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Written by Skidz Tweak   
Monday, 27 September 2010 05:13

 

Package your creations in one grid and have it work in all grids without any modifications!

Skidz Partz Open PackIt is a packaging system for boxing up larger builds. The biggest advantage to Open PackIt is that every script needed to unpack the package is open source. This means it becomes possible to package your build in one grid and move it to another. It also uses special techniques to capture and maintain all the data position points so when you import it into another grid it will just work! This will work with any build you have made!

Note: To import your items into a different grid, you will have to use import and export tool such as Stored Inventory, formerly known as Second Inventory.

Features


• All unpacking scripts are open source

• Perfect for exporting to other grids

• Will work in other grids without any work on your end

• Easy-to-use

• Move the package and the items rezzed follow

• Quickly remove all the rezzing scripts from a build

• Detailed rezzing instructions for your customers, just substitute your company and creation names


Items in this package


- ::Skidz Partz - Packet Read Me - This is this notecard. You would not want to inlude it with packages

- BuildingScript - Notecard - This is a notecard of the script that you place in your builds. See instructions below for more details.

- Rezzer1 - Notecard - This is a notecard of the script that rezzes up your building. Again see instructions below for more details.

- Rezzer2 - Notecard - This is a notecard of the second script that rezzes up your building. Again see instructions below for more details.


Before You Get Started!


Before you get started you should take the time to make yourself the creator of the OpenSource Scripts. This ensured that you will be able to import and export without issues.

Short Version:

1. Create three scripts in the package you purchased

2. Name them "BuildingScript", "Rezzer1", & "Rezzer2" EXACTLY

3. Change the next owner permissions of each script to Copy, No Modify, No Transfer

4. Copy the text from the notecards with similar names into each one

5. Unpack into your inventory

Long Version:

1. Drop the object "Skidz Partz - Open PackIt" onto the ground

2. Right click and edit the object and open the Content Tab

3. Click the "New Script" button three times to make three new scripts inside the box

4. Rename the first one "BuildingScript" without the quotes, of course

5. Rename the second one "Rezzer1"

6. Rename the third script "Rezzer2"

7. Change the next owner permissions of each script to Copy, No Modify, No Transfer

8. Open the notecard "BuildingScript - Notecard"

9. On your keyboard hit CTRL+A to select all the text

10. Now on your keyboard, hit CTRL+C to copy the text in the notecard

11. Now close the notecard

12. Open the script you made named "BuildingScript"

13. Hit CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all the text

14. Hit CTRL+V to paste in the text copied from the notecard

15. Now hit CTRL+S to save the script

16. Close the script; we are now one third the way there!

17. Open the notecard "Rezzer1 - Notecard"

18. On your keyboard hit CTRL+A. This will select all the text

19. Now on your keyboard hit CTRL+C to copy the text in the notecard

20. Now close the Notecard

21. Open the script you made named "Rezzer1"

22. Hit CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all the text

23. Hit CTRL+V to paste in the text copied from the notecard

24. Now hit CTRL+S to save the script

25. Close the script; we are now two thirds the way there!

26. Open the notecard "Rezzer2 - Notecard"

27. On your keyboard hit CTRL+A to select all the text

28. Now on your keyboard hit CTRL+ C to copy the text in the notecard

29. Now close the notecard

30. Open the script you made named "Rezzer2"

31. Hit CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all the text

32. Hit CTRL+V to paste in the text copied from the notecard

33. Now hit CTRL+S to save the script

34. Close the script

35. Now right click on the package and choose "Open" from the menu

36. Now click "Copy to Inventory"


How to Package up a Build


Quick Version

1. Create a box to pack the build in.

2. Drag the script "BuildingScript" into every root prim of your build

3. Drag the scripts "Rezzer1", "Rezzer2", "Recorder", & "BuildingScript" into the package

4. Create 2 notecards. Name one "RezData", and the other "Unpack Help"

5. Drag them into the package.

5. Touch the package and choose "Record from the menu"

6. Copy the text it gives you into the notecard "RezData".

7. Take a copy of every item you placed script in on step 1.

8. Drop those items into your package and take a copy of the package

9. Touch the package and choose Finished from the menu.

10. All done.

Long Version

1. Drop the build you wish to package up onto the ground

2. Position a box to use as the package, keeping in mind that when you rez your build from the box, the positioning will be based on the offset of this box’s location

3. Drop the scripts "Recorder", "Rezzer1", "Rezzer2" & "BuildingScript" into this package

4. Create a notecard named "RezData" in your inventory

5. Drag the notecard from your Inventory into the package

6. Create a notecard named "Unpack Help" in your inventory

7. Drag the notecard from your Inventory into the package

This is the notecard someone would recieve when they choose help from the menu.

