Atlas Hopping with Drax and Strawberry

Atlas Hopping in Sansar 5 August 2017

I haven’t had so much fun in the metaverse in ages!! For the past hour and a half, Second Life celebrities Draxtor Despres and Strawberry Singh have led a merry band of followers from experience to experience within Sansar. If memory serves me correctly, we started our journey at Drax’s own experience at 114 Harvest, then we went to Felsenmeer to see Silas Merlin’s wonderful artworks and admire the view from the tower on the hill. From there, we went on to Neptune’s Revenge where its creator Maxwell Graf met us, and then finally we all went over to City Park, an urban environment by Lex4art. Whew!

Both Strawberry Singh and Draxtor Despres live-streamed this afternoon’s entire event (here’s Drax’s stream and here’s Strawberry’s stream). Watching the friendly rivalry between these two seasoned veterans of the metaverse was hilarious! Thank you so much for inviting me along, Drax! I had a wonderful time! I wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if this becomes a regular live-streamed event. The Drax and Strawberry and Richardus and Ryan Show. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?? I think Drax may even copyright the term “Atlas Hopping” LOL!

(The picture in this post was a screengrab from Strawberry Singh’s live stream on YouTube.  We were at the Felsenmeer experience, admiring one of Silas Merlin’s artistic creations up close.)

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Scene of the Day: Seafore – Studio

seafore-experience-in-sansar

Today’s Scene of the Day is a picture I originally took back in January 2017, a still-life assortment of objects from the experience Seafore – Studio, by Sansar user Seafore.  I was especially taken with the beautifully done texturing work on the various items assembled on the table.

Pick of the Day: Neptune’s Revenge and Rune

Rune by Maxwell Graf Sansar 5 August 2017

My Pick of the Day is actually two picks, but they are connected to each other so I am going to talk about them as one.  You can watch the video I made while exploring these two experiences in my Oculus Rift here on YouTube.

The two Sansar experiences in this video are called Neptune’s Revenge and Rune, and both were created by Maxwell Graf (the man behind the well-known brand Rustica in Second Life). Maxwell makes highly effective use of 360-degree video in evoking the sensation of being on a boat at sea during a raging storm. He also uses a teleporter to take you from the stormy sea to a safe harbour, Rune.

On Sunday I plan to interview Maxwell about his experiences being among the very first beta testers during the closed beta period of Sansar.  Stay tuned for that interview!

My Very First Sansar Video!

This morning I taught myself how to install the Oculus Mirror software and the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) by watching this instructional video by Virtual Reality Oasis, and I was able to successfully create a video of what I see in my Oculus Rift headset!  I can now record Sansar experiences and share them with you.

I uploaded the video to my YouTube channel and you can watch it here; it was filmed in the Voyage Live: Egypt experience, a rather dark and mysterious archaeological office where Linden Lab held its weekly Office Hours meetings yesterday. In the video, you can see a couple of other avatars walking around. The video is very short (only 27 seconds) and there is really no sound. It won’t win any Oscars. But it’s a proof of concept!  I did it!  Yay!