The WereHouse Wilds Fox
Release Date: May 2011
Avatar Type: Quadruped Fox Avatar

The WereHouse Avatars were at the forefront of Second Life® quadruped avatar creation since our first "Critters" line was introduced in early 2006.  Since then we've offered 170 different quadruped avatar choices, including the smaller Critters up to the huge Dires.  But now we're offering something a little better, a little more realistic, and in between the two previously existing avatars.

The Wild Fox is our second of many in the "WereHouse Wilds" line of avatars.  It comes with many of the great features people have known our avatars for: Facial expressions, customization, user controlled animations, and more!

So let's talk actual features.  Starting with the visuals, the fox comes with five stock texture packs: Red Fox (As shown on the left), Silver Fox, Cross Fox, Platinum and Recolorable.  This means you can choose between four realistic color phases, or select the Recolorable skin to make your own scheme.  The Recolorable Texture Pack has four independent color areas:  Body, Underside, Legs,  and Paws.  In addition, the eyes have three independent recolorable areas that work with every skin: Pupil, Inner Iris and Outer Iris.  Users can also use the HUD to select the pupil size for the avatar.

The Wild Fox is also built to accept third party texture packs. That means if a person makes their own texture set and wishes to sell it or give it away to Wild Fox avatar owners, they can seamlessly add it to the Avatar without having to go through us. Placeholder buttons are available on the  HUD to access newly added texture packs, or via command line.

The Wild Fox comes with a HUDAO (Heads Up Display Animation Overrider) that controls most aspects of the avatar.  The Wild Fox comes with 47 Animations.  This includes the standard AO animations of: eight idle stand poses, walk, run, flying, hovering, swimming, etcetera. The HUD has 21 user selected animations, including ear scratching, growling, digging, laying/sleeping poses, and other common canine behaviors.

The HUD also has seven facial expressions available, including snarling and panting. It also has controls for the Ears and Tail. The Ear toggles allow you to set up the ears to move around randomly, flick on 'touch', or be forced forward or pinned back. The tail allows you to select an up or down position, three wagging speeds, and select between a flexi tail and a sculpted prim tail.

The avatar and the HUD are modifiable. And it has new scripting that will allow you to resize any moving parts. So you can make the nose longer, shorter, thinner, etc, and the facial expression functionality will still work.

So a quick overview, the WereHouse Wilds Fox (v. 1.0) comes with the following:

•21 Facial Control Commands
•6 Eye Control Commands
•8 Jaw Control Commands
•13 Ear Control Commands
•14 Tail Control Commands
•13 Texture Control Commands
•11 Color Control Commands
•47 Animations
•5 Built in Texture Packs (Four realistic texture sets, one recolorable set)
•Multifunctional HUDAO

Note: The WereHouse Wilds requires that you are using the latest version of the Second Life Viewer, or compatible viewers. The Fox avatar uses multiple attachments, alpha layers and some scripted objects that require the updated viewers to work properly.


Table of Contents

• HUDAO Manual
   1. Base HUDAO
HUDAO Tier 2

Chat Commands
1. Expressions
Facial Commands
Eye Control
Jaw Control
Ear Control
Tail Control

   9. Adding Textures
Making Texture Sets


HUDAO Manual

1. Base HUDAO

The HUDAO is made up of three tiers. The main tier is always available, and attached to the lower right of the screen.  It can be attached to the lower left of the screen and still be available (Just mirrored of what is shown in this manual).

The first tier, or the Base HUDAO has four quick access buttons on it.  The Top button, which is the WereHouse Logo button, will have a landmark to our main store in Therianation, as well as a Notecard with a link to this Manual's URL.

The second button is the AO Power button. It will turn red when when it is off.

The third button is the AO Reset button. If any changes are made to the animation overrider, you'll want to click this button to make sure the changes go live.  This is good to use as well if the HUDAO is experiencing issues.

And the fourth button is the "Show/Hide" button.  It doesn't hide the base AO, but brings up the second tier of the HUD which controls facial expressions, ear and tail positions, and the buttons to bring up the third tier options.

2. HUDAO Tier 2

The Tier 2 section of the HUD is the second level shown after hitting the "Show" Button on the Base HUD.  The Tier 2 section has several of the quick facial function features on it, as well as links to the Tier 3 sections of the HUDAO.

At the top, the Seven Facial Expression Buttons are lined up. None of these buttons affect sounds or animations. They only make the head and jaws work together to product those specific expressions: Normal, Snarl (jaw closed), Snarl (jaw opened), Razzing, Happy face, Panting and the "WTF" or quizzical expression.

