I was tired, so I went off to have a long nap, and I forgot to join Drax and his friends for Atlas Hopping today! (Strawberry is still away due to a personal family emergency and she couldn’t join the group either.)
The three experiences which they visited today were:
Here’s Drax’s livestream of today’s event:
We have long complained to Linden Lab in Sansar about our inability to sit down in Sansar, a feature which has already been successfully deployed in other virtual worlds such as High Fidelity and Sinespace.
SIN to the rescue! (This picture of SIN was taken in Skye Naturae Virtualis.)
The catch is, he’s not really sitting down on that stump; he’s wearing it! Everything you see below the waist is an attachment: legs, shoes and stump. The illusion is broken only when he walks around, but when he stands still, it looks like he is sitting on a tree stump!
Pick up your sitting-on-a-stump attachment in the Sansar Store for free!
Alex Bader of the brand Studio Skye, whom I have previously profiled in a Sansar Store Spotlight about a beautiful tree he created, has a new experience up! Once more, his attractive, natural-looking trees are front and centre in the visually stunning Skye Naturae Virtualis.
You arrive in a shady grove of trees, with the sun shining through the branches to illuminate a trail through the woods. The dappled light effect is wonderful! I met SIN here while I was taking photos for this blogpost, and he shared with me Alex’s secret for creating such a realistic dappled light effect: two flat textured planes to be used in conjunction with a directional light source. These planes are available for free from the Sansar Store. (Thanks, SIN, for telling me about this!)
You follow the path which leads between the rocks, and you will discover a small placid lake ringed by trees and fields of daisies, with a small footbridge. The water animation is remarkably good! Even better, this animated water texture is also currently available for free from the Sansar Store! (Thanks, Alex!)
It’s currently cold and snowy where I am, so this is like a small vacation! It is a very relaxing environment, beautifully crafted, and Alex is to be commended for his work.