Posted on 20 June 2016 by daleinnis
It’s been my pleasure and privilege to be part of another of Karima Hoisan’s amazing Kitely sims, based this time on one of her lovely poems. (See previously The Hudson Line, based on the Hudson line, and In Your Head, based on your head (well…).)
The poem is here, and the artist’s own posting on the sim is here; I urge you to follow both those links, and then experience the Kitely sim for yourself, if you do the Kitely thing at all. (And if you don’t, maybe you should; it turns out you’re still allowed to use SL, too! /grin ).
And in the meantime, here are a couple (more) pictures, as further incentive:
Doing the scripting for this sim was great fun, and I hope there is at least one thing that makes you scratch your head and think “How did they do that?”. Most likely it is the result of Ms. Hoisan and I racking our brains for a few days trying to figure out how to get a particular effect, and then when it seemed impossible her saying “I don’t suppose we could…?” and me smacking my forehead. :)
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Posted on 22 April 2016 by daleinnis
Which is to say, FANTASY FAIRE TIME! :) The FF is one of those things that I love SL has, and that (especially when I’m enjoying one of those lingering RL “head cold” things) I’m glad lots of people besides me actually do. As always, v good friend Michele has extensive and unique reporting on the event, with lots of great pictures and links and things. Be more energetic than me, and experience it all! :)
Fantasy Faire 2016 Sims Open at 9 a.m. SLT 4/21…I’m so excited I posted a bit early!
A swirling glow morphs into a misty updraft.
“‘Tis time,” the Pale White Elf whispers. She moves her ombre gray eyes slightly and looks into the rich amethyst eyes belonging to the svelte and Richly Chocolate Muse next to her. “True this,” the gorgeous Muse replies and nods her forehead, softly fluttering the petals along her floral crown. “‘Tis time,” she echoes, smiling deeply. The Pale White Elf smiles in return and then together, they rise.
They sing a call to arms, a song cradled in urgent love. Their voices now raised passionately aloft. Song at once seducing and trumpeting the Purple Mists, an irresistible appeal to all who dare to hear and dare to care:
Ye of Passion, Ye of Soul
Ye Gladiators of Commitment, Ye Warriors of Known
Intertwined. Interbeing. Melded…
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Posted on 1 April 2016 by daleinnis
I did some of this! It is very cool! :D
Digital Rabbit Hole
So, wouldn’t it be fun (I thought) if someone could make a Giant Head that we could divide into Left Brain-Right Brain and take our visitors for a ride? Whenever I have odd sculpting requests, (like a horse’s rear-end:) I always call on my favorite weird sculptor, RAG Randt
Thanks RAG for this Awesome- Sim-Wide Mesh Head!
So you can get an idea of the size, that bothersome tiny mosquito about to land on the bridge of his nose, is really, yours truly. And here is another shot:
Then I asked my scripter friend, Dale Innis, a very much Left Brain kind of guy, if he would be interested in collaborating again on this, my newest and 9th world
on Kitely – Virtual Worlds on Demand. He said, “Sure!” and after a rather slow start (a year ago) today, we proudly present it to the public. Come visit and take…
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Posted on 28 December 2015 by daleinnis
Despite the silly atomic body being busy fighting off some “cold germ” sort of replicators, I managed to make a New Year card! And this is it here!
(I decided not to spam it out to everyone on my friend’s list, ’cause that seems spammy; have I actually done that in the past?)
It’s been a nice low-key sort of year in SL (at least to the extent I’m willing to publicly divulge, mu-hahaha). Lots of things have happened in the world, and I have for the most part just sat (or flown or danced) in more or less my usual places, and smiled benignly at the thought that other people were doing them.
Also I have not written in my weblog much. :) But I am still here! And still infinitely appreciative of my SL friends, creators, people in AVs normal and lovely and ugly and wild, who make the world the amazing thing it is.
(And I will believe in Sansar / useful VR goggles / sustainable server-side rendering when I see them. I am so crotchety!)
Girl Dale notes that her hair actually looks much better than that, and the “capture depth” feature of the viewer camera works with limited success in the presence of alphas.
(Pretty background is the Neva River sim, somewhat the worse for my post-processing.)
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Posted on 8 November 2015 by daleinnis
Although it is apparently based on a NWN article that I do not have the patience to read today (NWN is so often annoying; see prior satire), this piece by Canary Beck is well worth a read (and not long):
Ambient Sound in Second Life
and there is an optional pretty and instructive “Sights and Sounds of Basilique” video that you can watch / listen to.
I have a couple of “pretty nature sounds” objects that I tend to drop copies of onto parcels that I own, but I may be inspired this Canary Beck post to put a little more effort than that into it… :)
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Posted on 18 October 2015 by daleinnis
I know, all I ever weblog about these days is machinima. That is because I have already weblogged about trying on clothes from Sn@tch, the other main thing I do in SL these days :), and I can’t imagine that you want to see more and more postings about that.
Anyway! It is time for the annual University of Western Australia themed machinima and 3D art contest thing again, and as usual I will highlight the entry that I made some small contribution to! It is of course by Karima and Nat, and is of course wonderful. :)
I will not say anything about the premise, because it is so delightfully revealed in the film itself. See also Karima’s post on the subject for more insight and background.
There are no doubt lots of other extremely worthy entries, which we should all attempt to find time to watch! But right now I must rush off to continue the ongoing RL battle with entropy.
(There’s an interesting question: does SL, or the virtual worlds in general, have any inherent entropy, not counting what they inherit indirectly from RL? Probably so; for instance empty land with rezzing turned on gradually accumulates trash. Expand and generalize. But first watch the machinima! It is on the You-Tube, so you can even Like and Comment and generally social-media about it.)
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