Introduction to Building in OpenSimulator


The Primland Building Tutorial by AvaCon, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

You are free to Share to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and to Remix to adapt the work as long as you include attribution and are using for a non-commercial purposes – you can use with Full Permissions (Next owner can: Copy, Modify, Transfer, Export to other grids) for Second Life, OpenSimulator, and any other compatible virtual world platform.

If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.


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This curriculum is adapted from Global Kids’ Second Life curriculum, originally released in 2008 and previously hosted on and at, with thanks to Joyce Bettencourt and Barry Joseph who started the project. Modifications and adaptations were made in the “GKCx” update by Jeremy Kemp and Stephen Kemp, released in 2011 at under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Both sites are no longer available on the web. Some sections were also modified or written in whole or in part by the University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research (UCSIM), The introduction to scripting chapter was written by Jeffrey Steele (Ryon Bloobury). Further modifications and expanded content to the Primland curriculum have been made by AvaCon. Inc (, in an effort to keep this resource up to date. The Intro to Building Tutorial Video Series referenced was created by Michael Bailey (Marcus Llewellyn).

The Primland 3D build in OpenSimulator was originally designed and created by Chris Collins (Fleep Tuque), with additional modifications and updates by the staff of AvaCon, Inc., including Joyce Bettencourt, Michael Cerquoni, Jeroen Frans, David Fliesen, and James Lloyd.

Primland also includes some 3D content and items created by Chris Collins (Fleep Tuque) for FleepGrid and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Additional graphics and 3D items used for Primland are believed to be distributed under open source or Creative Commons licensing.

Cartoon Grass

Mesh Alphabet - Vanish at OpenSim Creations

Cloud Mesh

Pink swirl lollipop tutorial 

Rainbow graphic

Gold coins image

Chocolate Cake, Pies, Some Lollipops, Candy Canes and more - Linda Kellie

Seamless Cookie Texture

Boathouse Cottage by GARRY at OpenSim Creations

Many thanks to all who have contributed text, images, or open source items over the years to make this great resource for new builders! 

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