Friday, February 26, 2010

SL Pro 1.0 and Viewer 2.0

Natural Venus by Guu Nishi

I went to SL Pro this week - and it's just as exhausting to go to an inworld conference as it is one in real life. Less travel time though. :)

Most of the pics in this post are from the building competition, these and all of the other great builds will be available for public viewing next week and I'll try and remember to update this post with the Slurl when that happens. They're well worth a visit!

Seussian Game by DoctorPartridge Allen

I'm very very glad I went to the conference. It was well attended and although, just like real life, the presentations varied in quality I got at least one nugget of an idea out of all of them. The really good presentations resulted in pages of things I want to do. I will go again next year if at all possible - and assuming I've managed to cross off most of the items on this year's list. :)

Entrance to Nemo's Lair by Sextan Shepherd

One of the very nice things about being at the conference is that we experienced Viewer 2.0 as a group. In fact, once T Linden had finished his presentation (which was really good) most of the group chat consisted of "has anybody found.....", "does anybody know....." and "how do you.....". This shortened the initial learning curve for all of us.

Nemo's Underwater Office by Sextan Shepherd

I like the new viewer and, unlike some apparently, I think it will be easier for newbies than the rest of us. They won't spend time looking for things they expect to find elsewhere. It is Beta so interesting glitches occur but some of the new stuff is exciting.

Troy Vogel

Web on a prim will be useful to me in the store but I'm waiting for the first fashion designer to put videos on clothing prims. SL fashion may never be the same. :)

Sagittarius Prefab by Troy Vogel

So yes, it was a good (albeit exhausting) week. I feel motivated, I've learned things and I have lots of new ideas. That's worth the price of admission to me.

One last thing, Glenn Linden proved that you can not only lose your shoes but also your feet, pants and legs. :)

Update: I promised to share the Slurls when the site was open to the public. So for your exploring pleasure:

SL Pro! Welcome Center

Full Build Challenge Entries
Inspiration Island
RIT Island
La Plaza
Sonas Cascades

Limited Prim Challenge Entries
Marziah Masala --
Ruuh Cassini --
Hackshaven Harford --
Catherine Soderstrom --
Lyr Lobo --
Guu Nishi --
Troy Vogel --
Bronco Graves --
DoctorPartridge Allen --
Kidnaplism Freschi --
Phate Shepherd --
Vivienne Daguerre --
sextan shepherd--
Cierra Anatine --
Rafale Kamachi --
Chanty Bolissima --
Rusalka Writer --
Thursday Xu --

Linden Homes 100 Prim Challenge Entries

Shared Media Challenge Sandboxes

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Furnishing (?) My Linden Home

I decided just to focus on the roof - there are limited prims available, and I used some of them to cover up the textures I didn't like. :) They want you to "furnish" in keeping with the theme of your area so I took inspiration from the flowering tree out front.

I've made a couple of chairs and a couch but I'm not really happy with those textures yet. So consider this a work in progress. :)

Update: OK I'm officially out of prims now. I always forget how much I like colour until I do something like this.

Yes you get another angle - just cause I like it. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I got my Linden Home!

I chose a sort of tree house - no that's not it. That's a tree in the front yard.

I chose the one with the patio space on the roof - I have fond memories of friends and neighbours sitting and talking on the roof of my house years ago. And it has a view of the water (well through the trees anyway).

Why did I get a Linden Home? There are a lot of reasons, but a big one was the opportunity to try and help develop a sense of community with a mixture of longterm and new residents.

Be nice if the texture changes worked though. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A musical interlude.....

Thank you to Gany for posting this and thus allowing me the enjoyment of watching/listening. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lemondrop's Forest & Photon's Castle

I played hooky this morning (my todo list is ugly) and went to visit an island I'd seen mentioned in a couple of places. I really should check out the Showcase occasionally....I'd have learned of Lemondrop's Forest earlier. :)

I love colour and I love detail and great builds, so yes I love Lemondrop's Forest. Fabulous, intricate and with lots of places to explore. I even had a brief "fangurl" conversation with Lemondrop Serendipity.

I had a random thought as I wandered around though...good thing Second Life wasn't available in the 60's. A lot of people would not have survived their's say chemically enhanced trips. :)

Lemondrop's Forest is owned by the High Energy Whimsy Lab and one of the members is Photon Pink. If you look west on the map from this island you will see another that is definitely shaded pink. Teleport there and you'll find Photon's Castle.

Another sim full of colour and fantastical builds. In addition there are gadgets, avatar accessories and sculpty plants for sale. Well worth your time!

I took way too many pics for one blog post and I'm trying to restrain myself, but you can see more photos of both islands on my Koinup page. :)