Posted by: Fred | April 6, 2019

NDS Remote Plug-in for IDNG

General Description

I am pleased to announce my new NDS Remote Plug-in for the Image Display and Notecard Giver (IDNG). This plug-in enables you to load your textures and notecards (or any type of inventory item) into a central NDS Server instead of (or in addition to) the IDNG. This means you can update all of your in-world IDNG’s (grid wide) from an NDS Server rather than running around and updating each IDNG separately. The Plug-in is available from my in-world store or the MarketPlace.

NOTE: This is a plug-in ONLY. The Image Display & Notecard Giver (IDNG) and Networked Distribution Systerm (NDS) are sold separately and are available from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace (IDNG or NDS). You must own NDS version 1.5.8 (or later) and IDNG version 1.4.2 (or later) in order to use this plug-in. Version updates for the NDS and IDNG are free and can be obtained by using the SK Product Updater included with those products.

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Posted by: Fred | April 6, 2019

Image Display & Notecard Giver (IDNG)

Description

I am pleased to announce my new Image Display and Notecard Giver (IDNG). The purpose of the IDNG is to display a sequence of images (textures) and give out a notecard corresponding to the currently displayed image. Applications include product advertising, performer and DJ promotion, etc.

The IDNG consists of a base (root prim) and a set of image display and frame prims. It can display a sequence of images above the base corresponding to the textures in its root prim’s Contents. It can also give out a notecards from the root prim’s Contents corresponding the currently displayed image. Display and transition parameters can be set on the !Config notecard and can also be changed via a popup dialog menu that is accessible to the owner and authorized administrators. Administrators do not need to have the owner’s mod permissions.

NOTE: There is also an NDS Remote Plug-in available (sold separately)
from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace that enables you to load your textures and notecards into a central NDS Server instead of (or in addition to) the IDNG. This means you can update all of your in-world IDNG’s (grid wide) from an NDS Server rather than running around and updating each IDNG separately. The NDS (Networked Distribution System) is sold separately and is available from my in-world store or the SL Marketplace.

Parameters (!Config notecard and operator’s menu)

BaseVisible: YES or NO to make base (root prim) visible or invisible.
ImageChangeRate: Number of seconds that each image is displayed.
ImageFadeTime: Cross-fade transition time, in seconds, between images.
ImageRPM: Rotation rate of the image in revolutions per minute (RPM).
ImageHeight: Vertical size of image in meters.
ImageWidth: Horizontal size of image in meters.
ImagePosition: Number of meters above base center to image center.
ImageOpacity: Opacity/transparency of image. 0.0 is transparent, 1.0 is opaque.
ImageGlow: Glow of image. 0.0 is no glow. 1.0 is full glow.
ImageFullBright: YES to set image to full bright. NO to turn off full bright (will be affected by ambient light).

Additional parameters (!Config notecard only)

AdminList: Name(s) of authorized administrator(s). Not changeable from menu).
ServerCode: Identifier code for the associated NDS Server. Applicable only if the NDS Remote Plug-in is installed in the IDNG.

The IDNG is available from my in-world SK Showroom or the Marketplace.

Posted by: Fred | March 16, 2019

Recent Product Updates

Kiosk owners can get free Master and Remote kiosk update kits by using the “Update” button on your kiosk or from my Updates and Upgrades vendor at my in-world store. Once you get the update kit (separate kits for master and remote kiosks), simply rez the kit near the kiosk and select Update > Peform from the kiosk menu. That’s it! The kit will automatically update your kiosk’s scripts to the latest versions and will not alter your current subscriber list in the kiosk.

For all other products, the original delivery box includes an SK Product Updater. Rez the Updater and touch it and you will be sent the latest version of the product.

You can view the latest buyer guides and version list here.

Recent Updates

Master Kiosk (Release 17.3): This update adds additional support for the Online Sender’s AutoSync function. It now also sends update messages to the Online Sender when adding or removing subscribers from the Edit List function or the API.

