Here are some pictures I took during the closed beta test of Sansar. (I checked with Linden Lab and I do have permission to post these, despite the NDA that was in effect at the time.) The first one is an in-world Office Hours meeting held at the Conference Stage experience way back in February:
As I mentioned in an earlier blogpost, the kaiju monster avatars were popular, expecially amongst the Linden Lab staff attending these meetings, because back then they were the only avatars whose hands could be moved using the VR headset hand controllers. (Inverse kinematics for human avatars was not introduced until just before the launch of the open creator beta on July 31st.) Here’s another February 2017 Office Hours meeting, this one held at the Highlands experience:
On February 27th, 2017 I created my first mesh object using the Oculus Medium software: a snowman. I uploaded him into my Sansar experience to admire him in-world. (I later coloured in my grey snowman using Blender. You can see him at the spawn point in Ryan’s Garden.
On March 8th, 2017 Linden Lab asked all the closed beta testers to participate in a stress test of the system. We were asked to pile into one experience after another in sequence, to test how many avatars each experience could hold at one time without problems. So many of us came into the Highlands that we had avatars stacked on top of one another like a human pyramid!
After the Highlands, we all piled into the Seven Wonders Park experience (bottom photo)! As you can see, it got pretty crowded!
On April 25th I visited an experience that demonstrated an actual working clock, created by Leona. (I checked and I can’t find her experience in the Atlas anymore. I don’t know what happened to it or the clock, but it was very cool!)
Well, that’s all the picture I want to share for today. I’ll post more pictures from the early days of Sansar later!