one you are going to work with in the colors of your liking and then delete the color scripts in the color changing parts:

Right click on the furniture, choose Edit, then Edit linked parts.

Then click on a part of the furniture, for example a leg, go to the content tab in the Edit menu, wait a few seconds for the content to load, then delete the Paskis CTS v1.3.1 script.

Do this for all the parts that have the coloring scripts inside. In the main engine part, it may take a while before you see all the content loading.

If you like to slow down or speed up the timing of the sequences in your furniture, you can change this in the sequence notecards.

Make a copy of your furniture before you start. Then rightclick the furniture, choose edit, go to the Content tab and wait for the content to load. This can be a while with larger engines.

Find the script with the name of the sequence you want to change, like “Loving”. In later engines these have [AV] before the name, like “[AV]Loving”. Double click on the script to open it. (If it does not open when you do this, it means the content has not loaded fully for you yet.)

This may look a little intimidating, but all you have to do is find the two strings, one with the names of the poses, one with the times for each pose:

SEQUENCE_POSES = [“all over”,”breast”,”abreast”,”finger”,”feel”,”play”,”rub”,”rub2″,”cunni”,”cunni2″,”cunni3″,”cunni4″,”faceride”,”faceride2″,”faceride3″,”grip”,”ride”,”ride2″,”cowgirl”,”cowgirl2″,”cowgirl3″];

SEQUENCE_TIMES = [60,60,90,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,60,90,60,60,60,60,60,120];

The second string is about the seconds an animation plays. Alter the times to what you like. Keep in mind, the amount of numbers in this string must match the number of the poses above.

Then save the notecard.

This particular bed has a color change that will color the props according to the texture change menu as soon as they’re rezzed. The solution isn’t simply deleting the texture change scripts. That will rez transparent covers.

The procedure to color-change the bedding:

– Rez a fresh midcentury bed from your inventory
– Wait for all scripts to finish loading
– Sit on the bed
– This rezzes the “cover fallen” cover and shows up the AVsitter menu.
– Go to [ADJUST], then select [COLORS]
– This brings up the texture change menu. Select Bedding and then the texture you like. For example, “White”.
– Tint the cover, now, the way you prefer. Write down the RGB values you’re using, you’ll need them again.
– Now right click to edit “cover fallen” and go to the Content tab
– Delete the notecards in it
– Take this “cover fallen” into your inventory
– Dismiss the texture change menu and click again on the bed to get the animations menu.
– Click on “Solo”, then “asleep”, to get the “cover one sleeper” cover rezzed
– Tint the cover with the RGB values you have used and written down
– Go to its Content tab, delete the notecards in it
– Take this “cover one sleeper” into your inventory
– Go back to the main menu and navigate through its pages until you select “Afterwards”. Then select “sleeping”.
– The “cover couple sleeping” cover is now rezzed. Tint it with the RGB values you have noted down.
– Delete the notecards from it. Take it into inventory.

The remaining covers can be found when no one is sitting. This procedure is to be repeated until you have changed color to all of the following covers:

cover fallen
cover one sleeper
cover couple sleeping
cover folded
cover made

and taken them into inventory.

Now you need to REMOVE the following items inside the bed:

cover fallen
cover one sleeper
cover couple sleeping
cover folded
cover made
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:Blue
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:Grey
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:Pale blue
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:Pink
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:Taupe
BT_TEXTURE:Bedding:White

Then drop the covers you have prepared (tinted, without notecards – but with the script in):

cover fallen
cover one sleeper
cover couple sleeping
cover folded
cover madeOptionally you can rename these notecards:

BT_TEXTURE:Frame:Metal

to:

BT_TEXTURE:Frame Metal

and:

BT_TEXTURE:Frame:Wood

to:

BT_TEXTURE:Frame Wood

so you won’t have two levels on the texture change menu – since you still have the possibility of changing the texture of the bed frame.

If your question wasn’t on the list and you couldn’t find the answer here, please use the contact page or contact Auryn Beorn or Lyyric Fei inworld.

You can also check the other two pages in Customer Service: General or Troubleshooting.