Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today, we annouce that Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 is out of beta stage. We want to appreciate to all Second Life Resident that already try the beta stage and give feedback, comment and suggestion.

Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 is bringing the cutting edge technology and combining different platforms making You and Your Guests have more immersive experience when using it. Major new feature:

  1. ferventMe! Web Service, integrated with the new ferventMe! HUD.
    A new way in using the new Intan Couple Dance Ball, selecting dances/animation with much more intuitive. Enable the web technology via the new HUD or using your mobile phone.
  2. Web Control Panel
    Easy manage your new Intan Couple Dance Ball through web, reducing the hassle dealing with notecards.
  3. Intan Appliances
    Extending the use of Intan Couple Dance Ball with animations bound to an appliances.

The Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 is available now, by upgrade your Intan Couple Dance Ball.
To upgrade, make sure that you have working Intan Couple Dance Ball version 2.

Upgrade Instruction

  1. Check your couple dance version by typing (saying) /88STATUS near your Intan Couple Dance Ball.
    If you have version atleast 2.0.0, you can do upgrade.
    If you have version 1, you need to contact Cecilia Zheng for manual upgrade, only people purchased directly at Intan Eksotics Store eligible for upgrade!
  2. Take Your Intan Couple Dance Ball into your inventory and go to Intan Eksotics Upgrade Area.
    The upgrade area is located across the street from Intan Eksotics Store
  3. Rez Your Intan Couple Dance Ball on vacant Upgrader platform.
    If you already have version 3 or above, your Intan Couple Dance Ball will automatically upgraded and you can skip to step 5.
  4. If you have version 2, You will be sent folder "Intan CDB Upgrader" contain 1 script "Intan CDB3 Upgrader".
    Edit your Intan Couple Dance Ball and Drag & drop the script named "Intan CDB3 Upgrader" to your ICDB content folder.
    You will be sent a folder contain backup of your notecards from the Intan Couple Dance Ball, the notecards will be deleted.
  5. You will see progress operations perform the download of scripts and the installation of scripts.
  6. When it has completed, your Intan Couple Dance Ball will automatically reset and reload.
    When It does initialization, the Intan Couple Dance Ball will ask you permission to start animation for notecards and animations assessment. After the initialization, you may try it first, to make sure everything work, or you can just take it and place at your club/home again.
  7. Rez back your ICDB at your place.
    REMEMBER!!! Activate your proper Group according to your parcel!!
  8. If you have a custom "M Poseball", You have to re-apply the customization to the new "M Poseball"
    The upgrade will replace your "M Poseball" as it have new scripts that are incompatible with previous version. But now, you can custom your pose-ball from the Intan Couple Dance Ball Web Configurator.

WARNING! If you make heavy customization of configuration notecards, We suggest you to postpone your upgrade and learn more the new version at first. Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 does not use configuration notecards anymore, but using external database. Thus improper configuration of couple dances/animations will lead some of the animations failed to be recognized. And you will loose all the sort/order that you made by customize the notecard. By default the new version will sort the couple dances/animations alphabetically

Beside the major new feature, Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 also bring some another new feature, such as:

  • Selectable Solo dances via ferventMe! Web Service.
  • Hide poseball via ferventMe! Web Service, enable solo dance exclusively.
  • Swap Couple animations via ferventMe! Web Service.
  • RLV Enabled Poseball, configurable via Web Control Panel.
  • Custom Keyframe for each dances.
  • Separate general height adjustment for male and female.
  • Reorientation poseball for the toucher to keep point of view.
  • Easy setup Group Mode by checkmark dances on Web Control Panel.
  • Intan Couple Dance Remote, an enhancement from Intan Couple Dance Anyplace

More Information can be read on online Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 Manual

ferventMe! Web Services, with ferventMe! HUD, the Head Up Display

From all the interactivity in Second Life, for dynamic change selection, we are very dependent on Second Life only the blue/black dialog menu. The menu is very limited and unpalatable experience. We want to change this and we introduce ferventMe! Web Service along with ferventMe! HUD.

ferventMe! Web Service bring you immersive experience while using the Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3. It list all available menu selection for you to select. You can easily scroll up and down to see all the available animations, avoiding pagination for the menu. ferventMe! Web Service is accessible from in-world ferventMe! HUD, external browser, and/or your mobile device. Just go to http://fervent.me and you will be asked for login credentials with password, that you can set by using the ferventMe! HUD at first.

