Using Your HUD as a Group Dance Machine 111024
The Huddles or Fleursoft HUDs are designed for you to wear as a HUD (Heads Up Display) so you can control your own dancing and lead others if you want. Included with the Huddles is a copyable dance ball which let's others add themselves to your HUD. Although the Huddles and Fleursoft HUDs are designed to be worn, they can be used another way ... as a Group Dance Machine.
This notecard describes how to set up the HUDs as a Dance Machine that works whether or not you are online.
WHAT YOU NEED
To make the HUD into a Dance Machine you need the following:
1. A copy of the Huddles or Fleursoft ... not the one you wear yourself
2. Copyable dances
MAKING THE GROUP DANCE MACHINE
Rezz the HUD on the ground (IMPORTANT: this is not the one you wear, but a copy). Select the HUD and Edit it. Check the Stretch box and be sure Stretch Both Sides and Stretch Textures are also checked. Grab one of the white boxes and enlarge the HUD to the size you want for your home or club. I made mine large enough that is is easily visible on my club wall. Click the Positions radio button and place the enlarged HUD where you want it. Click the General tab and set the Group to what you want. Then, stop editing. This is your Dance Machine.
LOADING DANCES AND NOTECARDS
Since you probably have a lot of copyable dances in your inventory, just load them to your Dance Machine. You can also make notecards for your Dance Machine.
USING YOUR DANCE MACHINE
Anyone can use it. They need to add themselves to the Dance Machine. It works just like a dance HUD in that it's useful for group dancing, but anyone can lead. I still will use my normal HUD for dancing and leading, but this Dance Machine let's others see the fun of dance leading and it offers a good learning for how the HUD works.
SEE A SAMPLE
A sample of both the Huddles and Fleursoft Dance machines are at DANCE QUEENS - Dance Central.