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:
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.
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!
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!)