Atlas Hopping with Drax and Strawberry, Episode 28!

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Tumbleweed Writer’s Retreat

Today, we visited the following five experiences:

In both Kateelandia and Tumbleweed Writer’s Retreat, the level of gravity in the experience was set to zero, which means that objects like tables and plants were floating in mid-air! In the Turkey Bounce House, 160 turkeys were flying around in slow motion! You can also get airborne yourself, the closest you can get to flying in Sansar. Walking around in zero gravity is quite fun! Basically, you climb up on a rock or another high spot and just step off, and you stay at that altitude!

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Walking Around in Zero Gravity!

I was so busy bouncing around in my VR headset at the Turkey Bounce House, that I got VR sick! (That hasn’t happened to me in a long, long while!)

Here’s Drax’s livestream:

And here’s Strawberry’s livestream:

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Sansar Top 5: Are We In a Painting?

On Friday, Sam and Boden (along with Torley as cameraman) led a whirlwind tour of five Sansar art-related experiences:

  1. IDIA Lab: Newton’s Cenotaph, by Mencius Watts
  2. 3D Mind Bending Reversperspective Art, by JackTheRipper
  3. Floating Temple, by C3rb3rus
  4. Valencia, by Theanine
  5. Mountain Cabin, created by Sam and his wife! (everybody had some technical difficulties trying to get into the same instance of this experience)

Here’s the livestream (I can’t seem to get it to start right at the beginning no matter how I embed the URL, so you might need to rewind it to the beginning):

Zero-Gravity Turkeys in Sansar!

One of the new features in yesterday’s update to the Sansar client software was the ability to adjust the gravity level in your experience. Here’s the quote from the release notes:

  • Gravity scaling – Adjust the force of gravity as you create or edit your scene. Let avatars and objects fly in zero gravity or crank it up to make the scene heavier.

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So, of course, somebody had to try it out and see how it works! Space Sailor made the following hilarious video of his experience in the Turkey Bounce, a zero-gravity funhouse filled with 80 turkeys. Because why not!

And you can visit it yourself here! Gobble, gobble… thank you, Space Sailor!

Kent Bye on the Drax Files Radio Hour

Well, Kent Bye, the man behind the popular Voices of VR podcast, sure gets around! Only two days after his appearance on the Endgame talk show in VRChat, he was Draxtor Despres’ guest for the Drax Files Radio Hour, filmed in Drax’s private radio studio in Sansar:

After the show, Kent Bye told me that he was also going to be doing a Fireside Chat today with Philip Rosedale over at Zaru in High Fidelity! Busy man.