After the facial expression buttons, we have the Ear position controls. This button just allows you to position the ears forward or pinned back. The image will change to show the ear back or forward depending on the setting.

The next set of buttons deal with the tail controls.  Tail up, and Tail down buttons are the first of the Tail controls, and the arrows will turn green if either of those is active on the HUD.  After that are three tail wagging speeds, one being the slowest and three being the fastest. The number will turn green if they are selected to be active.

Following that, we have three buttons that bring up the Third Tier of the HUDAO.  The Animations button brings up some Animations that are HUD selectable, such as sitting up, growls, and laying down.

The Colorizer button allows you to select the texture on the avatar, recolor the Recolorable texture and eyes.

The Options button allows you turn certain features off and on, such as ear flicking, eye movement, etc.

We will now go into more detail for the third tier selections.

Animations:  The first subsection on the HUD is the Animation sections. These are animations that play outside of the AO itself, that you can start up just by clicking on the buttons.

The squalling and growling animations come with sounds, and are also not toggle-on animations, in that they remain in that state for a set amount of time, and then resume the normal avatar behaviors (Depending on if the AO is off or on at the time.)  Dig, Male Pee, and Female Pee animations come with particle affects.  Laze and Sleep animations will close the eyes of the Avatar. So be sure to click those off before changing animations, or the eyes will remain closed. (Alternatively you can just click the normal face on the Tier 2 HUD and it will open the eyes). The other animations are toggle off/on.  Animations with facial expressions will not revert the facial expressions automatically. You must use the Tier 2 part of the HUD to restore them.

Colorizer: (Click the picture to see it at full size) The most complex of the HUD tiers, the colorizer is what really allows you to customize the avatar to your desired look.  The colorizer is made up of different sections.

Running along the top of the Colorizer, you have the "Texture Pack" options, starting with the four realistic textures, the recolorable textures, and two blank texture packs for third party textures.  In the bottom right, you have the preset recolorable sections for the recolorable texture. Note: Recoloring will not work if one of the realistic textures is selected.   In the bottom, middle, you have the color picker. Right of the color picker, you have arrow buttons that will increase or decrease the amount of Red, Green or Blue in the color selection.  If you find a color that you really like, you can store the color by clicking on the "Edit and Save Colors" button, and then one of the pawprint textured buttons under it.

In the center of the Colorizer, we have the eye recolor window.  Note that "Right" and "Left" are flipped so that it corresponds to the avatar's right and left side.  The picture of the fox's head on the left side is identical to if you were looking at the fox avatar in the face.  You can change the Inner Iris, Outer Iris and Pupil color for both the right and left eyes, completely independent of each other.  Below the color options is the Pupil Size slider.  You can use that to change the size of the pupil from next to nothing to very large.

Using the color picker, you can click on the color spectrum in any location and it will display that color above with the vector available in hovertext. In the example image, this is shown as being pure blue <0.00, 0.00, 1.00>.

The fox image on the right shows the fox with the recolorable sections outlined in black.  The fox has the following recolorable sections (Not including the eyes as mentioned above): Body, Underside, Legs, and Paws.

When you choose a color for a recolorable area, you can apply it by clicking on one of the buttons on the bottom right of the HUD (e.g. "All Sections," "Body," "Paws," etc.)  The locks are available next to each of the recolorable areas (Including the eyes) so that it will not be clickable for recoloring (and so you won't accidentally change it if you click on the wrong button).  (Note that using  "All Sections" to recolor will recolor locked sections.)

Back to the Texture Packs (Top).  The first five are the included texture packs: Red Fox, Silver Fox, Cross Fox, Platinum Fox and Recolorable.   The two fox  buttons next to those are blank placeholders put there so third party texture packs can be added and used by the HUD. The fox button is the texture pack application itself, and the smaller round button is for the user to allow it to be set as a recolorable texture set.  Until you get some custom texture packs, you can ignore these.

Options:  The options menu allows you to easily toggle off/on certain settings available on the Avatar.  It has settings available related to Ear, Voice, Tail and Eye options.

Sound Options:
Sound Toggle - Toggles off/on the Sounds (Squall and Growl) in the HUDAO.

Voice Options:
Type Talk - Toggles off/on the WereHouse Yakkity setting (Jaw movement on typing).
Voice Talk - Toggles off/on the WereHouse Yakkity setting for voice chatting. Note: For voice talk to work, one of the "WereHouse Voice" gestures that come with the avatar need to be active.

Ear Options: 
Ear Move - Toggles off/on the random ear movement.
Touch Flick - Toggles off/on the flick-on-touch for other SL users. (Touch flick is always available to the avatar owner).
Type Move - Toggles off/on the Ears moving forward while typing.

