Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin, the co-hosts of the popular and long-running show Designing Worlds, which covers design and designers in virtual worlds, paid their first-ever visit to Sansar! As part of the show, Saffia did an in-depth interview with Linden Lab’s Lead Community Manager, Jenn, and they visited several experiences together.
Rather than write up my own blogpost, I’m just going to point to Inara’s excellent coverage of this upcoming event.
Well, I did it again! I had a midday nap, and completely missed today’s episode of Draxtor Despres’ Atlas Hopping in Sansar. (Serves me right for getting up at 5:30 a.m. this morning to start the Peace On Earth hunt and hit all the advent calendars in Second Life! All of the wonderful freebies make this one of my favourite times of year in SL)
Today they visited the following three experiences:
Here is Drax’s livestream of today’s Atlas Hopping event:
For the first time in a long time, I was actually able to attend an in-world Sansar Product Meetup! It was held in the Try 4 experience by Ryan Jalernpan (see picture above).
In this morning’s meeting, Cara and Jenn from Linden Lab were able to provide some more information on the upcoming Fashion release, still scheduled for mid-December. This appears to be a major software update to the Sansar platform.
Fashion: Cara said that the fashion market will be released in phases, with the first version providing the core foundation for fashion, and with system improvements added over time. One disappointing piece of news is that the highly anticipated cloth physics feature for the fashion market will not be a part of the December release. Also, it was confirmed that the new system avatars will have baked-on underwear, which is another disappointment. System underwear will doubtless interfere with some creators’ fashion designs. However, Cara confirmed that you will be able to create and sell clothing on the Sansar Store.
There are a bunch of other things in this next release, including some audio fixes and updates in scripting abilities.
You will also be able to edit materials after uploading (this applies to objects in an experience, not to clothing or accessories). There was quite a bit of discussion among the creators present as to the implications of such a change.
Finally, Jenn teased that they will soon announce a new special experience…an exhibition of the Star Wars collection of a private collector. More details coming soon!
As usual, I expect Inara Pey to do her usual stellar job of reporting all the details on these regular Product Meetups (which I will reblog to the Sansar Newsblog, as I usually do).