ferventMe! HUD is an expansion from the preceding Intan Couple Dance HUD. The new HUD is empowering Second Life Viewer feature that bring Web Rendering to the virtual 3D world and when expanded it will make you automatically login to the ferventMe! Web Service.

ferventMe! Web Service bring new features to Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3:

  1. Solo Dance Selection
    Instead just randomize the solo dance when you have no partner on the rezed pose-ball, You can change your solo dance from the selection.
  2. Swap animation
    With each swap button on each couple animation, you can just click/tap on the swap icon on specific couple animation to swap the specific animation.

ferventMe! Web Service will adapt with the condition you have in-world. If you just alone on the poseball, the Web Service will show you only the selection of solo dances; there is an option to turn off the other poseball, so no one can couple dance with you. If you are on the poseball with your partner, the Web Service will show you the selection of couple dances. You can also play the couple animation swapped by clicking/touching the swap button on the right part of each selection, or you can click on the option button on the top right and open the filter panel that can narrow down your couple animation selection.

Web Control Panel

The Intan Couple Dance Ball version 3 is now being configured from the Intan Eksotics Web. There is a link at the right side when you are already logged in on this web. Alternatively you, as Owner or Manager of the Intan Couple Dance Ball, can click-and-hold the Intan Couple Dance Ball for about 5 seconds and you will be given a unique url that you can follow to the Control Panel page to configure the Intan Couple Dance Ball.

The version 3 of the Intan Couple Dance Ball is not in the need of notecards for settings and recognizing couple animations. There is a new Web Control Panel to make customizations to the new Intan Couple Dance Ball. You can change general settings (previously set in the Setting notecard) like greeting text, pose-ball positioning, listener channel, network name, title text, even the shape and color of the pose-balls.

Sorting dances is easy; just drag and drop. You can hide some animations from the dance menu and use them with Intan Appliances. Changing couple animations name can be done in a very intuitive way and you can also put a longer more descriptive name for the ferventMe! Web Service. Assigning solo dances is also as simple as clicking checkboxes for male and/or female party.

Intan Appliance (EXPERIMENTAL!!!)

WARNING! Intan Appliances is an EXPERIMENTAL Feature introduced with the version 3 Intan Couple Dance Ball.

The idea of Intan Appliances is not much differ from the first version of Intan Couple Dance Ball. Before Intan Couple Dance Ball, you need to jump out from one poseballs and jump into another poseballs to change dance with your partner. When Intan Couple Dance Ball first arrive, it let you change dances without the need to jump-out and in between pose-balls.

With Intan Appliances, we want to widening the idea, which we want to reducing jump out and in between poseballs when you want to change furniture like chair, table or etc. Intan Appliance will make your Intan Couple Dance Ball become not only for dances, but many more for couple animation.

Why Experimental Status?

The complexity of configuring Intan Appliances prevent people to have an easy way to setup. You have to adjust each couple animation manually to the furniture, so the animations are in proper position. As this is time consuming and complex for each furniture, at current state of Intan Appliances, there will be no support for this feature. So if you want to implement this feature, we expect that you know the basics of editing in Second Life, and have a little basic management knowledge of the Intan Couple Dance Ball.

WE WILL NOT SUPPORT MIGRATION from MLP/XPose/NPose/DevPose or other systems!
Intan Appliances is not a replacement for MLP/XPose/NPose/DevPose etc.

Using Intan Appliances

To use Intan Appliances, you just need to touch the furniture. Depending on if you already use poseballs from the Intan Couple Dance Ball, you will be given a menu dialog or your ferventMe! is updated. If you are already an a poseball and use the ferventMe!, the first touch will just update the ferventMe! and the second touch will give you the SL dialog menu.

On your selection, if you are not on a poseball of the related Intan Couple Dance Ball, a new pair of poseballs will rez near the appliances. You can jump onto it and accept permission to trigger animation. If you are already on a poseball, you will directly play the selected animation.

You can move from one appliances to another by simply touching the other appliances and selecting an animation. To go to back to dancing with your partner, you need to find the specialized Dance Pad. A touch on the dance pad will bring you and your partner back to dancing on the pad in group mode, and you will also be given the standard SL dialog menu for couple dances.