Tail Options:
Tail Toggle - Switches the tail between flexi-prims and Sculpted Prims.

Eye Options:
Eye Blink - Toggles off/on the random eye blinking.
Eye Move - Toggles off/on the random eye movement.

Particle Options:
Particle Toggle - Toggles off/on the Particle effects of some Animations (Dig and Pees).

Chat Commands

All commands are on channel 53, that means they should all start with /53. Commands are not case sensitive.

1.Expressions (affects head and jaw)
Normal - Puts the Avatar's facial expression in the normal, closed mouth appearance.
Happy - Makes a happy face :D
Snarl - Makes a closed-jaw snarl.
WTF - Makes a quizzical expression.
Razz - Sticks out the tongue with the mouth closed.
Pant - Makes the avatar take a panting gesture with squinting eyes and a flapping tongue.

2. Facial commands (affects only part of the head)
MuzzleClose - Puts the muzzle/nose in the regular closed mouth position.
MuzzleSnarl - Puts the muzzle/nose in the snarl position.
MuzzleSmile - Puts the muzzle/nose in the smiling position.
EyesOpen - Opens the eyes.
EyesMid - Puts the eyes in a squinting state.
EyesClose - Closes the eyes.
EyesWTF - Puts on the quizzical expression.
EyesSmile - Puts the eyes in an wide open happy expression.
EyesSnarl - Puts the eyes in an angry expression.
JawClose - Puts the jaw in the regular closed position.
JawOpen - Puts the jaw in the open position.
JawLoll - Puts the jaw in the open position with the tongue sticking out.
JawRazz - Puts the jaw in the closed position with the tongue sticking out.
JawPant - Puts the jaw in the open position with the tongue animated to pant.
JawSnarl - Puts the jaw in the closed position with the lips tightened to show the upper fangs.

3. Eye Control
EyeBlinkOn - Allows the eyes to blink randomly.
EyeBlinkOff - Turns off the eye blinking.
EyeBlinkToggle - Toggles between the blinking and nonblinking states.
EyeMoveOn - Allows the eyes to look around randomly.
EyeMoveOff - Turns off the eye movement.
EyeMoveToggle - Toggles between the moving and nonmoving states.

4. Jaw Control - Werehouse Yakkity
VoiceTalkOn - Allows the jaw to move (Like talking) while using SL's voice chat.
VoiceTalkOff - Turns off jaw movement for voice chat.
VoiceTalkToggle - Toggles between the the voice chatting and nonchatting states.
TypeTalkOn - Allows the jaw to move (like talking) while typing on SL.
TypeTalkOff - Turns off the movement for typing.
TypeTalkToggle - Toggles between the type chatting and nonchatting states.
SubTypeTalkTime X - Moves the jaw if the owner uses a subchannel, such as for talking through role playing items. X = number of seconds to move jaw. Set time to zero to disable.
SubTypeTalkChan X - Sets the channel for the Yakkity scripting to check. (X = channel to listen to.)

5. Ear Control
LeftForward - Sets the Left Ear in the forward facing position. (Note, the ears will still randomly move and flick if those controls are on.)
LeftBack - Sets the Left Ear in the 'pinned' position.
RightForward - Sets the Right Ear in the forward facing position. (Note, the ears will still randomly move and flick if those controls are on.)
RightBack - Sets the Right Ear in the 'pinned' position.
EarMoveStart - Allows the ears to swivel randomly while set in the "Forward" Position.
EarMoveStop - Turns off the ear movement.
EarMoveToggle - Toggles between the moving and nonmoving states.
TouchFlickOn - Allows the ears to flick when someone else touches the avatar's ears. (Note: Owner can always touch flick)
TouchFlickOff - Turns off the ear flicking for others.
TouchFlickToggle - Toggles between the ear flicking off/on states.
EarTypeMoveOn - Allows the ears to move into the forward position while typing.
EarTypeMoveOff - Turns off the type triggered ear movement.
EarTypeMoveToggle - Toggles between type triggered off/on states.

6. Tail Control
TailFlexi - Switches the tail to flexiprims.
TailSculpt - Switches the tail to sculpted prims.
TailToggle - Toggles between flexiprim and sculpted prims.
WagSlow - Slow tail wagging state.
WagMed - Midrange tail wagging state.
WagFast - Fast wagging state.
WagStop - Stops the tail wagging state.
WagSwish - Toggles the tail between a randomly occuring horizontal swish and no swish.
TailUp - Puts the tail in an 'up' position.
TailDown - Puts the tail in a lower/normal position.
TailTuck - Puts the tail in a low/tucked position. (Note: wagging states do not work in this position.)
FlickStart - Allows the tail to randomly flick.
FlickStop - Turns off the random flick.
Flick - Makes the tail flick once on command.

