Dingo

About

Dingoes in the real world live in a variety of habitats, ranging from snow-covered mountain forests to deserts to subtropical coastal wetlands. Generally shy around humans, dingoes are smart and affectionate.

The VKC Dingo is based on a favorite childhood friend of LilWitch Allen. When she was a little girl her favorite book featured a yellow dingo.

Instincts

  • Basic Positions: bang, beg, bellyup, down, rest, shake, sit, stand
  • Basic Activities: come, howl, rove, sniff, speak, wag, wander
  • Other Activities: get, go, greet, on, run (These require you to name a destination; for example, "Fido go Sandry" or "Fido run redball" or "Fido greet Bichon" or "Fido get bone")
  • Owner-only commands: heel, follow (Heel means "follow owner". Follow requires you to name a someone or something to follow.)
  • Special command: fetch (Requires a redball toy, free at VKC Dog Parks)

Pathfinding Instincts

  • explore
  • patrol
  • hidefrom
  • pf on/off

These features can be expected in more breeds in the future.

Special Commands

The name Fido is used here as an example. You should use your dog's actual name or the general name, dogs, to command your dingo.

  • touch (this requires the name of an object you want the dog to touch)

Say: fido touch ball

It is important to mention that touch is designed to allow the dingo to touch small objects and intended to be incorporated into your tricks, for example ringing the bell. It will not work very well if you tell your dingo to touch an avatar or a large object like a house or tree.

Special Poses

Thanks to the animation genius of Solcar Amat, this dog offers three petting animations: stroke, scratch, and hug. Try them all; we're sure you will like them.

The following poses add liveliness and charm to tricks you teach your dog. They must be used with the command pose. For example, to get the dog to bow down in the play pose, you would say, "Fido pose play."

  • beg2, beg3 (slight variations of the beg pose)
  • bellyup2, bellyup3 (similar to bellyup but dog holds his head and tail in different positions)
  • down2, down3, down4, down5, down6, down7, down8 (slight variations of the down position)
  • drop (pose to drop a toy or other object from his mouth)
  • play, play2 (slight variations of the play bow)
  • rise, leap, land (this is a trio of poses that are part of the instinct pounce)
  • sit2, sit3, sit4, sit5 (slight variations of the sit pose)
  • stand2, stand3, stand4, stand5 (slight variations of the stand pose)

Bandana Options

The Dingo's bandana has its own set of 40 built-in textures, many of them based on indigenous Australian Aboriginal designs. You can click on it to cycle through the available choices or you can use the bandana command along with a value between 0 and 40.

For example, say, 

fido bandana 03 (for a multicolor aboriginal pattern) 

or say,

dogs bandana 01 (for a neutral grey aboriginal pattern)

or say,

dogs bandana 31 (for a traditional red bandana)


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The bandana can be changed further by using the b-color commands. Although you can use any of the textures when you use the tint and color commands, you will get the truest colors if you begin with a light color.

For a simple example, say,

Fido b-color 0 0 129

to add a navy blue tone to the bandana the dog is currently wearing.

You can combine bandana and b-color commands. Say, for example,

dogs bandana 01 b-color 255 105 180 

to make the bandana hot pink.

To remove or restore the bandana or scarf, use the following commands. You can use the commands bandana and scarf interchangeably.

  • bandana reset (restores the bandana to its original color)
  • scarf show (shows the last bandana the dog was wearing)
  • bandana [number] (use any of the bandana values, 0 to 40 to show a particular bandana)
  • scarf hide (makes the bandana invisible)

Prim Count

27 prims

34 land impact

Release Date

July 2013

(Above) Enrico puts some finishing touches on the Dingo