Online Sender (Version 1.08.4): This update adds additional support for the AutoSync function as described above. Also includes some bug fixes to reduce the liklihood the Online Sender will go FAULTED during initialization or AutoSync updates, especially when operating multiple Online Senders at the same time and/or operating in sims that already have a lot of script lag.

SK Greeter V5 (Version 5.07.7): This update is a complete redesign of the Greeter, adding many new features and options. Click to get SK Greeter Instructions

The Creative Publisher Kit (Version 2.18.8.20) and The Creative Publisher Lite Kit (Version 1.0.2): Fixed problem where links were not clickable in Singularity viewer popup dialog boxes. Links are now shown in both dialog boxes and local chat where they are clickable.

Greeting Advisor HUD (Version 1.7.2) and Greeting Advisor HUD Plus (Version 1.7.2): Added option to display a comma separated list of avatars in response to the “Show” buttons. This allows you to greet all ungreeted avatars in a single chat line by copying/pasting this list.

SK Tip/Info Board Kits (Prim and TouchPoint versions 1.6.1): Fixed problem where links were not clickable in Singularity viewer popup dialog boxes. Links are now shown in both dialog boxes and local chat where they are clickable.

Posted by: Fred | October 11, 2018

Greeting Advisor HUDs

During busy times in clubs, concerts, venues and events, hosts and hostesses may have a difficult time remembering who they have and have not greeted. The purpose of the Greeting Advisor HUD is to assist them in performing this duty. The HUD keeps track of who is currently present and whether or not the HUD owner has chatted a greeting key word or phrase to them. At any time, the HUD owner can ask the HUD for a list of currently present avatars that have or have not been greeted. This enables the host/hostess to easily keep track of who they have and have not greeted while allowing them to send personalized greetings rather than automatically issuing a canned greeting to new arrivals.

The “Plus” version can also be used to give items to avatars. Drop one or more items into the HUD’s Contents. They can be any type of item (e.g. notecards, landmarks, objects, textures, etc.). You must have copy and transfer permissions, however the items can have any next owner permissions. Select the “Give to Greeted”, “Give to Not Greeted”, or :”Give to All” button to give the items to the selected list of avatars. If there are a lot of avatars and/or a lot of items, it can take some time. About 2 seconds per item per avatar. You can terminate the giving process at any time by selecting the “Stop Giving” button.

The Greeting Advisor and Greeting Advisor Plus HUDs can be purchased from my in-world store here or from the Second Life Marketplace (Greeting Advisor or Greeting Advisor Plus)

NOTE: if you want to be able to give items in the HUD’s Contents to a specific avatar, give them a web link, offer them a SL Group invitation, subscribe them to your Subscriber Kiosk, or say/shout a message in public chat, check out my Avatar Select and Give HUD.

Posted by: Fred | January 16, 2018

New Link to General Product Information

Go to the documentation page and click on the SK Buyer’s Guides and Version List link under General Product Information. This will take you to a Google Drive folder that contains the latest Buyer’s Guides and Product Version list. The Buyer’s Guides provide brief descriptions of all Subscriber Kiosk standard and specialty products. The Product Version lists lets you compare your product versions with the latest releases. If you need need a version update, you can use the Product Updater included in your product’s delivery box. If you have an older version that did not include a Product Updater, send me an IM and I will forward one to you. Note that Master and Remote kiosks do not have Product Updaters. They have built-in “Update” buttons.

Posted by: Fred | September 7, 2016

Product Delivery (PD) HUD Kit

pd-hud-box-art

General Description

I am pleased to announce the release of my new Product Delivery (PD) HUD Kit. It provides the scripts, example HUD and instructions needed to make a PD HUD that delivers your products to customers. You put your products in the HUD and sell it via an in-world vendor or on the Marketplace. When a customer wears the HUD, they can click on a button that will deliver the products contained in the HUD to their inventory. The delivery folder will have the same name as the HUD. They can also click on HUD buttons to get popups for web links (URL), Join your SL Group, Subscribe to your Subscriber Kiosk, get a specified item (e.g. notecard, landmark, etc.), or to detach the HUD.