7. Textures (For creating your own texture packs) -
TexSetupStart - For Adding Texture Packs to the Avatar.
TexSetupEnd - Ends the Texture session.
TexReal1 - Changes the textures to the Timber Texture Pack. (first realistic texture pack)
TexReal2 - Changes the textures to the Obsidian Texture Pack
TexReal3 - Changes the textures to the Arctic Texture Pack.
TexReal4 - Changes the textures to the Mackenzie Texture Pack.
TexColor - Changes the textures to the Recolorable Texture Pack.
TexCustom1 - Changes the textures to the first custom/third party texture pack stored in the HUD.
TexCustom2 - Changes the textures to the second custom/third party texture pack stored in the HUD.
TexCustom1Color - Sets custom slot 1 as colorable
TexCustom1Real - Sets custom slot 1 as noncolorable
TexCustom2Color - Sets custom slot 2 as colorable
TexCustom2Real - Sets custom slot 2 as noncolorable

8. Colorizer
ColorAll <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
LeftEyeIris - Inner Eye Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
LeftEyeShadow - Outer Eye Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
LeftEyePupil - Pupil Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
RightEyeIris - Inner Eye Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
RightEyeShadow - Outer Eye Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
RightEyePupil - Pupil Color <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
Body <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
Underside <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
Legs <vector value> OR defined color (see below)
Paws <vector value> OR defined color (see below)

ColorDefault (sets all color sections to defaults) Defaults are listed as follows:
Body: <0.50588, 0.21961, 0.00000>
Underside: <1.00000, 1.00000, 1.00000>
Legs: <0.00000, 0.00000, 0.00000>
Paws: <0.21176, 0.21176, 0.21176>
Pupil : <.10,.10,.10>
Inner Iris: <1.00000, 0.50196, 0.00000>
Outer Iris: <0, .5, 0>

Pre-Defined Colors:
gray <.19, .19, .19>
auburn <.32, .18, .08>
skyblue <.62, .62, .85>
copper <.42, .27, .12>
red <.35, 0, 0>
green <0, .5, 0>
yellow <1.0, 1.0, 0.0>
golden <1.00000, 0.50196, 0.00000>
darkgray <.06, .06, .06>
blue <0, 0, .21>
lightgray <.5, .5, .5>
brown <.53,.22,.03>
black <0,0,0>
purple <0.19608, 0.00000, 0.36078>
white <1,1,1>

Adding New Texture Packs

The WereHouse Wilds Fox avatar is designed with third party customization in mind. This means that third parties can create, sell, or give away their own texture sets for this Avatar. The HUD only has two custom slots available, however, the Avatar comes with an Object called the Multipack, which can store several more Texture packs. You can then use the Multipack to send these texture sets to the two custom buttons located on the HUD.

To Make a Texture Pack Available to your fox and HUD:

1. Wear the entire fox avatar.

2. Type the following in the regular chat channel:
/53texsetupstart (This tells the avatar that a new set of textures are to be loaded.)

3. Click the third party texture set (Should be in an object that the third party made available).

4. Choose one of the two Custom Slots available on the HUD. (Custom1 or Custom2)

5. The new texture set should now be available on the HUD! (Using the SL editor, you could retexture the buttons on the HUD as well).

6. Type the following in the regular chat channel:

To Add a Texture Pack to the Multipack. (The HUD only holds two custom texture packs, but the Multipack can actually store several more, so you can switch the ones available on the HUD and not lose any you've previously picked up!)

1. Click the Multipack. Select "Store" from the menu. Another menu will pop up with several slots available. Select the slot to put the Texture pack.

2. Click the Third Party Texture set. Choose "Storage" on the menu.

To send a Texture Pack from the Multipack to the HUD:

1. Click the Multipack. Select "Send" from the Menu.

2. Click the Slot that holds the specific texture pack you want available on the HUD. Then click "Custom1" or "Custom2" on the menu. (Those are the two buttons that make the texture packs available on the HUD).

3. Now you can use that custom button to load that texture!

Making Texture Packs

We will add information here as it becomes available.


We will add information here as it becomes available.


We will add information here as it becomes available.


Main Builder and Texture Designer: Jakkal Dingo
Main Scripter: Kayla Stonecutter
Animations: Jakkal Dingo
Testers: Wolfshaman Warrior


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