I've been taking and blogging alot of pictures this week. My excuse is that I'm on vacation from work in real life. But the true reason for my prolific sl photography is my new Photoball Gold. This product is fully menu-driven, but also has the capability to use some chat commands. You can enable this function from the drop down menu. If you would like to use the arrows instead of the menu to change animation or background, you can do so by clicking on the PhotoBall Gold to bring up the menu, then clicking on Show/Hide. Finally click on ShowArrows or HideArrows. It's a really easy menu to operate and comes loaded with about 70 poses and over 100 different backgrounds. This is my new favorite toy in sl.
Here are the available chat commands if you decide to use this feature. It's so darn easy that's what I like about this Photoball.
show - Makes the platform and arrows visible.
hide - Makes the platform and arrows invisible.
texture default - This restores the background to it's default settings
next tex - This loads the next background in the PhotoBall Golds inventory
prev tex - This loads the previous background in the PhotoBall Golds inventory
next ani - This loads the next pose in the PhotoBall Golds inventory
prev ani - This loads the previous background in the PhotoBall Golds inventory
stop - This will immediately stop the PhotoBall Gold from listening for chat commands
loadtex # - Replace # with the name of the texture you want to load as the background.
loadpose # - Replace # with the name of the animation you want to load as the current pose.
I tend to click on the photoball and use the drop down menu to change poses and backgrounds. This item has very few prims, only 6 with the poseball rezzed. Also included in the box is a single Light and a Light Ball Trio which has 3 balls in one object, each able to select a different color. I highly recommend this Photoball if you're into sl photography.