Create your own custom HUD or start with the included design. Easy setup. No notecards. You can configure with any number of buttons and/or button functions. Detailed instructions included.

Permission License

  • You must set the scripts next owner permissions to no-mod (already set), copy, no-transfer.
  • You must set the HUD’s next owner permissions to no-mod, copy, no-transfer.
  • You are not allowed to sell or give away the scripts unless they are installed in the PD HUD and their next owner permissions are set to no-mod, copy, no-transfer.

NOTE: No-copy items cannot be delivered in a folder or when the HUD is worn. No-copy items can only be delivered when HUD is rezzed on the floor. This is due to restrictions in the LSL scripting language.

The PD HUD can be purchased from the SL Marketplace or from the vendor in the Subscriber Kiosk Showroom.

Posted by: Fred | July 8, 2016

The Creative Publisher “Lite”

The Creaative Publisher Lite Box Art 2

I am pleased to announce the release of The Creative Publisher Lite. It is a low cost (only L$250), entry level publishing system with easy setup but limited customization capabilities. Please check out the full featured version of The Creative Publisher for the ultimate in customizable, interactive publication creation.

The Creative Publisher Lite enables you to easily create and publish catalogs, magazines, books, newsletters, advertisements, event announcements, tutorials, training manuals, brochures, or anything else your mind can dream up. The Creative Publisher Lite Kit includes everything you need to create and distribute your own publications, other than the offline graphics programs you probably already have (e.g. PhotoShop, Gimp, PowerPoint, etc.). Nothing extra to buy to make distributable copies with both copy and transfer permissions

Key features of The Creative Publisher Lite include the following:

  • Unlimited number of pages.
  • Realistic page turning visual and audible effects.
  • Capability to create publications with both copy and transfer next owner permissions.
  • Can be rezzed on the floor or worn as a HUD.
  • Easy setup.
    • Drop in license script and set next owner permissions
    • Apply your own cover and spine textures
    • Edit !Config notecard to customize as desired
    • Drop in your page textures
    • Optionally drop in items to give out, e.g. notecard, landmark, object.
  • Simple operation: Touch pages to turn, touch cover to open book or get popup menu
  • Popup menu functions:
    • Turn to first, last or any specific page
    • Shut (close) the publication
    • Re-size the publication
    • Give out a notecard, landmark and/or object
    • Give link to join your Second Life Group.
    • Subscribe to your Subscriber Kiosk
    • Go to your website.

The Creative Publisher Lite Kit also includes a detailed tutorial that provides a step-by-step guide to creating your own publications. Since this tutorial was made with The Creative Publisher Lite, it also serves as an example of how to implement most of the features listed above. Please study this tutorial carefully before trying to create your own publication. It will save you a great deal of time. You can also get just Tutorial/Demo free before you decide whether or not to buy the kit.

The Creative Publisher Lite is available from the SL Marketplace or in world. A free demo version is also available. For detailed documentation, go here.

For those who need more customization options to create truly interactive publications, please check out the full version of The Creative Publisher.

Posted by: Fred | June 18, 2016

The Creative Publisher

The Creative Publisher Kit

The Creative Publisher is a set of scripts, documentation (including an interactive tutorial made with The Creative Publisher), tools, and an empty starter book that enables you to create and publish interactive catalogs, magazines, books, newsletters, advertisements, event announcements, tutorials, training manuals, brochures, or anything else your mind can dream up. The publications you create can be extensively customized via notecards to give your customers a unique shopping or learning experience. The Creative Publisher Kit includes everything you need to create and distribute your own publications, other than the offline graphics programs you probably already have (e.g. PhotoShop, Gimp, PowerPoint, etc.). Nothing extra to buy to make distributable copies.

