Thursday, January 3, 2013

Separate and Join Parcels Tutorial

In this tutorial you will be shown  how to join parcels in Second Life using Phoenix Firestorm Release v4.2.2.29837 (not sure if those extra numbers are really necessary, but there you go).

The process is pretty much the same on any Second Life viewer with the exception that the exact wording and placement of the tools may be different.  Please feel free to post your questions in the comments area of this post.

Step 1.
Turn on property lines so you can see what you are working with.  To do this you will press CTRL ALT SHIFT P all at once. This will activate glowing lines along the ground that will show you the outline of your parcel.

Red lines mean that parcel is not owned by you.
Green lines mean that parcel is owned by you.
Cyan lines mean that parcel is owned by a group you belong to.

Step 2.
Right click the ground and select EDIT TERRAIN

Step 3.
When you have the land edit menu open, left click the land and hold it down while you pull your mouse to draw a box of desired size.  Then click the SUBDIVIDE button.

 The result will be shown in a green outline, as shown here:

 You can do this as many times as you like.  Each parcel you make will have separate land settings, so you can have areas of your land have special music or video streams.  This can be useful for privacy settings as well, please see the tutorial regarding parcel security settings for more information on that topic.

 Step 4.
Now that you know how to make parcels, mimic the same steps to join parcels.  Right click the ground and open the EDIT TERRAIN menu and then left click the ground and hold to draw a box from one side of the property line to the next and then click the JOIN button, like the below image shows:

 The end result will be a new parcel with the settings of the largest of the parcels joined:


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