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Playin’ Around in OpenSim and Second Life

New class, last one then it's a full fledged Masters. It took two years, I remember blogging from airports, doing homework in movie theaters, mobility isn't necessarily a great thing all the time.

My latest class has me in OpenSim a lot. It is a great opportunity to use this software since it is essentially a private, open source VLE. It looks and behaves mostly like Second Life since it uses the same viewer application. But there's lots of land to play in. One of our assignments was to create a movie in a virtual environment we've covered in class, and I decided to make a presentation showing the capabilities of the software. So here it is, after the break.

Lots of fun this one was. I am going to explore the fashion design aspect of this more I think. 😉

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Annette Scherr | July 12, 2009 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Hi David. I am sifting through your web stuff. I used to go on sl all the time. It was a little hard with a mac because there was no right-click and navigation was dificult. Also, I am afraid to start using sl again because I got a weird suspicious repetitive message when I tried to go dancing at a bar. Now every time I sign in I get the BEER BITCH download asking me to pay for my drink. SL is interesting.

  2. Annette Scherr | July 12, 2009 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    In the video, How did you get the avatar to turn around 180 so you see her?

  3. snaggle | July 12, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I held down the alt key once the avatar was positioned right and used the arrows to bring the camera around. You can get even fancier with a joystick and the "flycam"

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