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Polar Bear Cub Release Notes

posted Dec 17, 2011, 10:28 PM by Rosanna Himmel   [ updated Jan 7, 2012, 3:52 PM ]
16 December 2011

Features

  • New petting animation by Amat Animations
  • Can be picked up and carried by the owner
  • Color-changing collar
  • Toy System 2 — realistic carrying of toys, backwards compatible with most old toys
  • Jingling bell as he moves around
  • Two new poses

Picking up your bear and carrying him

Before your bear can jump into your arms, he needs SL permissions to attach to your avatar*. Say:

fido attach

And say yes to the blue or black message box that he creates.

Now say:

fido here

Your bear will come over to you, stand up on his hind legs with his front legs reaching out to you. After a short pause, you bend down and scoop him up into your arms.

* You only have to say attach on the first occasion that you wish to pick up your bear. He will remember your preference until you reclaim or update him at the clinic or until you say:

fido attach no

which tells him that he is no longer allowed to jump up in your arms.

Sometimes the bears decide that they want to be carried at the most inopportune moments, so you might find it useful to remember that you can tell him that he is not allowed to be carried.

Jingling Bell

As your Polar Bear Cub moves around, the little bell that hangs from his collar jingles. You can turn this feature on and off with the “jingles” command.

fido jingles on

and

fido jingles off

New Poses

The Polar Bear Cub has two extra poses which are related to his petting and carrying animations. The poses are called hug and crane. You can tell him to do them like this:

fido pose hug

or

fido pose crane

Let us know the tricks you create with them!

Color-Changing Collar

This isn’t a new feature, but it’s a very popular one. To change the color of your bear’s collar and bow, you say his name and then color followed by three values representing the red, green and blue components of the color that you desire.

For example:

fido color 128 0 0

Which will color the collar deep red.

There is an explanation of the RGB Color commands and some more examples on color and tint page of this web site.

To remove a custom color, use the tint command to reset the color or to hide the collar completely, like you do with other dogs.

For example:

fido tint -1

which removes any custom color, or

fido tint -2

which hides the collar. You put it back again with "tint -1" or any color or collar command.

Toys

If you want your new bear cub to drop the toy that he is carrying, you can tell him to drop it, like this:

fido drop

The toy will disappear completely. If you want him to carry it again, you will need to rez a toy and tell him to take it. You can get a nice set of default toys for free from our Kiosks near the Clinics in the VKC Dog Parks.

Permissions

The Polar Bear Cubs are not transferable. If you wish to give one as a gift, please use the Gift Vendors in our Dog Parks. They are also available at a discount in a twin pack.

You can also send a Polar Bear Cub or a pair of Polar Bear Cubs as a Gift from our Marketplace Store.

~Enrico