NOTE: This document assumes that you are running the most recent version of Firestorm, but most other Second Life viewers offer similar helpful features.

Please reduce your scripts…

So, Geordie asked you to reduce your scripts and remove facelights.

Why?

We know you want to look good (in black) when you come to our shows.
But if everybody comes to the show with scripted clothing and attachments, that causes problems.
The dance system uses a lot of memory and CPU.
The more you use, the less available to us.
This causes lag and delays between acts.
So, this guide will help you enjoy our best possible show.
Thank you for helping us be our best for you!

TL;DR

Here’s the short version of the list:

  1. Know your impact
  2. Remove facelights and use Midnight.
  3. Turn off nametags and set your Level of Detail (LOD) to 4.
  4. Remove AO and sit down.
  5. Remove unnecessary scripted attachments.
  6. Remove HUDs.
  7. Remove or disable scripts from attachments.
  8. Remove particle generators
  9. Create a “Minimal” look.

Let’s go into each item in detail:


1. Know your impact.Debuche - July 20 2019

We rez a script counter board at most performances. This tells you how much memory and CPU you use.
Some venues use script checker bots.
If you use a lot, we will directly ask you to reduce your scripts.
If you use Firestorm, you can check your scripts list with Avatar, then Health, and then Scripts.
The fewer, the better.


2. Remove facelights and use Midnight.

(Or, as Sev calls them… an abomination.)
We design all acts for the Midnight Windlight setting.
Facelights disrupt the set lighting. Please remove your facelights.
If you use Firestorm:

  1. Open your inventory (Control-I).
  2. Click the Worn tab.
  3. Search for facelight.
  4. Right-click and Detatch From Yourself any that you’re wearing.

3. Turn off nametags and set your Level of Detail (LOD) to 4.

If you turn off nametags, you can see the performance cleanly.
Also, we use a lot of mesh in our sets and outfits.
Be sure to set youminimum level of detail (LOD) to at least 4.
You can do both of these in Firestorm’s Quick Preferences menu.


4. Remove AO and sit down.

AO (Animation Overrides) use scripts. Every theater has comfortable seating.
You do not need your AO during the performance.
So, please remove it.


5. Remove scripted attachments.

If you use Firestorm, you can check your scripts list.

  1. Go to the menu bar.
  2. Click Avatar, then Avatar Health, then Scripts.
  3. Identify the attachment you can remove.
  4. Open your Outfit window (Control-O).
  5. Click the Wearing tab.
  6. Right-click and Detatch From Yourself the attachment to remove.

6. Remove HUDs.

HUDs use scripts. They also use a lot of textures, which clogs your own viewer’s memory.
You will not need to change your hair color, adjust your alphas, or anything else that your HUD does.
Right-click and Detatch them.
If you have one of those Hug and Kiss HUDs, you can wait until after the show to wear and use it, okay?
We’ll be glad to hug you for taking it off during the show.


7. Remove particles.

Anything that makes particles uses a script.
A lot of chain and leash systems use particles (and scripts, too).
The more particles you make, the fewer particles people will be able to see in the acts on stage.
So, please remove them.


8. Remove or disable scripts from attachments.

Most attachments allow you to remove scripts.
Hair, clothes, shoes, mesh heads, mesh bodies, etc. Things you can resize or change color.
Usually, it’s an option on the HUD.

  • If you can modify the attachment’s name, make a copy of the attachment and add NO SCRIPT to the name.
  • If you can’t modify the attachment’s name, make a copy of the attachment and put it in a new subfolder called NO SCRIPT.

Then remove the scripts from the NO SCRIPT copy.

If you break the attachment, don’t panic. Just delete the NO SCRIPT copy, make a new copy, and try again.

If you use Firestorm, remove scripts from an attachment this way:

  1. Make a copy of the attachment and wear it.
  2. Open your Outfit window (Control-O).
  3. Click the Wearing tab.
  4. Right click the attachment and click Edit.
  5. In the menu bar, click Build, then Scripts, and then Remove Scripts from Selection

You can also disable scripts in the attachment’s. Just select Set Scripts to Not Running.


9. Make a “Minimal” look.

If you make an outfit that uses minimal scripts, all you need to do is wear it before the show.
Wear only what you need. Be smart. Smart is sexy.
For example, if you wear solid boots, you don’t need to wear the feet inside them.
Or if your hair is thick and covers your ears, you don’t need to wear earrings.