2012年12月1日

[sau]FAQ

Online manual/Troubleshooter

(I'm a noob coder so I couldn't make the informations collapsible.Please use Ctrl+F to search the keyword you are looking for.Sorry for the inconvenience)

Common issue:
The animation is broken: 
1,You might assigned animation to the wrong state.Please rezz the updater to get a new bike from server .Or you can follow the keywords, like "Idle" is for "Idle state".
2,If you "shrink" or sit on the wrong place when driving ,you may messed up the positions of animations, It's very easy to fix in all [sau] bikes because animations are seamless and have the same axis point. Please get on the bike, click positions, Idle, use the menu get the right position, then click "Tools->Pos2All" ,it will re-sync all animations with idle's position.


The bike model is seems broken into pieces:
Sometimes when the bike change animation state from park to drive, or drive to park, some parts will looks like stay in the wrong place, this is a bug caused by lags from the region server, a simple right click on the bike will help.


The color menu doesn't work(for most bikes that has color menu):
The color menu is for second life basic colors, it's ugly and I decide use pre-rendered textures instead of color menu. Please use graphic->paint instead. 

How to use updater:
Simply rezz or wear the updater and you'll receive the latest version of the bike from server.
Sometimes server may have network issue so if you tried many times and still didn't get the bike ,please contact me and I'll send you directly. 

Decay when press and hold forward/W key:
Vehicles under second life physic engine uses decay to control the speed  so you won’t run too fast if you press and hold forward.There is a way to reduce the decay but affects the other values a lot and will makes vehicles very slow and buggy in bad network connection.It’s a compromise to use decay. But you can turn on the Turbo to make the bike smoother.If you really really want a bike without decay in ultra low speed.You can contact me and I’ll adjust for you :)

Avatar height issue:
Sometimes if you have a very tall avatar you'll have some physic issue on the bike.
To solve this issue please resize the bike bigger.And if you can't reach the handle bar and foot plate at the same time please adjust your arm length or leg length.All animations for my bikes are created with default avatar shape so I'm pretty sure you can reach them at the same time.
From HAYA II I used a new technology which can let you ignore the height issue .




How to...
Resize: Options->Advanced->Resize
Sound sets: Options->Advanced->Sounds->Select a  sound set.
Animation: Position-> Select  an animation and adjust
Change paints: Options->Graphic->paint->Select  a part->Next
Change colors: Same to change paints, the color menu on the graphic is second life basic color ,it's very ugly so I use rendered texture instead of colors.
Hide the shadow under bike: (May need update,if the bike you own doesnt updated this feature yet please contact me) Options->Hide/show

Shine changes:Opions->Graphic->Shine (Not every bike has this feature)
Controls editing: Options->Controls->Gears,Brake,Banking,Steering,Skid etc.
Rename: Options->Advanced->Rename
Change Shift Style: Options->Advanced->Shift Style
Update: Rezz or wear your "updater" in the box and you will get the newest version.
Reboot: Options->Advanced->Reboot
Automatic Transmission: Options->Automatic


Custom Paint: We don’t use KCPaint anymore.Here’s the new way to paint your bikes: input  /channel UUID ,for example, /214 ce1bdce8-64c1-6ab1-0f0e-857e53e5ea1d to change the paint for NEMESIS. Please update your bike to the latest version to use this feature.

Template download and Channel list: Please come to in-world store to download.

Paint Can/Paint system: wear the paint can or rezz the paint system near your vehicle.Click to change themes. 




Basic Controls:
-Press W/S/A/D(or arrow keys) for controlling 
-Press E/C to change gear (Changeable to shift+A/D)
-Press AS/DS at the same time in high speed to drift 
-Press WS at the same time for boosting 
-Press SC at the same time for burnout 
-Press SE at the same time for rev 
-Press EC at the same time to wheelie


For cars:
-Press Shift+A/D for drifting



Informations for adjusting bikes:

Please note: Most adjustment requires reboot to apply. You may not able to test them on the demo.

VelMult: Multiplier for steering power, for example ,if the steering power is 100 and VelMult is 1.1, so when you press and hold the A/D left/right button ,the steering power will be 100->110->121..... You can increase it to get the sharper steering or reduce it to make the steering smoother.
also due the second life limits ,steering has its smallest angle, so basically VelMult or steering has a limit.
Skid: This option will make the bike looks more natural when you do steering and drifting.Increase skid will makes the bike more slipping like riding on the wet road (or even ice), reduce skid will gives you reliable road holding.
Gravity: This option will simply makes the bike heavier or lighter, heavier bike has better riding experience on the ground and lighter will makes the bike can fly across the ramp. If you reduce the gravity too much the bike will floating in the air.range from 1~4.
Banking:  banking is the banking angle when you steering(turning left or right), it doesn't affects to the turning like the real life so you can adjust whatever you want.
Turbo:A multiplier for the gear.


