Scene of the Day: Colossus Rising

Colosus Rising

This is a great image from Sansar Studios’ experience Colossus Rising, taken by Dennis Obderry and posted to the Flickr group called Sansarian Delight (here’s his Flickr photostream, he has created quite a number of compelling images from Sansar and Second Life). If you’ve never been, go visit Colossus Rising and wander around the remains of a mysterious, ancient civilization in the desert. Be sure to ride the gondolas!

Fun fact: I was among the very first users of Flickr, way, waaay back in 2004, when they were just a tiny Vancouver-based start-up called Ludicorp (this is before they were bought out by Yahoo!). Here’s my Flickr profile. Sad to say I deleted my original account from 2004, but I rejoined in 2015. I haven’t posted very much at all (I have largely moved to Google Photos), but I do plan to post more Sansar images.

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Pick of the Day: Clockworks Club Demo

I first stumbled upon the Clockworks Club Demo (created by Galen) a couple of days ago, and I thought it was really cool. It reminded me of nights when I was in my thirties, hanging out in Winnipeg’s gay bars. This could easily become a regular hang-out spot for avatars to meet, talk, and dance in the future.

(I created this video of what I see in my Oculus Rift headset using the Oculus Mirror software and the OBS software. Please be kind, I am really a clueless newbie at this, I am not a video editor, and it is sort of “gonzo” video journalism! The nightclub video screen is playing a video of DJ Tiesto spinning “Confirmation” by Fred Baker & Nyram.)

Then I discovered from his Sansar Atlas listing that every light in the nightclub is scripted (using C#) to sync up with a configurable beat rate (BPM). Cool! Sansar users can now buy Galen’s control scripts from the Sansar Store and learn how to use them in their own Sansar experiences at his web site, Metaverse Machines.

Pick of the Day: oYo Mesh Studio Showroom

Oyo Showroom 1 7 August 2017

The oYo Mesh Studio Showroom is a good example of how to promote a brand using an experience in Sansar.  oYo is perhaps best known for their brands of breedable animals in Second Life, but they also appear to be creating and selling home furnishings and landscaping items for Sansar. And I have seen both oYo creators Cato and Alfy at various in-world meetings, sporting various innovative avatar attachments such as curly hair, cigarettes, bandannas and even a companion German Shepherd!

Their showroom for their Sansar products is a spacious modern home with exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and an adjoining pool. I can picture myself relaxing by the pool, sipping on something cool and watching the sun glint off the water. Inside the house are tasteful arrangements of home furnishings, with signs advertising prices in Sansar dollars.

Oyo Showroom 2 7 August 2017

For a second I thought the candles on the coffee table had particle flames, but it’s just very clever meshwork, created by adding an emissive map to provide a glow effect!

The house is surrounded by a colourful street scene with palm trees, building facades, even some construction scaffolding, and towering mountains in the background.

Oyo Showroom 3 7 August 2017

Everyone thinking about becoming a content creator and seller in Sansar (and let’s face it, that’s for whom the Sansar open creator beta is really intended) should visit the oYo Showroom now and take notes on how it’s done with class and style!