All about Search in Second Life with Viewer 2.x.
Mistletoe Ethaniel offers some good tips on how to effectively promote your products with a well written listing for the Second Life Marketplace.
Hat tip to Hamlet Au.
This mini tutorial by Selby on Virtual Outworlding gives all the basic information to learn how to build in Second Life using the Viewer 2.x.
This rather long post by Pussycat Catnap is a good starting point for those who are new to Second Life. This is a list of topics it covers:
Making an account
Initial Log in
Teleporting – Getting Around in Second Life
Getting your First Outfits
Changing your look
Finding a Community
Advice on Friending / Partnering / the ‘Social rules’ Of SL.
Putting real life money into Second Life?
As a community manager I applaud the inclusion of a paragraph dedicated to communities, though it is unfortunate that communities not focused on a theme or specific activities are not included, as is the case of the East River Community, Chilbo, Bay City, the Confederation of Democratic Simulators. Admittedly, trying to give a full coverage of the many communities in Second Life is a huge task.
Other than that, I recommend reading Pussycat’s post to anyone willing to start with Second Life.
In this 10 minutes video tutorial Muhammad explains how to shape, texture and render a pipe using Autodesk Maya. The simple shape makes this tutorial easy to follow for beginners, while students using modeling tools other than Maya may find the techniques used to shape the model interesting.
Make sure to check Free Maya Video Tutorials for other tutorials on Maya.
Blender has a complex interface that can be intimidating to new users. This video tutorial by Olivier Villar at BlenderTut will explain how the interface is organized, how to navigate the 3D view, how to adapt the interface and customize the program to your needs.
A short video tutorial by Rex Harby at Blender Nerd on how to quickly fill faces with the excellent LoopTools addon for Blender 2.5.
This nice video tutorial by Greg Zaal at Blender Nerd will teach how to make a simple 3D model with Blender 2.5. Though the model is simple, with this tutorial you’ll learn how to use arrays, modifiers, how to make an UV map, apply textures and render the final model, making this tutorial well suited for beginners.
Please note that some of the techniques explained in the tutorial will result to making a high poly model, as is the case with the corrugated iron cover. While the final result may be too expensive in terms of prim usage in Second Life, it is however interesting to understand how to accomplish the resulting model. You are therefore advised to learn and adapt for your needs.