Additional technic information(if you want to know):
My virtual motorcycles are designed to be low-lag, low GPU/memory costs: They doesn't has the features which will bring a lot of lags like couple/animations script or animated parts,their script time are all around 800~1000ms, only 7~13 1024*1024(scaled from 2048*2048 or 4096*4096)24bit  jpg textures used(will be convert to jpg2000 by SL's server) and most of visible details are rendered by a higher LOD.Most of my bikes used around 50~100k polygons  and no overlapping UVs to use the baked texture instead of SL's shader completely .

Advises for create your own tracks:
Regular prims track is still a good idea because it loads fast and have perfect physic shapes.But there are something you may want to take a look:
Path cut Ramp:If you want to build a perfect ramp, do not use path cut box,the reason is still unknown but after hundreds times of test,please avoid to use cut box on your track.
Profile cut Tube:Please avoid to use profile cut tube.The reason is unknown too.
Sculpted prim Parts: The physic shape of sculpted prim are sphere or ellipsoid,if you really,really want to use sculpt prim parts to build a track…put some transparent regular prims under it then.
Bad quality mesh Parts: Actually all original mesh roads I seen in SL works pretty good so far.Just some obvious internet free 3d models the ripper doesnt has knowledge about making physic shapes so take care.






Full version and Lite version:
From April,2015 I started to join some event and made some affordable lite versions of my new bikes.Let me explain here because some customer were asking the difference between them:
Lite version: Low price(298~398 often,depends on the event), fixed theme/color/paint, basic animations, no supports, only appears in events. 
Full version: just like my other bikes in store, comes with multiple themes, colors,number plates, parts, more animations(parking animations etc), second life-time supports(like you want to replace the script data with another bike). exclusive gifts.

Some full version bike I’m going to make in future will have some difference in model compare to lite version ,like turning lights, mirrors or some decoration parts. Full version include everything of lite version. When the event ends ,lite version will no longer available to purchase but full version will comes out .

Customer rewards:
It depends on the amount of L$ you spent in my store.Youll receive the discounted L$ after purchase IN-WORLD from server automatically.
All purchases include marketplace purchases will be count in your profile.You can click any vendor in my store and choose discount to check your current status.
Server records every selling since Jan,2011. But sometimes it broke so if you not sure about if your status is correct.Show me the [sau] products you owned in world to me and Ill help you with it manually.
Customer rewards provide max 50% discounts for every products in [sau] second-life-time for him/herself.There are over 40 customers reached highest level already so I guess its pretty fair so far :)


Q&A:
They are actually asked by customers:
Q1:I messed up my bike,what I do?
A1:Rezz the updater to get a new one.

Q2:Where I can know about updates?
A2:Please join my group [sau]Motors and I will send notice when new version releases.

Q3:I heard mesh vehicles is not good for riding, Prim/Sculpt prim is better,is it true?
A3:All prim/sculpted prim/mesh has Physic shapes.It's invisible(But you can check with render metadata) and affect your riding experience. Regular prim's physic shape is itself and sculpt prim's physic shape is a ball in its scale.If somebody didn't adjust his physic shapes well ,It's true. I adjust physic shapes carefully so it's not true in [sau]products.

Q4:Can I do custom paints?
A4:Working in progress.Mesh has customized UV so It's much harder to retexture than sculpt.

Q5: I found a bug!
A5:Please update first and see if it's fixed already.If not, please let me know.

Q6:Can I mod it?
A6:Sorry, most of my vehicles uses linked message and animated linked part for reduce script running time.If you unlink the vehicle it will mess up.

Q7:Do you do custom paint?
A7:Depends,Please ask me in-world with details and Ill get you back.

Q8:Does RP sims allows your bike ?Is your bike laggy?
A8:Yes, most RP sims allow my bikes. they are low land impact and not really laggy.

Q9:I love your bikes!
A9:If you bought in marketplace,you can rate it to let more ppl knows  :)

Q10: I hate your bikes!
A10:Please let me know if there's something I can do for you.

Q11:You use ripped model from games or model made by others?
A11:No, absolutely not. They are all legal ,original models.
Some blueprints and references I used not made by myself because I don't have a chance to take references for them. Sometimes if you see somebody's model looks like mine,we may used same blueprint from blueprint/3DCAD websites. And Yes I have all license for materials/references I used. From 2013 I started design my own too.
No I don't make a honda, a harley davidson motorcyle.All virtual "motocycles"(3DCG models and textures) and [sau](a virtual brand)—even those based on real motorcycles — are entirely fictional and poorly impersonated.Linden dollars is not a fiat currency in any country.All I sell in real life are virtual currency and service.

Q12:Are you vandelo/somebody else?
A12:No I'm not .You see my name as creator for his furnitures because he used my mesh part contains scripts as root prim.I make full perm custom sculpts/mesh/texture/animations so I may not the real creator of stuffs you bought in-world/marketplace,please make sure.


Also here's some video showed on my youtube channel too :http://www.youtube.com/user/NiRMcBride/videos

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