Key features of The Creative Publisher include many that are not found in any other book/magazine publishing systems:

  • Page textures can be specified by texture name, uuid, or encrypted uuid (with optional encryption accessory).
  • You can show web media on a page by replacing texture name/uuid with the URL of the web page.
  • TouchPoint technology that allows you to define as many touch-triggered actions per page as you want.
  • Each page can have a unique set of touch-triggered actions.
    You can also define right and left tabs with touch-triggered actions that apply to the entire publication.
  • Choose any combination of the following touch-triggered action types for any page and/or tab:
    • PAGE: Turn directly to next, previous, first, last, or any specific page.
    • MENU: Pops up a menu box with up to 12 buttons you define. Buttons can trigger any other action type.
    • TP: Teleports the user directly to a specified landmark.
    • INFO, LM or OBJ: Gives the user a notecard, landmark or object.
    • SERVER: Gives the user an item from an NDS Server (sold separately)
    • URL: Pops up a “Go to page” web link.
    • PROFILE: Display a popup with a link to the specified avatar’s profile.
    • ONLINE: Displays the online/offline status of the specified avatar.
    • EMAIL: Allows user to send an email to the specified address.
    • JOIN: Displays link to your SL Group where they can join.
    • SUBSCRIBE: Sends a subscribe request to your Subscriber Kiosk.
    • HEIGHT: Allows user to change the size of the publication.
    • OPEN or CLOSE: Opens or closes the publication.
    • SERVER: Requests an item from an NDS Server (sold separately)
    • RESTART: Restarts the publication in the default configuration.

Your publication can be worn as a HUD or rezzed on the ground. Users simply touch a page or tab in one of the touch sensitive areas (called TouchPoints) you set up to trigger an associated action (see list above). For example, they can touch to be teleported directly to an associated landmark. Direct teleporting is a better way to get customers into your store or venue than simply giving them a landmark that can get lost in their inventory, although you can set a TouchPoint to deliver a landmark if you prefer.  The publications you create can be sold or given others with either copy OR transfer permissions (Limited Distribution License), or both copy AND transfer permissions (Unlimited Distribution License).

The Creative Publisher Kit also includes a detailed tutorial that provides a step-by-step guide to creating your own interactive publications. Since this tutorial was made with The Creative Publisher, it also serves as an example of how to implement most of the features listed above. Please study this tutorial carefully before trying to create your own publication. It will save you a great deal of time. You can also get just Tutorial/Demo free before you decide whether or not to buy the full kit. See Related Items.

The following optional accessories are also available separately:

  • Texture Encryptor: Provides encrypted uuids for your textures to prevent users from accessing them.
  • Page Organizer HUD: An interactive HUD that shows page thumbnails and allows you to cut, paste, copy, and insert page textures and list texture uuids (with or without encryption).
  • Networked Distribution System (NDS): A server based system with remote kiosk for distributing free items such as magazines, catalogs, gifts, demos, etc. Can be used with The Creative Publisher or as a stand-alone system

The Creative Publisher is available now from both my in-world store as well as the Marketplace. A free tutorial/demo (no-transfer) is also available so you can try before you buy.

You can get detailed documentation here.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Posted by: Fred | June 18, 2016

Networked Distribution System (NDS)

NDS Box Art

The Networked Distribution System (NDS) is an ideal solution for distributing kiosks where people can get your free magazines, catalogs, or other publication as well as other items such notecards, landmarks, product updates, gifts, demos, etc.  They can also get links to your websites, SL Marketplace store, or profile page and can send you an email or check your online status. You can even set it to display interactive web media (media-on-prim).

The NDS Server can also accept remote GIVE requests from publications created with The Creative Publisher (sold separately). This feature enables you to set up your publications with buttons for users to touch to get the latest version of the publication (or other publications, gifts, notecards, etc.) you put in your NDS Server.  The combination of the NDS and The Creative Publisher is a highly flexible and effective marketing tool.

