Sansar Top 5, Episode 2!

Well, that was fun! Five experiences in half an hour, yes it can be done! Sam and Boden were very efficient and witty hosts. You can watch the YouTube livestream here, Torley was our cameraman:

Great fun! And the best news is, Sam and Boden announced that they will be doing the Sansar Top 5 weekly, every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time/Sansar Time. See you next week!

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Pick of the Day: Skye Naturae Virtualis

Alex Bader of the brand Studio Skye, whom I have previously profiled in a Sansar Store Spotlight about a beautiful tree he created, has a new experience up! Once more, his attractive, natural-looking trees are front and centre in the visually stunning Skye Naturae Virtualis.

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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!)

You follow the path which leads between the rocks, and you will discover a small placid lake ringed by trees and fields of daisies, with a small footbridge. The water animation is remarkably good! Even better, this animated water texture is also currently available for free from the Sansar Store! (Thanks, Alex!)

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It’s currently cold and snowy where I am, so this is like a small vacation! It is a very relaxing environment, beautifully crafted, and Alex is to be commended for his work.