You may wish to copy the text from "Unpack Help - Notecard"

8. Touch the new package, and choose "Script" from the menu; keep the script it gives you

9. Drop this script into every Root prim of the build you want to package

The root prim is highlighted in yellow when selected. You will need to use the Edit Linked Parts option in the Build Window. Drop the required contents into the Content Window to ensure they are correctly placed.

10. Click your package and from the menu choose Record; wait

11. It will then ask you if your are ready for the data; choose "Yes" from the menu

12. You will see a bunch of text in your local chat window; copy everything below the line:

Please copy the COMPLETE text below this line into the notecard "RezData" in your package

To select all the text click and drag your mouse over it in the local chat window

To copy the text hit CTRL+C on your keyboard.

13. Paste the text just copied into the notecard "RezData" and save and close it

14. Now right click on each linked set in your build and take a copy one at a time

15. Drop each one of those items into your package

16. Take a copy of your package

17. Move away from your original package a little and drop the one you just took out

18. Touch it and choose from the menu finish

19. Touch it and from the menu choose "Rez"

20. You can now look over the results and insure you didn't miss anything by mistake

If you did miss something by mistake you can de-rez this one and go back to the original to correct the mistake

21. Once you are happy, de-rez the build and take it; that is your finished product


Transfering your build to another grid


Since you are the creator of all the scripts in the package you can transfer it to other girds using tools such as Second Inventory. After you have it transfered to another gird there are some small things you need to do. Mostly turn back on the scripts. To do this:

1. Drop your package out on the ground.

2. Right click and edit your package.

3. In your viewer click Tools/Set scripts to running in selected.

This will turn on the scripts in the package, but not the scripts inside the objects inside

4. Now touch the package and choose Rez from the menu.

This will rez the items, but since the scripts are not on, they won't move into place.

5. Select all the items it rezzed and in your viewer click Tools/Set script to running in selected

6. Take each object back into your inventory now

7. Replace the objects in your package with the ones you just took

8. Rez the package again to test it and ensure everything is working correctly

Note if you are importing into Second Life, you can use Tools/Save object back to object content instead of doing step 6 and 7. But I found it does not work in other grids.


Q & A


Q- I have finished my package, but want to go back and record more. Can I do this?

A- Yes, just drop back in the "Recorder" script to undo the finish.

Q- So this exports my builds to other grids?

A- No, this has many scripts in it, that can be used to box up items. All scripts in it that are needed to rez a boxed item are opensource. That means you will be the creator of these scripts, and have mod rights which is required from many application that export objects from and to second life. So you can use other applications to export your package to other grids using tools like Second Inventory.

Q- It says full perms but the recorder script is copy only.

A- This is correct. The recorder script is only needed when packaing up the build. It is not needed to rez the build. For this reason it is Copy only.


Copyright (C) 2011 Skidz Partz LLC

This software/script is licensed to the purchaser of the Skidz Partz PackIt System.

As the purchaser of the Skidz Partz - PackIt System you are allowed to:

• Distribute this software/script for the purpose of packaging large builds

• Modify it to meet your needs for your package

• Import the software/script into any other grid

• Make the software/script with you as the creator of the script

As the purchaser of the Skidz Partz - PackIt System you are NOT allowed to:

• Resell this software as a stand-alone package or as a collection with other software/script(s)

• Distribute this script with modify permissions

• Remove this statement from the top of the scripts

• Use all or a portion of this software/script in your own packaging system

This license is covered by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as set by United States copyright law. Infringement upon these terms will be pursued to the highest extent of the law.


For customer support, please contact Skidz Tweak or Alayna Hutson.


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