The NDS Server includes a logging and reporting capability. You can specify which types of actions you want it to log. It will also log the locations of Remotes. You can get a list of logged actions and Remote locations via private chat or email. Emails can be set to be sent automatically whenever the log memory is full so that action records are not lost.

The NDS includes the following components:

  • NDS Remotes (9 styles): Copyable, transferable information kiosks where people can get items and information stored in your NDS Server.
  • NDS Server: A copyable, non-transferable server where you store the items and information accessible from associated NDS Remotes.

You put all the information and inventory items into the NDS Server. The NDS Server contains a Config notecard where you specify what is available via the NDS Remote(s), as well as the texture to be shown on the Remote(s) and the touch sensitive areas on face(s) of the Remote (TouchPoints). TouchPoint technology gives you complete flexibility to customize the appearance and functionality of the NDS Remotes, and change it all from the associated NDS Server without having to go to or replace any NDS Remotes.

TouchPoint triggered actions on a Remote can include any combination of the following:

GIVE: Deliver the selected item (e.g. notecard, landmark, gift, demo, etc.) from the Server.
URL: Give the user a link to a website via a popup with a Go to Page button.
JOIN: Give the user a link to your Second Life Group’s Info page where they can join.
SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE: Subscribe or Unsubscribe the user to your Subscriber Kiosk (sold separately)
PROFILE: Gives the user a popup with a link to the specified avatar’s profile page.
ONLINE: Show the online status of the specified avatar in chat and in a popup.
EMAIL: Allows the user to compose and send an email to the specified email address
MEDIA: Displays dynamic web media on the specified prim (link) and face.

The Networked Distribution System (NDS) is available now from both my in-world store as well as the Marketplace. A free tutorial/demo (no-transfer) is also available so you can try before you buy.

You can get detailed documentation here.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

NOTE: The NDS is NOT a networked vendor system. It does not sell things or support financial transactions.

Posted by: Fred | December 13, 2015

Teleporting Catalog HUD Making Kit

Teleport Catalog HUD Kit Box Art

I am pleased to announce the release of my new Teleporting Catalog HUD Making Kit.

Do you currently use one of the many Second Life catalog, magazine or book creation systems? They all let you display your products and flip through the pages. Some include a few other features. But do you wish it had more features and more ways to customize it to make your customers’ experience better and drive more customers to your store? For example:

  • Do you wish your customers could click on an item in your catalog and be teleported directly to that item in your store from anywhere on the grid?
  • Do you wish you could put any number of clickable action buttons on any catalog page(s) to give a notecard, landmark, object, profile link, or website URL?
  • Do you wish your customers could click on an action button on any page to send you an email?
  • Do you wish your customers could click on an action button on any page to join your SL Group or subscribe to your Subscriber Kiosk?
  • Do you wish your catalog could be organized into categories and subcategories (i.e. multi-level, hierarchical structure)?
  • Do you wish your customers could click on a category or subcategory and skip directly to that page instead of turning pages one at a time?
  • Do you wish your customers could minimize or maximize your catalog HUD with a single click so it doesn’t block their view?
  • Do you wish you could customize the size, shape and texture of each page of your catalog?
  • Do you wish you could customize the size, shape, quantity and location of action buttons on each page of your catalog?
  • Do you wish you could have an unlimited number of pages in your catalog?
  • Do you wish your catalog had smart texture pre-loading so your customers don’t have to wait for new pages to rez?
  • Do you wish your catalog creation system let you make copies that you can sell or give away directly to customers?
  • Do you wish you could make and distribute as many different catalogs as you want without having to purchase anything else?
  • Do you wish the catalog was only one prim?
  • Do you wish you could have all of this for a price competitive with much less capable catalog HUD makers?

If so, then you need my Teleporting Catalog HUD Making Kit. It is available now from both my in-world store as well as the Marketplace. It is also available as a demo (no-transfer) so you can try before you buy.

You can get detailed documentation here.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

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