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Glubble Generator

Ever seen those volcanic underwater ocean vents? That is where this idea came from. Everyone has seen bubbles emitting from rocks or other objects in Second Life. Most people even make their own. What if you can't script? What if you don't want to waste money and time on something so simple. Well we have taken the hard work out of this for you and created possibly the simplest and most awesome way to get beautiful coloured lava bubble rocks for your aquatic displays. With presets for aquarium, reef or ocean use built in, you can spend more time building and less time fiddling with complex particle scripts. Simply wear the included HUD, rez a Glubbler and hit a few buttons for total wow effect!

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Glubbler HUD Guide

Thank you for purchasing this Space Bums item. We strive to provide our customers with the best quality and affordable items. Please take some time to look over these brief instructions.

Quick Guide

  • Simply wear your GlubbleHUD
  • Press the "Rez New" button on the HUD to rez a new glubble rock.
  • Now you can use the controls on the HUD to create your perfect bubbling rock.
  • Use the Presets button to choose from three default settings for aquarium, coral reef of ocean.

What Is The Glubble Generator?

While creating aquariums a long time ago, I noticed a common problem with building a bubble script into the tank. This is that if you resize your tank to be larger than what the bubble script was set for, the bubbles only came half way up the height of the tank. Also what if you want to edit your parcel land and raise the ground and find you have bubbles coming ten foot out of your beach? This is where the Glubbler comes in. With this system you can quickly click a Glubble rock, press a few arrows and your new bubble display is ready to go. No editing scripts or poking around with timings, the system does this all for you via a functional HUD interface.

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Usage

First of all you will need to create a new Glubble rock. First let's make sure yo are on land that allows you to create objects and that has scripts running. Left press the Rez New button on the HUD top right. You should see a small rock plop out and hit the deck that looks like this.

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Over the rock you should see it reads Config Mode. This is the default mode that the Glubble rock enters once rezzed from the HUD. This allows you to start tweaking the setting of the Glubble rock right away. Once you are happy with your Glubble rocks settings, simply click the rock to set it to Operation Mode, and you can walk away and let it happily do its thing. Once in operation mode it closes down all contact with the HUD and will not respond to HUD commands. Please ensure you understand this before thinking that it may be broken. To enter config mode again after the rock has been set to operation mode, simply left click it.

Presets

The presets are built in to take a bit of the guess work out of the system for you. You can quickly choose a preset to suit your needs. Do you have an aquarium at home? Press the aquarium preset button and you will see the particles change to fit a medium sized aquarium. You can now tweak the time the bubbles stay out using the AGE up and down options. Simply press the RED arrow to lower the age value or hit the GREEN arrow to increase the time the particle bubbles last. This works with any preset. Once selected you can further tweak a preset options to suit your needs.

HUD Options

ON/OFF

Press this button to toggle the Glubble rocks particles on and off while in config mode.

REZ NEW

Press this button to rez as many Glubble rocks as you need. Once rezzed you can configure all rocks at once using the HUD.

DROP YOUR TEXTURES HERE

This part of the HUD allows you to drag ad drop textures from your inventory onto the HUD. The area will change to look like the texture you have placed here, and if there is a Glubble rock around and it is in config mode it will change its particle texture also. Note any texture you drop on the drop zone part of the HUD needs to be full permissions. If you add textures directly into the HUD contents folder, you can left click this area to bring up a dialog menu to allow you to select your favourite textures. Try to keep texture names shorter than the dialog button length to avoid script menu errors.

Presets

AQUARIUM

Quickly set a two meter preset for use in aquariums. Complete with sound fx.

CORAL REEF

Quickly set a larger bubble display for use in 10 meter coral reef displays. Complete with sound fx.

OCEAN

Larger particle display for use in deep Linden water. With ocean sound fx.

COLOR CYCLE

Turn this feature on to give your Glubbler rock a ten second random start and end colour cycle. This looks really cool, try it.

GLOW

Turn glow on and the top rim of the Glubble rock will glow and the start colour for the bubbles changes to the same as the glow too.

BOUNCE

This setting when on, make the bubble bounce on the Z axis of the emitter. This means that the particles will not be able to emit under the centre of the rock. you can see the difference of this setting if you increase the RADIUS setting to 2.00000 and then turn BOUNCE on and off. If you want to create a large sphere of bubbles turn bounce off.

WIND TOGGLE

This setting allows your bubbles to have a small push based on the direction of Second Life simulated wind. Toggle on and off for best results. When on you will notice that your bubbles move sideways in random directions very slowly. you could turn this feature on to simulate a ocean current in deep water.

DELETE

Simple. Press this button to delete all Glubbler rocks that are in Config mode in world.

SFX VOLUME

Allows you to fine tune the sound volume your Glubbler rock makes while playing a water sound.

SOUND FX

Toggle sound effects on and off.

RESET

Reset Glubbler rock to factory settings.

Lets Create Some Cool Effects.

In this part of the guide I will show you how to get some crazy effects from the Glubbler. Let's create a little lava bubbler, something that looks like hot fire lit bubbles. Start by rezzing a new Glubbler rock. Hit Rez New from the HUD. Once we have our little rock in sight, use the HUD controls to enter the values below. Ensure Colour cycle is turned off to follow this example.

Fire Glubbler Settings

  • Click the AQUARIUM preset.
  • Start colour red ball.
  • End colour yellow ball.
  • Start Alpha = 1.00000
  • End Alpha = 1.00000
  • Start size = 0.300000
  • End size = 0.010000

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You can make the bubbles last longer or die off quicker by using the AGE setting.

Bubble Wall

  • Preset: Coral Reef
  • Start colour light blue.
  • End colour blue.
  • Start Alpha = 1.00000
  • End Alpha = 0.500000
  • Start Size = 0.100000
  • End Size = 0.010000

Cool for scuba divers.

Crazy Bubble Disco

  • Preset Ocean.
  • Turn Colour Cycle On.
  • Turn Bounce Off.
  • Turn Sound FX Off or lower volume to 0.0.
  • Push Z = 0.000000
  • Radius = 10.00000
  • Start Size = 2.500000
  • End Size = 0.200000
  • Age = 1.500000
  • Count = 10.00000

Experiment with the glubbler and see what cool crazy effects you can come up with. If it all goes wonky or you want to start a fresh simply hit the Reset button. Have fun and hope you enjoy making your Glubbles.

Support

If you feel your item may be at fault or something is not working to your expectations, please take a look through our support portal here. We only offer support via instant message in game once the pass code has been given.

 


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