SL project updates 2017-2/2: Content Creation User Group with audio

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The Content Creation User Group has re-formed out of the Bento User Group, and is held at the Hippotropolis Camp Fire Circle. Imp costumes entirely optional :D . The Content Creation User Group has re-formed out of the Bento User Group, and is held at the Hippotropolis Campfire Circle. Imp costumes entirely optional 😀 .

The following notes are taken from the Content Creation User Group meeting, held on  Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:00pm SLT at the the Hippotropolis Campfire Circle. The meeting is chaired by Vir Linden, and agenda notes, etc, are available on the Content Creation User Group wiki page.

Core Topics

  • Bento request from Troy Linden.
  • Supplemental animations that run alongside the main animation (e.g., flapping wings while walking).
  • Possible future project – applying baked textures to mesh avatars.

Bento Request From Troy Linden

Troy Linden is preparing a presentation on Project Bento for an upcoming Second Life meeting within Linden Lab in which he plans to review the project, the interactions with content creators, the benefits this brought to the project…

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At the planetarium, an immersive and interactive experience

Second Sighting

Planetaria have fascinated people for centuries and have become a powerful way to disseminate astronomy and learn about the universe, the Solar System and our own planet. In Second Life, among the best ones that I have found, I’d like to mention Sagan Planetarium, in Aspen.

Named after astronomer and cosmologist Carl Sagan, the planetarium features a show called Tour of the planets as its main attraction. The show is dedicated to the Solar System and brings information about the Sun, all the planets that orbit it – including the Earth – and the Kuiper Belt, where dwarf planet Pluto is located. The Tour of the planets takes a little less than 40 minutes and does not feel tiresome at all (in my opinion, of course).

What’s particularly interesting about having a planetarium in SL is the possibility to make it both immersive and interactive – and Sagan Planetarium…

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