SL project updates 8/2: Content Creation User Group w/audio

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

The gathering: people gather for the CCUG, including a ridable dragon, a work-in-progress by Teager (l) and a wearable dragon, also a WIP by Thornleaf (r) The gathering: people gather for the CCUG, including a Bento ridable dragon, a work-in-progress by Teager (l) and a Bento wearable dragon, also a WIP by Thornleaf (r)

The following notes are taken from the Content Creation User Group meeting, held on  Thursday February 23rd, 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

  • HTTP asset fetching
  • Animating objects
  • Applying Baked Textures to Mesh Avatars

HTTP Fetching

As previously noted, the Lab is working on moving landmarks, gestures, animations, sounds and wearables (system layer clothing) from UDP delivery via the simulator to HTTP delivery via the CDN(s). This work is now progressing to the stage where initial testing is liable to be starting soon. It’s not clear if this is internal testing with the Lab…

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If someone vanishes in Second Life

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Jo Yardley's Second Life

If you’ve been in Second Life for a while, sooner or later someone you know and/or care about will vanish from your virtual life.
They don’t say goodbye, they don’t leave a note, they don’t cancel their rent, they don’t clear their land, they simply never log on again.

There can be many different reasons for someone to just vanish like that, it could be something as innocent as being stuck somewhere during a holiday without internet and losing their rental and deciding they don’t want to return, maybe their computer breaks and they cant afford a new one or maybe they have gotten themselves into some drama in SL and decide that simply staying away is the best solution.
But it could also be something rather serious, they may be very unwell or even have died.

People sometimes don’t realise how much they mean to their virtual friends and community…

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Space update special: the 7-exoplanet system

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

An artist's impression of the sky from the outermost of the three TRAPPIST exoplanets in the star's habitable zone (see the 360-video below) An artist’s impression of the sky from the outermost of the three TRAPPIST exoplanets in the star’s habitable zone (see the 360-video below). Credit: NASA

On Wednesday, February 22nd, US space agency NASA, working with a team of European astronomers, confirmed no fewer than seven extra-solar planets are orbiting a star some 39 light years away – with three of them within the so-called “Goldilocks zone” of habitability.

The star in question is TRAPPIST-1, named for the instruments used in its discovery, the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST),  and more formally known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. Regular readers of my Space Sunday column might remember that I referred to the system back in November 2016, whilst discussing the James Webb Space Telescope and the hunt of exoplanets. The NASA announcement, which coincides with the publication of a new paper by the TRAPPIST team, adds dramatic new information to…

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