ACA Tiny

The TINY brings the ACA RACER family to the lovers of the popular TINY avatars.

Sizes are based on the general TINY standard developed by Kage Seraph and Zig March which offers avatars around 0.84 m tall (compared to 2.30 m for a full 100% tall regular avatar)

If needed, check hints about avatar sit positioning at ACA Micro page.

No matter its size, the TINY is another real, true blood ACA.

ACA RACER TINY contains a comprehensive subset of ACA RACER assets, allowing cruise or race at will.

Featuring

* sculpted, flapping sails!
* backwards drift from facing wind;
* spinnaker and associated special behaviors;
* apparent wind;
* WWC – wind, waves, current standards compliant;
* top mast pennant light indicating race wind;
* windshadow, capable of exchanging effects with boats of other classes / builders;
* floating state, swinging with waves;
* while floating, boat will slowly get aligned to current stream;
* realistic sounds, through two independent audio channels;
* real polars;
* sails tack by the wind;
* many and adequate HUD features;
* efficient script performance.

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ACA RACER TINY vs. V3.1

(Q) What are the main differences between ACA RACER TINY and ACA RACER V3.1?

(A) The official ACA RACER, presently at version 3.1 is a racing boat, the Formula 1 boat of its time, based on RL America s Cup Class v.5. It delivers full control to skipper at helm (and crew, if it is the case). Its modeling in SL has evolved a lot, simulating much of the behavior of sailing such a boat in RL.  It is a really beautiful, realistic sailing boat, which many want to try and own.

Main difference is obviously its size, for ACA RACER TINY has all the major features of the full ACA, at small size and price. Some of the extra features are available only at the full ACA. See below.

(Q) What features are available only at full v3.1 ACA?

(A) Some features of the full ACA RACER v3.1 are not present in the TINY, When its  owner feels like going to sail the real complete ACA RACER they will get:

– Full control of every sail trim extended for crew members at owner option.

– The complete set of HUDs, including, besides the Vertical one, the Horizontal HUD, allowing a different choice of on screen positioning, and the Info HUD, competition model, low lag and crash resistant.

– Showsail function, allowing your ACA to show any or all sails raised, as a model, while moored. Also, the full pack comes with a non scripted, no lag model for exhibition purposes.

– Eject function, allowing skipper to eject by name or all at once the (maybe undesired, boring 🙂 crew or griefer, sitting at the boat.

– Ability to save, with boat, personal user settings for wind, waves and current, which can be set for TINYbut will die at end of each sailing.

(Q) What should I know about sit animations?

(A) ACA TINY comes with some freeware animations by Zig March. Any of them, as with all ACA boats, can be replaced by your own custom animations, and sit positions can be redefined at “ACA33Settings” notecard.

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Check ACA33 RACER v3 page for general reference.

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The Second Life America?s Cup ACA RACER Class 5 Boat and Racer is a collaborative project made possible by the efforts and talents of these Second Life Residents:
Project development and management: Florencia007 Csak
Project producers: Javier Merlin & Aca32 Barbosa
Vehicle and HUD scripting: Caf Binder
Boat sculpt modeling: Florencia007 Csak & Caf Binder
Full ACA motion skipper and crew animations: Larinda Cordeaux

America’s Cup ACA33 Class Boat is sponsored by 9th.com
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