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  AVHUD Multi-dimensional Graphical Control Interface  

The AVHUD

Heads up displays are great! We all love them. You may have tried out other gadgets and saw that they all want you to do crazy things like type extra long commands, remember weird chat channel numbers or type some weird Greek name just to kill someone. AVpack is far simpler. Some people like the ease of typing a quick command to do something rather than clicking on things. Other people like the opposite and would rather click an icon on a hud to do the same job. Fortunately for AVpack users, you can do both. AVpack AVHUD interface is possibly the most user friendly and expandable HUD you will ever use. It is simple, intuitive and tidy in operation. All the options are nicely spaced, and nothing is squashed into a mock "DVD player" like window that you may have seen on other devices.

Pictures say more than words, and at Space Bums we realized this before creating the AVHUD. While most gadgets utilise a solely hovertext based method of displaying options to you. If you are in a hurry to do something, that gets very confusing very quickly. AVHUD is different. It uses the human ability to associate imagery, location and colour coding to actions rather than words. Which, makes for locating tools faster and provides a familiar and welcoming experience.

  • To get an AVHUD type /avhud while wearing your AVpack.
  • Check your recent items and you will find the avhud object to wear.

If you are building and you need AVHUD out of the way, you don't need to remove it, you simply click the top left AV icon, and any icons you have on display will zip away out of sight. You can move buttons around or resize them using your edit window. Record button positions and AVHUD will remember for the next time they are displayed. Sub category options are located on the other dimensions of the HUD prims, making AVHUD a truly unique method for storing information and makes it totally freaking cool to use too.

Your AVHUD can show you lots of cool things, like who is around you, sim stats, avatar keys, and it even allows you to fine tune the scanners settings and more. You can adjust the ping (time in seconds) for the scanner, switch between info displays and your HUD will adjust its data accordingly.

Don't See Your AVHUD?

If you are having trouble locating the AVHUD, it may be because your screen size differs from the one we had during testing. The graphics power of today's PC's means that many people run at several different screen resolution other than the usual bog standard 800x600 from yesteryear. So, to help you, we have given you the AVHUD in its expanded state. This will allow you to position it correctly to fit your screen. Try to place the gadget launcher tab in the top left of your screen and the status bar just under the main SL title bar for the AVHUD to function correctly. You can see an example of this in the images below. If you use desktop sidebars like Google Desktop or Windows, you may need to position the AVHUD further right than normal to compensate.

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Use your Edit Window and right click on AVHUD. You can then position it so it fits to your screen correctly.
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The AVHUD correctly aligned to the screen.
AVHUD Icons
 
Name & CMD
Description
launcher

Launcher Tab

The Launcher Tab is where you will find most of AVpacks gadgets hidden. Press this tab to expand or contract your gadget icons.

  • Top screw = Show/hide AVHUD status bar.
  • AV = Expand/Contract button banks.
  • Lower screw = Save AVHUD button bank positions. (while expanded.)
cycle Flip Feature Icon Click the flip feature icon to cycle the gadgets on the sub category.
config Configuration Icon If you see a subcontext menu with this icon, it means that you can configure some of the settings on that level. Click this icon to have the configuration options display on screen. Once you are finished, click this button again to hide the configuration option.
stop

Stop

#

Click to clear any target you may have set. Will also stop poofers or attacks you may have started on your target.
targete

Target Avatar

#t

Click this icon to lock your AVpack onto an avatar name. Once you have set a target, you can direct your poofers, attacks, followers towards them.
goto

Go To

/goto

Target an avatar and then press this icon to hop on their head.

Tip: Multiple AVpack users could target each other and head hop one another to build an avatar tower for some extra fun!

camfly

CamFLY

/camfly

Use your alt cam to look at a location,

Press this icon to make your avatar fly to that spot. Range: Draw Distance.

Tip: Could be used to bump an enemy or to zip through a wall or trap.

shield

Shield

/shield

This useful sit shield should help you out when things start exploding around you. Left click this icon and sit on the shield provided. You can manoeuvre around with your arrow keys and Page Up/Down.
The following icons store multiple subcategory functions. Rather than plaster the whole AVHUD in zillions of icons, the icons are categorised to help you remember where they are and also to consolidate them into a smaller area.

combat

Attack

&

Weapons

 

Click this icon to open the Attack & Weapons sub-context buttons.

avbilities AVbilities Click this icon to open the AVbilities sub-context buttons.
Emubbles Emubbles Click this icon to open the Emubbles sub-context buttons.
poofers Poofers Click this icon to open the Poofers sub-context buttons.
sense Sense Click this icon to open the Sense sub-context buttons.
rez Rez Click this icon to open the Rez sub-context buttons.
info Info
  • Browse the Second Life blog.
  • Check your personal AVpack stats.
  • Write a note card.
  • Create a SLurl.
 
camTP

CamTP

/camtp

Click this icon to rez a CamTP teleport beam.

Sit on the beam then use any of the WarpTo Altitude, Ground or Cam POS icons to warp your avatar around a sim.

Tip: You can fit five of your friends on this beam. You could use the beam for some group sky diving with the WarpTo Altitude icon, as a way to allow you and your friends to enter a building, or to escape a tricky situation. Use your alt camera keys and click the Cam Pos icon to teleport once seated on the beam.

tpto

TP TO

/tpto

After clicking the CamTP icon above, sit on the red beam and then click this icon to teleport you to the avatar you pick from the dialog menu.

This icon will work with any teleport enabled prim like AVchair, Loveseat, CamTP, Shield etc...

objtocam

CamPOS

/campos

Click this icon to position a warp enabled object to your alt camera location.

Warp enabled objects are,

  • CamTP teleport beam
  • Alpha Flyer
  • Skimmer
  • Skimmer XT
  • Love Seat
  • G-Table
  • Shield
  • Stasis Pod

Tip: This will work as far as your camera can see. Use disable camera constraints in Second Life Advanced Menu for some really far camera teleporting.

WarpToAlt

WarpTo Altitude

/5 alt number

(on object)

or

/alt number

(when standing)

Click the small prim box on this icon to teleport to your given altitude.

Tip:

  • Click the blue sky on the icon to increase altitude limit.
  • Click green grass part of icon to lower altitude limit.
  • Clicking the left side of the icon increases altitude value in hundreds, clicking the right side decreases units.
  • Click box to warp a prim to the altitude.

 

ground

WarpTo Ground

/ground

While sitting on an AVpack warp enabled object or standing on a deck in the air, click this icon to take yourself to the ground level.
iTP_Go

iTPGo

/tp

Click this icon,

Choose a saved teleport location from the menu,

Sit on the teleport beam to warp you or your friend to a destination.

Tip: You add or delete your own teleport location from the menu.

 

avhudhelp

AVHUDHelp

/web

/updates

Probably the most important icon on the AVHUD.

Click this to learn the ways of the AVpack Master.

Tip: After pressing this icon it will flip around to show you the icon below.

radio

Radio

/r

Clicking this icon will open your radio station chooser.

Tip: You can edit and add your own radio stations inside the AVpack. They are listed inside the #RadioStations note card. If you delete this note card from AVpack, it will try to use a pre configured note card with our server default radio stations listed.

hudtv

HUDTV

/avpack_server

(for server)

Pressing this icon will ask any avpack_server box on your land for the lands media texture to be mapped to your AVHUD. This will allow you to watch video content on your AVHUD.

 

 


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