I would like a top quality group dance hud, but I don’t create choreographed sequences. Is this a good tool for me?
Yes! Absolutely! You do not need to be a choreography guru or an MetaHarper Show Tools user to get great value from this HUD. We think the ‘ChoreoHUD Dancer Edition’ is the best straight-up freestyle group dance HUD in Second Life, even if you never use the choreography features.
The text on the panels is too small/too big, or doesn’t fit in the boxes. Can I adjust it?
The ChoreoHUD can appear differently based on your display resolution and SL viewer settings. It has been primarily tested at 2K (1920×1080) and 4K (3840×2160) resolutions, but can be tuned to others. Here’s a few suggestions for adjusting the font size if it’s overflowing the boxes.
1) Right click the ChoreoHUD to place it into your SL viewer’s edit mode. Then drag-resize the corners until the text fits nicely in the panels on your particular screen.
2) Look in the ChoreoHUD’s contents and edit the ~HUD_CONFIG notecard. Adjust the TEXT_MAXIMUM_LENGTH and TEXT_HEIGHT_ADJUST lines, then save the notecard.
3) Adjust your SL Viewer’s ‘UI Scaling’ value to change the size of floating text. This can be found in Prefences / User Interface / 2D Overlay / UI Scaling. This has side effects with all of your text windows, so only do this if the above two methods aren’t enough.
I don’t use some of the modes, can I hide them?
Yes, edit the “~HUD_CONFIG” notecard to disable modes you do not use. When you save the notecard, mode buttons you have disabled will disappear.
Is there a way to ‘lock’ the ChoreoHUD so it doesn’t get removed when I change outfits?
There are a few different ways to handle this:
Method 1: (Requires RLVa enabled) Create a folder somewhere in your inventory, and name it something with ‘(nostrip)’ at the end. For example, you can create a folder named ‘Important HUDS (nostrip)’. Place your choreoHUD inside this folder and wear it. It will be protected from being removed during outfit changes.
Method 2: (Does not require RLV) Edit your viewer’s button bar and add the ‘Favourite Wearables’ button to your visible buttons. Click this button and it will open up a window. Drag your choreohud into this window. Now, if for some reason your choreoHUD is removed and you want to get it back quickly, just click the button on your button bar and wear it from the popup favourites window.
It looks like there’s a lot of scripts inside the HUD. Are they all running all the time?
No! All the invitation-slot permission scripts you are not actively using are automatically disabled (not just idle), and will not have any CPU impact on regions you visit.
I am not planning to dance 80 people. Do I need 80 permission scripts in my ChoreoHUD, even if they are inactive?
If you wish you can remove permission scripts in your choreoHUD that you do not need. This can be helpful when interacting with some older script counters that are unable to different disabled scripts from active ones. Remove the ~perm** scripts you do not need, starting from the highest number. Keep in mind that this will limit the total number of people that can be joined to your dance. For example, if you remove scripts ~perm21 through ~perm79, you will only be able to have 20 people dancing with you instead of 80.
Can I import animations from another hud or box?
Yes, remove the object “~ Migrate Anims from Non-MST HUD” from the Choreo HUD’s inventory. Rez this object and copy the script inside from your hud to your avatar inventory. Next, copy the script from your inventoryto the contents of the object containing the animations you wish to migrate. Place this object and the MST Choreo HUD next to each other on the ground, then click the object containing your animations to begin the migration.
Can I allow objects owned by another avatar to trigger animation invites to my MST Choreo HUD?
Yes! Edit your “~HUD_CONFIG” notecard and add the line ‘ALLOW=<name of an avatar>”. This will allow scripts in the “MST Invite on Sit” and “MST Toggle Invite on Touch” objects owned by another avatar to also trigger invites to your HUD. This can be useful if you’re running a large event at a particular venue with inviter objects already in that location owned by someone else.
You may also need to edit the notecard of your “Invite on Sit” and “MST Invite on Touch” objects and change “OWNER_ONLY” from “TRUE” to “FALSE”.
I purchased the ChoreoHUD Dancer Edition, but now I’m interested in the Director Edition. Is there an upgrade option?
Yes! Contact Arrehn Oberlander with proof of purchase of the dancer edition. I’ll refund the difference.
I would like to create sets of logically organized animations for freestyle dancing, instead of seeing every dance in my contents. Can I do this?
At the moment we do not support this. Creating a filter list would slow down the HUD’s paging and use more memory. It is under consideration for the future! A possible work around may be to make a copies of the ChoreoHUD and use specific copies for specific sets of animations.
I have thousands of animations! Will it slow the hud down if I add them all?
The choreoHUD will not slow down based on the amount of animations you add. You can navigate by clicking on the horizontal navigation bar, using the “previous/next” page arrows, or by using the search icon. There are people who are using the ChoreoHUD with upwards of 3000 animations.
Why does the choreohud not show animations with time resolution smaller than 0.01 seconds?
The second life script engine that all HUDs use does not operate at a timing resolution smaller than 0.01, even in perfect conditions. Using extra resolution in your timings would be ignored, would waste valueable display space, and possibly mislead users about what second life can be expected to do. See https://community.secondlife.com/forums/topic/36589-quoton_mouselookquot/#comment-555649. Additionally, many performers try to manually time their choreography routines to the start of stream music. Please be aware that the music stream does not start at exactly the same time for every person in the sim. It will vary slightly, especially with network quality of each user. As a general rule of thumb most people will have their streams synchronized with each other within 0.50 seconds, but achieving tighter synchronization than this may be futile effort, please plan accordingly.
I am trying to use the ChoreoHUD at a very busy event, and it doesn’t appear to be drawing quickly or appears ‘stuck’. What can I do?
At very busy events if many particles, moving objects, or avatars are on the screen at once your viewer can miss HUD visual updates. The HUD is actually working fine in this case, but the updates getting to your screen are congested. You may see your HUD’s performance return to normal if you temporarily adjust your camera view to point at a very simple part of your region, such as an empty wall, or a floor, or an empty sky.