Step 02 : Avatar Movement (Walk, Run, Jump, Fly)

Before we can do anything, let's find our feet.

STUDY THE IMAGES ROTATING ABOVE

Hover over the image above to pause it.
Use the arrows to get to a specific set of instructions!

You can physically move and control your avatar using your mouse or your computer keyboard.



 MOVING WITH YOUR MOUSE


 To open the VIEWER MOVEMENT PANEL

02-move-control-panelTOOLBAR: Move Control Button
button-move-control
or

PULL-DOWN MENU:  "Avatar", then choose "Move Controls".

The arrows are your directional movement controls,
the buttons along the bottom are your modes.


MOVING with your KEYBOARD


02-arrowkeysARROW KEYS (or WASD)
PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN KEYS (or E and C)

Tap and Hold Arrow Keys to WALK or TURN in that direction;

Double Tap and Hold Arrow Keys to RUN;

Tap Page Up to Jump;

Hold Page Up and Page Down to FLY and STOP FLYING;


Which movement control option works better for you?


Go ahead and practice a little bit but come back here when you are done.

**If you are having trouble seeing around you, might want to do Steps 03 and 04 before practicing your movement skills.

VWSG Step #03: We are going to introduce you to your eyes (camera movement) so you can see where you are going and what is happening all around you.  Did you know you actually do have eyes in the back of your head?

VWSG Step #04: And then we are going to show you how to operate your ears (media and sound controls), so you can hear everything around you...or how to turn it off if you want silence instead!


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EXTRA CREDIT BONUS FUN
Get Your Wings


 You don't have to wear wings to fly in virtual worlds, but it is fun to do so sometimes.  To accept and wear your wings, follow these instructions.

>> "Touch" (left click) the RED BALL and choose "Copy to Inventory" when asked if you want the item.

>> Open Inventory (Learn more in VWSG Step #09)

3 ways to open your Inventory Control Panel
TOOLBAR:   suitcase  Suitcase Icon
KEYSTROKES: CNTRL+I
PULL-DOWN MENU: Avatar / Inventory

02-inventory-wings>> Open RECENT Tab (Second Tab across the top)

>> Open the "Get Free Angel Wings" Folder;

> Right Click on Angel Mesh Wings and choose ADD.

02-angel-wings

To remove the wings them, RIGHT CLICK on the wings themselves or in your inventory folder, and choose DETACH.


bonusEXTRA CREDIT BONUS TIP
Double Click on Land - Teleport to Location


Sometimes it is helpful to move to another location quickly.  You can do this by setting up a simple preference that allows you to double click land and instantly teleport to that spot.  This option is ESPECIALLY HELPFUL for NEWBIES who tend to get caught up in strange places.  If this happens to you, you can use your camera controls to move to another location, double click the land and voila! Instant solution. (You will learn all about your camera controls at the next checkpoint!)

OPEN PREFERENCES PANEL

 

Left Column:  MOVE & VIEW

Top Tabs: MOVEMENT

Center Body: DOUBLE CLICK ON LAND: TELEPORT TO CLICKED POINT (check the box!)

Don't forget to Apply/OK to save your changes!

NOTE:  A land owner can specify a landing point.   If this is the case, when you double click the land it will teleport you to their specified landing point.  The "Move to clicked point" works great too, but not if you are "STUCK" somewhere and can't move. The teleport on double click provides an instant and easy solution! We suggest newbies start with this choice.


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OUR MISSION with the VWSG is to answer all your questions and make your Virtual World Existence easy and fun!  If we missed something, assumed some knowledge or you have a suggestion of inclusion to this particular lesson, please leave your comments below.  Thank you for visiting us today!

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